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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.
Thousands Of World War II-Era Weapons Found Buried Underneath A School In Tokyo
Authorities say that it's uncommon for such a large cache of World War II weapons to be buried all at once.
21 Classic Images Of Japanese Fart Battles From The 19th Century
Some say the paintings are a kind of political cartoon serving as a commentary on Western influence, but nobody knows for sure.
Explorers Discover 113-Year-Old Russian Shipwreck Believed To Have Cargo Worth Over $100 Billion
An international team of experts located the Russian warship Dmitrii Donskoi that reportedly went down with 5,500 boxes of gold still aboard.
This Bonsai Has Survived 392 Years And Not Even The Hiroshima Bombing Could Kill It
When this tree was planted in 1625, the United States was still 150 years away from even becoming a nation.
From Sunken Tanks To Human Remains, Truk Lagoon Is WWII’s Most Haunting Undersea Graveyard
From shipwrecks to sunken tanks to human remains, Truk Lagoon is among the biggest and eeriest underwater graveyards on Earth.
Unraveling The Deadly Legend Of The Pacific’s Own Bermuda Triangle
The sea is basically the Pacific version of the Bermuda Triangle, complete with mysterious disappearances, sea monster sightings, and ship sinkings.
Japan’s Abandoned Hashima Island Is Full Of Decay And Dark Secrets
Hashima Island has a complicated history. But what's abundantly clear is that when an island is abandoned, buildings will crumble and nature will flourish.
Meet Mao Sugiyama, The Artist Who Made A Meal Of His Genitals
Five people paid $250 a plate for artist Mao Sugiyama's genitals. Unfortunately, the food and legal repercussions made the banquet less than a success.
The Misunderstood Japanese Geisha: The Artists The West Mistook For Prostitutes
Inside the mysterious and misunderstood world of Japanese geisha, the respected artists, musicians, dancers, and poets who the West mistook for prostitutes after the American occupation of Japan following World War II.
The Strange Story Of William Adams – The Englishman Who Became A Samurai
Not only was William Adams the first Englishman to reach Japan, he became an adviser to the shogun and one of the first Westerners to become a samurai.