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  • Dinos for Geeks (4/6/2018) - There’s been a lot of cool news for dinosaur lovers lately. The most bizarre story is about an extinct lizard called Saniwa ensidens that had four eyes. Here’s Why an Ancient Lizard Had 4 Eyes (Laura Geggel, Live Science) There are also some massive 170 million year old dinosaur footprints from the Jurassic period that … Continue reading Dinos for Geeks
  • Leonardo Lately (10/22/2017) - Have you noticed that for a gentleman who hasn’t been around for five centuries, Leonardo da Vinci sure has been getting a lot of press lately? That’s not to say that it’s not well deserved. Here’s a 3 Minute Primer that gives just a glimpse of why he was such an amazing guy. The Smile … Continue reading Leonardo Lately
  • Maya Megalopolis (2/8/2018) - You may remember learning about the Maya in school, and you may have heard of Chichén Itzá (UNESCO) because it is often included on recent lists of “World Wonders” (as well as being a convenient day drive from Cancún). Here’s a 360° Video that will give you a sense of what it’s like to see … Continue reading Maya Megalopolis
  • Méliès Doodled! (5/4/2018) - You’re almost certainly familiar with Google’s Doodles. They’re an excellent, entertaining way to spend some time learning something new, in passing, every day. They also almost always point to some little known, but interesting backstory. Today’s Doodle is a particularly beautiful example of that. It celebrates Georges Méliès, and it is special for many reasons. … Continue reading Méliès Doodled!
  • Old Maps, New Ways (3/27/2017) - Here is an interesting story about a “3D virtual tour” of the Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. Boston Public Library map center adds virtual tour (Steve Annear, Boston Globe) Since the Leventhal Map Center isn’t widely known to the general public, here are a couple of videos about it. The “3D tour” … Continue reading Old Maps, New Ways
  • Pyramids & Techies (9/28/2017) - If your a typical person, you probably don’t think about pyramids very much. If they enter your consciousness at all, it’s probably because click bait crosses your screen having to do with how aliens built them or other such nonsense. However, there is a small band of techies who think about pyramids all of the … Continue reading Pyramids & Techies
  • Sexagesimal (8/28/2017) - If you don’t happen to know the definition of Sexagesimal (Wolfram, Wikipedia), you might think it could be some strange kind of activity that goes on at festivals like Burning Man (Wired, Wikipedia). If you happen to be a computer geek, you might have guessed it has something to do with numbers (as in binary, … Continue reading Sexagesimal

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General

Portal

History.com
Best of History
History Portal (Wikipedia)

Reference

Historical Information Resources (RefDesk)

Dictionary

history : 1. a chronological record of significant events (as affecting a nation or institution) often including an explanation of their causes 2. a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

History is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. It is a field of research which uses a narrative to examine and analyse the sequence of events, and it sometimes attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect that determine events. Historians debate the nature of history and its usefulness. This includes discussing the study of the discipline as an end in itself and as a way of providing “perspective” on the problems of the present. The stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources (such as the legends surrounding King Arthur) are usually classified as cultural heritage rather than the “disinterested investigation” needed by the discipline of history. — Wikipedia

Encyclopedia Smithsonian, History and Culture
David Darling’s Encyclopedia of History
Britannica

Preservation

History

Guidelines to historiographical analysis (Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Book

ISBNdb

Expression

Fun






Game

History Games (History.com)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

returntotop

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