History Happy Hour Episode 134 – The Woman Who Saved the Temples
Guest: Lynne Olson
Sunday, February 26, 2023
This Week on History Happy Hour: She was a real-life Indiana Jones– an intrepid archeologist who outwitted the Gestapo in WWII, and went on to lead an extraordinary effort to save ancient Egyptian temples from the floodwaters of the Aswan Dam. “You don’t get anywhere without a fight, you know,” said Christiane Desroches Noblecort.” If I became a brawler, it was out of necessity.”
Chris and Rick welcome back author Lynne Olsen to discuss her new book: Empress of the Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt's Ancient Temples from Destruction. Meet the woman who had the courage to stand up to Egyptian President Abdel Nasser and French president Charles de Gaulle – with a surprise assist from Jackie Kennedy!
Sunday at 4PM ET on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.