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Ancient Eugenics: Much more than just selective infanticide

A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2017 Recently, I received a review copy of a new release from Oxford University Press entitled "A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome by J. Show More Summary

A cultural catch

The Tlingit and Haida, indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast (NWC), have used carved wooden hooks to catch halibut for centuries. As modern fishing technology crept into use, however, the old hooks practically disappeared from the sea. But they thrived on land -- as decorative art.

There’s No Such Thing as a National Presidents’ Day Holiday

The federal holiday is officially called “Washington’s Birthday"

See Striking Portraits From a Japanese Segregation Camp in 1940s California

Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Executive Order that led to the internment of Japanese-Americans on Feb. 19, 1942

Revisiting the Paul Revere House Next Week

This February school vacation is a fine time for families to take in the Paul Revere House in Boston’s North End now that it’s expanded its exhibit space and made the silversmith’s house more accessible. The site is offering some special events next week, free with admission.Wednesday, 22 February, 10:30 A.M. Show More Summary

Five for Friday – Georgia Hunter

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Roman vessel hoard packed with plants found

Metal detectorists discovered eight Roman copper-alloy vessels — an iron-rimmed cauldron, a deep bowl, a shallow bowl, a high-sided pot and four small scale pans — in Wiltshire’s Vale of Pewsey in October, 2014. They dug them out of the ground, unfortunately, but they did have the forethought not to clean them, a decision that [...]

Cultural Revolution at the Louvre

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Here’s What Was in the First-Ever Daily CIA Brief to a U.S. President

Intelligence officials gave JFK the first of the precursors to the President's Daily Brief in 1961

The True Friendship That Saved Abraham Lincoln's Life

Before he was president, Lincoln's lasting relationship with Joshua Speed brought him out of the doldrums of despair

With Patents or Without, Black Inventors Reshaped American Industry

American slaves couldn't hold property, including patents on their own inventions. But that didn't stop black Americans from innovating in our country

Sticky Rice Mortar, the View From Space, and More Fun Facts About China’s Great Wall

The not-so-effective wall was a lengthy, pricey project that stretched across thousands of years

Getting the Job Done

Signers of the Declaration of Independence not born in the thirteen colonies (out of 56): Button Gwinnett Francis Lewis Robert Morris (shown here) James Smith George Taylor Matthew Thornton James Wilson Rev. John Witherspoon SignersShow More Summary

Meet the Mount Rushmore presidents at free National Archives event

The National Archives presents another of its free events in the building’s McGovern Theater at 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Reservations are usually suggested, but for this one, reservations will be needed. Playing host that night will be Abraham Lincoln expert and prolific author Harold Holzer, who is known for his humorous talks. At this event, […]

The Byzantine Empire 610-668

The next chapter in the history of the Byzantine Empire features two emperors, Heraclius and Constans. Their ability to survive an onslaught of wars that would have brought down many an empire would solidify the Byzantine model for centuries to come. Show More Summary

A History of Harta

Harta is a village located 100 km south of Budapest on the banks of the River Danube, famed for its bespoke artisan craftsmanship, unique floral art and local village customs that sets it apart from the rest of Hungary.

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