WEIRD HISTORY

The Father of Robotics – Al Jazari 

Father of robotics? Al Jazari was an Arab Muslim scholar, inventor, and mechanical engineer during the Islamic Golden Age (Middle Ages) – Iowa State University University Library 2007 Oct 10 News Newsletter – Do you know who is considered to be the “father …

Hundreds of Native American Treaties Digitized for the First Time

The National Archives has scanned more than 300 agreements between the United States and Indigenous tribes. Ratified Indian Treaty 37: Eel River, Wyandot, Piankashaw, Kaskaskia, and Kickapoo—Vincennes, Indiana Territory, August 7, 1803 (Courtesy of the National Archives) – By Nora McGreevy SmithsonianMag.Com 2020 …

 

The True Story of the ‘Free State of Jones’

A new Hollywood movie looks at the tale of the Mississippi farmer who led a revolt against the Confederacy. Deep in the swamps of Jones County. – By Richard Grant; Photographs by William Widmer Smithsonian Magazine | Subscribe 2016 March – https://youtu.be/3EMkxEKKSQI – …

Kivik Kungagraven: A Tomb Fit for a King

The King’s Grave in Sweden ( CC by SA 3.0 ) – By Caleb Strom – In 1748, two farmers stumbled upon an ancient stone tomb near the village of Kivik in southern Sweden while digging in a quarry. The tomb, now known …