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Our "Great Links" are interesting web places we've found:
31 January 2007
Portraits of Gun Owners in their Homes
30 January 2007
show opens at Prado Museum
The Prado Museum is unveiling the largest exhibition of 16th-century Italian
painter Tintoretto in 70 years. It is one of the most significant shows
of his work held outside his native Venice.Jacopo Tintoretto has only
had one other solo show — at the Ca' Pesaro gallery in Venice, in
29 January 2007
This site is dedicated to the weirdest food people actually eat. If you
have a dish you love eating, but your family and friends think it's repulsive,
this is your chance to share it with the world...
28 January 2007
Klimt virtual museum
In this museum, you will find a selection of about 100 works of the painter.
27 January 2007
Voice - If Obama stops smoking, will he lose his amazing voice?
Sen. Barack Obama has the sort of voice that political consultants dream
of: It's authoritative but comforting, rich and resonant and wise. Whether
he's talking about the Darfur genocide or Monday Night Football, the man
sounds like a leader.
26 January 2007
Top 100 most influential figures in American history.
Who are the most influential figures in American history? The
Atlantic recently asked ten eminent historians. The result was The
Atlantic’s Top 100—and some insight into the nature of influence
and the contingency of history. Was Walt Disney really more influential
than Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Benjamin Spock than Richard Nixon? Elvis
Presley than Lewis and Clark? John D. Rockefeller than Bill Gates? Babe
Ruth than Frank Lloyd Wright? Let the debates begin.
25 January 2007
things we didn't know last year
From the BBC, posted Thursday, 28 December 2006 at 12:22 UK time
24 January 2007
Amidst the pomp and circumstance surrounding the inaugural ceremony, many
Americans eagerly await a glimpse of their first lady's ball gown. It
is a tradition that goes back to the earliest celebrations of the new
23 January 2007
Street - The Diamond District.
The United States is the world's largest consumer market for diamonds.
Over 90 percent of the diamonds that come into this country go through
New York City and most of them go through the Diamond District. More than
2,600 independent businesses are located on this block, nearly all of
them related to diamonds or jewelry.
22 January 2007
Archive: UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
The University of California, San Francisco Tobacco Control Archives Multimedia
Collection contains audiotapes and videotapes related to the advertising,
manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research of tobacco products
as well as materials gathered and produced by tobacco control advocates.
21 January 2007
Capital Punishment: At a Crossroads, or Is This the Exit?
20 January 2007
Normal Room shows you interior design and home furniture from all around
19 January 2007
First Crime Family - The Borgias
A strange and bewildering family, the Borgias. Eleven cardinals of the
Holy Roman Catholic Church. Three popes. A queen of England. A saint.
A family with long tentacles, beginning in the Fourteenth Century in Spain,
and reaching through the history of Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Italy,
Spain, and France. Greed, murder, incest. And --- strangely --- piety.
18 January 2007
and Death in the White House
This presentation looks at assassination of U.S. presidents and the role
of the U.S. Secret Service in protecting presidents. Discusses assassinations
and assassination attempts, including Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy,
Andrew Jackson, and James A. Garfield. Includes a chart listing all of
the assassination attempts and outcomes.
17 January 2007
and killers of the 20th Century
S hort biographies and background notes on selected world heroes and killers
of the 20th century.
16 January 2007
The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
The newly constructed museum building in the Vienna Ringstraße was ceremoniously opened in 1891. For the first time, most of the imperial Habsburg collections were housed under one roof, the monumental building itself being conceived as a memorial to Habsburg patronage.
15 January 2007
A Low Impact Woodland Home
A wonderful little house in Wales - it looks like a perfect Hobbit home.
14 January 2007
Black Death 1346-1353: The Complete History
How and why did the plague, which is still among us, turn into the Black
Death? Was the Black Death, in fact, the plague? Could something like
it happen again?
13 January 2007
funeral rites from around the world
of Evidence: A mummy timeline
castle for sale
Opens Royal Tombs for Research
12 January 2007
Hands over her eyes and her face gripped with terror, the woman's fear
of death is all too obvious.
The remarkable mummy was found in a hidden burial vault
in the Amazon.
It is at least 600 years old and has survived thanks
to the embalming skills of her tribe, the Chachapoyas or cloud warriors.
11 January 2007
Compiled by legal historian Douglas O. Linder, this website recaps trials
from that of Socrates (399 BC) through Zacarias Moussaoui (2006), and
many famous cases in between.
10 January 2007
of the Swiss Guard
Not many of the visitors to Rome, who pose for a photograph in front of
the Swiss soldiers on guard at the gates of Vatican City, are familiar
with the history of these troops who take an oath of loyalty to the Pope.
To know more we must go back to the period of the Renaissance and discover
the motives that in 1506 caused Pope Julius II to invite to Rome the Helvetian
soldiers, renowned for their courage, noble sentiments and loyalty.
9 January 2007
The Encyclopedia of Chicago is a dynamic and unprecedented metropolitan
history. Thousands of historical resources-including articles, photos,
maps, broadsides and newspapers-related to Chicago's colorful and complex
history are at your fingertips.
8 January 2007
You'll be randomly paired with a partner who's online and using the feature.
Over a 90-second period, you and your partner will be shown the same set
of images and asked to provide as many labels as possible to describe
each image you see. When your label matches your partner's label, you'll
earn some points and move on to the next image until time runs out. After
time expires, you can explore the images you've seen and the websites
where those images were found.
7 January 2007
things you need to know about 07
2007 ends with a number seen as special around the world. To Christians
it represents perfection, while Muslims speak of seven heavens. To others
it is lucky, magical or powerful (as well as being the spot count on a
ladybird). So will the coming year be special too? To help you decide,
and prepare, Simon Usborne reveals the secrets of the mystical number
What a thrill! I created a website for Michael
J. Corsi, who recently became a licensed attorney in Illinois. Google
Corsi is number one in Google! Yay!
6 January 2007
1. Hero's mother is a royal virgin;
2. His father is a king, and
3. Often a near relative of his mother, but
4. The circumstances of his conception are unusual, and
5. He is also reputed to be the son of a god.
5 January 2007
20th century, year after year
The history of Russia, year by year.
4 January 2007
families around the world eat in one week
Families from Australia, Chad—including a refugee family from Darfur,
Sudan—China, Ecuador, Germany, Greenland, Kuwait, Okinawa, Poland,
the USA, and others are featured in large portraits, each with a week's
worth of food.
3 January 2007
Photographs of beautiful scenery from National Geographic. See how the
pros do it.
2 January 2007
a Digital Camera for Christmas?
Learn How to Use it Here: a series of tutorials that help new digital
camera owners to get the most of their cameras.
1 January 2007
mysterious death of Francesco I de' Medici and Bianca Cappello: an arsenic
Soon after the sudden and simultaneous deaths of Francesco I de' Medici,
Grand Duke of Tuscany, and his wife, Bianca Cappello, in October 1587,
rumours spread that the two had been murdered by Francesco's brother,
Modern analytical techniques have allowed re-evaluation
of the cause of death of Francesco I de' Medici and his wife, Bianca Cappello.
It now seems that the grand-ducal couple died of acute arsenic poisoning
and not malaria as previously believed.