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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12 – Alan Turing Music, 3D Pompeii, Biblical Stone Toilet and Chinese Cannabis Grave

History News: Alan Turing’s Electronic Music, 3D Pompeii Villa, Biblical Stone Toilet, Ancient Rental Contract, New Dead Sea Scrolls, Ancient Pharmacy, Amazing Spanish Cave Drawings, Ancient Cannabis Grave, Greek Terra Cotta Warriors, Amundsen’s Maud, and more.

Image credit: Pompeii – Street of the Tombs ca. 1900, Author unknown.
Original image: Photochrom print (color photo lithograph)
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-06583 from Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Photochrom Prints Collection. Public Domain. 

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This week, we hear the first electronic music from Alan Turing’s computer, we see the inside of a Roman villa in 3D, we learn how a stone toilet was used in Biblical times, we read an ancient rental contract, we discover new Dead Sea Scrolls and the contents of a Roman pharmacy, we hear of the most amazing Spanish cave drawings, we take a look at a pot-filled grave, and we ask: did the Chinese have Greek help in making the Terra Cotta warriors?

Also, Amundsen’s ship is salvaged, a massive Greek looting ring is busted, Hurricane Matthew reveals some explosives, and we hear of a new digital collection and a new massive open online course.

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