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This Week In History News, Feb. 10 – 16

This Week In History News, Feb. 10 – 16

Study shows Native American genocide caused ice age, Hitler's paintings go up for auction, text reveals medieval nun fled to "pursue carnal lust."
Hitler’s Signed Artworks, Including Nude Drawing Of His Niece, To Go Up For Auction

Hitler’s Signed Artworks, Including Nude Drawing Of His Niece, To Go Up For Auction

"Who are these collectors that fork out considerable sums for the art of a man who caused murder and cruelty beyond imaging?"
These Infamous Crystal Skulls Aren’t From Aztecs Or Aliens, But Just Victorian Hoax Artists

These Infamous Crystal Skulls Aren’t From Aztecs Or Aliens, But Just Victorian Hoax Artists

A 2008 study led by the Smithsonian Institute found that likely all the 13 life-size quartz crystal skulls are likely fakes.
The Heartbreaking True Story Of The Real Boy Behind Christopher Robin

The Heartbreaking True Story Of The Real Boy Behind Christopher Robin

The house at Pooh Corner was not a magical place for the real Christopher Robin Milne who was overshadowed by his fictional namesake.
Forrest Fenn Hid A Treasure Chest Worth Millions In The Rockies — And People Have Died Looking For It

Forrest Fenn Hid A Treasure Chest Worth Millions In The Rockies — And People Have Died Looking For It

Just a 24-line poem in his memoir serves as a clue to the treasure's location.
Uzbekistan’s Tashkent Metro: 33 Never-Before-Seen Photos Of The World’s Most Incredible Subway

Uzbekistan’s Tashkent Metro: 33 Never-Before-Seen Photos Of The World’s Most Incredible Subway

A decades-old ban on photography at Tashkent's metro kept its opulent halls hidden from the public — until now.
An Ancient Roman Erotic Fresco Painting Has Just Been Uncovered In Pompeii

An Ancient Roman Erotic Fresco Painting Has Just Been Uncovered In Pompeii

The erotic work is not an uncommon find, but this particular depiction of the Greek myth "Leda and the Swan" has unique elements to it.
A Signed Photo Of Hitler Embracing A Little Jewish Girl Just Sold For Over $11,000

A Signed Photo Of Hitler Embracing A Little Jewish Girl Just Sold For Over $11,000

"Research shows that even early on, Hitler became aware of the girl's Jewish heritage but chose to ignore it."
This 40,000-Year-Old Cave Painting Of A Cow Is The World’s Oldest Animal Drawing

This 40,000-Year-Old Cave Painting Of A Cow Is The World’s Oldest Animal Drawing

Some experts believe that the animal painting and others found in the cave are some of the earliest examples of the formation of human culture itself.
Portrait ‘Painted’ By AI Algorithm Is Up For Auction By Christie’s

Portrait ‘Painted’ By AI Algorithm Is Up For Auction By Christie’s

The portrait of a fictitious, 18th-century man is the first piece of art created by an algorithm to be sold by an auction house.
Da Vinci Was Such A Good Artist Because He Had A Wonky Eye, New Evidence Suggests

Da Vinci Was Such A Good Artist Because He Had A Wonky Eye, New Evidence Suggests

The study argues that da Vinci's misaligned eyes allowed him to literally see the world, and an art canvas, differently than those without the condition.