18 – Pause of HNS Podcast, Celtic Grave Treasure, Arthurian Kingdom and Black History Month 2017

History News: Goebbels’ Secretary Dies, Otzi’s Last Meal, Operation Pandora, Western Civ Origins, Timeline Maya Collapse, Maya Causeways, Danube Celtic Treasure, Jersey Celtic Hoard, Namibia Colonial Leftovers, Kingdom of Rheged, Polish History Polemic, Black History Month 2017

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Important announcement:

The History News Show will pause for a few months, until I finish my Master’s degree in History. I will be back at the end of Summer 2017.

This episode, we start with some follow up about Goebbels’ secretary and about Otzi the Iceman. Then we hear about a pan-European police operation that targeted antiquities traffickers, we reconsider the origins of Western civilisation, and we also reconsider the time of the death of the Mayan civilisation.

Also: some pictures of two famous Celtic archaeological finds, a controversy about Germany’s colonial past in Africa, a new book about an Ancient Arthurian Kingdom, we touch on Poland’s World War II controversy and finally, it’s Black History Month in February!

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12 – Alan Turing Music, 3D Pompeii, Biblical Stone Toilet and Chinese Cannabis Grave

History News: Alan Turing’s Electronic Music, 3D Pompeii Villa, Biblical Stone Toilet, Ancient Rental Contract, New Dead Sea Scrolls, Ancient Pharmacy, Amazing Spanish Cave Drawings, Ancient Cannabis Grave, Greek Terra Cotta Warriors, Amundsen’s Maud, and more.

Image credit: Pompeii – Street of the Tombs ca. 1900, Author unknown.
Original image: Photochrom print (color photo lithograph)
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-06583 from Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Photochrom Prints Collection. Public Domain. 

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This week, we hear the first electronic music from Alan Turing’s computer, we see the inside of a Roman villa in 3D, we learn how a stone toilet was used in Biblical times, we read an ancient rental contract, we discover new Dead Sea Scrolls and the contents of a Roman pharmacy, we hear of the most amazing Spanish cave drawings, we take a look at a pot-filled grave, and we ask: did the Chinese have Greek help in making the Terra Cotta warriors?

Also, Amundsen’s ship is salvaged, a massive Greek looting ring is busted, Hurricane Matthew reveals some explosives, and we hear of a new digital collection and a new massive open online course.

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2 – Caesarea Bronze Statues, Da Vinci’s Doom and Greenish Taj Mahal

This week: Caesarea bronze statues shipwreck, Roman barracks under Rome Metro, Sappho’s Midnight Poem dated, Strokes killed Da Vinci. Also, Taj Mahal turning green, WASPs buried at Arlington, Bison national animal, Battle of Verdun, Memorial Day and Saxon Gold.

Image credit: Taj Mahal, India. By UnknownHerkulaneischer Meister (Image:Puh213r1.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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This week, we find bronze statues from Imperial Rome at the bottom of Caesarea port, we unearth Praetorian barracks under Rome’s Metro Line C, we use star charts to date Sappho’s ancient Midnight Poem and we learn what killed Leonardo Da Vinci. In other news, Columbus’s stolen letter is returned to Florence, the Taj Mahal is turning green, WASPs can be buried at Arlington and the American bison becomes the national animal. Also: Battle of Verdun Centenary, Memorial Day in the US, Old NYC app, Walt Whitman manly health advice and Saxon gold hoard at Royal Armouries in Leeds.

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