14 – Nimrod Destroyed, FARC Accord Update, Viking News and Schindler Museum

History News: Colombian Peace Update, Nimrud Destroyed, New Akkadian City, Viking Toolbox, Wives and Colonies, Shakespeare’s Curtain, New Luxor Mummy, Hidden Pyramid, Auschwitz in VR, New Confederate Museum, Circus Maximus Ruins, New Schindler Museum


Image credit: El Castillo (pyramid of Kukulcán) in Chichén Itzá, 18 August 2009, Daniel Schwen, Creative Commons Attribution Share alike 4.0

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This week, we start with follow up on the Colombian Peace Process, we see the destruction caused by ISIS to ancient Nimrud in Iraq, but there’s also some good news with the discovery of a nearby Bronze Age city. Then we hear about several new discoveries about Viking tools, society and colonies and we cover the end of excavations at the Curtain Theatre in London.

Also, there’s a new mummy at Luxor, there’s a hidden pyramid at Chichen Itza, and Auschwitz gets the Virtual Reality treatment, in all of its horror. Finally, a new Civil War museum is being built in Tennessee, an exhibition opens at the Circus Maximus in Rome and a new Holocaust memorial will open in a Schindler factory in the Czech Republic.

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Follow-up/In the News:

New Colombian Peace Deal

WOLA Colombia Peace Monitoring

Two FARC Guerrillas Killed in Incident

Nimrud Retaken by Iraqi Army in Battle for Mosul

Ziggurat of Nimrud Destroyed by ISIS


New Bronze Age City Discovered in Northern Iraq

Rare Viking Toolbox Discovered at Borgring

Viking Raids Caused by Mariage Imbalance in Scandinavia

The Last Vikings of Greenland – Archaeological Sites Disappear Due to Climate Change

Excavations Over at Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre

New discovery of Mummy at Thutmose III’s temple in Luxor

Researchers Discover Maya “Nesting” Pyramids

Virtual Reality Used and Auschwitz Trials


Confederate « Lost Cause » Museum to Open in Tennessee

The Lost Cause by Civil War Journeys

Essay on the Origins of the Lost Cause

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Circus Maximus Ruins Opened

New Schindler Museum to Open in Czech Republic

Fate of Former Schindler’s List Factory is met with Czech Ambivalence


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