13 – Forty Black Sea Shipwrecks, Jesus’s Tomb Opened, Italy Tremors Damage and Armistice Day

History News: Scan Pyramids Update, 40 Black Sea Shipwrecks, Laos Plain of Jars, Earlier Colonization of Australia, Jesus’s Tomb Opened, Italy Earthquakes Damage and Theft, Crowdfunded Conservation at Smithsonian, Aberdeen Bestiary, Armistice Day

Image credit: CEA Muon telescope setup on Khufu. Used with permission from the ScanPyramids mission, All Rights Reserved

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This week, we get some results from the Scan Pyramids Project in Egypt, we take a look at some amazing underwater 3D photography of more than 40 shipwrecks in the Black Sea, we fly drones over the Plain of Jars in Laos, and we learn just how long ago humans have colonized Australia.

Also, Jesus’s Tomb is opened for the first time in centuries, recurring earthquakes threaten Italy’s heritage, the Smithsonian is calling for contributions, high resolution photography give new insights into an old medieval manuscript, and we commemorate the 11th of November in France.

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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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5 – Rare Jefferson Letters, Battle of the Somme 100th and Route 66 Women’s history

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.

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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.

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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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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.

Japanese Archers
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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Test Podcast – British Pompeii, Old Tales and Kingly Beard

This week, we’ll talk about a huge Bronze Age archaeological find in Britain, a reevaluation of the age of fairy tales, and we revisit King Tutankhamen’s beard. Also, some follow up about Oetzi the Iceman.

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Little Red Riding Hood

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The History News Show presents a selection of headlines from the fields of history, archaeology and anything to do with the past.

This week, we’ll talk about a huge Bronze Age archaeological find in Britain, a reevaluation of the age of fairy tales, and we revisit King Tutankhamen’s beard. Also, some follow up about Oetzi the Iceman.

This is a test episode. Shows are not regular yet, I’m still practicing.

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