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Friday, May 23, 2014

Episode R5 - Behistun Hat-Trick

“The Major constantly and indefatigably employed himself, from daylight to dark, revising, restoring and adding to his former materials.  This was a work of great irksomeness and labour in the confined space he was compelled to stand in, with his body in close proximity to the heated rock and under a broiling September sun.” – Felix Jones, 1844

After the debacle of the First Anglo-Afghan War, Henry Creswicke Rawlinson made two more excursions to Behistun.  His attempts to copy the remaining inscriptions nearly cost him his life.
http://s407341505.onlinehome.us/Episode_R5_Behistun_Hat-Trick.mp3

4 comments:

  1. Hi, Scott. I've really enjoyed this podcast and the rediscovery series. I was wondering if you were planning on doing a series on the period after 500AD. I know you have a real life with other stuff going on but there's so much cool stuff and would love to hear your entertaining and informative take on it. Keep up the good work and thanks for making all my time recovering fascinating with your podcasts. Steve

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    1. Hi Steve, glad you're enjoying TAW! At this point, no definite plans for anything beyond the current miniseries. I expect I'll continue generating additional (short or long) miniseries in the future as topics grab my interest. If I end up wanting to tackle something more current, I'll probably have to create a separate logistical set-up (website, etc.), but I'll still announce it here & on the Facebook page. Take care! - Scott C.

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  2. Hi Scott! I just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying the Rediscovery angle of the podcast. The details of how we were able to rediscover early human history is absolutely fascinating!
    I cannot wait for the next R-episode!

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    1. Hi Chris! Glad you're enjoying the new series, I should have the next episode up by this Friday. Thanks again! - Scott C.

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