Daily History Byte: Researcher Unearths a Trove of New Shakespeare Documents

William Shakespeare remains one of the most enigmatic playwrights in history. A recently-discovered trove of documents indicates that Shakespeare sought to better himself as many of his contemporaries did. Archival papers show the Bard was interested in improving his social status. Source: Researcher Unearths a Trove of New Shakespeare Documents…

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What I’m Reading: 03/30/2016

“The Race to Save Syria’s Archaeological Treasures” (via the Smithsonian) – James Harkin from the Smithsonian Magazine writes on the destruction that has faced Syrian archaeological sites since the outbreak of war in 2011. Destruction has been wrought from all angles and has resulted in arguably the greatest loss of cultural…

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