Image credit: Photo by Alan Karchmer, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Architectural Photography
This week, we follow up on the Antikythera Shipwreck, where they found a skeleton, on the Great Plague of London’s cause(s) and on Parks Canada’s confirmation of HMS Terror’s discovery. We also discover a huge pool in the desert at Petra, Otzi the Iceman was murdered 5 millennia ago, but he now speaks again! A Nazi time capsule is dug up in Poland, a Burned Biblical Scroll is readable again, we find evidence of looted antiquities passing through Turkey to the US, and we read secret documents about one of Britain’s most successful spies!
Also, the Obama Administration settles Native American lawsuits, the world’s oldest library is renovated in Fez, Morocco, and as promised, I debrief you on the Grand Opening of the long awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Links for this episode:
Antikythera Shipwreck Skeleton (follow-up)
Return on the Great Plague of London of 1665 (follow-up)
Parks Canada Confirms discovery of HMS Terror (follow-up)
Sound of Otzi’s Voice (YouTube)
Virtually Unwrapping the En-Gedi Scroll (YouTube)
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Cover art by Philippe O’Connor
Music: Noble March, by Mjollnir, from Audio Jungle
Image credit: Photo by Martin Kalfatovic, Flickr.com, Interior of the Al-Karaouine Library, Fes, Morocco, May 2013
Image credit: Photo by Anderson sady, Al-Karaouine University, Fes, Morocco, Wikimedia, June 2010