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.
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15 - First Egyptian City, First Plymouth Settlement, Nazi West Germany and Erotic Pompeii
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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! Headlines: Follow-up: Colombia-FARC Deal Update Follow-up: Backlash to Greek Influence on Terracotta Army Follow-up: 150 New Archaeological Sites in Iraqi Kurdistan Follow-up: Nimrud Destruction and Reconstruction Hopes Nobel Laureates Call to Action to Save Antiquities Swiss Authorities Seize Looted Palmyra Antiquities Ancient Egyptian City Discovered Near Abydos Plymouth Pilgrims First Settlement Found Saint Olaf Tomb Found in Norway 3D Models of Sai