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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11 – Otzi’s Murder, Nazi Time Capsule, Pool of Petra and Turkey’s Looted Art

History News: Antikythera Skeleton, 1665 Plague of London, HMS Terror Confirmed, Petra’s Pool & Gardens, Otzi’s Murder & Voice, Nazi Time Capsule, Burned Biblical Scroll, Turkey’s Antiquities Exports, Agent Garbo’s Wife, US Indigenous Lawsuits, Obama Opens NMAAHC

Image credit: Photo by Alan Karchmer, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Architectural Photography

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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.

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10 – Franklin’s HMS Terror Found, London’s 1665 Plague, NMAAHC Grand Opening

History News: Franklin’s HMS Terror Discovered! Aphrodite Statues in Petra, 1665 London Black Plague, Jane Haining’s Testament, Looted Egyptian Statuette Returned, Turkey-Austria Ephesus Row, 100th of the Tank, Smithsonian Design Collection, NMAAHC Grand Opening

Image credit: HMS Erebus and Terror in the Antarctic (1847), by James Wilson Carmichael (1800-1868), National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Public Domain

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This week, we discover the HMS Terror from the Lost Franklin Expedition, we reveal two Venuses out of Petra’s rubble, we analyze the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great Plague of London, we hail a Scottish Hero of the Holocaust, and we see some looted artefacts returned to Egypt.

Also, Turkey shuts down Austrian digs in Ephesus, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tank, the Smithsonian Design Museum makes it collection available online, and we hear of the upcoming grand opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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7 – China’s Great Flood, The Alamo Dig, Camelot (maybe) Found and the Himmler Diaries

History News: China’s First Dynasty Flood, Atlantic Salmon and Water Mills, Reimagine the Alamo Digs, King Arthur’s Camelot Found? Himmler Diaries Found, Michelle Obama “White House built by slaves”, Smithsonian Beer Historian, August Independence Days, 100th US National Parc Service.

Image credit: The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, USA,
10 June 2009, by Daniel Schwen.

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This week, we hear of possible confirmation for China’s First Dynasty Great Flood myth, we find out why Atlantic Salmon all but disappeared from Europe, we learn of the Master Plan to Reimagine the Alamo in Texas, we wonder if Camelot, the court of King Arthur, has been found, and we hear chilling excerpts from the Himmler Diaries.

Also: Yes! the White House and the Capitol in Washington were indeed built by slaves, the Smithsonian Institution is looking for a special kind of historian, we commemorate the decolonization of Africa, and we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service.

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1 – Vasco da Gama ships, Harriet Tubman on the 20 and May Day-Labour Day

Coming up: Vasco da Gama shipwreck found, scans and radars of Egypt’s pyramids and tombs, an exceptional Roman villa in England, a hoard of Roman coins in Spain, Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, May Day, Labour Day and Victoria Day

Image credit: Esmeralda Shipwreck: Excavating the Site by Airlifts. Used with permission: © 2016 The Nautical Archaeology Society

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This week, we’ll explore the Arabian Sea in search of the lost ships from the Vasco da Gama expeditions, and we’ll look through a Lady’s personal things in the Wadden Sea. In England, we’ll dig through a Roman villa and several ancient villages. In Egypt, we may — or may not — unlock the secrets of the Pharaohs with Japanese technology. We’ll also hear just how Mediaeval songs sounded, we’ll learn who will replace Jackson on the $20US bill, we’ll get at the origins of May Day – Labour Day and we’ll learn why Quebec never does things the same way with Victoria Day. And much more!

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Test Podcast – Soviet Terror Plaques, LIDAR, Oldest Dress and Black History Month

This week, we remember the victims of Stalin’s purges, lasers find Roman ruins, we look at the world’s oldest dress, we recap Black History Month, and much more!

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Vidolanda Roman fort, imaged using LIDAR, Environment Agency, UK

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This week, we’ll hear about an effort to remember the victims of Stalin’s purges during the Great Terror; we’ll find out how lasers can help find ruins; we take a look at the world’s oldest surviving garment; we do a recap of Black History Month, and much more!

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Test Podcast – Past-due-date Tea, Little Ice Age and Royal Concussions

This week, we’ll hear how wild predators were sacrificed in Mexico, we’ll learn about the damage climate change has already brought on humanity 1500 year ago, and we’ll apply modern medical diagnostics on a famous 16th century English king. Also: Bronze Age Britain, Black History Month and the historic Pope-Patriarch meeting.

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Japanese Archers; Shinichi Suzuki (Japanese, 1835 – 1919); Japan; about 1873 – 1883

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This week, we’ll hear how wild predators were sacrificed in Mexico, we’ll learn about the damage climate change has already brought on humanity 1500 year ago, and we’ll apply modern medical diagnostics on a famous 16th century English king. Also:  Bronze Age Britain, Black History Month and the historic Pope-Patriarch meeting.

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