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The Real Archaeology of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Join us as we examine the true history and archaeology behind Indiana Jones' most recent adventure, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It is the height of the Cold War and Indiana Jones is once again pursuing an artifact that places the freedom of humanity at risk. Find out if the crystal skulls are real. Hop in your lead-lined fridge as we examine Operation Plumbbob, the nuclear test in which Indy unwillingly participated.

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The Real Archaeology of Last Crusade

Learn more about the true archaeology and history behind Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In a classic showdown of good versus evil, Indy once again races against the Nazis to stop their acquisition of a powerful relic, the Holy Grail. Is the Holy Grail really a cup? Did Coronado have a golden cross? Are the Brothers of the Cruciform Sword real protectors of the grail? Join us as we answer these questions and more!

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Documentary Preview: The Somme: Storm of Steel

Begun in July of 1916, the devastating Battle of the Somme was a turning point in warfare, demarking the modern combat arena in horrific carnage. Unseasoned and poorly trained British soldiers vastly overestimated the tenacity of German forces. Learn more about Young Indy Documentaries.

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Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Learn about the horrors of one of World War One's bloodiest battles by following Young Indy onto the battlefield in Trenches of Hell. Learn more about this episode.

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Battle of the Somme Centenary Commemorations

2016 marks the centenary of the the Battle of the Somme. The United Kingdom has planned a program of events which reflect the significance of the First World War Somme campaign. Visit their website to learn how you can commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

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The Real Archaeology of Temple of Doom

In Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones unknowingly begins a journey that will take him through a living hell involving mystical stones, child slavery, and the Hindu goddess Kali. Little archaeology is seen in the film, but nonetheless, Indiana Jones discovers some interesting treasures while on this dark journey. Much like Raiders of the Lost Ark, the story of Temple of Doom is based in certain truths.

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Verdun: France and Germany mark centenary with EU unity call

France and Germany have marked the 100th anniversary of the World War One battle of Verdun in north-eastern France with a call for European unity. Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel used Verdun as a symbol of both reconciliation between their nations and of EU integration. The 10- months battle that began in February 1916 was the longest and one of the bloodiest in World War One.

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Remembering World War I

Join us as we commemorate the Centennial of the Great War! Throughout the four year Centennial we will be highlighting the numerous battles and fronts where Young Indy saw action.

Wondering where Indiana Jones fits in with World War I? Check out our Young Indiana Jones: Volume II section to learn more about Indy's many roles in the Great War!

WWI Battle of the Month

Memories and discussions of World War I often take us to the Western Front of Europe where the fighting was brutal and revolutionary. Arguably, the best lessons and discussions come from the Western Front where millions of men lost their lives fighting for four long years over a few hundred miles of territory. In the tragedy that is World War I, it is easy to overlook that the war spread to other continents like Africa, remembered today as the “forgotten front.”

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