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History we don’t teach: Mankato hangings an uneasy topic for MN schools

11 luglio

Execution of 38 Dakota IndiansIt’s a troubling piece of Minnesota’s past: Thirty-eight Dakota men hanged from a Mankato gallows in December 1862. Their deaths scarred generations of native people and cemented Minnesota as home to the largest mass execution in U.S. history.

di Solvejg …

Genome Shows Egyptian More Similar to Europeans Than Africans

1 giugno

Genome Analysis Shows Egyptian Mummies More Genetically Similar to Europeans and Turks Than AfricansThe first ever full-genome analysis of Ancient Egyptians shows they were more Turkish and European than African. Scientists analysed ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from 1400 BC to 400 AD and discovered they shared genes with people from the …

Washington Post: perché Hitler non usò i gas fuori dai lager?

15 aprile

Adolf Hitler gassed and killed 6 million Jews during World War II — a genocide that makes his reluctance to use sarin against his military adversaries an enduring mystery.

di Michael S. Rosenwald dal  dell’11 aprile 2017

It wasn’t because …

The Secret History of the Zimmermann Telegram

7 marzo

woodrow wilson, world war iOn March 1, 1917, American newspapers published the scandalous contents of the Zimmermann Telegram, a secret German communiqué that proposed a Mexican-German alliance in the event that the United States entered World War I. The note is now credited with …

Post-Verità: un problema vecchio sette secoli. Almeno

11 febbraio

Illustration by Warwick Goble from the Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, 1912. © Alamy;Se pensate che il neologismo “post-verità” descriva un nuovo fenomeno, per di più favorito da internet, ecco l’occasione per ripensarci. Un intervento della storica inglese Eleanor Parker sul mensile “History Today” ci ricorda che lo scrittore e poeta Geoffrey Chaucer

La reine Marie-Antoinette ra­diographiés par un spécialiste

9 dicembre

Beaucoup de gens ont évoqué Marie-Antoinette et ses derniers instants, mais, d’Alexandre Dumas à Stephan Zweig, ce sont plutôt des hommes de lettres, touchés par ce destin unique. Les derniers jours de Marie-Antoinette n’avaient jamais été ra­diographiés par un spécialiste …

La morte di Maometto: una tragedia shakespeariana?

3 giugno Ouardi est professeur de littérature et de civilisation à Tunis.

Le : Telle que vous la décrivez, la fin de Mahomet est une vraie tragédie shakespearienne…

Hela Ouardi : Effectivement, le prophète de l’islam subit de nombreuses épreuves …

Gladiatori, schiave, legionari: la grande rievocazione di Nimes

2 maggio

Renowned for her beauty, Cleopatra ruled Ancient Egypt between 51BC to 30BCComplete with gladiator fights, chariot races and a haughty Egyptian pharaoh – this celebration of Roman life was a true feast for the senses.

di Rory Tingle dal Mailonline del 25 aprile 2016

The Great Roman Games in the amphitheatre …

Quegli inquietanti paralleli fra Repubblica Romana e UE…

7 aprile

According to historian and professor at the Free University of Brussels David Engels, the EU is currently facing a system change comparable with that in the late Roman Republic. In his book “Le déclin. La crise de l’Union européenne et …

La Siria giura di restaurare le bellezze di Palmira

27 marzo

All historical monuments in Syria that were destroyed by terrorists will be restored with the help of both local and international experts, said Maamun Abdel-Karim, the head of Syria’s Directorate-General for Antiquities and Museums (DGAM).

da Sputniknews del 25 marzo …