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  • Ancient History Encyclopedia & Chickasaw.tv Partnership

    Ancient History Encyclopedia
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2014 Ancient History Encyclopedia Announces Partnership with Chickasaw.tv New collaboration expands online educational resources about the ancient world LONDON  Ancient History Encyclopedia, a nonprofit, digital humanities website focused on ancient history, today announced that they have begun a strategic content sharing agreement with the Chickasaw Nation...
  • “Virtual Autopsy” of King Tut Paints Unflattering Picture

    History in the Headlines
    Jesse Greenspan
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Tutankhamen's gold mask and the recently created "virtual autopsy" (Credit: Alamy/BBC) Very little is known about Tutankhamen’s life, other than that he took power around 1332 B.C. between the ages of 8 and 10, and that he ruled until his death a decade later around age 19. His likely father, the so-called heretic king Akhenaten, had purportedly instituted a number of chaotic religious reforms based on the belief that the sun god Aten should be worshipped above other deities, including moving the capital from Thebes to the new city of Amarna. But Tut, the 12th or so pharaoh of…
  • Tuesday 22 October 1661

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys
    Samuel Pepys
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    At the office all the morning, where we had a deputation from the Duke in his absence, he being gone to Portsmouth, for us to have the whole disposal and ordering of the Fleet. In the afternoon about business up and down, and at night to visit Sir R. Slingsby, who is fallen sick of this new disease, an ague and fever. So home after visiting my aunt Wight and Mrs. Norbury (who continues still a very pleasant lady), and to supper, and so to bed. Read the annotations
  • 10 things to know for Wednesday

    History in the News
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea. . FILE - In this June 21, 1971 file photo, Washington Post Executive Director Ben Bradlee and Post Publisher Katharine Graham are shown.
  • Prehistoric humans were far smarter than previously assumed

    Breaking News
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    325,000-year-old stone tools go to prove that our forefathers were far better at collaborating and planning than we thought.
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    History in the Headlines

  • “Virtual Autopsy” of King Tut Paints Unflattering Picture

    Jesse Greenspan
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Tutankhamen's gold mask and the recently created "virtual autopsy" (Credit: Alamy/BBC) Very little is known about Tutankhamen’s life, other than that he took power around 1332 B.C. between the ages of 8 and 10, and that he ruled until his death a decade later around age 19. His likely father, the so-called heretic king Akhenaten, had purportedly instituted a number of chaotic religious reforms based on the belief that the sun god Aten should be worshipped above other deities, including moving the capital from Thebes to the new city of Amarna. But Tut, the 12th or so pharaoh of…
  • Archaeologists Unearth Giant Sphinx—in California

    Christopher Klein
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Credit: Applied EarthWorks In 1923 a great Egyptian civilization arose like a mirage from a sandy stretch of the central California coastline. On the windswept dunes near the small farming village of Guadalupe a double line of 21 sphinxes flanked a grand boulevard that led to an imposing entrance gate, 109 feet tall and 750 feet wide, emblazoned with bas reliefs of horse-drawn chariots and guarded by four enormous statues of Ramses II. The massive “City of the Pharaoh” was in reality the largest set in movie history at the time, big enough to dwarf the 2,500 actors and more than 3,000…
  • 10 Things You May Not Know About Herbert Hoover

    Christopher Klein
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    1. He was the first president born west of the Mississippi River. Herbert Clark Hoover was born on August 10, 1874, in a two-room, whitewashed cottage built by his father in West Branch, Iowa, a small prairie town of just 265 people. The future president did not cross east of the Mississippi River until he was 22 years old. 2. Hoover became an orphan at age nine. When Hoover was 6 years old, his father died of a heart attack while suffering a bout of pneumonia. A little more than three years later, Hoover’s mother, Hulda, died from pneumonia and typhoid fever, which left young “Bertie”…
  • The London Beer Flood, 200 Years Ago

    Christopher Klein
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Knartz/iStockphotos.com Late on the Monday afternoon of October 17, 1814, distraught Anne Saville mourned over the body of her 2-year-old son, John, who had died the previous day. In her cellar apartment in London’s St. Giles neighborhood, fellow Irishwomen offered comfort as they waked the small boy and awaited the arrival of their husbands and sons who toiled in grueling manual labor jobs around the city. Upstairs on the first floor of the cramped New Street tenement, Mary Banfield sat down for tea with her 4-year-old daughter, Hannah. Behind the Tavistock Arms public house on nearby…
  • Lincoln’s Peoria Speech, 160 Years Later

    Sarah Pruitt
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    What was the Kansas-Nebraska Act? The furor began in the early 1850s, when settlers in Kansas and Nebraska asked Congress to grant the two regions territorial status, opening anew the controversial question of what to do with slavery in the territories. Sponsored by Senator Stephen A. Douglas, a Democrat from Illinois and the chairman of the Committee on Territories, the Kansas-Nebraska Act decreed that the settlers themselves should decide whether they should become free or slave states under the principle of “popular sovereignty.” Though Douglas’ bill, which Congress passed in May…
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    The Diary of Samuel Pepys

  • Tuesday 22 October 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    At the office all the morning, where we had a deputation from the Duke in his absence, he being gone to Portsmouth, for us to have the whole disposal and ordering of the Fleet. In the afternoon about business up and down, and at night to visit Sir R. Slingsby, who is fallen sick of this new disease, an ague and fever. So home after visiting my aunt Wight and Mrs. Norbury (who continues still a very pleasant lady), and to supper, and so to bed. Read the annotations
  • Monday 21 October 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Early with Mr. Moore by coach to Chelsy, to my Lord Privy Seal’s, but have missed of coming time enough; and having taken up Mr. Pargiter, the goldsmith (who is the man of the world that I do most know and believe to be a cheating rogue), we drank our morning draft there together of cake and ale, and did make good sport of his losing so much by the King’s coming in, he having bought much of Crown lands, of which, God forgive me! I am very glad. At Whitehall, at the Privy Seal, did with Sir W. Pen take advice about passing of things of his there that concern his matters of Ireland.
  • Sunday 20 October 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    (Lord’s day). At home in bed all the morning to ease my late tumour, but up to dinner and much offended in mind at a proud trick my man Will hath got, to keep his hat on in the house, but I will not speak of it to him to-day; but I fear I shall be troubled with his pride and laziness, though in other things he is good enough. To church in the afternoon, where a sleepy Presbyter preached, and then to Sir W. Batten who is to go to Portsmouth to-morrow to wait upon the Duke of York, who goes to take possession and to set in order the garrison there. Supped at home and to bed. Read the…
  • Saturday 19 October 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    At the office all the morning, and at noon Mr. Coventry, who sat with us all the morning, and Sir G. Carteret, Sir W. Pen, and myself, by coach to Captain Marshe’s, at Limehouse, to a house that hath been their ancestors for this 250 years, close by the lime-house which gives the name to the place. Here they have a design to get the King to hire a dock for the herring busses, which is now the great design on foot, to lie up in. We had a very good and handsome dinner, and excellent wine. I not being neat in clothes, which I find a great fault in me, could not be so merry as otherwise,…
  • Friday 18 October 1661

    Samuel Pepys
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    To White Hall, to Mr. Montagu’s, where I met with Mr. Pierce, the purser, to advise about the things to be sent to my Lord for the Queen’s provision, and was cleared in it, and now there is all haste made, for the fleet’s going. At noon to my Lord’s to dinner, and in the afternoon, leaving my wife there, Mr. Moore and I to Mrs. Goldsborough, who sent for a friend to meet with us, and so we were talking about the difference between us till 10 at night. I find it very troublesome, and have brought it into some hopes of an agreement, I offering to forgive her 10l. that is…
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    History in the News

  • 10 things to know for Wednesday

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea. . FILE - In this June 21, 1971 file photo, Washington Post Executive Director Ben Bradlee and Post Publisher Katharine Graham are shown.
  • Getting out the vote two weeks before Election Day

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    WAUSAU -- With two weeks before Election Day, Wisconsin voters are seeing more big-name political leaders stumping for votes. U.S. Senator Ron Johnson was in Wausau Tuesday urging Republican volunteers to make the final phone calls and door-to-door stops.
  • Former President Clinton stumps for Quinn, Durbin

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Former President Bill Clinton appears with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, left, and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn as they address workers, labor leaders and business leaders at Wheatland Tube Co., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Chicago. Clinton is the latest Democratic heavyweight to drop into Illinois to stump for Gov. Pat Quinn in his battle against GOP businessman Bruce Rauner.
  • Bill Clinton returns to Kentucky for Grimes

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Bill Clinton said he knows many Kentucky voters are angry at President Barack Obama, but he urged them Tuesday not to take it out on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in her bid to unseat a 30-year Senate incumbent. The former president campaigned for Grimes for the third time this year in Kentucky, addressing a rally in Owensboro that drew more than 3,000 people as she campaigns against Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
  • Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in his native Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamor and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear. The death of the style icon on Monday at his home in Connecticut came as Dominican designers, some mentored and inspired by de la Renta, gathered in the capital for their country's Fashion Week, which he has provided advice to over the years and where he showed off designs in 2010.
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    American Presidents Blog

  • 7 Famous Presidential Pardons

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    One of the powers of the American President is the ability to pardon anyone of any crime for almost any reason. Section Two, Clause on of the Constitution notes, "The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the…
  • McKinley Shot!

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    The sad news of the McKinley assassination from the the Evening Star (Washington D.C.) on September 6, 1901.
  • John Quincy Adams, Executive Order of July 11, 1826

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    Most are aware that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the same day (July 4th) in 1826. Needless to say, this coincidence on Independence Day got a lot of attention at the time. There were public honors from the military for both men.John Quincy Adams Administration issued an Executive Order on July 11, 1826 to elaborate on this.It noted, "A coincidence of circumstances so wonderful gives confidence to the belief that the patriotic efforts of these illustrious men were Heaven directed, and furnishes a new seal to the hope that the prosperity of these States is under the special…
  • Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, IL

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    I had the privilege of visiting Springfield, IL last week. I was able to stop by Lincoln's Tomb. It is a beautiful structure. Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and two of his sons are buried here. Thought I would share a picture of the tombstone.
  • US Presidents: Lists and Records

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    I found an interesting Presidential website titled US Presidents: Lists and Records. The site describes itself as, "The presidents of the United States are so much fun. Understanding them helps us understand American history. We have compiled a series of lists about the presidents, and will be adding more as we think of new categories." Included are very useful items such as the 1995 historical ranking of 41 presidents conducted from Siena College, which Presidents were left-handed, the relative share of popular and Electoral College vote each president won, and regular and pocket vetoes…
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    History on Air

  • Revolutionizing the Historic Slot Machine

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    The one-armed bandit is one of those things that every casino gamer who lived around the early 1900s is familiar with. Well, actually, anyone who sees an old slot machine – whether a novice or experienced gambler – will know how to play it. After all, how much simpler could a machine get? You pull a lever, wait for the reels to stop spinning, and hope that you get matching symbols. The Liberty Bell is considered the godfather of the modern slot machines. It was created by Charles Fey, a car mechanic based in San Francisco, in 1895. It is a three-reel model that is still used in some…
  • Sinclair ZX81

    5 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sinclair ZX81 I wasn’t lucky enough to own a Sinclair when I was younger.  When the Sinclair ZX81 was released on March 5, 1981, I was only two years old.  Although, my father a fellow geek did give me his old Compaq portable when I was old enough to use it.  It was released two years later in January 1983.  But enough of my childhood memories this post is about the Sinclair.  The ZX81 was originally released only in the United Kingdom in March 1981 and later came to the shores of the US as the Timex Sinclair 1000.  It was designed to be a home computer.  It was designed on the cheap…
  • USS Cyclops disappears in Bermuda Triangle

    4 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    USS Cyclops I’m a sucker for a Bermuda Triangle story, and this one fits the bill.  On March 4, 1918 USS Navy ship Cyclops set out for Baltimore.  She was heading there most likely to make repairs as her starboard engine had a cracked cylinder and in the previous port water had been seen above the Plimsoll line, the line on the hull that marks the legal limit to which a ship sits in the water.  The Cyclops was a collier, which is a cargo ship mostly used by the Navy to haul coal.  It was launched on May 7, 1910.  Cyclops was last known to be traveling through the Bermuda Triangle when…
  • Blood and Tyrants: Chapters 17-19 *Spoilers*

    26 Feb 2014 | 8:00 am
    Blood of Tyrants It has been a terribly long time since I posted any of my updates for this book.  Here is what happened.  First about 6 months ago my wife gave birth to a beautiful little girl named Emily.  Anyone who has a newborn knows that this means your personal times goes to zero.  And that is exactly what happened to me.  While I still had time to do a blog post here and there, I didn’t have time to read and highlight as I went through Blood of Tyrants by Logan Beirne.  When a little free time did crop up I realized that while I was enjoy this books content, I wasn’t…
  • RIP Maria Von Trapp

    25 Feb 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Von Trapp Family Maria Von Trapp was from the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for The Sound of Music.  She died at the age of 99 in her home in Vermont.  She was the last surviving member of the seven original Trapp Family Singers.  Maria was portrayed as Louisa in the film and musical.  She was the 3rd child and 2nd oldest daughter of Austrian Naval Capt. Georg von Trapp and his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp.  “The Sound of Music” was based loosely on a 1949 book by von Trapp’s second wife, also Maria von Trapp, who died in…
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    History.com - This Day in History - Lead Story

  • October 22, 1962: Cuban Missile Crisis

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In a televised speech of extraordinary gravity, President John F. Kennedy announces that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba. These missile sites—under construction but nearing completion—housed medium-range missiles capable of striking a number of major cities in the United States, including Washington, D.C. Kennedy announced that he was ordering a naval "quarantine" of Cuba to prevent Soviet ships from transporting any more offensive weapons to the island and explained that the United States would not tolerate the existence of the missile sites currently…
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    The New York History Blog

  • The Half Moon and The Hermione: A Tale of Two Ships

    Peter Feinman
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. So it goes for two ships and their diametrically contradictory paths through history. The Half Moon is a full scale replica of the original Dutch ship of exploration sailed by Henry Hudson for the Dutch East India Company in 1609. The original Half […]
  • NYS Barge Canal on National Register of Historic Places

    Editorial Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    The National Park Service has announced that it has listed the New York State Barge Canal on the National Register of Historic Places. The designation recognizes the New York State Canal System as a nationally significant work of early twentieth century engineering and construction that affected transportation and maritime commerce for nearly half a century. […]
  • Drums along the Mohawk 1939 Premiere Returns

    Editorial Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In celebration of the Glove Theatre’s 100th Anniversary the Glove Performing Arts Center will present a re-enactment of the World Premiere of the film “Drums along the Mohawk” from 1939 on November 1, 2014 at the theater in Gloversville, NY. “Drums along the Mohawk” was a Technicolor picture, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. Directed by […]
  • ‘Immoral Tendencies’: When Amsterdam Banned Burlesque

    Bob Cudmore
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Two Amsterdam clergymen had concerns and asked Mayor John Dwyer to do something about the situation. The Rose Hill Folly Company was planning to perform on Wednesday, November 6, 1889 at the Potter Opera House on Market Street. The formidable Reverend John McIncrow of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and Reverend Donald Sprague of St. […]
  • Otsego Lake Life Focus Of Fenimore Museum Event

    Editorial Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Hear experiences and memories of Otsego Lake from oral histories of local residents during “Food for Thought” Wednesday, October 22 at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown. William Walker, Associate Professor of History at SUNY Oneonta, will play excerpts and lead a discussion on the importance of the lake, how it has changed. Collected by […]
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  • 10 More Reasons We Love Bruce Lee

    Karl Smallwood
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    We think it’s fair to say that we at TopTenz have a man crush on Bruce Lee, and judging by how popular the articles and videos we’ve dedicated to him are, we think that’s a feeling you share. So we reached out to the biggest Bruce Lee fan we had on staff and asked him […]   Source: Toptenz.net The post 10 More Reasons We Love Bruce Lee appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • Nobel Prize Rejected!

    Daniel Zarzeczny
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A Brief History On October 22, 1964, French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre became the first person to voluntarily refuse a Nobel Prize, in his case the prize for literature.  Incredibly for a Frenchman, in 1945 Sarte had also refused the Legion of Honor (Legion d’honneur), France’s highest award. Digging Deeper Sartre said that though he wasContinue reading... The post Nobel Prize Rejected! appeared first on Cracked History.   Source: Toptenz.net The post Nobel Prize Rejected! appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • Vultures Are The Piranhas of the Sky

    Karl Smallwood
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Vultures are considered by many to be dirty, disease ridden sky rats, which is kind of unfair for reasons we’ll get to The post Vultures Are The Piranhas of the Sky appeared first on Fact Fiend.   Source: Toptenz.net The post Vultures Are The Piranhas of the Sky appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • Top 10 Halloween Symbols and What They Mean

    Elizabeth Downing
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Halloween is upon us, and with it we see all the standard Halloween decorations and symbols – Jack O’ Lanterns, scarecrows, etc.  Did you ever wonder where these symbols come from?  When did Halloween actually start?  Why does it mean we have to buy candy, or dress up in costumes?  All your Halloween questions are […]   Source: Toptenz.net The post Top 10 Halloween Symbols and What They Mean appeared first on Toptenz.net.
  • 10 Animal Candidates for Genetic Resurrection

    Christopher Stephens
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Environmental change, human errors and sheer recklessness have led to a number of recent extinctions. In fact, the maple tree in your yard may have once held passenger pigeons, and thylacine claw marks can still be found. With preserved DNA and genetic restoration technology, it’s now possible that some of these lost species may be […]   Source: Toptenz.net The post 10 Animal Candidates for Genetic Resurrection appeared first on Toptenz.net.
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  • On This Day: Ford Model T Unveiled

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    On Oct. 1, 1908, the Ford Model T was introduced to the public. The Model T, called the “car for the great multitude” by Henry Ford, made cars available to the average person, revolutionizing the automobile industry.
  • On This Day: Richard Nixon Delivers “Checkers Speech”

    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    On Sept. 23, 1952, vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon gave a speech defending the existence of a controversial campaign fund. His discussion of his family life, including a mention of the family dog named Checkers, drew sympathy from the public, helping him maintain his position on the presidential ticket.
  • On This Day: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Die

    4 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    On July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after the Declaration of Independence first asserted American sovereignty, former Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both passed away.
  • 9 Historical Events That Occurred on Christmas Day

    20 Dec 2013 | 9:00 am
    Many significant events have taken place on Dec. 25, including the rise of famous leaders, the fall of others, and the end of war for a single day.
  • On This Day: US Forces Invade Panama

    20 Dec 2013 | 6:00 am
    On Dec. 20, 1989, the U.S. launched an invasion of Panama to remove Gen. Manuel Noriega from power.
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    History Of Macedonia

  • ΥΠΠΟΑ: Συνέχιση ανασκαφικών εργασιών στην Αμφίπολη

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Συνεχίζονται οι ανασκαφικές εργασίες από την ΚΗ Εφορεία Προϊστορικών και Κλασικών Αρχαιοτήτων, στον Τύμβο Καστά, Αμφίπολης. Το Σάββατο (18/10) και τη Δευτέρα (20/10) προχώρησε η ανασκαφή σε όλη την επιφάνεια στο εσωτερικό του τέταρτου χώρου (4,5Χ6μ.) και σε βάθος μέχρι 5,20 μ. από την κορυφή της θόλου. Σήμερα, πραγματοποιήθηκε…
  • Η Αμφίπολις, η Σόφια και οι.. Θράκες!

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
      Καθώς, το αρχαιολογικό και ιστορικό ενδιαφέρον είναι στραμμένο στην Αμφίπολη, στον ευρύτερο αρχαιολογικό και ιστορικό ορίζοντας γίνονται πράγματα, για τα οποία οι Έλληνες επιστήμονες ελάχιστα ενδιαφέρονται να παρέμβουν και να παρατάξουν τα τυχόν επιχειρήματά τους. Αφορμή για το σχόλιο έδωσε η πρόσφατη εκπομπή του BBC για…
  • Άγνωστοι διάλογοι για το Σκοπιανό

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
      ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ ΤΖΙΜΑΣ  «…Την ώρα που τρώγαμε στο Νταβός ο Μητσοτάκης μού έδωσε ένα σημείωμα, ένα μικρό χαρτάκι που έγραφε ότι “το μάξιμουμ που μπορεί να γίνει με τα σημερινά δεδομένα στην Ελλάδα γι’ αυτό το θέμα, είναι το Δημοκρατία της Μακεδονίας-Σκόπια. Ή παρένθεση ή παύλα. Αυτό είναι το μέγιστο που θα μπορούσε να αποδεχθεί η…
  • Επιστολή των Παμμακεδονικών Ενώσεων Υφηλίου στον ΟΗΕ

    18 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    WORLD PAN-MACEDONIAN ASSOCIATIONS   Επικοινωνία: Νίνα Γκατζούλη Συντονίστρια Επιτροπής Παμμακεδονικών Ενώσεων Υφηλίου Email: ninagatz@comcast.net   Εξοχότατοι Πρέσβεις των Ηνωμένων Εθνών, Εμείς, οι εκπρόσωποι των περίπου 3,5 εκατομμυρίων Μακεδόνων που ζούμε ανά την υφήλιο θέλουμε να καταγγείλουμε τις πρόσφατες παραβιάσεις της Ενδιάμεσης Συμφωνίας…
  • «Ηγέτες»: Παρουσίαση για τον Μέγα Αλέξανδρο από την Αγγελική Κοτταρίδη

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
      Ιδιαίτερα παραστατική και ενδιαφέρουσα ήταν η παρουσίαση της πορείας και της κυριαρχίας του Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου στην Ανατολή από τη διευθύντρια της ΙΖ΄ ΕΠΚΑ και της 11ης ΕΒΑ Αγγελικής Κοτταρίδη. Μέσα από πηγές, ευρήματα, πόλεις-σταθμούς στα βάθη της Ασίας και έργα τέχνης σε ανατολή και δύση στοιχειοθέτησε τη διάδοση του…
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    Claire Gebben

  • Historic Frankfurt

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Early last Saturday, when in Frankfurt, Germany, my very kind host Mia asked me what I wanted to see. The Saturday market? The older, historic part of town? It had been a long week, and quite frankly, my brain wasn’t firing on all cylinders. It was my last day there. I’d just spent three days and very long hours browsing the huge, international Frankfurt Book Fair. Foremost in my mind now was locating the airport in time for my departure flight the next morning. So I shrugged. “Anything’s fine, whatever you think.” Mia hesitated, then suggested we visit the…
  • Roman ruins, grape harvest, and the devil’s stone

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Freinsheim may be a small rural town, but during my visit there’s been so much going on I have trouble keeping up. Friday, Oct. 3 was German Unification Day (a celebration of the day East and West Germany re-united in 1989). It is a national holiday. My relatives all gathered in a terraced garden in the vineyard, in the shade around a massive stone table. Afterwards, we hiked to some Roman ruins — two of four sarcophagi discovered a few years ago in the fields, dating back to around 300 A.D. Unification Day brunch in the wine garden on the Musikantenbuckel Roman sarcophagi from…
  • Odd sights to a foreigner

    3 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    St. Lubentiuskirche in the south of Limburg Spaghetti Ice Cream with chocolate and nuts (it has whipped cream in the center) Inscribed locks on a gate by the Lahn — a custom of lovers A guinea pig farm in Roedinghausen They smoke more often here — maybe it’s the cigarette machines. The post Odd sights to a foreigner appeared first on Claire Gebben.
  • The Nonnenstein and other tales

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    I’ve been thinking a lot today about my other German great-great grandfather Henry F. Hoppensack, born April 29, 1821. He wrote in his autobiography about his formative years growing up in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Clearly, he never forgot how hard he had to work on behalf of his father on the Estate Kilver. In an abrupt manner, not unlike Henry Hoppensack, I decided to go to Rödinghausen today. I had a few extra days and a five day Eurail pass, so why not? Why not go to the area of the Estate Kilver, try to track down a thing or two about Henry Hoppensack and his wife Ilsabein…
  • A big oops

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Well, I’ve done it again. I make the oddest mistakes, sometimes, and this one had a ripple effect that still has me feeling abashed and off balance. The story of my first two days in Freinsheim. Of course I want to see all the relatives as soon as I possibly can. At the first opportunity, Matthias and I sit down with the calendar. I have my notes ready — as we decide on the times and places, Matthias makes the calls. That very same afternoon, I write it in my notes: 3 p.m. coffee with his mother, Baerbel Weber. The next morning, Friday first thing, 10 a.m. visit with Tante Gretel…
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    Ancient Origins

  • The mysterious Rongorongo writing of Easter Island

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    During the 19th Century, ancient artifacts containing a set of etched symbols were discovered on the world-renowned Easter Island, a small remote island located a few thousand miles west of South America, and famous for the hundreds of giant monolithic anthropomorphic statues called moai. The intricate designs appear to be glyphs, or a form of writing, but the meaning of the glyphs has never been deciphered. Some believe that decoding the mysterious writing could offer answers into what caused the collapse of the ancient Easter Island civilization. The famous moai of Easter Island…
  • Ancient tablet dedicated to Emperor Hadrian may explain mystery of Jewish revolt

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Archaeologists in Jerusalem have discovered an extremely rare limestone block inscribed with an official commemoration to the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who reigned in the 2nd century AD. The ancient tablet may solve the mystery surrounding the cause of the Bar Kokhba revolt, lending credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 years ago was because of their harsh treatment. Archaeologists said that the discovery may be one of the most important Latin inscriptions ever uncovered in Jerusalem.Read moreSection: NewsHistory & Archaeology
  • Archaeologists unearth 6,000-Year-Old Temple in Ukraine

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    A massive prehistoric settlement has been uncovered in the Ukraine consisting of a large temple, human-like figurines, and animal remains, which dates back to around 4,000 BCE. According to Live Science, the town once covered an enormous 238 hectares (588 acres) and would have contained more than 1,200 buildings and nearly 50 streets. The ancient settlement, which researchers are calling a ‘mega-site’, was first detected by geophysical survey in 2009 near modern-day Nebelivka, but only now have excavations revealed some of its incredible structures and artifacts. Location map of…
  • The Roman god Bacchus as a Christian icon

    Ryan Stone
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Before the acceptance of Christianity, Roman polytheism was dominant in the western world.  Rome's borders extended as far west as Britain and as far east as modern day Greece and Turkey.  To help ease the transition to Christianity, the Christians cleverly chose to disguise Jesus in such a way as to hide him from the pagans, blending him into the existing society.  By likening his imagery to an already existing Roman god, Christianity found a foothold in the Empire while also protecting its followers from religious treason.  Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and ecstasy, was the Christians'…
  • New research suggests Tutankhamun died from genetic weakness caused by family inbreeding

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:44 pm
    In November last year, scientists announced that they had finally solved the mystery of King Tutankhamun’s death after 3,300 years. The boy king, they claimed, died after being struck by a speeding chariot. However, a new ‘virtual autopsy’ of the world-famous pharaoh has revealed that serious genetic physical impairments would have made riding a chariot impossible. According to a report in The Independent, the results instead suggest that Tutankhamun succumbed to genetic impairments that were caused by the fact that his parents were brother and sister.  Read…
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    Rogues Gallery

  • If its new, different or not from this country…I HATE IT!

    The Rake Yesterday
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    1852 Sir - As a proud Englishman – who despairs of the depraved cess pit of moral filth into which this once great country has become immersed  – may I use the pages of your august ( if somewhat “Liberal” ) newspaper to extol the virtues of the one gentleman who, alone, stands between Albion and the blackest pits of hell. Colonel Charles de Laet Waldo Sibthorp MP. I heartily agree with this visionary man when he says that foreigners should be distrusted, science and “Progress” is ruining this country and the world was a far, far better place in the halcyon days of our golden…
  • “Did You Just Spill My Pint?!”

    The Rake Yesterday
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    London 1712 Its 6 am, welcome to a glorious November morning here in London’s Hyde Park for what promises to be a truly honourable meeting of two gentlemen, settling their differences in a respectable way. ….By dueling. To my left is James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton , Peer of Scotland and “Master of the Great Wardrobe” accompanied by his “Second”,  Colonel John Hamilton. For those of you not familiar with dueling  (perhaps you work on a farm) “A Second” is a close friend of each combatant who makes sure the duel is fair and honourable and who can also cross swords…
  • Hey Hey We’re The Mohocks!

    The Rake Yesterday
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    LONDON 1712 I don’t know what the youth of this country are coming to, I really don’t. The respectable classes can no longer set foot outside their homes after dusk without fear of molestation – and worse – from gangs of lustful, drink addled cutthroats whom Satan himself would spurn. Or so the pamphleteers say. They call themselves “Mohocks” – after a cannibal tribe in India – and all genteel London trembles with terror at news of their outrages. “Read all about it”   I have fallen into a swoon myself several times since Monday. It’s all in the pages of…
  • The Regency Keith Moon – Drunken Horseplay with “Mad” Jack Mytton

    The Rake Yesterday
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
    Calais 1832 What kind of maniac tries to cure an attack of the hiccups by setting himself on fire? The answer is lying in a pain and brandy induced swoon with half his body the colour of “ a newly singed bacon-hog.” As he deliriously points out however, his hiccups have disappeared.   John Mytton’s remedies for life’s little inconveniences are nothing if not suicidally excessive. Which is probably why even his closet friends refer to him as “Mad” Jack. The poor fellow’s only 37 but he looks one hundred years older. A lifetime of biblical boozing, unfettered extravagance…
  • François l’Olonnais, Cannibal, Psychopath and Extreme Optician.

    The Rake Yesterday
    4 Mar 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Tortuga 1668 I’m a buccaneer ,Tortuga port-scum. I’ll fuck your horse, skin your grandmother and sell your babies into slavery for the price of a drink. Even I thought twice before signing on with him. I’m a bad man, no argument, but he was EVIL, an insane bloodthirsty maniac. Why,I’ve seen him bind a rope around a man’s forehead and slowly tighten it until his eyes popped out of his face…..and that was a kindness! When all’s said though, he was fair to his crew, loved the Lord and made us a fucking fortune in loot. So raise your black jacks lads and drink to the most…
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  • Mosaic of Persephone discovered in ancient tomb

    Jan Huisman
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    A stunning mosaic of Persephone is discovered at the site of the newly excavated Amphipolis tomb. Earlier this week (DisputedPast reported) images from the other part of the mosaic were released by the Greek ministry of Culture. The mosaic is now fully uncovered and it can be interpret as a whole.... Read full history →
  • Aegean civilization ended 100 years earlier as presumed

    Jan Huisman
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Conventional estimates for the collapse of the Aegean civilization are around 1025 BC. Recent radiocarbon analyses of artifacts and plants suggests that the Greek Bronze Age probably ended 100 years earlier.  The traditional dating was entirely based on historical dates, derived from Egypt and the Near East. These written records... Read full history →
  • Celtic chariot (300 BC) discovered near Leicestershire

    Jan Huisman
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    Archaeologists from the University of Leicester dug up the remains of a decorated Iron Age chariot. The Celtic vehicle, dating from the 2nd or 3rd century BC, seems to have been buried as a religious offering. Archaeologists found the remains during their ongoing excavation of the Burrough Hill Iron Age hillfort,... Read full history →
  • Beautiful tomb from Alexander’s age revealed

    Jan Huisman
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
      The discovery of an ancient tomb near Amphipolis in the Northern part of Greece earlier this year made the headlines worldwide (DisputedPast reported). The Greek prime minister himself underlined the importance of the finding to the press. He didn’t exaggerate, as the splendour of the tomb hints at a royal purpose of this burial... Read full history →
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    Ancient History Encyclopedia

  • Xibalba

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Xibalba (Shee-bal-ba) was the name the K'iche Maya gave to the underworld. For the Yucatec Maya the underworld was known as Metnal. The name Xibalba translates as 'Place of Fright', which indicates the terror the place had in the Maya imagination. There was, unfortunately, not much chance of escaping the place, either. Ideas such as leading a good life and avoiding eternal torment by not...
  • Athanaric

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Athanaric (died c. 381 CE) was a king of the Thervingi Goths (also known as the Visigoths) and, according to some sources, the first and greatest king. He was of the noble Balts family of the Thervingi tribe and a relative of the later king of the Visigoths Alaric I (reigned 395-410 CE), best known for the sack of Rome. As the ruling judge of his tribe, it was Athanaric's responsibility to foster...
  • Ancient History Encyclopedia & Chickasaw.tv Partnership

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2014 Ancient History Encyclopedia Announces Partnership with Chickasaw.tv New collaboration expands online educational resources about the ancient world LONDON  Ancient History Encyclopedia, a nonprofit, digital humanities website focused on ancient history, today announced that they have begun a strategic content sharing agreement with the Chickasaw Nation...
  • The Classic Maya Collapse

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    The Terminal Classic period in Mesoamerica between c. 800 and 925 CE saw one of the most dramatic civilization collapses in history. Within a century or so the flourishing Classic Maya civilization fell into a permanent decline, so that once great cities were abandoned and left to ruin, in many cases, to be reclaimed by the jungle and so disappear from human memory for centuries. Some northern Maya cities...
  • Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, Second Edition

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine, by Dr. Nawal Nasrallah -- a former professor of English at the Universitiy of Baghdad and the University of Mosul -- is a fine introduction to the history and diversity of Iraqi cuisine. Lavishly illustrated, supremely informative, and deeply personal, Narallah’s publication is far more than an average cookbook...
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  • Top 10 inventions and discoveries of ancient Greece that are remarkably used today

    Saugat Adhikari
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    The ancient Greece has a number of inventions and discoveries attributed to them. Even though, the fact remains, most of their discoveries were corrected in subsequent generations. Their findings in the area of astronomy, geography and mathematics, pioneered the age of science. The Greek interest in scientific specification of physical world can be seen as further back in the history in the 6th century BC. The invention and discoveries in the ancient Greece were pioneered in the versatile area. Being, the father of science, or the father of medicine, or the father of zoology, and several…
  • Top 10 greatest emperors of Ancient Rome

    Saugat Adhikari
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The Roman emperor was the designated ruler of Roman empire that started after the end of Roman kingdom in the archaic period. The legitimacy of an emperor’s rule depended on his control of the army and recognition by the Senate; an emperor would normally be proclaimed by his troops, or invested with imperial titles by the Senate, or both. But the Roman people regarded their emperors as equivalent of kings, even though the very first emperor Augustus the great himself absolutely refused to be taken as a monarch. The age of Roman Republic effectively ended with the death of Julius Caesar…
  • 7 Homo species close to present human that existed on the Earth.

    Saugat Adhikari
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    The Earth has  4.6 billion years history. However, Archaic Home Sapiens(Modern Human had evolved around between 400,000 and 250,000 years ago. Human evolved from the family Hominid(great apes), that existed in the earth around 20 million years ago. Unlike today there were different human species that existed on the earth. The characteristics between these human species are however different.  Not all specifies of human survive through the journey, many of them extinct. The only species left in the human race is our ancestors. The possibility of human linking to the apes came after…
  • 10 oldest Ancient civilizations ever existed

    Saugat Adhikari
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    In the course of human evolution, at a certain point in time, the idea of living in a group with mutual understanding and dependency became a very useful and practical lifestyle. From such small isolated groups, communities were formed. Then came the societies which in due time became a civilization. How the human mentality and psychology led to this huge change is still a popular topic among the historians and anthropologist, and a major discussion for another day. For now, let’s talk about some of the oldest civilizations to have ever existed in the world. We are talking about the…
  • Top 10 facts about Hannibal Barca

    Saugat Adhikari
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Hannibal was born in 247 B.C in North Africa. He was one of the greatest military general of the ancient world, who lead the Carthaginian army. He was widely known for his strategy of out taking and surrounding the enemy with a combined forced of infantry and cavalry. Rome and Carthaginian were enemy before the Hannibal. The first conflict between the roman and Carthage result the first Punic war in Sicily. It lasted for over 20 years, where Carthaginian surrendered Rome. The conflict is mainly for the trade control of Mediterranean. Hamilcar Barca was about to carry his troops to the…
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    History Now!

  • The Battle of Crécy or how the longbow changed the World

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    When we hear of “Super-weapons” we usually think about plasma-rifles or lightsabers. But less then 700 years ago, another type of weapon ruled the battlefields of Europe, a weapon so simple and yet so deadly. The longbow, it changed the course of history and how we think about warfare. The best example for this is the battle of Crécy.The Battle of CrécyThis battle initiated the Hundred Years' War between France and England. On the 26th August 1346 their forces stood eye to eye. The clear favourite: France and its feared Knights. Until then the unchallenged kings of the battlefields were…
  • 6 Interesting Facts about art

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
  • 20 Amazing History Pictures

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    1) Christmas party thrown by Hitler for his Generals as well as SS officers and cadets.2) 152 mm Howitzer battery fires during Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation (1944).3) The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers complete the final stages in Paris (1885).4) Eiffel Tower during construction (1888).5) Laika the dog onboard Sputnik II (1957).6) First picture showing the curvature of the Earth.7) Commuters Reading of John F. Kennedy's Assassination.8) Headquarters of Benito Mussolini and the Italian Fascist Party (1934). 9) Bombs dropped on Kobe,…
  • In Short: Genghis Kahn

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    The Mongolian warrior was the biggest conqueror in history. In the east his empire reached to the Japanese sea and in west to the Caspian ocean. It was the largest empire ever. His reign as the great Kahn of the mongols lasted form 1206 to 1227. He built a massive army, especially know for its superior cavalry and its feared archers. His strategy was power through alliances. The nomadic horsemen were treated generously. Genghis Khan allied with the nomadic people who in return swore to control the other conquered cities . But this rule system failed due to the assimilation of the controlling…
  • In Short: Napoleon Bonaparte I

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    From a humble background he rose to power during the French revolution. He took power in a coup d'état in 1799. Napoleon Bonaparte installed himself as first consul from 1799 to 1804. In 1804 he crowned himself as emperor of the French. Furthermore he was king of Italy and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine. As a ruler, he stood in front of a semi-dictatorial regime with plebiscitary elements. With the defeat of Waterloo ended the military dictatorship of the French emperor, whose wars gave him domination throughout western Europe...Napoleon Buonaparte was born on the…
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