This Week In History News, Mar. 28 – Apr. 3

Published April 2, 2021

World's deepest shipwreck discovered, Stone Age Welsh artifacts unearthed, terrifying cousin of T. rex found

Researchers Just Found The Deepest Shipwreck On Earth Four Miles Below The Pacific

Shipwreck Of The Uss Johnston

Vulcan, Inc.The remains of the USS Johnston, as seen during the 2019 mission that captured the first images of this long-sunken vessel.

Researchers just found the remains of the USS Johnston more than 21,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific, making it the deepest shipwreck on Earth.

Though researchers first happened upon this wreck in 2019, they had no idea what their discovery truly was. But a new mission uncovered the telltale vessel number of the USS Johnston, a naval destroyer that went down during the Battle of Samar in October of 1944.

See the historic footage and read more about this remarkable find here.

Rabbits Burrowing On A Remote Welsh Island Just Uncovered A Trove Of Stone Age Artifacts

Skokholm Island Aerial View

Crown Cherish ProjectSkokholm Island typically allows a select number of visitors to spend the night, but COVID-19 lockdowns have reduced its population to only two wardens — and a bunch of rabbits.

In a first-of-its-kind discovery, a herd of rabbits accidentally found a cache of 9,000-year-old Stone and Bronze Age artifacts buried on the remote Welsh island of Skokholm.

Skokholm Island sits in the Celtic Sea to the west of mainland Wales and is two miles off the Pembrokeshire coast. It is currently only inhabited by two wardens, seabird experts Richard Brown and Giselle Eagle, who made the startling discoveries.

Learn more about what they found here.

Monstrous New Cousin Of T. Rex With Super-Hearing Unearthed In Argentina

Llukalkan Aliocranianus

Jorge Blanco/Journal of Vertebrate PaleontologyThe newfound species is 80 million years old and lived at the same time as the T. rex.

Paleontologists in Argentina have discovered a new dinosaur species that’s similar to Tyrannosaurus rex — but arguably much scarier. With enormous claws and a skull covered in bumps, horns, and deep-seated crests, the terrifying creature has been dubbed Llukalkan aliocranianus, or “the one who causes fear.”

Read more about this fearsome new find here.

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