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This Week In History News, July 14 – 20

This Week In History News, July 14 – 20

Napoleonic general's remains unearthed, oldest human fossils outside Africa discovered, 9,000-year-old Jerusalem city found.
2,000-Year-Old Roman Gladiator Arena Uncovered In Turkey

2,000-Year-Old Roman Gladiator Arena Uncovered In Turkey

"[The] triumphal arc, which was built in the 3rd century in memory of the Roman Empire's victory against the Persians, looks magnificent."
9,000-Year-Old City Just Unearthed Near Jerusalem Is A ‘Game Changer’ For Archaeologists

9,000-Year-Old City Just Unearthed Near Jerusalem Is A ‘Game Changer’ For Archaeologists

The wealth of material recovered from the site is so stunning that archaeologists believe this discovery will allow research to advance by "leaps and bounds."
4,600-Year-Old Complex On A Tiny Greek Island Is Totally Changing Our Understanding Of Ancient Greece

4,600-Year-Old Complex On A Tiny Greek Island Is Totally Changing Our Understanding Of Ancient Greece

The shining white marble-based structures were designed to glisten in the sun and potentially symbolize ancient creation myths for those within viewing distance. The summit was a sacred site of religious offerings.
The Legend Of Tomoe Gozen: Japan’s Most Fearsome Female Samurai

The Legend Of Tomoe Gozen: Japan’s Most Fearsome Female Samurai

Legend has it Tomoe Gozen commanded as many as 1,000 men and that she was as fearless and ruthless as she was beautiful.
25 Reconstructed Faces Of Ancient People From The Neanderthals To Jesus

25 Reconstructed Faces Of Ancient People From The Neanderthals To Jesus

Scientists and artists worked together to create these reconstructed faces from ancient peoples past — and the results are astonishing.
Meet Veleda: The German Priestess Who Made The Romans Tremble

Meet Veleda: The German Priestess Who Made The Romans Tremble

Not only did Veleda prophesy her people's victory against Rome, she was also worshipped as a goddess.
At Least 10 Unexploded WWII Bombs Are Still Buried Underneath The Archaeological Site Of Pompeii

At Least 10 Unexploded WWII Bombs Are Still Buried Underneath The Archaeological Site Of Pompeii

Expert testimonials and old bombing maps from WWII confirm that there are unexploded bombs sitting dormant underneath Pompeii.
This Week In History News, June 30 – July 6

This Week In History News, June 30 – July 6

Ancient Iraqi palace uncovered, World War II servicemen's remains found, biblical mosaics from 1.600-year-old synagogue brought to light.
Biblical Mosaics Depicting The Story Of Elim And End Of Days Found In 1,600-Year-Old Synagogue

Biblical Mosaics Depicting The Story Of Elim And End Of Days Found In 1,600-Year-Old Synagogue

In the last nine years, the Huqoq Excavation Project has found mosaics depicting Noah's Ark, the parting of the Red Sea, and more in a 5th century synagogue.
‘Pecunia Non Olet’: How A Roman Emperor Revived The Government With A Urine Tax

‘Pecunia Non Olet’: How A Roman Emperor Revived The Government With A Urine Tax

“Pecunia non olet,” or “money doesn’t stink,” is a phrase ascribed to the Roman emperor Vespasian, who in 70 A.D. imposed a urine tax.