History News Show
About This Show
The History News Show brings you the most recent news from the worlds of history, archeology, museums, cultural institutions, and more!
Regular episodes come out every two weeks, with special episodes of History Behind the News published about once a month.
Most Recent Episode
10 - Franklin’s HMS Terror Found, London’s 1665 Plague, NMAAHC Grand Opening
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. Headlines: Franklin Expedition HMS Terror Found in Canadian Arctic (The Guardian) - Sir John Franklin's long-lost HMS Terror believed found (CBC) Aphrodite Statues discovered in Petra, Jordan Yersinia Pestis Cause of London 1665 Plague Hero of the Holocaust Jane Haining’s Will and Documents Found (The Guardian) - Documents 'shed light' on Scotswoman killed at Auschwitz (BBC) Looted Art Returned to Egypt From Mexico Behind the News: Turkey Shuts Down Austrian Researchers’ Dig Site at Ephesus Commemorations and Anniversaries: