An Elephant in the Vatican, Part 1: The Discovery of Hanno

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An Elephant in the Vatican, Part 1: The Discovery of Hanno

Wednesday, 11 November

In February of 1962, HVAC workers discovered the remains of an elephant beneath the Cortile del Belvedere -- and a mystery was ahoof. The story begins in 1513, when Portugese king Manuel I sought to give Pope Leo X an extraordinary gift: Hanno, an elephant from distant shores. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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