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  • History Roundup 784: Euro-Asian Stories February 28, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 784: Euro-Asian Stories

    Today’s links follow 1) Mass Suicide: Israel 2) The Lost Land of Zerzura: Arabia 3) Euroasian Cannabis Trade: the Steppes 4) Early Settlement: Tibet 5) Creepy Statue: Greece 6) Steppe Warriors: Europe and from the archives 7) Full Up at Ferrara Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Helping politicians […]

    History Roundup 783: Curious Clothes February 27, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 783: Curious Clothes

    Today’s links follow 1) Georgian Bums: the wardrobe 2) Elizabeth Shoes and the Railway: England 3) A History of Pink: everywhere 4) Georgian PJs: England 5) 20s Fashions: Catwalk and from the archives 6) Female Poison Circles Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: future of the English-speaking world, Oldest […]

    History Roundup 781: Curious 19C Habits February 24, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 781: Curious 19C Habits

    Today’s links follow 1) Dining in the Pyramids: Egypt 2) Spanking Machines: Imagination 3) Self Electrocution: UK 4) Marrying Many: Pacific 5) Women Living Together: Wales 6) Victorian Breast Feeding Photographs: Studio (?!) and from the archives 6) Meteorite Weapons Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Irish Airman Forsees […]

    History Roundup 780: Grave Accounts February 23, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 780: Grave Accounts

    Today’s links follow 1) Boat Graves: China 2) Mass Grave: US 3) Magnus’ Face: Orkney 4) Mysterious Animal Burials: England 5) Full Boat Burial: Scotland and from the archives 6) Somers Affair Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Col Tempo Sai

    History Roundup 779: Supernatural Encounters February 22, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 779: Supernatural Encounters

    Today’s links follow 1) Ghosts and Country Music: US 2) Wollaton Gnomes: Britain 3) Fairy Tale Creatures: All Over 4) Churchill and Aliens: Outer Space 5) Devil: Cairo and from the archives 6) Last Zombie Burial? Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Is human evolution over?

    History Roundup 778: Animal Tales February 21, 2017

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    History Roundup 778: Animal Tales

    Today’s links follow 1) Electrocuting Animals: the lab 2) The Most Amazing Dog: Germany 3) Elephant Trunks and Trumpets: Medieval Europe 4) Rich Dogs: India 5) Hunting for the ‘Fox‘: Scotland and from the archives 6) Knights and Lightning Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Mending marriages with hallucinogens, Inspector […]

    History Roundup 777: Curse Stories February 20, 2017

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    History Roundup 777: Curse Stories

    Today’s links follow 1) My Fatal Valentine: US 2) Black Pearl Earthquake: Pacific 3) Lincoln’s Pockets: US 4) Tute’s Curse: Egypt 5) Curse of the Monkey God: the Jungle 6) Cursed Poll: US and from the archives 7) Lost Saucy Roman History Book Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: […]

    History Roundup 776: Stories from the Americas February 17, 2017

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    History Roundup 776: Stories from the Americas

    Today’s links follow 1) South American Stonehenge: the Amazon 2) LIW Books and Biography: US 3) What Did Lincoln Sound Like: US 4) 24,000 BC Arrival: the Americas 5) Black Cowboys: the South and West and from the archives 6) Apocalypse Demographics Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Better […]

    History Roundup 775: Unusual Artifacts February 16, 2017

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    History Roundup 775: Unusual Artifacts

    Today’s links follow 1) Skeleton in a Hole: Britain 2) Written Egg: Arabic World 3) Children’s Footprints: Egypt 4) Plague Skeleton: London 5) Prehistoric Beer: China and from the archives 6) So you want to become a witch…. Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Oldest Beer in the World

    History Roundup 774: 1700 – c. 1900 February 15, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 774: 1700 - c. 1900

    Today’s links follow 1) Charades with the Duke of Wellington (wow): England 2) At the Coroners with Dickens: London 3) Victorian Death Moulds of Criminals: Britain 4) Camden Murder: London 5) A Great Miser: Britain and from the archives 6) Papal Sorceror Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Total […]

    History Roundup 773: the Supernatural February 14, 2017

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    History Roundup 773: the Supernatural

    Today’s links follow 1) Spooky Castle: Lothian 2) Creepy Grave: Germany 3) Psychogeography: New Book 4) Lost Viking Ship: California (ok no ghost but…) 5) Lemming Trolls: Orkney and from the archives 6) Killer Sheep Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Doll Dead Speaking, Falklands Legacy

    History Roundup 772: Archaeological Stories February 13, 2017

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    History Roundup 772: Archaeological Stories

    Today’s links follow 1) Gender Differences and Origins: Prehistory 2) Hunter Gatherers Become Farmers: Baltic 3) New Dead Sea Scroll Cave: Israel 4) Armchair Archaeology: your laptop 5) Early General’s Tomb: China and from the archives 6) Mysterious Boggart Body Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Max Hastings on […]

    History Roundup 771: Miscellaneous Tales February 10, 2017

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    History Roundup 771: Miscellaneous Tales

    Today’s links follow 1) A Snowman: England (perhaps favourite post of this week, I’d love to collect historic prints of snowmen) 2) Finding Rheged: Scotland 3) Victorian Blackmail: London 4) Strange Inaugurations: US 5) Gambia’s Canonball Origins: Africa and from the archives 6) A Western in Early China? Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT […]

    History Roundup 770: Animals Real and Otherwise February 9, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 770: Animals Real and Otherwise

    Today’s links follow 1) Black Dog Phantom: Ireland 2) Cat Boat: Amsterdam 3) Presidential Animals: US 4) Taming Cats: the wild 5) Animal Games: the Review and from the archives 6) Nietzsche, Prostitutes and Piano Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: North Korea Madness (never get tired of the […]

    History Roundup 769: World War Stories February 8, 2017

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    History Roundup 769: World War Stories

    Today’s links follow 1) End of the Iron Dream: Berlin 2) US Submarine Stories: Spain 3) Blitz Murder: Britain 4) Hitler’s Phone: Auction House 5) Dangerous Italo-Americans: US and from the archives 6) Vampire Story Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Science of happiness

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