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


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 influenced 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?

Sir Nicholas Winton Who helped save 669 children from Nazi Germany

Happy Birthday Sir Nicholas Winton! He helped children escape Nazi Germany

Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE (born Wertheim; 19 May 1909 – 1 July 2015) was a British humanitarian who established an organization to rescue children at risk from Nazi Germany. His German-Jewish ha...

Maypole Dancing

May 1 – Arrival of the Sun

May 1 is a day to celebrate the arrival of the Sun in many countries in the north for 2000 years, with dancing around a maypole and Morris Dancing in the UK

Bolshevik By Boris Kustodiev Tretyakov Gallery Public Domain Wikepedia Commons

April 17, 2017: Lenin Issues April Theses – Russian Revolution

The April Theses were a series of ten directives issued by the Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin upon his return to Petrograd from his exile issued on April 17, 1917.

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