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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."
U.S. Congress Passes Bill To Investigate Whether The Pentagon Weaponized Ticks And Other Insects For Bio-Warfare

U.S. Congress Passes Bill To Investigate Whether The Pentagon Weaponized Ticks And Other Insects For Bio-Warfare

A New Jersey representative wants to know whether a Lyme disease outbreak in the '50s and '70s coincided with a government-sanctioned experiment gone awry, and has passed a bill to investigate.
‘He Loves Bagels’: Florida Man Arrested After Feeding Wild Alligator

‘He Loves Bagels’: Florida Man Arrested After Feeding Wild Alligator

"It’s totally illegal to do it. Did I know it? No. Did I know I couldn’t feed a turtle? Alligators...yeah, I kind of knew that."
Excavations At The Battle Of Waterloo Field Hospital Reveal Amputated Bones And More

Excavations At The Battle Of Waterloo Field Hospital Reveal Amputated Bones And More

One of the recovered remains shows clear signs of a surgeon's bone saw cutting through it, likely performed while the Battle of Waterloo raged on.
Christian Missionaries Say Paying Taxes Is ‘Against God’s Will’ — Judge Makes Them Cough Up $1.6 Million

Christian Missionaries Say Paying Taxes Is ‘Against God’s Will’ — Judge Makes Them Cough Up $1.6 Million

The Beerepoots argued that God's rule trumps Australian tax law, thus preventing them from paying off the $US600,000 they owed in income tax.
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."
Trophy Hunting Couple’s Post-Kill Kiss Enrages Animal Rights Activists Everywhere

Trophy Hunting Couple’s Post-Kill Kiss Enrages Animal Rights Activists Everywhere

"This couple should be utterly ashamed of themselves, not showing off and snogging for the cameras."
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.
Bones Of One Of Napoleon’s Favorite Generals Found Under Russian Dance Floor After 200 Years

Bones Of One Of Napoleon’s Favorite Generals Found Under Russian Dance Floor After 200 Years

"It's a historic moment not only for me, but for our two countries. Napoleon was one of the last people to see him alive."
Abused Dog Rescued After Being Buried Alive On Hawaiian Beach By Owner

Abused Dog Rescued After Being Buried Alive On Hawaiian Beach By Owner

Leialoha, which means "beloved child," was buried on a Hawaiian beach by her owner. She's now being treated by PAWS of Hawaii.