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Scrap metal find turns out to be $33 million Faberge golden egg

Scrap metal find turns out to be $33 million Faberge golden egg | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
A $14,000 jumble sale find turned into millions of dollars for a man who'd been thwarted in his attempts to turn a quick profit by selling the tiny ornament to scrap metal dealers.
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Wow -  Imagine finding such a work.  This particular Faberge Egg is small.  These eggs were made for the Russian czar and his family and many were thought lost during the Russian Revolution and ensuing chaos.

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Erfurt Treasure | Jüdisches Leben

Erfurt Treasure | Jüdisches Leben | World History - SHS | Scoop.it

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This treasure was found during construction work. The fact that not only these goods were found but the Old Synagogue in Erfurt, Germany was also intact was remarkable.  The synagogue hadn't been used for religious purposes in centuries but the building was not destroyed (its original purpose had long been forgotten or ignored) and is now a museum.
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A viking warrior discovered in Sweden was a woman, scientists have confirmed

A viking warrior discovered in Sweden was a woman, scientists have confirmed | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Swedish scientists have revealed that the body of a Viking warrior long presumed to be male is, in fact, female. A team of researchers from Stockholm University conducted a DNA analysis of the skeleton and confirmed that it belonged to a woman. The 10th-century skeleton, the researchers concluded, is the first confirmed female high-ranking Viking warrior.
Joy Kinley's insight:
The long held belief was that the grave had to be a man because they were buried with a sword.  Vikings did not have a problem with female fighters and this is going to open up new fields of study.
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Xavier James's curator insight, September 16, 9:53 AM

Discovered in 1880, the remains have recently undergone DNA testing, which proves that they are those of a women. Buried in honor with weapons and her horses, (as well as some gaming objects) - the confirmation of the sex gives new insight into the Viking culture.

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Mobile women were key to cultural exchange in Stone Age and Bronze Age Europe - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

Mobile women were key to cultural exchange in Stone Age and Bronze Age Europe - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
At the end of the Stone Age and in the early Bronze Age, families were established in a surprising manner in the Lechtal, south of Augsburg, Germany.
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How we lost the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

How we lost the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Blame rampaging Goths, fame-hungry arsonists and a conquering army that melted down a bronze statue and sold it off
Joy Kinley's insight:
Most of these great wonders were lost due to humans destruction and greed not natural disasters.
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Odisea's curator insight, November 15, 9:39 AM
Desde la estatua de Zeus en Olimpia hasta los Jardines Colgantes de Babilonia. Entra y descubre las 7 grandes maravillas del Mundo Antiguo. 
Vía www.salon.com 
Odisea's comment, November 24, 3:04 AM
You are right Joy Kinley, "homo hominis lupus".
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Wreckage of WWII-Era Warship U.S.S. Indianapolis Found After 72 Years

Wreckage of WWII-Era Warship U.S.S. Indianapolis Found After 72 Years | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
A search led by billionaire Paul Allen locates the cruiser at the bottom of the Philippine Sea.
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Sweden Reinstates Conscription, With an Eye on Russia

Sweden Reinstates Conscription, With an Eye on Russia | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
There was a time after the Cold War when the Swedes felt they could drop their defenses. No more.
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Sweden is reinstating the draft due to the escalation of Cold War tensions in the last few years.   
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Medieval Armour

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Medieval Armour and Shields
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Great description of different parts of armor from the Middle Ages, also plenty of pictures.
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Cats Sailed With Vikings to Conquer the World, Genetic Study Reveals

Cats Sailed With Vikings to Conquer the World, Genetic Study Reveals | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
"I didn’t even know there were Viking cats."
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Imagining cats with swords? Nope, that's not it but cats with thicker fur did live in Viking controlled areas and did travel with them on ships.
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Missouri Mules Sent To Front Lines in WWI

Missouri Mules Sent To Front Lines in WWI | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
As the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War I approaches, the Missouri Historical Society is reminding history buffs that Missouri sent more than soldiers “over there.’’
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WWI is considered the first modern war but animals were valuable for transportation.  Mules are very valuable for transporting large loads and being easier to care for than horses.
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How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory' | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Arthur Allen's new book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis.
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Dr. Weigl gave a weak inferior vaccine to the Nazi's and successfully vaccinated thousands of Poles.
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World War I History - World War I - HISTORY.com

World War I History - World War I - HISTORY.com | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of World War I History, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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WWI was at first called the War to End all Wars - it is considered to be the first modern war.  
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D.C. Votes Overwhelmingly To Become 51st State

D.C. Votes Overwhelmingly To Become 51st State | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
District of Columbia voters passed the referendum Tuesday with nearly 80 percent in favor. Congress, which will ultimately decide the fate of the federal district, is not expected to approve it.
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Will Congress approve Washington, DC to become the next state?

We think that the number of states is a permanent unchanging number but throughout the history of the United States territories have voted whether or not they would become a state.  There are benefits to being a state, such as representation in Congress.  

This vote passed in the local elections by a huge margin so maybe this will be factored into the decision making process of the creation of a new state.
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Iceland’s No. 1 Dating Rule: Make Sure You’re Not Cousins

Iceland’s No. 1 Dating Rule: Make Sure You’re Not Cousins | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Connections are common in a country of 330,000 citizens, leading singles to check family backgrounds
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In Iceland surnames, or last names, are based on the fathers last name with either son (for boys) or dottir (for girls).  Family last names change with every generation which would make it easy to forget who all you are related to.  
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Plague has killed 19 people in Madagascar in what may be the worst season yet

Plague has killed 19 people in Madagascar in what may be the worst season yet | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
This plague season could be the deadliest yet for Madagasar.
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 'Pompeii:' 10 Strange Facts About the Roman Empire

 'Pompeii:' 10 Strange Facts About the Roman Empire | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
As the historical action movie 'Pompeii,' opens we list 10 surprising things about ancient Romans you probably didn't know.
Joy Kinley's insight:
Ok - I hate "historical" movies because history is frequently thrown out the window for Hollywood story. But what I do like is that so many different places start giving more details about what was life like during the time period. I love the fact that Romans had central heating.
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'Island Of Fire Ants' Discovered In Houston Flooding

'Island Of Fire Ants' Discovered In Houston Flooding | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
One danger evacuees and first responders are dealing with along with the flooding in Houston is fire ants.
Joy Kinley's insight:
For those of you that have never encountered fire ants before please avoid them - There bite feels like you have been burned and it hurts for very long time.  This would be a nightmare to deal with -
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In 1974, Hirō Onoda Became The Last Japanese World War Two Soldier To Surrender

In 1974, Hirō Onoda Became The Last Japanese World War Two Soldier To Surrender | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
World War II ended in Europe on May 8, 1945. As for Southeast Asia and Oceania, peace only came several months later on September 2, when Japan finally sur
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It is amazing that he was able to adjust back to life in Japan after so many years.
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Stone weapons hurled 77,000 years ago are unearthed in South Africa

Stone weapons hurled 77,000 years ago are unearthed in South Africa | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Liège in Belgium said the teardrop-shaped stone tools found in South Africa were used as projectile weapons in the Middle Stone Age 77,000 years ago.
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This find changes what we thought about settlements in the New World.
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Back to the Dark Ages | History Today

Back to the Dark Ages | History Today | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Monogram at the start of the Gospel of Matthew, from the Lindisfarne Gospels (c. 700 AD) To academic historians the Dark Ages are a thing of the past. And yet English Heritage, in their timeline of the Story of England from the prehistoric to the modern period, shows that, after the Romans left Britain, the nation fell into the ‘Dark Ages’ before resurfacing for two distinct Middle Ages, neatly chopping medieval England into pieces. The term ‘Dark Ages’ found a foothold in the 17th and 18th centuries, with historians like Edward Gibbon writing about the ‘darkness’ of the period, and reached its peak in the mid-19th century as, with a fervent belief in the dawn of a modern age, a growing Empire needed to build a dark past from which to emerge. The Dark Ages cling to Victorian ideals. 
Joy Kinley's insight:
The Dark Ages refer to the fact people thought that no learning happened during this time, however this is not true.
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Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish?

Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish? | World History - SHS | Scoop.it

Newly discovered evidence is upending our understanding of how early settlers made a life on the island -- and why they suddenly disappeared
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The common view was that the Vikings transplanted their lives to Greenland and didn't adapt to changing environmental factors.  Current research shows us a much different picture.  The Vikings did adapt to the land and resources but a combination of factors - extreme weather, Black Death, change in valued products all happening at about the same time caused the collapse of the Vikings in Greenland.
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Farming Behind Barbed Wire: Japanese-Americans Remember WWII Incarceration

Farming Behind Barbed Wire: Japanese-Americans Remember WWII Incarceration | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Many of the incarcerated were farmers, coerced to work the land in the camps. The food they grew was meant for the incarcerated but camp administrators sold it on the open market. Resistance ensued.
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The Internment camps during WWII were a sad part of American History - American citizens of Japanese decent were sent to these camps.  The only reason they were sent was their ethnic background.  
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Can Putin, Abe end World War II and change Pacific power dynamic?

Can Putin, Abe end World War II and change Pacific power dynamic? | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
They're the islands where World War II never ended and now they're the focal point of a rare meeting between the leaders of Japan and Russia.
Joy Kinley's insight:
The Kuril Islands have been a center of tension since WWII.  After a war, the victors frequently take goods from the losing side.  These could be land, money, favorable trading, and or military bases. 
Russia has a strong presence in the Pacific and using these islands as a base only strengthens this presence.  The current Russian regime does not have a policy of giving land back so the islands will probably stay a part of Russia.
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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli meets his match in a group of Australian schoolboys

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli meets his match in a group of Australian schoolboys | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Inspired by outrage over Turing Pharmaceuticals' decision to hike the price of a lifesaving drug, eight Sydney schoolboys recreated it for just $20 a pill.
Joy Kinley's insight:
Research and development of new drugs is often very expensive.  However, the cost of making them is relatively inexpensive after drug companies recoup their money from development.  The current practice some companies have of dramatically increasing the price of an established drug is dangerous.  The fact that high school students in a lab can recreate a drug for a much lower price than what the drug had been sold for is telling about the situation.
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The plague of fake news is getting worse -- here's how to protect yourself

The plague of fake news is getting worse -- here's how to protect yourself | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
It's time for a new rule on the web: Double, no, triple check before you share. Especially if it seems too good to be true.
Joy Kinley's insight:
Fake news and the rumors that they spread have been growing in recent years.  The problem is the more that we see a story the more likely we are to believe it and social media is full of these fake sites.

Please get in the habit of checking with different reputable site or anti-hoax sites before you forward news on.  
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