Thursday, October 1, 2009

For the History Buffs

A little something for the history buffs:

Mummy Autopsy -
Dr Augustus Bozzi Granville caused a sensation when he described the autopsy to the Royal Society of London in 1825. He concluded the mummified woman, Irtyersenu, died of ovarian cancer. But a University College London study, published in the Royal Society journal Biological Sciences, strongly suggests she died of tuberculosis.
Anne Frank - YouTube
A channel for Anne Frank, the Jewish teenager who died in a Second World War Nazi concentration camp, has been launched on YouTube. The site contains existing and new images, including the only known video footage of Anne - a shot a few seconds-long of her leaning out of an upstairs window during the wedding of a neighbour in July 1941.
One of the most celebrated battle sites in British history is situated on the wrong spot, archaeologists now believe. However, Richard Knox, curator of Bosworth Battlefield, said it was now likely that the proper site was on low-lying ground between the villages of Shenton, Stoke Golding and Dadlington, first proposed by the historian Peter Foss in 1990.
RARE silver pennies minted during the reign of William the Conqueror have been unearthed by a metal detector enthusiast in the North Cotswolds. Kurt Adams, archaeological finds liaison officer for Gloucestershire county council, says the coins are the first of their kind to be discovered and are in perfect condition despite being almost 1,000 years old.

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