r/history • u/AutoModerator • 2d ago
Discussion/Question Weekly History Questions Thread.
Welcome to our History Questions Thread!
This thread is for all those history related questions that are too simple, short or a bit too silly to warrant their own post.
So, do you have a question about history and have always been afraid to ask? Well, today is your lucky day. Ask away!
Of course all our regular rules and guidelines still apply and to be just that bit extra clear:
Questions need to be historical in nature. Silly does not mean that your question should be a joke. r/history also has an active discord server where you can discuss history with other enthusiasts and experts
r/history • u/AutoModerator • 5d ago
Discussion/Question Bookclub and Sources Wednesday!
Welcome to our weekly book recommendation thread!
We have found that a lot of people come to this sub to ask for books about history or sources on certain topics. Others make posts about a book they themselves have read and want to share their thoughts about it with the rest of the sub.
We thought it would be a good idea to try and bundle these posts together a bit. One big weekly post where everybody can ask for books or (re)sources on any historic subject or timeperiod, or to share books they recently discovered or read. Giving opinions or asking about their factuality is encouraged!
Of course it’s not limited to *just* books; podcasts, videos, etc. are also welcome. As a reminder, r/history also has a recommended list of things to read, listen to or watch
r/history • u/cargo_run_rust • 2h ago
Article Researchers Flying Drones Have Discovered 7,000-Year-Old Cave Paintings in the Mountains of Spain | Artnet Newsnews.artnet.com
r/history • u/ArtOak • 21h ago
Article Newly discovered stone tools drag dawn of Greek archaeology back by a quarter-million yearspressofatlanticcity.com
r/history • u/ImportantReaction260 • 10h ago
Article World's oldest-known burial site found in South Africa - Led by renowned palaeoanthropologist Lee Berger, researchers said they discovered several specimens of Homo naledi buried about 30 metres (100 feet) underground in a cave system within the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO world heritage sitefrance24.com
r/history • u/Agmm-cr • 16h ago
Article Pre-Columbian sculpture found in Veracruz may depict female rulermexiconewsdaily.com
r/history • u/ByzantineBasileus • 16h ago
Video A lecture on Rome, China, and the nomads of the Steppeyoutube.com
r/history • u/spiralringnotebooks • 2d ago
Article Complex supply chains may have appeared more than 3,000 years agosciencenews.org
r/history • u/MeatballDom • 1d ago
Article Queer desire from Sappho to Serapiakosclassics.ox.ac.uk
r/history • u/Accomplished_Bar_96 • 2d ago
Article [Podcast & Article] Exploring the Disturbing Historical Account: When 20,000 American Nazis Met in Manhattan in 1939npr.org
r/history • u/marketrent • 3d ago
Article Diarrhoea-causing parasite present in ancient faeces suggests that dysentery was endemic in the Kingdom of Judah, ca. 2,500 years agocam.ac.uk
r/history • u/tnick771 • 3d ago
Article Da Vinci understood key aspect of gravity centuries before Einstein, lost sketches reveallivescience.com
r/history • u/Hero_Doses • 3d ago
Trivia Quilombos were fugitive slave settlements in Brazil. Over centuries, the quilombos sold their labor to plantations, staged insurrections and sometimes made treaties with colonial powers.culturalsurvival.org
r/history • u/Nuka-Cola97 • 3d ago
Video Why Didn’t Germany Surrender?youtu.be
Article The ruins of a uranium mining Russian prison camp: an expedition by museum researchers trying to catalogue the Soviet Gulag before it disappearsmeduza.io
r/history • u/AugustWolf22 • 4d ago
Article Oldest evidence of plague in Britain found in 4,000-year-old human remains.theguardian.com
r/history • u/BubsyFanboy • 4d ago
Article Poland recovers painting from Japan that was looted by Nazi Germany in WWIInotesfrompoland.com
r/history • u/Hero_Doses • 5d ago
Trivia The appearance of syphilis played a role in the Reformation. Visible facial boils on priest's faces marked them as hypocrites and proved that celibacy was unenforceable.theguardian.com
r/history • u/Aye_Eye_Captain • 4d ago
Article First shots of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) recovered. During the skirmish, British troops were led by a young George Washington.heritagedaily.com
r/history • u/ByzantineBasileus • 4d ago
Video Medieval Arab Archeryyoutube.com
r/history • u/ImportantReaction260 • 5d ago
News article A 15th Century manuscript offers the "rarest glimpse" into medieval live comedy performances, according to a Cambridge University academic.bbc.com
r/history • u/Magister_Xehanort • 5d ago
Article Study finds Neanderthals manufactured synthetic material with underground distillationphys.org
r/history • u/Matthew212 • 6d ago
Article Time machine: Rebuilding Notre Dame's fire-ravaged roof transports workers back to Middle Agesapnews.com
r/history • u/cargo_run_rust • 6d ago
Article on the trail of Alexander the Great in Central Asiathe-past.com
r/history • u/Free_Swimming • 7d ago
Article Memorial Day Massacre: Chicago Cops Killed 10 During 1937 Steel Strike, Then the Media Covered It Updemocracynow.org
r/history • u/Mother_Tangerine4398 • 6d ago