13 O’Clock Episode 137 – The Lost Library of Ivan the Terrible

On this historical and mysterious installment, Tom and Jenny are delving deep beneath the Russian soil to uncover the legend of the lost library of Ivan the Terrible. This purported collection of priceless ancient books, including lost poems by Virgil and previously unknown works by the likes of Tacitus, Suetonius, and many more, was allegedly brought to Moscow by Sophia Paleologue, the niece of Constantine XI and the grandmother of Ivan the Terrible. It was claimed that an underground vault was built beneath the Kremlin to house the priceless items, but as the years went on, its whereabouts became lost. Archaeologist Ignatiy Stelletsky spent most of his professional life hunting the library, but unfortunately never found it. Does it really exist? Is it still lurking somewhere in the tunnels underneath the Russian capitol? Or was it destroyed or dispersed long ago? Grab your pickax and mining helmet, because we’re heading underground for episode 137.

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13 O’Clock Episode 26 – Going Underground: Strange Subterranean Discoveries

As we merrily traipse down the sunlit city streets of our mundane daily existences, most of us remain blissfully unaware that an entirely different world might lie just beneath our feet. On this episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny don their mining helmets, jump in their subterrene, and tunnel deep into the earth to uncover a few of the strange, forgotten wonders that lurk below the surface, including vast underground cities and mysterious tunnel networks, creepy abandoned military bunkers, a priceless lost library possibly hidden beneath a famous landmark, and even a shadowy secret society that gets up to all sorts of delightfully clandestine activities beneath the avenues of one of the world’s great metropolises.

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Oh, and yours truly, the Goddess, was also interviewed on yet another rad podcast on the Project Entertainment Network, The Necrocasticon! Topics of discussion included the 13 O’Clock podcast, paranormal and horror writing, and goth in music and culture. Have a listen right here.