Straight from the Author - A Blog by Linda Lacour Hobar

Thoughts From an Author and Veteran Homeschool Mom

Welcome to the matters of history!

As the author of The Mystery of History, I wanted a place to stay in touch with my readers and ponder out loud matters of our history. I’m glad you’re here!

~Linda

 

What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?

What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Over the centuries, archaeologists have found stones, tablets, and inscriptions that help support the stories of the Bible. But few findings could be more significant than the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? That is the name given to...

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Who Was King Tut?

Who Was King Tut?

Who was King Tut? Of all the fascinating pharaohs who once ruled over Egypt, probably none is better known than the young man nicknamed “King Tut.” King Tut’s full name was Tutankhamen (too teng KAH muhn). Out of respect, I will refer to him as Tutankhamen in this...

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Who was St. Valentine?

Who was St. Valentine?

In our world today, it’s common practice for men, women, boys, and girls to exchange valentines on February 14. It’s a beautiful way to express affection to loved ones with cards, flowers, and candy. But have you ever wondered to yourself, "Who was St. Valentine?" Or,...

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What is it about the Mona Lisa?

What is it about the Mona Lisa?

What is it about the Mona Lisa? Is it her timid smile, her mysterious eyes, or just the pleasant look on her face? For centuries, art lovers have asked themselves these questions about the most famous painting in the world. I don’t think I can explain it without first...

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Benjamin Franklin—A Jack-of-All-Trades

Benjamin Franklin—A Jack-of-All-Trades

Take a jack-of-all-trades kind of man. Add to him a good dose of wit, a dash of curiosity, a strong work ethic, and a brilliant mind. Whom do you get? You get Benjamin Franklin, one of the most colorful characters of the eighteenth century. From candle maker to...

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The Mysteries of Stonehenge

The Mysteries of Stonehenge

Have you ever seen pictures of Stonehenge and wondered who built it, and why? Stonehenge is the name of a unique man-made monument in Wiltshire, England. It is worth our study because it displays the genius of early men and women. Besides that, the mysteries of...

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