13 – Forty Black Sea Shipwrecks, Jesus’s Tomb Opened, Italy Tremors Damage and Armistice Day

History News: Scan Pyramids Update, 40 Black Sea Shipwrecks, Laos Plain of Jars, Earlier Colonization of Australia, Jesus’s Tomb Opened, Italy Earthquakes Damage and Theft, Crowdfunded Conservation at Smithsonian, Aberdeen Bestiary, Armistice Day

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Image credit: CEA Muon telescope setup on Khufu. Used with permission from the ScanPyramids mission, All Rights Reserved

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This week, we get some results from the Scan Pyramids Project in Egypt, we take a look at some amazing underwater 3D photography of more than 40 shipwrecks in the Black Sea, we fly drones over the Plain of Jars in Laos, and we learn just how long ago humans have colonized Australia.

Also, Jesus’s Tomb is opened for the first time in centuries, recurring earthquakes threaten Italy’s heritage, the Smithsonian is calling for contributions, high resolution photography give new insights into an old medieval manuscript, and we commemorate the 11th of November in France.

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10 – Franklin’s HMS Terror Found, London’s 1665 Plague, NMAAHC Grand Opening

History News: Franklin’s HMS Terror Discovered! Aphrodite Statues in Petra, 1665 London Black Plague, Jane Haining’s Testament, Looted Egyptian Statuette Returned, Turkey-Austria Ephesus Row, 100th of the Tank, Smithsonian Design Collection, NMAAHC Grand Opening

Image credit: HMS Erebus and Terror in the Antarctic (1847), by James Wilson Carmichael (1800-1868), National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Public Domain

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This week, we discover the HMS Terror from the Lost Franklin Expedition, we reveal two Venuses out of Petra’s rubble, we analyze the bacteria responsible for the 1665 Great Plague of London, we hail a Scottish Hero of the Holocaust, and we see some looted artefacts returned to Egypt.

Also, Turkey shuts down Austrian digs in Ephesus, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tank, the Smithsonian Design Museum makes it collection available online, and we hear of the upcoming grand opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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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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Test Podcast – Soviet Terror Plaques, LIDAR, Oldest Dress and Black History Month

This week, we remember the victims of Stalin’s purges, lasers find Roman ruins, we look at the world’s oldest dress, we recap Black History Month, and much more!

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Vidolanda Roman fort, imaged using LIDAR, Environment Agency, UK

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This week, we’ll hear about an effort to remember the victims of Stalin’s purges during the Great Terror; we’ll find out how lasers can help find ruins; we take a look at the world’s oldest surviving garment; we do a recap of Black History Month, and much more!

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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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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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