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This Week In History News, Feb. 17 – 23

This Week In History News, Feb. 17 – 23

Medieval sword found in sewer, secrets of Stonehenge's construction revealed, WWII American shipwreck uncovered.
Scientists Assert Decorated Viking Warrior Skeleton Long-Thought To Be Male Actually Female

Scientists Assert Decorated Viking Warrior Skeleton Long-Thought To Be Male Actually Female

The skeleton was initially found in the mid-19th century and was posited to be female two years ago. After much debate and criticism, the research team confidently asserts that the high-ranking warrior skeleton is indeed "unassailably female."
Stonehenge Design May Have Been Brought Over By Prehistoric Sailors From Northwestern France

Stonehenge Design May Have Been Brought Over By Prehistoric Sailors From Northwestern France

There are actually thousands of sites like Stonehenge across Europe. And one of them may have just unlocked the mysteries of the iconic megalith's origins.
This Week In History News, Feb. 3 – 9

This Week In History News, Feb. 3 – 9

Case of bizarre 1959 Soviet deaths reopened, Alexander the Great's demise under investigation, WWI hand grenade found in potato chips factory.
29 Stunning New Photos Of King Tut’s Tomb Restored To Its Ancient Glory

29 Stunning New Photos Of King Tut’s Tomb Restored To Its Ancient Glory

The boy pharaoh continues to captivate the world and this new undertaking of revamping KV62 will ensure the intrigue lives on.
These Infamous Crystal Skulls Aren’t From Aztecs Or Aliens, But Just Victorian Hoax Artists

These Infamous Crystal Skulls Aren’t From Aztecs Or Aliens, But Just Victorian Hoax Artists

A 2008 study led by the Smithsonian Institute found that likely all the 13 life-size quartz crystal skulls are likely fakes.
This Week In History News, Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

This Week In History News, Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

Nazi conspiracy theory disproven, 1960s U.N. murderer unmasked, Hitler's North American holocaust plans uncovered, mystery of Alexander the Great's death perhaps solved.
New Theory On How Alexander The Great Died Suggests He Was Actually Alive Nearly A Week Following His ‘Death’

New Theory On How Alexander The Great Died Suggests He Was Actually Alive Nearly A Week Following His ‘Death’

A clinician has hailed his death the "most famous case of pseudothanatos, or false diagnosis of death, ever recorded."
This Week In History News, Jan. 20 – 26

This Week In History News, Jan. 20 – 26

Preserved horse found at Pompeii, "missing link" in human evolution unearthed by accident, and ancient food remains reveal what our ancestors ate.
Scientists Find 8,000-Year-Old Food Residue That Reveals What Neolithic People Ate For Dinner

Scientists Find 8,000-Year-Old Food Residue That Reveals What Neolithic People Ate For Dinner

A study analyzing fish-heavy fatty acids discovered in pottery shards has shed new light on our understanding of the southeastern European diet in the Neolithic Age.
Nine-Year-Old Trips Over Rock That Turns Out To Be Fossil Of Human “Missing Link”

Nine-Year-Old Trips Over Rock That Turns Out To Be Fossil Of Human “Missing Link”

It is believed that the 2 million-year-old skeleton fills the gap between our apelike ancestors and those early humans who used tools.