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King Richard III Suffered Nine Blows to the Skull | IFLScience

King Richard III Suffered Nine Blows to the Skull | IFLScience | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
Richard III was the last king of England to die in battle, and his remains (most likely, anyway) were famously discovered under a parking lot on a former church site in Leicester in 2012. Now, new bone scans detailing the blow-by-blow account of his death at the Battle of Bosworth on August 22, 1485, reveal that it was painful, but he went down fighting: Richard III sustained at least 11 wounds, and nine of those were to his skull.
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Archaeologists Have Made An Incredible Discovery At Stonehenge

Archaeologists Have Made An Incredible Discovery At Stonehenge | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
Using powerful ground-penetrating radar, investigators working around Stonehenge have detected a trove of previously unknown burial mounds, chapels, shrines, pits — and most remarkable of all — a massive megalithic monument made up of more than 50 giant stones buried along a 1,082-foot-long c-shaped enclosure.
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Archaeologists Confirm That Stonehenge Was Once A Complete Circle

Archaeologists Confirm That Stonehenge Was Once A Complete Circle | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
Though archaeologists have long suspected that the huge neolithic stones of Stonehenge once formed a complete circle, evidence in support of the claim has remained elusive. Now, owing to a spat of dry weather, the mystery appears to have been solved.
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Archaeologists discover 15 structures buried around Stonehenge

Archaeologists discover 15 structures buried around Stonehenge | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
Stonehenge has always held plenty of mystery for researchers. For starters, what was the roughly 5,000-year-old site built for? And how were the 4-8 tonne bluestones that created it transported almost...
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USA: Viking Ship Discovered Near Mississipi River

Memphis| A group of volunteers cleaning up the shores of the Mississipi river near the biggest city in Tennessee, have stumbled upon the remains of an ancient boat encrusted in mud. A team of archeologists from the University of Memphis that was rapidly called to the site, confirmed that the ship is most certainly a Viking knarr,…
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Education Is Not Like Eating at the Olive Garden | Just Visiting @insidehighered

Education Is Not Like Eating at the Olive Garden | Just Visiting @insidehighered | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
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The Hardest Part of Teaching

The Hardest Part of Teaching | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
They never tell you in teacher school, and it's rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or inadequate....
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Laptops in the Classroom - Geeky Mom

Laptops in the Classroom - Geeky Mom | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
A Sea of Laptops During a Lecture (Photo credit: TylerIngram) Many of you probably saw the New...
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There was nothing revolutionary about 1215 – Telegraph Blogs

There was nothing revolutionary about 1215 – Telegraph Blogs | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
"I’ll tell of the Magna Charter / As were signed at the barons’ command / At Runningmead Island in t’ middle of t’ Thames / By King John as were known as 'Lack Land’ ” So begins a comic monologue written by Marriott Edgar (a half-brother of Edgar Wallace) and often sung or recited by Stanley [...]
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Is this the ultimate excuse for destroying a World Heritage site?

Is this the ultimate excuse for destroying a World Heritage site? | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
The traveller known as 'Danny' came up with the excuse when he flattened 50 yards of the World Heritage site
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The Fate of Greenland's Vikings - Archaeology Magazine Archive

The Fate of Greenland's Vikings - Archaeology Magazine Archive | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
The disappearance of the Greenlanders has intrigued students of history for centuries.
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Archaeologists find vast medieval palace buried under prehistoric fortress at Old Sarum

Archaeologists find vast medieval palace buried under prehistoric fortress at Old Sarum | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in southern England have discovered what may be one of the largest medieval royal palaces ever found – buried under the ground inside a vast prehistoric fortress.
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Viking treasure haul unearthed

Viking treasure haul unearthed | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
A haul of Viking treasure is unearthed from a field in south west Scotland by an amateur using a metal detector.
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Historical Fiction Research: A Researcher's Rant (or: Why won't all those dates hold still?!?)

Historical Fiction Research: A Researcher's Rant (or: Why won't all those dates hold still?!?) | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
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Identity of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper finally revealed

Identity of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper finally revealed | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
Vital DNA evidence has finally uncovered the identity of notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper.
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8 Issues In Author Ethics

8 Issues In Author Ethics | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
Author Jane Steen calls for the self-publishing community to consider ethical issues as seriously as it discusses questions of quality in what it presents to the readership.
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The Richard III Diet: Wild Birds, Frequent Feasts and Plenty of Wine

The Richard III Diet: Wild Birds, Frequent Feasts and Plenty of Wine | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
New evidence from an analysis of Richard III’s bones suggest that he lived like a king — a wealthy one.
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Remember the Reader - The Blood-Red Pencil

Remember the Reader - The Blood-Red Pencil | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
Today we have a guest post from Roy Faubion, a Texas writer who does a newspaper column...
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WHY HISTORY IS A PAIN IN THE BUTT by Colin Falconer

WHY HISTORY IS A PAIN IN THE BUTT by Colin Falconer | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
The facts are a constant thorn in the side of every aut…
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Richard III's distant relative to make the Yorkist King's new coffin - Telegraph

Richard III's distant relative to make the Yorkist King's new coffin - Telegraph | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
A 17th generation nephew of Richard III, whose DNA helped prove the skeleton discovered two years ago was that of the long-dead monarch, is to make the coffin which the king will be reburied in next year
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The Fate of Greenland's Vikings - Archaeology Magazine Archive

The Fate of Greenland's Vikings - Archaeology Magazine Archive | The Historian's Point of View | Scoop.it
The disappearance of the Greenlanders has intrigued students of history for centuries.
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