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History Channel Mankind The Story of All of Us Episode 1/12 Inventors

21 Sep

“Mankind embraces a groundbreaking way of telling this epic human story. Drawing on a growing global interest in a revelatory field of history, now adopted by universities across the globe. ‘Big history’ focuses on the forces of nature to show how mankind’s path is guided by events that stretch back, not hundreds, but thousands, even millions of years. How the power of science, from geology and astronomy, to physics and biology, combined to shape our shared human journey. Revealing astounding global connections, and an astonishing interconnected story. This is history without limits. Free from boundaries and politics. Our story, like it’s never been told before. Written by History Channel “


The Haunted History of Halloween

19 Sep

“What is our society celebrating when we carve pumpkins into Jack-o-Lanterns & encourage our youth to go out in costumes and ask for candy from strangers? This documentary shows the ghoulish past & transformation of one of the oldest holidays we celebrate. Hosted by Harry Smith, this is an engaging look at the 3,000 year history of one of our most popular celebrations. This short and informative documentary will put you in the mood for Halloween.”




19 Sep



“Welcome to The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, which serves JTS students as well as scholars and researchers around the world. Home to more than 425,000 volumes, The Library has the largest and most extensive collection of Hebraic and Judaic material in the Western Hemisphere.”


JUDAEA, First Jewish War. 66-70 CE. AR Shekel ...

JUDAEA, First Jewish War. 66-70 CE. AR Shekel (22mm, 13.19 g, 12h). Dated year 3 (68/9 CE). “Shekel of Israel,” Omer cup with pearled rim; date above / “Jerusalem the Holy,” sprig of three pomegranates. Meshorer 202; Hendin 662. EF, attractive dark gray toning. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)







10 Great Sites for Bored History Nerds – Flavorwire

30 Aug

If you’re crazy about history like I am, take a look at the site

The big history project now available!

20 Aug

THE BIG HISTORY PROJECTGreat reference for educators world wide, free of charge! Check out @BigHistoryPro’s Tweet:

The big history project now available!

20 Aug

Great reference for educators world wide, free of charge! Check out @BigHistoryPro’s Tweet:

Polygamy ~ History of Polygamy ~  Blaine Robison, M.A.

10 Aug
” Polygamy and Polygyny have existed since recorded history and practiced throughout the Ancient Near East, the Far East, the Mediterranean empires, Europe and Britain…Besides legitimate marriage, Temple prostitution in the spoils of war were the two most common sources of women for polygamous men. Records of explorers and missionaries in the Christian era confirmed the widespread practice of  polygamy among native tribes in Africa and America.”

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