14 – Nimrod Destroyed, FARC Accord Update, Viking News and Schindler Museum

History News: Colombian Peace Update, Nimrud Destroyed, New Akkadian City, Viking Toolbox, Wives and Colonies, Shakespeare’s Curtain, New Luxor Mummy, Hidden Pyramid, Auschwitz in VR, New Confederate Museum, Circus Maximus Ruins, New Schindler Museum

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Image credit: El Castillo (pyramid of Kukulcán) in Chichén Itzá, 18 August 2009, Daniel Schwen, Creative Commons Attribution Share alike 4.0
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This week, we start with follow up on the Colombian Peace Process, we see the destruction caused by ISIS to ancient Nimrud in Iraq, but there’s also some good news with the discovery of a nearby Bronze Age city. Then we hear about several new discoveries about Viking tools, society and colonies and we cover the end of excavations at the Curtain Theatre in London.

Also, there’s a new mummy at Luxor, there’s a hidden pyramid at Chichen Itza, and Auschwitz gets the Virtual Reality treatment, in all of its horror. Finally, a new Civil War museum is being built in Tennessee, an exhibition opens at the Circus Maximus in Rome and a new Holocaust memorial will open in a Schindler factory in the Czech Republic.

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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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9 – The Anthropocene Epoch, Mussolini’s Message, Mummies Scanned and Myanmar Earthquake

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

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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.

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Test Podcast – Soviet Terror Plaques, LIDAR, Oldest Dress and Black History Month

This week, we remember the victims of Stalin’s purges, lasers find Roman ruins, we look at the world’s oldest dress, we recap Black History Month, and much more!

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Vidolanda Roman fort, imaged using LIDAR, Environment Agency, UK

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This week, we’ll hear about an effort to remember the victims of Stalin’s purges during the Great Terror; we’ll find out how lasers can help find ruins; we take a look at the world’s oldest surviving garment; we do a recap of Black History Month, and much more!

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