16 – Ancient Greek City Found, Franklin’s Demise, Nimrud and Palmyra News and La Trinite Shipwreck
History News: Nimrud Salvaged Inscriptions, Hidden Christian Texts, ISIS Retakes Palmyra, Old Aleppo Destroyed, Franklin Expedition Zinc, Greek City Found, Face of Robert the Bruce, Bordeaux Necropolis, La Trinite Shipwreck, Viola Desmond Bill
Image credit: Frontal view on the Citadel of Aleppo, Memorize, 26 May 2010, Creative Commons
This week, we start with some follow-up about the destruction of Nimrud, we’re happy to learn some Christian texts were hidden from ISIS, but this group re-enters Palmyra, and Old Aleppo is retaken but destroyed.
We hear of the reason why the Franklin Expedition was so unlucky they all died, we discover a 2500 year old Greek city, we take a look at the ugly mug of Robert the Bruce of Scotland, and we dig up some old bones in Bordeaux.
Also, La Trinité, the shipwreck that changed American history, there will be a new face on the 10$ Canadian bill, and the Dutch return several artefacts back to Ukraine and Italy.