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.

This image of the Berlin Wall was taken in 1986 by Thierry Noir at Bethaniendamm in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was a literal symbol of the iron curtain and the cold war, which divided east and west Germany. It was built in 1961 and fell in 1989.

Burn the Witch by 360onhsitory.com

Video Episode 17 | Burn The Witch – A Brief History of Paranoia

Short video info-graphic on the European and American witch trials of the 15th and 16th centuries, including those in Salem, Massachusetts.

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.

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