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: 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
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.
History of the Ottoman Empire Podcast, by Lynn Perkins
History Behind the News: Special Episode on the origins of the FARC and the Colombian Conflict, 1964-2016. Topics: Civil War, Origins, Terrorism, Criminal Organization, Narcotrafficking, Paramilitaries, Political and Military conflict, Peace Process
On this special episode of History Behind the News, we explore the origins of the FARC guerrillas and the Colombian Conflict (1964-2016).
After the recent rejection in a referendum of the Peace Accord between Colombia and its most important revolutionary group, the FARC, we go back to the causes of the conflict, and we try to understand how Colombia got to this point in its history.
Topics include: “La Violencia” Civil War (1948-1958), the creation of the FARC guerrilla army, the “Dark Side” of the FARC (terrorism, crimes, atrocities) and the Drug Trade, the Paramilitaries, the Political and Military conflict with the Colombian government, and the Peace Process.