18 – Pause of HNS Podcast, Celtic Grave Treasure, Arthurian Kingdom and Black History Month 2017

History News: Goebbels’ Secretary Dies, Otzi’s Last Meal, Operation Pandora, Western Civ Origins, Timeline Maya Collapse, Maya Causeways, Danube Celtic Treasure, Jersey Celtic Hoard, Namibia Colonial Leftovers, Kingdom of Rheged, Polish History Polemic, Black History Month 2017

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Important announcement:

The History News Show will pause for a few months, until I finish my Master’s degree in History. I will be back at the end of Summer 2017.

This episode, we start with some follow up about Goebbels’ secretary and about Otzi the Iceman. Then we hear about a pan-European police operation that targeted antiquities traffickers, we reconsider the origins of Western civilisation, and we also reconsider the time of the death of the Mayan civilisation.

Also: some pictures of two famous Celtic archaeological finds, a controversy about Germany’s colonial past in Africa, a new book about an Ancient Arthurian Kingdom, we touch on Poland’s World War II controversy and finally, it’s Black History Month in February!

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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

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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1 – Vasco da Gama ships, Harriet Tubman on the 20 and May Day-Labour Day

Coming up: Vasco da Gama shipwreck found, scans and radars of Egypt’s pyramids and tombs, an exceptional Roman villa in England, a hoard of Roman coins in Spain, Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, May Day, Labour Day and Victoria Day

Image credit: Esmeralda Shipwreck: Excavating the Site by Airlifts. Used with permission: © 2016 The Nautical Archaeology Society

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This week, we’ll explore the Arabian Sea in search of the lost ships from the Vasco da Gama expeditions, and we’ll look through a Lady’s personal things in the Wadden Sea. In England, we’ll dig through a Roman villa and several ancient villages. In Egypt, we may — or may not — unlock the secrets of the Pharaohs with Japanese technology. We’ll also hear just how Mediaeval songs sounded, we’ll learn who will replace Jackson on the $20US bill, we’ll get at the origins of May Day – Labour Day and we’ll learn why Quebec never does things the same way with Victoria Day. And much more!

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