History News: Antikythera Skeleton, 1665 Plague of London, HMS Terror Confirmed, Petra’s Pool & Gardens, Otzi’s Murder & Voice, Nazi Time Capsule, Burned Biblical Scroll, Turkey’s Antiquities Exports, Agent Garbo’s Wife, US Indigenous Lawsuits, Obama Opens NMAAHC
Image credit: Photo by Alan Karchmer, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Architectural Photography
This week, we follow up on the Antikythera Shipwreck, where they found a skeleton, on the Great Plague of London’s cause(s) and on Parks Canada’s confirmation of HMS Terror’s discovery. We also discover a huge pool in the desert at Petra, Otzi the Iceman was murdered 5 millennia ago, but he now speaks again! A Nazi time capsule is dug up in Poland, a Burned Biblical Scroll is readable again, we find evidence of looted antiquities passing through Turkey to the US, and we read secret documents about one of Britain’s most successful spies!
Also, the Obama Administration settles Native American lawsuits, the world’s oldest library is renovated in Fez, Morocco, and as promised, I debrief you on the Grand Opening of the long awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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.
This week: Caesarea bronze statues shipwreck, Roman barracks under Rome Metro, Sappho’s Midnight Poem dated, Strokes killed Da Vinci. Also, Taj Mahal turning green, WASPs buried at Arlington, Bison national animal, Battle of Verdun, Memorial Day and Saxon Gold.
Image credit: Taj Mahal, India. By UnknownHerkulaneischer Meister (Image:Puh213r1.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
This week, we find bronze statues from Imperial Rome at the bottom of Caesarea port, we unearth Praetorian barracks under Rome’s Metro Line C, we use star charts to date Sappho’s ancient Midnight Poem and we learn what killed Leonardo Da Vinci. In other news, Columbus’s stolen letter is returned to Florence, the Taj Mahal is turning green, WASPs can be buried at Arlington and the American bison becomes the national animal. Also: Battle of Verdun Centenary, Memorial Day in the US, Old NYC app, Walt Whitman manly health advice and Saxon gold hoard at Royal Armouries in Leeds.
This week, we’ll talk about the opening up of the Vichy war time archives, the inauguration of a new Gulag Museum in Russia, and the end of China’s One Child Policy.
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This week, we’ll talk about the opening up of the Vichy war time archives, the inauguration of a new Gulag Museum in Russia, and the end of China’s One Child Policy. Also, some follow up from last episode about Ancient Egypt!