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Archaeological News from Archaeology Magazine

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The latest archaeological headlines, updated every weekday...
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Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers | Muhammad Ali | Smithsonian's National Museum of American History |

Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers | Muhammad Ali | Smithsonian's National Museum of American History | | Mr. Berghoff 's History | Scoop.it
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Ancient Rome

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Over its tumultuous 1,200-year history, Ancient Rome grew from a small town into one of the most successful imperial powers in history.
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‘Liberty Dollar’ Creator Awaits His Fate Behind Bars

‘Liberty Dollar’ Creator Awaits His Fate Behind Bars | Mr. Berghoff 's History | Scoop.it
Bernard von NotHaus, a professed monetary architect, will soon be sentenced for minting and distributing a form of private money called the Liberty Dollar.

 

This fascinating story brings up some important economic and political issues within society.  A common currency was created to facilitate trade and that is the basis of the coinage system that we hae today.  Underneath that is a question that is gnawing at me: who has a legal right to create a form of currency?  Should a private citizen be allowed to create a new form of money and use that money with other citizens (assuming that they are not trying to pass it off as legal U.S. tender or to counterfeit it)?  As this article states, the Constitution gives Congress the right “to coin money” and to “regulate the Value thereof” — but it doesn't explicitly grant an exclusive right to do creating currency.  This sounds to me like the government is flexing it's muscles to shut down the operation because it shatters the illusion that the government wants to perpetuate that they are the sole provider of currency for economic exchange.


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1878 first-ever captured Edison audio recording unveiled

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The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first-ever capturing of a musical performance, thanks to digital advances that allowed the sound to be transferred from flimsy...
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World's Oldest Known Auschwitz Survivor Has Died

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Antoni Dobrowolski, a former Polish teacher arrested by the Gestapo in 1942 for teaching underground lessons to students, died on Sunday at the age of 108, according to a Polish official speaking with the Associated Press.

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7 Things You May Not Know About Caligula — HISTORY Lists

7 Things You May Not Know About Caligula — HISTORY Lists | Mr. Berghoff 's History | Scoop.it
Find out whether the much-maligned emperor was as crazy as they say.
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Oldest Writing Nearly Deciphered : Discovery News

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So far, a 5,000-year-old writing has defied any effort to decode its symbols, but tech could soon help reveal their meaning.
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Ghosts of War

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The remarkable pictures show scenes from France today with atmospheric photographs taken in the same place during the war superimposed on top.

 

In this fastinating set of images, Dutch artist and historian Jo Teeuwisse merges her passions literally by superimposing World War II photographs on to modern pictures of the where the photos were originally taken.  This serves as a reminder that places are rich with history; to understand the geography of a place, one must also know it's history (and vice versa).   

 

Tags: Europe, war, images, historial, place. 


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Cam E's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:26 AM

I'm not even sure what to say about this set of pictures exactly, except that they're a very cool way to see history. I'm interesting in Social Studies and history because I'm captivated by seeing the world framed in a story, and these images do just that. To see the same places where the war was fought and what has changed is great, but these photos also give the impression of some stories of war. The idea of them being "ghosts" gives the impression of something left behind which marks the land even to this day.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, September 10, 2014 2:56 PM

Very interesting, I've seen similar things done with Russian cities and parts of the Ukaranian country side.

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, December 18, 2014 2:47 PM

This Dutch historian does a great job at interweaving places that were ridden by the second world war to its modern reconstruct. As a child, I use to question a lot what a place looked like prior to it being destroyed. In the context of Europe a continent, ridden by war, the historian not only does a great job at depicting past and present, her photographs also show how the country's government went to great lengths to preserve some of its land's historic sites.

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Rome's Lost Aqueduct - Archaeology Magazine

Rome's Lost Aqueduct - Archaeology Magazine | Mr. Berghoff 's History | Scoop.it
Searching for the source of one of the city’s greatest engineering achievements...
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VIA Motors to Present Holographic Conversation With Thomas Edison at the - The-Press-News

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Easter Island Statues Could Have 'Walked' : Discovery News

Easter Island Statues Could Have 'Walked' : Discovery News | Mr. Berghoff 's History | Scoop.it
The massive statues can be moved side to side like refrigerators by a small number of people, researchers found.
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Daylight Saving Time 2012: Why and When Does It Begin?

Daylight Saving Time 2012: Why and When Does It Begin? | Mr. Berghoff 's History | Scoop.it
Why do we spring forward Sunday? Should daylight savings be abolished? Get the facts—and a few controversial takes on changing time.
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Rare Historical Photos Pt. 3 [21 Pics]

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 3 [21 Pics] | Mr. Berghoff 's History | Scoop.it

Check out these extraordinary pictures.


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Who Actually Votes in America?

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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, January 28, 2013 2:12 PM

This infographic shows statistics of who shows up to vote in the U.S. What do you think would be the most effective way to increase voter turnout? And why should we care who votes in America?

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Old West

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Explore 10 true stories of the Wild West, some of them stranger than fiction.
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Covered wagons and the American frontier - O Say Can You See? via @amhistorymuseum

Covered wagons and the American frontier - O Say Can You See? via @amhistorymuseum | Mr. Berghoff 's History | Scoop.it
The Conestoga wagon was the 18-wheeler of its day, the undisputed king of the road in a procession of freight wagons that formed an umbilicus from Philadelphia and Baltimore to ports on the Ohio River.

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This Day in History

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Discover what happened today in history. Read about major past events that happened today including special entries on crime, entertainment, and more.
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History of Mummification: Gotta-See Video : Discovery News

History of Mummification: Gotta-See Video : Discovery News | Mr. Berghoff 's History | Scoop.it
How did the ancient Egyptians get a human body to last for thousands of years? We still don't know.
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Julius Caesar’s Stabbing Site Identified

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Researchers think they’ve unearthed the very spot where conspiring senators assassinated Julius Caesar 2,056 years ago.
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