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!
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
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.
History News: Anthropocene Epoch, Mussolini Time Capsule, Justinian’s Plague, Mummies’ Facial Reconstruction and Tattoos, Pre-Colombia Codex, Poseidon Mosaic, Myanmar and Italy Earthquakes, Labor Day, Central America Independence, Lynching Memorial, Slavery Museum, Great Fire of London 1666, Mary Rose Artefacts in 3D, Writings from Ancient Egypt
Image credit: Ruins of Bagan, Burma, 1999, by Nicholas Kendrick, CC BY 2.0
This week, we enter the Anthropocene Epoch, we hear about Mussolini’s Time Capsule, we analyze the Plague’s DNA, we reconstruct the face and the tattoos of Egyptian mummies, we scan for hidden Mexican texts and we learn of the discovery of a Poseidon mosaic.
Also, we talk about the damage earthquakes in Myanmar and Italy have inflicted on those countries’ heritage, we celebrate Labor Day in the US and Canada, as well as five Independence Days in Central America, and we announce the building of a museum and memorial to slavery and lynching in the United States.
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!