BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes histo ...
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Tonight, historian Jamaal Brown will be discussing Cleopatra's Needle, a monument that once stood in front of a powerful Egyptian temple, which now stands in New York's Central Park. Discover, What is it, Where it Came From, Who Created It, and how it got into the hands of the NY Metropolitan Museum. How do the Monuments of Antiquity, and the monuments dedicated to the confederacy relate to the Biblical Tower of Babel? Exodus 16:32 32 Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the wilderness when I brought you out of Egypt.’”