17 – More Dead Sea Scrolls, Mary Beard Finds Tudor Tapestry, Confort Women Row and Obama’s National Monuments

History News: Palmyra Destroyed Again, Sirwan Project, Egypt’s Tourism, New Dead Sea Scrolls, Hagia Sophia’s Sound, Tudor Tapestry, Archaeosub, Confort Women Row, CIA Archives Online, Digital Penn Museum, New Mein Kampf, Obama’s National Parks Legacy

Image credit: Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, by Omar David Sandoval Sida, 4 July 2016, Creative Commons

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This week, we’ll start with some follow-up on the antiquities situation in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, with the usual mix of very bad news and some minor good news. Then we’ll uncover some new Dead Sea Scrolls, we’ll see how a historian found a priceless Tudor tapestry on Google, and we’ll hear how the Hagia Sophia of Istanbul used to sound during mass.

Also, Marine archaeology is about to get a boost from drones, the Japan-South-Korea dispute over Confort Women is far from over, the CIA archives are finally online, the Philadelphia Penn Museum has a new digital portal, Hitler’s Mein Kampf is selling very well again after more than 90 years, and we’ll take a look at the US National Parks Service Centennial, as well as outgoing President Obama’s legacy on the natural and historical heritage of America.

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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.

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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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