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This Week In History News, Dec. 2 – 8

This Week In History News, Dec. 2 – 8

Half of Oklahoma may be returned to the Cherokee, archaeologists uncover two mummies in Egypt, murder map reveals the danger spots of medieval London.
This Interactive “Murder Map” Will Tell You Where You’d Most Likely Get Killed In Medieval London

This Interactive “Murder Map” Will Tell You Where You’d Most Likely Get Killed In Medieval London

The interactive map created by the University of Cambridge used coroners' reports between 1300 and 1340 A.D. to determine where, when, and how the most murders happened.
Lasers Reveal More Than 61,000 Ancient Maya Structures Hidden Beneath Guatemalan Jungle

Lasers Reveal More Than 61,000 Ancient Maya Structures Hidden Beneath Guatemalan Jungle

The survey revealed that the Mayans modified way more of their landscape than researchers ever thought.
These Are The Laziest Countries In The World, According To The United Nations

These Are The Laziest Countries In The World, According To The United Nations

The World Health Organization had hoped to reduce inactivity 10 percent by 2025, but these numbers don't bode well for that goal.
New World Map Shows Just How Inaccurate Every Map You’ve Ever Seen Is

New World Map Shows Just How Inaccurate Every Map You’ve Ever Seen Is

The Equal Earth projection hopes to put an end to distorted world maps for good.
The Mysterious Piri Reis Map Might Have Show Antarctica Way Before It Was Officially Discovered

The Mysterious Piri Reis Map Might Have Show Antarctica Way Before It Was Officially Discovered

Drawn on gazelle skin parchment, the Piri Reis Map is based on about 20 other maps, some of which were created by Christopher Columbus.
Man Led Astray By Google Maps Spent Two Days In The Desert And Drank His Own Urine

Man Led Astray By Google Maps Spent Two Days In The Desert And Drank His Own Urine

Mick Ohman was stranded for two days in the Arizona desert with a broken-down car, half a water bottle, a rotten sandwich, two beers, and crackers.
30 “Persuasive” Maps That Attempted To Change History

30 “Persuasive” Maps That Attempted To Change History

These examples of "persuasive cartography" are as eye-catching as they are manipulative.
29 Ancient Maps That Show How Our Ancestors Saw The World

29 Ancient Maps That Show How Our Ancestors Saw The World

These ancient world maps might be inaccurate, but they were once thought to be exemplars of cartography.
Americans’ Life Expectancies Vary Wildly From County To County, New Research Shows

Americans’ Life Expectancies Vary Wildly From County To County, New Research Shows

New data reveal that your expected lifespan could vary by as much as two decades — all depending on where you live.
Boston Schools “Decolonize” Curriculum, Switch To More Accurate World Map

Boston Schools “Decolonize” Curriculum, Switch To More Accurate World Map

For decades, we've all been using a map that simply isn't accurate and instead reinforces colonial biases.