History

Blog posts, podcasts and videos/vlogs on history, covering topics in archaeology, anthropology, paleontology, genetic history, ancientDNA, DNA, history of civilizations and nations, as well as history of science


Human computers

Fantastic Women Series – NASA’s Computers

NASA's Computers. One small step for a man, a giant push from the women behind him: How a group of women heroes helped put a man on the moon.

Apollo 11 aboard Saturn V rocket - July 16, 1969

Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11, carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, was launched on its epic journey to the moon.

Rosetta Stone at the British Museum. Image 360onhistory.com

Rosetta Stone Rediscovered – July 15-16, 1799

The Rosetta Stone was rediscovered on July 15-16, 1799 by Napoleon's soldiers in Egypt. It is a stele inscribed with a decree, issued in 196 BC in Memphis.

Voynich Manuscript from Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript is a mysterious book that has puzzled experts as to its true purpose. Its writing and illustration have not been deciphered.

Radio Antenna

Video Episode 14 | All About Radio!

It's all about radio, radio waves, radio transmission, radio astronomy. And electromagnetic radiation, Marconi, Hertz and Maxwell, pioneers of radio.

Persepolis, Capital of the Persian Empire

Video Episode 13 | Persepolis – City of Persians

Ancient capital of the Persian Empire, the ruins of Persepolis lie near Shiraz in Iran. It was burned down by Alexander the Great and is now a UNESCO site.

Douglas Adams

Don’t Panic and Always Carry a Towel

Towel Day (May 25) commemorates the life and works of writer and humorist Douglas Adams, who said Don't Panic. Always carry a towel on towel day.

Napoleon by Jacques Louis David

Napoleon

Story of Napoleon Bonaparte who declared himself emperor of France on May 18, 1804 and influence Europe for 25 years.

Beethoven 1820 By Joseph Karl Stieler

VLOG Episode 12 | Beethoven’s 250 years

Celebrating one of the most well known composers of all time: Ludwig van Beethoven. December 2020 marks 250 years of his birth, so what better time to celebrate the man and his music?

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