Category Archives: History

Deciphering the world’s oldest rule book | Irving Finkel | Curator’s Corner pilot

The British Museum Published on 23 Nov 2015 Irving Finkel has possibly the coolest job in the world – he’s curator of cuneiform at the British Museum! Since 1979 he’s been trawling the Museum’s 130,000 clay tablets for clues about … Continue reading

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Ancient Demons with Irving Finkel I Curator’s Corner season 3 episode 7

Irving Finkel talks Mesopotamian demons, ghosts and sprites and how to deal with them.

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To the Moon! Apollo 11’s great adventure

Jeffrey Kluger, editor-at-large at Time magazine, recounts the human landmark of landing men on the lunar surface. Kluger talks with Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins and astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and, in archive footage, hears from mission commander … Continue reading

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Download Over 91,000 Maps from the World’s Largest Private Collection

Whether you’re into geography, astronomy, or simply fascinated by history, there’s bound to be a map that piques your interest in this vast collection. Map lovers will be thrilled by the possibility to peruse some of the world’s most unique … Continue reading

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Who really owns the past? – Aeon

European tourists having a picnic in a temple in Egypt, 1898. Photo by LL/Roger Viollet/Getty Images   Mosul’s old city lies in ruins. A major section of the third largest city in Iraq has been destroyed by war. Two years … Continue reading

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65th Anniversary of the Khufu Ship Discovery

65th Anniversary of the Khufu Ship Discovery #GoogleDoodle On this day in 1954, one of the oldest and largest boats on earth was found buried near Egypt’s biggest pyramid. Today’s Doodle celebrates the discovery of the Khufu Ship, which has … Continue reading

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Beer Geek – Germany Part 1: The Reinheitsgebot

Pint Sized Published on 9 Jul 2015 Wilkommen to our latest set of Beer Geek episodes, Germany! We’ll be guiding you through the country’s history, it’s breweries, its events and of course, it’s beer! Today, it’s a document that set … Continue reading

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The Geography of Livestock

Atlas Pro Published on 16 Apr 2019 Here’s where the animals we eat come from.

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A richly furnished grave excavated in 1878 near the Viking town of Birka in eastern Sweden had long been assumed to hold a powerful male warrior. The grave was equipped with an arsenal of weapons, as well as a set … Continue reading

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Ancient Beers Recreated — Reviving Lost Beer Styles

Ancient Beers Recreated — Reviving Lost Beer Styles Moderns brewers love to experiment with beer. They love it sow much they even try to revive beer styles and techniques that have long been lost to time. Today on Beer By … Continue reading

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