From Greece to South America, All That’s Interesting shares fascinating facts and interesting articles about ancient history!
This Week In History News, June 9 – 15
Preserved 40,000-year-old wolf head unearthed, Russian Chernobyl series in the works, gate from the time of King David discovered.
Archaeologists Found That People Smoked High-Potency Weed At Funerals 2,500 Years Ago
The cannabis traces found had high concentrations of THC.
Perfectly Preserved 40,000-Year-Old Wolf Head Found In Siberian Permafrost
"This is a unique discovery of the first ever remains of a fully grown Pleistocene wolf with its tissue preserved."
Ancient Gate From The Time Of King David Discovered In The Biblical City Of Bethsaida
The discovery of the ancient gate suggests that the famous king of the Israelites may not have been sole ruler of his time.
This Week In History News, June 2 – 8
Real-life Atlantis nearly discovered, Queen Emma's bones possibly found, Nazi Enigma machine auctioned off.
Ancient Romans Generated Enough Air Pollution To Cool All Of Europe, New Study Suggests
While Ancient Romans were capable of actively affecting the climate, we're far better at it than they were — and that should worry us all.
Scientists Discover Ancient Siberian Population That Is The Ancestors Of Modern Native Americans
These DNA results have changed the way scientists are thinking about the migratory patterns of ancient populations.
Vercingetorix: The Ancient Freedom Fighter Who Nearly Beat Caesar
Why Vercingetorix was Julius Caesar's arch-rival and is still regarded as a national hero in France to this day.
This Week In History News, May 26 – June 1
LSD-laced 1960s radio equipment found, ancient Japanese woman reconstructed, Roman town unearthed.
Meet The Megatherium: The Adorable 13-Foot Sloth That Ruled The Prehistoric Amazon
The Megatherium roamed South America for some 5.3 million years before it fell victim to mass extinction — though some rainforest natives claim to have seen a similar creature roving through the trees.
50-Million-Year-Old Fossil Captures A Swimming School Of Fish
The fossil was unearthed years ago in the Green River Formation in the United States, but the study’s co-author only happened upon it at a museum while on vacation in Japan.