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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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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