16 – Ancient Greek City Found, Franklin’s Demise, Nimrud and Palmyra News and La Trinite Shipwreck

History News: Nimrud Salvaged Inscriptions, Hidden Christian Texts, ISIS Retakes Palmyra, Old Aleppo Destroyed, Franklin Expedition Zinc, Greek City Found, Face of Robert the Bruce, Bordeaux Necropolis, La Trinite Shipwreck, Viola Desmond Bill

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Image credit: Frontal view on the Citadel of Aleppo, Memorize, 26 May 2010, Creative Commons

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This week, we start with some follow-up about the destruction of Nimrud, we’re happy to learn some Christian texts were hidden from ISIS, but this group re-enters Palmyra, and Old Aleppo is retaken but destroyed.

We hear of the reason why the Franklin Expedition was so unlucky they all died, we discover a 2500 year old Greek city, we take a look at the ugly mug of Robert the Bruce of Scotland, and we dig up some old bones in Bordeaux.

Also, La Trinité, the shipwreck that changed American history, there will be a new face on the 10$ Canadian bill, and the Dutch return several artefacts back to Ukraine and Italy.

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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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