Archive for November, 2008
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Everyone has a mother you know…
From 1754 through 1757, Esther Edwards Burr – daughter of theologian Jonathan Edwards, wife of Aaron Burr, Sr. and mother of the infamous Aaron Burr – wrote a daily letter-journal to her friend Sarah Prince. Burr’s journal stands as an account of current events and of her daily activities and interactions with a wide circle of family, friends, acquaintances, and her husband’s students and colleagues.
Read the whole story at History of American Women.
President…Jefferson. No, not Thomas Jefferson. And no, not the President of the United States. On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected as the first (and only) President of the Confederate States of America.
Here’s something you don’t see every day: a town built in the middle of a lake. Not on an island, but actually below water level. It’s the ancient city of Seuthopolis, in Bulgaria, which was discovered in 1948. Six years later, a dam was destroyed and it was covered in water, ending up at the bottom of a huge lake. Now, the city is being unearthed via the most insane architectural project ever.
Found on Gizmodo
Found on Digg:
Fascinating piece on pretty stunning archeological discovery in Turkey — ruins of a Temple built 11,000 years ago, 1000s of years before it was thought people had settled & “civilized” and, thereafter, starting building temples & similar structures requiring large collective efforts.