The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-57141856 The Passenger: Lost German novel makes UK bestseller list 83 years on "A novel written by a Jewish author in 1938 after he escaped Nazi Germany is climbing the book charts."
https://www.reddit.com/r/archeologyworld/comments/neh1c7/a_statue_of_yasuke_an_african_slave_who_arrived/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/archeologyworld - A statue of Yasuke, an African slave, who arrived in Japan in 1579 and became the first black Samurai "0 votes and 1 comment so far on Reddit"
I think I read somewhere that "yasuke" translates to something like "dark one."· MoTO Babycakes 2
A friend of a friend who is a historian did a really great write-up on Yasuke: https://www.facebook.com/justbento.justhungry/posts/313483746815977 -- essentially, there are a lot of anecdotes, and many likely have some founding in truth, while others are less likely so. Given what we can confirm, he was highly respected and given honors not available to a lot of people in Japanese society at the time (especially the ability to have and bear his own weapon.)· Jennifer D. 4
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/cerne-abbas-giant-anglo-saxon-b1845636.html Why the Anglo-Saxons created England’s most macho hillside chalk figure "Although the Cerne Giant was conceivably an expression of pagan reaction to Christian pressure, it is likely that the local population continued to venerate the vast figure for several centuries, writes David Keys"
https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtefactPorn/comments/ndrph1/yikin_chan_kawiil_jade_vessel_from_tikal/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/ArtefactPorn - Yikin Chan K'awiil jade vessel from Tikal Guatemala, 8th century ad, wooden core with jade plates held in place with jade pins[971x1586] "153 votes and 4 comments so far on Reddit"
https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/nccv78/til_that_during_ww1_the_mi5_used_girl_guides_to/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/todayilearned - TIL that during WW1, the MI5 used Girl Guides to deliver secret messages. They used Girl Guides instead of Boy Scouts because they found out that Boy Scouts weren't efficient enough, boisterous and talkative. "41,339 votes and 1,015 comments so far on Reddit"
https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtefactPorn/comments/nbwmxz/a_2300yearold_crystal_cup_found_in_a_warring/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/ArtefactPorn - A 2300-year-old crystal cup found in a Warring States period tomb in 1990. Its beautiful craftmanship gives the ancient object a striking resemblance to modern glasswear. Now on display at the Hangzhou Museum in China [1280x960] "2,642 votes and 76 comments so far on Reddit"
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/05/piles-ancient-poop-reveal-extinction-event-human-gut-bacteria Piles of ancient poop reveal ‘extinction event’ in human gut bacteria "First DNA from paleofeces show people 1000 years ago in U.S., Mexico had much more diverse gut microbes"
In a study published today in Nature, researchers analyzed ancient DNA from coprolites, or preserved feces, found at the back of rock shelters in Utah and Mexico. The data give scientists their first good look at ancient gut bacterial communities, says Stanford University biologist Justin Sonnenburg. “These paleofeces are the equivalent of a time machine.”· Halil
They suggest that over the past millennium, the human gut has experienced an “extinction event,” losing dozens of species and becoming significantly less diverse, says lead author and Harvard Medical School microbiologist Aleksandar Kostic. “These are things we don't get back.”· Halil 2
https://theconversation.com/long-lost-letter-from-albert-einstein-discusses-a-link-between-physics-and-biology-7-decades-before-evidence-emerges-160190 Long-lost letter from Albert Einstein discusses a link between physics and biology, 7 decades before evidence emerges "We first encountered the letter in 2019, when a reader shared it with us. In it, Einstein discusses bees, birds and whether new physics principles could come from studying animal senses." (by Jair Garcia)
https://old.egypt-museum.com/post/612498437448007680/diadem-of-princess-khenmet Diadem of Princess Khenmet "Diadem of Princess Khenmet A gold crown of Princess Khenmet, possibly daughter of King Amenemhat II. She is mainly known from her unrobbed tomb containing a set of outstanding personal..." (by Egypt Museum)
https://www.reddit.com/r/HistoryPorn/comments/n8e4nt/anti_nazi_demonstration_in_berlin_1932_520x402/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/HistoryPorn - Anti NAZI demonstration in Berlin 1932 [520x402] "8,884 votes and 391 comments so far on Reddit"
Photos like this are important and need to be shared, so people realise that there was German resistance!!!· Halil
Danny_Mc_71 2h The three arrows are the symbol of the Iron Front anti nazi paramilitary group. 414 Reply u/sidvicc avatar sidvicc 2h Not just anti-nazi. They were anti-monarchist and anti-communist too. That's what the 2 other arrows mean.· Halil
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/rome-emperor-marble-head-scli-intl-scn/index.html 2,000-year-old marble head of Rome's first emperor discovered "A 2,000-year-old marble head of Augustus, Rome's first emperor, has been discovered in Isernia, an Italian town in the south central region of Molise. " (by Livia Borghese and Eoin McSweeney, CNN)
https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/discover/stitches-time-learning-through-remaking Stitches in Time: learning through remaking "Embroidery techniques old and new are used to study an unusual object from the Library Collection."
https://www.zmescience.com/other/feature-post/unsinkable-sam-cat-wwii/ Meet Unsinkable Sam: The Cat that Survived Three Ships Sinking in WWII "The black and white cat was originally named Oscar but then became known as Unsinkable Sam. He started his "career" in the fleet of the Nazi regime, the"
That cat has seen things· bentley 4
"This time, Sam was found clinging to a floating plank by a motor launch, and described as “angry but quite unharmed”. But by this time, Sam had enough. He was transferred to a job on land and spent his days hunting mice in the building of the Governor General in Gibraltar. Eventually, he was sent back to the UK where he remained at a ‘Home for Sailors’ in Belfast until the end of his earthly days."· bentley 2
They let this cat on a third ship after it sank the first two. They deserved their fates.· Anna C. 5
https://www.facebook.com/events/british-museum/curators-introduction-thomas-becket/1456292074747903/ Curators’ introduction | Thomas Becket Public · Event · by British Museum, 7th May, Friday from 17:30-18:30 4 days from now.
Details Discover the murder that shook the Middle Ages in this curators' introduction to our upcoming special exhibition ‘Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint’. To mark last year's 850th anniversary of his brutal murder, the exhibition explores Becket's remarkable life, death and legacy. It presents his journey from a merchant's son to Archbishop of Canterbury, and the attempts to obliterate his cult under the Tudor dynasty. Introduced and chaired by the Director Hartwig Fischer, exhibition curators Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman discuss the themes, context and highlight objects of this remarkable show. Find out more: http://ow.ly/8X8e30rFWJ8 Book tickets and read more about the exhibition: http://ow.ly/l1Nv30rFWJj You can also tune in to this event any time after it is streamed on our dedicated Events YouTube channel. Subscribe to get our events in your feed: http://ow.ly/R2hE30rslNY· Halil
https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtefactPorn/comments/n0pejc/ceramic_vessel_with_two_feet_turkey_ca_1000800_bc/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/ArtefactPorn - Ceramic vessel with Two Feet. Turkey, ca. 1000-800 B.C. [1080x1445] "4,061 votes and 174 comments so far on Reddit"
https://www.reddit.com/r/OldSchoolCool/comments/n1cpyk/1938_margot_and_anne_frank_at_zandvoort_beach/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/OldSchoolCool - 1938: Margot and Anne Frank at Zandvoort Beach. "30,710 votes and 956 comments so far on Reddit"
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210429-swedish-orienteering-enthusiast-finds-bronze-age-treasure-trove Swedish orienteering enthusiast finds Bronze Age treasure trove - France 24 "Swedish orienteering enthusiast finds Bronze Age treasure trove"
https://www.reddit.com/r/ColorizedHistory/comments/n0grtk/young_agatha_christie/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/ColorizedHistory - Young Agatha Christie. "819 votes and 13 comments so far on Reddit"
https://www.supercluster.com/astronauts/fm-2-tissue-equivalent-phantom-mannequin FM-2 "Yuri" Mannequin
In 1968, the Soviet Union's Academy of Sciences commissioned the development of the FM-2 phantom mannequin to study the effects of cosmic radiation on the human body. The mannequin, weighing 70kg at a height of 170cm, was manufactured with wheat and sawdust to simulate the reaction to radiation exposure on human tissue. The engineers built the mannequin in the likeness of Yuri Gagarin and flew it around the moon during the Zond-7 mission in 1969 and around Earth on the Kosmos-368 satellite in 1970. Today it resides at the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow.· Halil 1
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-archaeologists-find-oldest-home-in-human-history-2m-years-old-1.9745372 Archaeologists find oldest home in human history, dating to 2 million years ago "***"
Archaeologists have found the oldest home in hominin history. Unsurprisingly, it is a cave: Wonderwerk Cave in the Kalahari Desert. Astonishingly, it has been occupied more or less continuously for two million years. Through most of that time, modern humans didn’t even exist.· Halil
In Wonderwerk Cave, archaeologists have found evidence that archaic humans lived inside the cave around 2 million years ago, the earliest-ever use of fire at a million years and earliest hand axes at over a million years, report Ron Shaar, Ari Matmon, Liora Kolska Horwitz, Yael Ebert and Michael Chazan in Quaternary Science Reviews.· Halil
https://twitter.com/WeirdBristol/status/1386400421330051072?s=19 RT @WeirdBristol: “The building on the corner of Great George Street and Park Street was once the home of #Bristol mayor Henry Cruger (1739-1827) a politician who is unique for having been elected both to the British Parliament and a US (state) Senate.”
Henry Cruger Jr. (November 22, 1739 – April 24, 1827) was an American and British merchant at the time of the American Revolution. He has a unique distinction of having been elected to both the Parliament of Great Britain (MP, 1774–1780, 1784–1790) and the New York State Senate (1792–1796). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cruger· Halil
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/04/no-excess-mutations-children-chernobyl-survivors-new-study-finds No excess mutations in the children of Chernobyl survivors, new study finds "DNA study resolves major medical uncertainty"
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