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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4 – Viking Saga Confirmed, Ancient Greek Computer and the Great Pyramid isn’t Square

This week: Viking Saga confirmed, Antikythera shipwreck and computer, Athenian Trireme sheds in Piraeus, Great Pyramid not square, Indian Buddhist monastery, IAA antique raids, Utah national park?, 1866 Indian famine, Rwandan Independence, and LaSalle shipwreck restored.

Image credit: The Great Pyramid of Giza By Nina – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=282496

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This week, we return to the Antikythera shipwreck still yielding secrets after a 100 years, including the oldest computer, also in Greece, we find where the Athenians kept their famous fleet dry; in India, we dig up one of the earliest Buddhist monasteries, and in Egypt we find out the Great Pyramid of Giza is not quite square at the base! In other news, we hear why the Israelis are raiding antique shops, we look into the progress made in creating a new national park in Utah, we remember an Indian famine that killed a million people and we remember a genocide that killed almost a million more.

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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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