History News: Follow-up: Colombia, China, Iraq Kurdistan and Nimrud. Antiquities Conference, Palmyra Loot, First Egyptian City, Plymouth Settlement, Saint Olaf of Norway, Post-War Nazi Germany, Turkey’s 3D Museum Tours, Fake Mixtec Skull, Erotic Pompeii
Image credit: “The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth” (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe. Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal. Public Domain.
This week, we go through some follow-up on Colombia, on China’s Terracotta Army, on Iraqi Kurdistan, and on Nimrud. We’ll hear a call to protect antiquities the world over, Swiss Customs seize some looted artefacts, a new ancient Egyptian city is discovered near Abydos, we find the boundaries of the Plymouth Pilgrims colony, and the first tomb of Saint Olaf is found in Norway.
Also, we wonder on the extent of Nazi influence in Post-War Germany, we see some pretty cool 3D virtual tours in Turkey, we find out about a fake Mexican head, we see the restoration of a destroyed 17th century world map, and we hear about the Pompeii exhibition of erotic Roman frescoes!
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.
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.
This week: Greek Shipwreck Graveyard, Britain’s Pompeii Dig Ends, Hercules 12 Labors Mosaic, Silk Road Diseases, Lost Colony of Roanoke, New UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Danish-Italian Looted Art Exchange, Parthenon Marbles Bill, Mary Rose Flagship on Display, Book review: The Games.
Image credit: Statuary from the east pediment of the Parthenon, at the British Museum.
By Ejectgoose, Own Work, Public Domain. Wikimedia
This week, we learn of the end of a major dig in Cambridgeshire, England, we uncover the Twelve Labours of Hercules in Cyprus, we dig up a Chinese latrine on the Silk Road, and we wonder if the Lost Colony of Roanoke has finally been found!
Also, the new UNESCO World Heritage sites are announced, looted Etruscan artefacts are returned to Italy, the Parthenon Marbles are on track to do the same back to Greece, and the Mary Rose, favourite ship of Henry VIII, is finally unveiled!
This week: Lithuania Holocaust Tunnel, Buddha’s Skull in a Stupa, Full Plate Armour Movement, Rare Jefferson Letters at Auction, Philadelphia Privies Full of Dishes, Route 66 Women’s History, 100th Anniversary of the Somme, Obituary: Tuskegee Airman
Image: Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas, Copyright Jordane Labarussias 1998, All Rights Reserved.
This week, we talk about a Holocaust escape tunnel rediscovered, we hear about the Buddha’s skull, rediscovered also, we see how medieval knights could dance and capper around in full armour, and we look at some important letters from founding father Thomas Jefferson. Also, we look at an oral history project recounting the story of women on Route 66, we commemorate the Battle of the Somme 100 years later, and we remember one of the Tuskegee Airmen.
This week, we’ll talk about the opening up of the Vichy war time archives, the inauguration of a new Gulag Museum in Russia, and the end of China’s One Child Policy.
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This week, we’ll talk about the opening up of the Vichy war time archives, the inauguration of a new Gulag Museum in Russia, and the end of China’s One Child Policy. Also, some follow up from last episode about Ancient Egypt!