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
Image credit: Frontal view on the Citadel of Aleppo, Memorize, 26 May 2010, Creative Commons
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.
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!
This week: Viking Saga confirmed, Antikythera shipwreck and computer, Athenian Trireme sheds in Piraeus, Great Pyramid not square, Indian Buddhist monastery, IAA antique raids, Utah national park?, 1866 Indian famine, Rwandan Independence, and LaSalle shipwreck restored.
This week, we return to the Antikythera shipwreck still yielding secrets after a 100 years, including the oldest computer, also in Greece, we find where the Athenians kept their famous fleet dry; in India, we dig up one of the earliest Buddhist monasteries, and in Egypt we find out the Great Pyramid of Giza is not quite square at the base! In other news, we hear why the Israelis are raiding antique shops, we look into the progress made in creating a new national park in Utah, we remember an Indian famine that killed a million people and we remember a genocide that killed almost a million more.