This Week In History News, May 31 – Jun. 6

Published June 5, 2020
Published June 5, 2020

Ancient Roman baths unearthed, Nazi diary with tales of stolen gold found, 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site demolished.

Construction Workers In Switzerland Uncover A 2,000-Year-Old Roman Bath While Building A Spa

Old Roman Bath

Kantonsarchaeologie Aargau/Samuel MuehleisenA section of the Roman bath’s remains discovered in Baden, Switzerland.

While building a thermal bath in a Swiss spa town, construction workers unearthed the remains of a magnificent limestone bath dating back to ancient Rome. In the first or second century A.D., the Romans were believed to have built a large spa complex in the area.

From there, experts believe that the site was in continuous use for some 2,000 years.

Learn more about what archaeologists have found.

75-Year-Old Diary Of SS Officer May Reveal 28 Tons Of Stolen Nazi Gold

Nazi Diary

Śląski Pomost QuedlinburgThe 75-year-old diary belonged to an SS officer named Egon Ollenhauer.

The hunt continues for a massive stash of gold treasure that belonged to the Nazis. A newly-discovered diary that belonged to an SS officer points to one of the possible hidden locations of the Nazi gold: an old castle in Poland.

A treasure trove of 28 tons of gold bars, jewelry and other valuables is believed to be hidden 200 feet underground at the bottom of a detonated well shaft.

Dig deeper in this report.

A Mining Company Just Blew Up A 46,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Site — And It Was Totally Legal

Juukan Gorge Cave

Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura Aboriginal Corporation/GuardianA mining company destroyed a 46,000-year-old rock shelter that was sacred to Australia’s Indigenous peoples.

A 46,000-year-old cultural site significant to Australia’s indigenous people was destroyed by a mining company expanding its iron ore territory, with the permission of the Australian government.

The destroyed site was a rock shelter located in Juukan Gorge in Western Australia that had been continuously occupied by the early inhabitants of the territory dating back over 46,000 years.

Read on here.

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