Historical

The 28 white marble stairs said to have been trod upon by Jesus during his trial before Pontius Pilate have been unveiled for the first time in three centuries. Church tradition holds that the staircase led to the prætorium of Pilate and was brought from Jerusalem to Rome by Helen, mother of Constantine, in 326 A.D.

(There's no way they were the authentic prætorium stairs, just for the [...]

Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Source: The History Blog
Mae West Sentenced

Justin & Stephanie Pollard

Having produced, directed and starred in a lascivious play, West was charged with ‘corrupting the morals of youth' on 19 April 1927. [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Source: History Today

Excavations at the site of a water pipe installation have discovered 26 ancient skeletons, some from the Iron Age with unusual burial practices that suggest a ritual purpose. The new water pipes are being installed near Wantage in Oxfordshire to protect Letcombe Brook, a rare chalk stream in the Vale of White Horse which has been under environmentally damaging pressure from the water needs of agriculture and [...]

Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source: The History Blog
Menstruation and the Holocaust

Jo-Ann Owusu

Periods are a fact of life, but little talked about. How did women in the concentration camps cope with the private being made public in the most dire and extreme circumstances? [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source: History Today
Why Japan Stopped Fighting

Christopher Harding

After a disastrous Second World War, Japan abolished its armed forces and embraced pacifism. With renewed tensions in East Asia, can it last? [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source: History Today

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