17 – More Dead Sea Scrolls, Mary Beard Finds Tudor Tapestry, Confort Women Row and Obama’s National Monuments

History News: Palmyra Destroyed Again, Sirwan Project, Egypt’s Tourism, New Dead Sea Scrolls, Hagia Sophia’s Sound, Tudor Tapestry, Archaeosub, Confort Women Row, CIA Archives Online, Digital Penn Museum, New Mein Kampf, Obama’s National Parks Legacy

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Image credit: Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, by Omar David Sandoval Sida, 4 July 2016, Creative Commons

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This week, we’ll start with some follow-up on the antiquities situation in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, with the usual mix of very bad news and some minor good news. Then we’ll uncover some new Dead Sea Scrolls, we’ll see how a historian found a priceless Tudor tapestry on Google, and we’ll hear how the Hagia Sophia of Istanbul used to sound during mass.

Also, Marine archaeology is about to get a boost from drones, the Japan-South-Korea dispute over Confort Women is far from over, the CIA archives are finally online, the Philadelphia Penn Museum has a new digital portal, Hitler’s Mein Kampf is selling very well again after more than 90 years, and we’ll take a look at the US National Parks Service Centennial, as well as outgoing President Obama’s legacy on the natural and historical heritage of America.

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14 – Nimrod Destroyed, FARC Accord Update, Viking News and Schindler Museum

History News: Colombian Peace Update, Nimrud Destroyed, New Akkadian City, Viking Toolbox, Wives and Colonies, Shakespeare’s Curtain, New Luxor Mummy, Hidden Pyramid, Auschwitz in VR, New Confederate Museum, Circus Maximus Ruins, New Schindler Museum

Image credit: El Castillo (pyramid of Kukulcán) in Chichén Itzá, 18 August 2009, Daniel Schwen, Creative Commons Attribution Share alike 4.0
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This week, we start with follow up on the Colombian Peace Process, we see the destruction caused by ISIS to ancient Nimrud in Iraq, but there’s also some good news with the discovery of a nearby Bronze Age city. Then we hear about several new discoveries about Viking tools, society and colonies and we cover the end of excavations at the Curtain Theatre in London.

Also, there’s a new mummy at Luxor, there’s a hidden pyramid at Chichen Itza, and Auschwitz gets the Virtual Reality treatment, in all of its horror. Finally, a new Civil War museum is being built in Tennessee, an exhibition opens at the Circus Maximus in Rome and a new Holocaust memorial will open in a Schindler factory in the Czech Republic.

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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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7 – China’s Great Flood, The Alamo Dig, Camelot (maybe) Found and the Himmler Diaries

History News: China’s First Dynasty Flood, Atlantic Salmon and Water Mills, Reimagine the Alamo Digs, King Arthur’s Camelot Found? Himmler Diaries Found, Michelle Obama “White House built by slaves”, Smithsonian Beer Historian, August Independence Days, 100th US National Parc Service.

Image credit: The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, USA,
10 June 2009, by Daniel Schwen.

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This week, we hear of possible confirmation for China’s First Dynasty Great Flood myth, we find out why Atlantic Salmon all but disappeared from Europe, we learn of the Master Plan to Reimagine the Alamo in Texas, we wonder if Camelot, the court of King Arthur, has been found, and we hear chilling excerpts from the Himmler Diaries.

Also: Yes! the White House and the Capitol in Washington were indeed built by slaves, the Smithsonian Institution is looking for a special kind of historian, we commemorate the decolonization of Africa, and we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service.

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5 – Rare Jefferson Letters, Battle of the Somme 100th and Route 66 Women’s history

This week: Lithuania Holocaust Tunnel, Buddha’s Skull in a Stupa, Full Plate Armour Movement, Rare Jefferson Letters at Auction, Philadelphia Privies Full of Dishes, Route 66 Women’s History, 100th Anniversary of the Somme, Obituary: Tuskegee Airman

 

Image: Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas, Copyright Jordane Labarussias 1998, All Rights Reserved.

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This week, we talk about a Holocaust escape tunnel rediscovered, we hear about the Buddha’s skull, rediscovered also, we see how medieval knights could dance and capper around in full armour, and we look at some important letters from founding father Thomas Jefferson. Also, we look at an oral history project recounting the story of women on Route 66, we commemorate the Battle of the Somme 100 years later, and we remember one of the Tuskegee Airmen.

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3 – Ruins at Petra and Angkor, Lorenz Cypher Found, and Sicily at the British Museum

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

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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.

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2 – Caesarea Bronze Statues, Da Vinci’s Doom and Greenish Taj Mahal

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

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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.

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History Behind the News 1 – North Korea Nuclear Weapons Program

This is a special episode of History Behind the News: we talk about North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program, from the Cold War to today.

Image credit: Mansudae Grand Monument, Pyongyang.
By Nicor, 2012, from Wikimedia Commons

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In this special episode of History Behind the News, we look at the history of North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program, to better understand the significance of recent events surrounding this secretive and belligerent country. I will give you the historical background on this subject, from the origins of the North’s nuclear ambitions in the aftermath of the Second World War and the beginning of the Cold War, to the development of nuclear reactors from the 1960s, and the first nuclear bomb tests in the early 21st century.

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Test Podcast – War archives, Gulag museum and Chinese children

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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A house altar showing Akhenaten, Nefertiti and three of their daughters (including Meritaten). 18th dynasty, reign of Akhenaten

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The History News Show is a podcast about historical, archaeological and any news to do with the past.

Shows are not regular yet, i’m just testing out the process. 

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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!

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