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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15 – First Egyptian City, First Plymouth Settlement, Nazi West Germany and Erotic Pompeii

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. 

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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!

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11 – Otzi’s Murder, Nazi Time Capsule, Pool of Petra and Turkey’s Looted Art

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

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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.

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8 – Otzi’s Clothes, Stonehenge’s Wood Henge, Roman Curses and Goebbels’ Secretary

History News: Otzi’s Leathers, Wood Henge, Cyprus Rich Tomb and Chariot Mosaic, Gold Roman Curse Tablets, Sword Tip at The Alamo, Polish Death Camp Law, Goebbels’ Secretary Documentary, Widespread Looting of Egypt and Public vs Academic Historians.

Image credit: Stonehenge, 2014 By Diego Delso, Wikimedia Commons, License CC-BY-SA 3.0

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This week, we analyze Otzi’s Leathers, we discover NOT a stone henge near Stonehenge, we go back to Cyprus for more mosaics and gold, we get cursed from beyond a Roman grave, and we follow up on the Reimagine the Alamo dig.

Also, a law in Poland seeks to ban a certain phrase, an old German lady tells us about the screaming Nazi “midget”, and we learn of the damage the Egyptian Revolution has done to the country’s antiquities.

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