This Week In History News, Nov. 24 – 30

Published November 29, 2019

Men who found Viking treasure sentenced to jail, ancient snake with legs unearthed, suspected Amazon warrior's remains discovered.

Two British Men Found A Viking Treasure Worth $3.8 Million — Now They’re Going To Jail

Old English Treasure

SWNSTwo metal detectorists who found $3.8 million worth of historical treasure are facing jail time for their indiscretion.

Two British metal detectorists who came across a 1,000-year-old treasure haul and failed to report their discovery to local authorities are facing jail time because of it.

It all started when George Powell and Layton Davies were hunting for treasure in the fields of Herefordshire. After probing the remote area, they came across an unimaginable haul: a treasure hoard dating back to 1,000 years ago.

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This 95-Million-Year-Old Skull Is From An Ancient Snake That Had Legs

Full Skull Of Najash

Fernando Garberoglio, et alA rare well-preserved skull of Najash rionegrina, an ancient hind-legged serpent.

It’s not every day that aspiring scientists stumble upon something groundbreaking, but it happens. In February 2013, Fernando Garberoglio — then still an undergraduate paleontology student from the Universidad de Buenos Aires — found a 95-million-year-old skull of an ancient snake.

Even more impressive? The artifact was a full 3D snake skull in extremely well-preserved condition.

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New Study Finds Evidence That The Amazons Of Ancient Greek Came From Armenia

Armenian Woman Warrior Grave

Anahit Khudaverdyan, et alGroup of researchers discover grave of young woman archer in the Armenian highlands.

In a rare discovery related to the ancient kingdoms of Armenia, archaeologists have discovered the grave of a woman bearing multiple injuries, including wounds to her hips and legs, which suggest she was a fighter during her lifetime.

Scientists believe the woman might have been a trained warrior, similar to the Amazon warrior women written about by the ancient Greeks.

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