Tag Archives: Ancestry
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FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO MARRIED THEIR COUSINS

10 Nov

“A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at some rather famous people who married their cousins including Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria.”

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WORLD HISTORY MATTERS

23 Oct

WORLD HISTORY MATTERS

 

World History Matters History websites developed by the Center for History and New Media”

 

“This portal to world history on the web offers direct access to two projects—World History Sources and Women in World History—that provide resources to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from primary sources and further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially issues of cultural contact and globalization. Use the search engine from the portal to search both sites at the same time or visit and each site separately.”

 

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Scientists trace 19 living relatives of Ötzi the Iceman whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen in the Alps

12 Oct

Scientists trace 19 living relatives of Ötzi the Iceman whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen in the Alps

 

Scientists in Austria have found 19 living  descendants of a prehistoric iceman whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen  in the Alps.

Researchers from the Institute of Legal  Medicine at Innsbruck Medical University took DNA samples from blood donors in  Tyrol in the west of the country.

They managed to match a particular genetic  mutation with that of Ötzi, whose body was discovered back in 1991.Descendants: Scientists have found 19 living relatives of Ötzi the Iceman who was found frozen in the Alps

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2453857/Scientists-trace-19-living-relatives-tzi-Iceman-5-300-year-old-body-frozen-Alps.html#ixzz2hXrcxx00 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: The Library

19 Sep

THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: The Library

 

“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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Digitizing the Hanging Court

30 Aug

Digitizing the Hanging Court

“Cutpurses! Blackguards! Fallen women! The Proceedings of the Old Bailey is an epic chronicle of crime and vice in early London. Now anyone with a computer can search all 52 million words…The Old Bailey (in 1809) was the venue for more than 100,000 criminal trials between 1674 and 1834, including all death penalty cases.”

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A Brief History of Humankind Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

25 Aug

Free course! Click on link to sign up!
https://www.coursera.org/course/humankind

“This course will explain how we humans have conquered planet Earth, and how we have changed our environment, our societies, and our own bodies and minds. The aim of the course is to give students a brief but complete overview of history, and to answer some basic historical questions such as:

What is religion?

What is an empire?

What is money?

What is science?

What is capitalism?

Why did almost all societies believe that women are inferior to men?

Does history have a direction?

Did people become happier as history progressed?

And what is the likely future of humankind?

Story of Human Evolution

21 Oct

“Broadcast (2005) It has long been considered the most compelling question in our history: Where do human beings come from? Although life has existed for millions of years, only in the past century and a half have we begun to use science to explore the ancestral roots of our own species. The search for the ultimate answer has taken a number of twists and turns, with careers made and broken along the way. Ape to Man is the story of the quest to find the origins of the human race a quest that spanned more than 150 years of obsessive searching The search for the origins of humanity is a story of bones and the tales they tell.

It was in 1856 that the first bones of an extinct human ancestor were encountered, unearthed by a crew of unskilled laborers digging for limestone in Western Europe. The find, which would be known as Neanderthal Man, was seeing the light of day for the first time in more than 40,000 years. At the time, the concept of a previous human species was virtually unthinkable. Yet just a few years later, Charles Darwin’s work The Origin of Species first broached the subject of evolution, and by the end of the nineteenth century, it had become the hottest topic of the age.”

 

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