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On This Day She on Twitter “In October 1843, botanist Anna Atkins published Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, considered to be the first book illustrated with photographic images. Before her innovation, botanical images were restricted to engraving or woodcuts. https://t.co/EMnxVXz3zYhttps://twitter.com/OnThisDayShe/status/1052469581048999937

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Viking ship discovered in Norway of 'great historical significance' "Archaeologists have found a Viking ship and a large number of burial mounds in Østfold County in Norway." https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/16/viking-ship-discovered-in-norway-of-great-historical-significance

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Ancient ruins unearthed at US Army garrison on Okinawa "The find was first unearthed in 2015 at sites slated to host buildings that will be relocated from Camp Kinser and Camp Foster. Ruins from three of the 18 sites hail from the late Jomon period, between 2,700 and 2,800 years ago." https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/ancient-ruins-unearthed-at-us-army-garrison-on-okinawa-1.552156

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Victoria's emerald tiara from Albert & Fife tiara to go on display at Kensington Palace • The Crown Chronicles "Three tiaras once in the Royal Family are to are to go on display from Friday at Kensington Palace, as part of an updated exhibition on Queen Victoria. Her dazzling diamond and emerald tiara and the Fife tiara will be joined by a kokoshnik piece, …" https://www.thecrownchronicles.co.uk/history/historical-news/victorias-emerald-tiara-from-albert-fife-tiara-to-go-on-display-at-kensington-palace/

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Three tiaras once in the Royal Family are to are to go on display from Friday at Kensington Palace, as part of an updated exhibition on Queen Victoria. Her dazzling diamond and emerald tiara and the Fife tiara will be joined by a kokoshnik piece, and other royal jewels, too. Prince Albert designed the diamond and emerald piece for his wife; he gifted it to her in 1845 and she wrote of his ‘wonderful taste, and her joy that she could wear such a “lovely Diadem of diamonds and emeralds designed by my beloved Albert”.

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Beware Moriarty.

 ‎· Spidra Webster 6
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oh! <3 my favourite gem stone!

 ‎· grizabella 1
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@halil i could happily take victoria's emerald tiara instead of marie antoinette's :)

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Marie Antoinette's prized jewels stayed in the family for 200 years. Now they're up for auction "Have you ever wanted to wear jewels fit for a queen? Now is your chance. " https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/marie-antoinette-jewels-up-for-auction-trnd/index.html

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I don't see this particular piece in the article so I have no idea where mokum pulled it from.

 ‎· Halil
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i don't really care if the jewels belong to a queen or not but if i could afford it, i would definitely want elizabeth taylor's gorgeous emerald jewels! having said that, i wouldn't mind having marie antoinette's pearl pendant shown in the article either :)

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@grizabella: Not the tiara?

 ‎· Halil
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@grizabella: emeralds!!! https://mokum.place/history/2099306

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@halil no, the tiara is a little too much :) (not to mention that it belonged to a fallen head!) and hey, i didn't know there was a jewelry group on mokum!

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This Ancient 10-Year-Old Received a ‘Vampire Burial’ to Prevent Return From the Dead | Smart News | Smithsonian https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-10-year-old-received-vampire-burial-prevent-return-dead-180970550/

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The malaria-stricken Roman child was buried in the ominously named Cemetery of the Babies with a stone inserted into its mouth

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Previous excavations at the site have revealed raven talons, toad bones and even bronze cauldrons filled with the remains of ritually sacrificed puppies

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DailyRadical History on Twitter “Oct 16 1968 – Tommie Smith &amp; John Carlos give Black Power salute at Mexico Olympics. Smith: "If I win I am American, not a black American. But if I did something bad then... I am a Negro. We're black &amp; we're proud of being black. Black America will understand what we did tonight"” https://twitter.com/radicaldaily/status/1052129529072943104?s=21

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On This Day She on Twitter “#OTD in 1916 Margaret Sanger opened the 1st birth-control clinic in the US: in Brownsville, Brooklyn. She was arrested and spent 30 days in jail. In 1923 she opened a clinic staffed by women, which would become the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. https://t.co/GbC5CLTizHhttps://twitter.com/OnThisDayShe/status/1052110224511913984

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Lawrence Carter-Long on Twitter “HISTORY/JUSTICE: On this day 52 years ago the #BlackPantherParty was founded in Oakland, California.” https://twitter.com/LCarterLong/status/1052008045641748480

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Naomi Clark [暗悪・直美] on Twitter “Something's going unremarked in media coverage of Friday's nights Charlottesville-esque brawl on NYC's Upper East Side: why did the local GOP campaign HQ invite Proud Boys to re-enact the 1960 far-right assassination of an elected left-wing politician? https://t.co/4yjY3McHUihttps://twitter.com/metasynthie/status/1051520835117375488?s=21

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Good short thread on this.

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Louis Hyman on Twitter “One of the most amazing things about the #Sears catalogue was how it undermined white supremacy in the rural South. Black Americans could order directly from the catalogue and avoid getting gouged at the local stores, both in terms of price and in terms of condescending service.” https://twitter.com/louishyman/status/1051862976398012416?s=21

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RT @nrookie Yep, and the sears kit homes changed lives for rural folks across race, and their former president, J. Rosenwald, started funded Black intellectuals and artists in the 30s- 40s, and built schools for rural Black children. Sears is fascinating social history.

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Chicago Herald and Examiner, Nov 12 1918

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*does the Charleston*

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Dr. Victoria Johnson on Twitter "“One doctor. Years of research in thirty archives, museums, and botanical gardens. Four fantastic fellow finalists for the 2018 National Book Award in Nonfiction. https://t.co/ROfi2FIwLY”" https://twitter.com/VSJohnsonNYC/status/1051608205057552386

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Chicago Daily News, November 12, 1918 (the day after Armistice Day): "Thirty-five pairs of blackened eyes dotting thirty-five faces in varying stages of repair looked at Judge John Richardson as he stepped to the bench in the Chicago avenue court to-day. The judge looked reflectively at the evidences of yesterday's frolic. 'Anyway, it was some day, wasn't it, boys?' he suggested and thirty-five sore-heads bowed assent. After a perfunctory investigation of merits of the cases, Judge Richardson said: 'Yes, it was a glorious day and I guess you all better get out and be good.'"

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Mar Hicks on Twitter "“Just in time for #SHOT2018 my latest in the Guardian talking about why history of technology--and particularly feminist history of technology--is so relevant for today*** https://t.co/yzRHEC9wdC”" https://twitter.com/histoftech/status/1050637310037962753?s=21

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"Peter Jackson Restored and Colorized 100 Hours of World War I Footage, and the Final Results are Remarkable — Watch "The director's new documentary, "They Shall Not Grow Old," brings to life World War I on the big screen like never before." (by Zack Sharf) https://www.indiewire.com/2018/10/peter-jackson-world-war-one-footage-restored-colorized-1202010938/

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The Dead Beneath London's Streets "Human remains dating back to the Roman Empire populate the grounds below the surface, representing a burden for developers but a boon for archaeologists" (by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie) https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/dead-beneath-londons-streets-180970385/

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Ed West on Twitter “Every year someone leaves a memorial like this in the Telegraph. I imagine there will be one tomorrow. Whoever is doing it, I salute you” https://twitter.com/edwest/status/1051035787867901952?s=21

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Sarah HandleyCousins on Twitter “I am so excited that I'm able to share my book cover! Grateful to the editors, including @Mickodopolous, and designers at @UGAPress who did such a great job. Coming in 2019! #dishist #histmed #CivilWar #womenalsoknowhistoryhttps://twitter.com/sarahbelle721/status/1050810621783134208?s=21

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Dress Historians on Twitter “Landis Lee will present "Tango-mania: A Dance Craze and Its Effect on Women’s Fashion, 1913-1920" at #ADHdressandwar. Lee examines how tango had a wider arc of bodily motion than previous dances, which called for different clothing to accommodate movement. https://t.co/5c0eMepQZ9https://twitter.com/DressHistorians/status/1050993305922748416

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Mar Hicks @ #SHOT2018 on Twitter “Ramesh Subramanian of @SIGCIS doing urgently relevant history of how the worlds largest democracy--India--once suddenly lapsed into a totalitarian state, & the role technology, particularly new communications technologies, played in that. Sound familiar?* #SHOT2018 @SocHistTechhttps://twitter.com/histoftech/status/1050855621132730368

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DailyRadical History on Twitter “Oct 12 1798 - Wolf Tone, United Irishmen leader, is captured by the British on board a French frigate returning to Ireland to lead an uprising.” https://twitter.com/radicaldaily/status/1050655402843459587?s=21

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Spelled “Wolfe” actually... Theobald Wolfe Tone.

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Emily Steiner on Twitter "“Stunning Abraham Cresques, Atlas of marine maps, from the Atlantic to China (1370-1380). @GallicaBnF Ms Espagnol 30 #Catalan #medievaltwitter”" https://twitter.com/piersatpenn/status/1050428256518844417?s=21

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BHL on Twitter “Paintings of wild apples & pears by James Sharp Lawson were presented to Prof. Wellington by N.I. Vavilov in 1932 at the International Genetics Congress. Vavilov said "they would never be published in Russia." Explore in #BHLib via @Cornell_Library: https://t.co/t4xGwOS5xdhttps://twitter.com/biodivlibrary/status/1050301254981873664?s=21

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On This Day She on Twitter “#OTD in 1991, law professor Anita Hill accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Her testimony sparked a national conversation around gender politics at work and made way for new laws giving legal rights to harassment victims. https://t.co/2ehxPz32nnhttps://twitter.com/onthisdayshe/status/1050276941251694592?s=21

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