Archive for the ‘History’ Category

High-tech imaging reveals rare precolonial Mexican manuscript hidden from view for 500 years

August 24, 2016

Researchers from the Bodleian Libraries and from universities in the Netherlands have used high-tech imaging to uncover the details of a rare Mexican codex dating from before the colonization of the Americas.

Source: Bodleian Library | High-tech imaging reveals rare precolonial Mexican manuscript hidden from view for 500 years

Estonian independence regained: the tense days 25 years ago 

August 20, 2016

On 20 August 1991, Estonia declared formal independence during the Soviet military coup attempt in Moscow, reconstituting the pre-1940 state. Every year, 20 August is celebrated as the day of Restoration of Independence.

Source: Independence regained: the tense days twenty five years ago – Estonian news

10 Inspiring Stories Of Bravery During The Battle Of Britain

August 20, 2016

Stories of bravery and courage by pilots and air field staff during the Battle of Britain in WW2.

Source: 10 Inspiring Stories Of Bravery During The Battle Of Britain | Imperial War Museums

Legendary Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Rule of Emperor Yu the Great

August 19, 2016

The founder of China’s first dynasty.

Source: Legendary Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Rule of Emperor Yu the Great

A Mayan Copernicus: Venus Table may have been a major mathematical innovation

August 18, 2016

Ancient Mayan astronomers were far more advanced than previously thought, new analysis suggests.

Source: A Mayan Copernicus: Venus Table may have been a major mathematical innovation – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Berlin holds ceremony to mark building of Wall in 1961

August 14, 2016

German students are often unable to differentiate between democracy and dictatorship, according to the director of the Berlin Wall Foundation. His remarks coincided with the remembrance of the wall’s 1961 construction.

Source: Berlin holds ceremony to mark building of Wall in 1961 | News | DW.COM | 13.08.2016

9 Iconic Aircraft From The Battle Of Britain

August 13, 2016

From Spitfires to Stukas, here are nine iconic aircraft that fought in the Battle of Britain.

Source: 9 Iconic Aircraft From The Battle Of Britain | Imperial War Museums

Egypt’s Oldest Papyrus Reveals Lives of Pyramid Builders 

July 16, 2016

The oldest Egyptian papyrus is unveiled to the public for the first time and reveals details about the lives of workers who built the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Source: Egypt’s Oldest Papyrus Reveals Lives of Pyramid Builders | Mysterious Universe


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