A new segment I am rolling out slowly but surely is a quick snapshot of an important event in history each week. This week, I will be discussing the creation of the Smithsonian Institution. Comprised of nineteen museums, galleries, etc., the Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum complex in the world. It was founded in
One of my favorite things to do in my spare time is browse history news articles. And, in doing so, I found that it was this week in 1799 that the Rosetta Stone was discovered. What is the Rosetta Stone, you ask? Only one of the most important artifacts ever found. The primary importance of
I was recently invited to submit a summary of the news media surrounding the search for and discovery of King Richard III by the chief editor of the Midwest World History Association’s online journal, the Middle Ground. I happily complied, and the following is what I wrote, summarized from the numerous links I have posted
Well, not quite. In the post-discovery rush of King Richard III, it seems other archaeological excursions are taking place in Britain.
What is it about finding medieval bigshots under car parks in the past year? (And for those of you who are not versed in British terminology, a car park is simply a parking lot.) I lovingly use the term “bigshot” because in recent news, both a king of England and a medieval knight have been
It appears the Vikings have been making a great deal of news lately. Over the past week or so, a myriad of different archaeological discoveries have been made.
(Editor’s note: here’s the third installment of Chris Ketcherside’s article on the Battle of Midway!)
(Editor’s note: I apologize for the delay in posting. The UWC Online (University of Wisconsin Colleges Online) has been keeping me on my toes with work. I love it! The third and final part of this post will be up tonight or tomorrow!)
(Editor’s note: another wonderful article on military history by Chris Ketcherside. Apparently he is rather enjoying his role as resident military historian…! Check in tomorrow for the next installment!)
“Ring around the roseys Pocket full of posies Ashes, ashes We all fall down.” This endearing childhood nursery masks a darker reality that most young children would cringe at if they discovered the origin of this rhyme as a ditty about the Black Death. Most people know two things about the Black Death.