Daily History Byte: The Puzzles and Pitfalls of Reconstructing the Largest Ever Land Mammal

Paraceratherium is often described as the largest land mammal that ever lived. But reconstructing its appearance has been quite tricky. This article sums up the landscape surrounding its reconstruction including the debates on how it looks, the challenges faced from reconstructing an animal based on fragmentary remains, and how the climate…

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Daily History Byte: Childhood Holocaust survivors reunited after 76 years

This is perhaps the most poignant thing I’ve read in a very long time. Two childhood friends, Alice Gerstel and Simon Gronowski, were recently reunited after 76 years of separation as a result of the Holocaust. “I thought the entire family was murdered. I had no idea,” Gerstel (now Gerstel…

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Daily History Byte: Louvre displays Nazi-looted paintings in bid to find rightful owners of 2,000 unclaimed artworks

The Louvre Museum has put on display 31 paintings looted by the Nazis during the Second World War in the hope that surviving relatives of their original owners will come forward to claim them. Source: Louvre displays Nazi-looted paintings in bid to find rightful owners of 2,000 unclaimed artworks

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