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: Lorenz cypher teleprinter, Roman writing tablets, X-rays medieval book bindings, New Petra building, Angkor Wat cities, Muon radiography at Giza, Modern vikings arrive, Holy Sepulchre renovations, Sicily at British Museum, Making Monte Carlo.
Image credit: Petra Treasury Building by Colin Tsoi, Dec. 11, 2013 CC BY-ND 2.0
This week, we decipher 2000 year old Roman writing tablets, we x-ray some old book covers, and we hear about two major archaeological finds, at Petra, in the Kingdom of Jordan, and in Cambodia, around the famous temple of Angkor. Also: looting at Petersburg Civil War battle site, modern vikings land in Canada after a 1000 years, we announce the Sicily exhibition at the British Museum, we discover what made Monte Carlo, and finally, we learn what D-Day stands for.