From Greece to South America, All That’s Interesting shares fascinating facts and interesting articles about ancient history!
This Week In History News, Aug. 12 – 18
Hidden World War II message uncovered, link between walruses and Vikings' demise found, oldest Egyptian embalming recipe unearthed.
Archaeologists Have Just Found The World’s Oldest Cheese In An Ancient Egyptian Tomb
"The material analyzed in this study is probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found to date."
5,600-Year-Old Mummy Reveals Oldest Egyptian Embalming Recipe Ever Found
Fred proves that Egyptians had been using embalming practices for more than 1,500 years longer than scientists believed.
Scientists Just Discovered An Extinct Pygmy Woolly Mammoth On An Siberian Island
Scientists believe this is an entirely new species of mammoth that until now hasn't been proven to exist.
2,500-Year-Old Beer Cups Uncovered At The Cradle Of Human Civilization
The traces found on these cups represent some of the earliest evidence of beer ever found.
This Week In History News, Aug. 5 – 11
Mystery of Mayan collapse uncovered, builders and purpose of Stonehenge revealed, thousands of WWII weapons found under Japanese school.
25 Million-Year-Old Mega-Shark Teeth Discovered By Amateur Fossil Hunter
The great jagged narrow-toothed shark was double the size of a great white and was so large that it feasted on whales.
33 Ancient Greece Facts That Reveal The Strange Side Of The Founders Of Western Civilization
From their bizarre toilet paper to their horrific torture devices to their controversial sexual customs, here's everything about Ancient Greece that doesn't tend to show up in history textbooks.
This Week In History News, July 29 – Aug. 4
Frozen worms reanimated after 30,000 years, shipwreck with priceless cargo discovered, ancient handprint provides insight on Europe's "lost people."
Researchers Finally Uncover What Wiped Out The Mayan Civilization
The study's analysis revealed that a huge decrease in annual rainfall and a drop in humidity contributed to the drought that ended Mayan civilization.
Thieves Pull Off Heist Of Swedish Crown Jewels, Then Escape By Speedboat
They stole the jewels from a public display in broad daylight, fled on bicycles, then made a daring speedboat getaway.