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This Week In History News, Sept. 10 – 16

This Week In History News, Sept. 10 – 16

Viking sword found, "Excalibur" mystery solved, lost languages uncovered, Hitler's sexual bloodlust revealed, St. Peter's bones possibly dug up.
The Greatest Contraceptive Was A Plant That The Romans Ate To Extinction

The Greatest Contraceptive Was A Plant That The Romans Ate To Extinction

Their form of contraception was used to prevent pregnancy and “destroy any existing.”
Ancient Roman Swords Found Inside Fort Along Hadrian’s Wall

Ancient Roman Swords Found Inside Fort Along Hadrian’s Wall

Researchers found both real swords and toy swords, presumably used by Roman children, that are nearly 2,000 years old.
4,000-Year-Old Brain Tissue Was Preserved After Boiling In Its Own Fluids

4,000-Year-Old Brain Tissue Was Preserved After Boiling In Its Own Fluids

The brain was boiled, dried, and preserved under sediment for almost 4,000 years.
4 Bizarre Items You Won’t Believe Were Once Used As Currency

4 Bizarre Items You Won’t Believe Were Once Used As Currency

Today, all we have are boring old coins, bills, and credit cards.
3,500-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Opened [PHOTOS]

3,500-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Opened [PHOTOS]

Archeologists discovered the tomb of a 3,500 year old goldsmith in Draa Abul-Naga, a necropolis for noblemen near the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt.
This Week In History News, September 3 – 9

This Week In History News, September 3 – 9

Excalibur possibly found, ancient city to be washed away, pre-Pyramid ruins discovered in Canada, mysterious manuscript decoded, new Holocaust revelations come to light.
Lost Languages Discovered In One Of The World’s Oldest Libraries

Lost Languages Discovered In One Of The World’s Oldest Libraries

Researchers discovered ancient texts hidden beneath years of writing in the manuscripts at St. Catherine's Monastery.
Mayan Child Sacrifices Found Buried With “Supernatural” Stones

Mayan Child Sacrifices Found Buried With “Supernatural” Stones

"In the Mesoamerican tradition obsidian has a divine origin, imbuing the material with supernatural power."
Meet The Inca Ice Maiden, Perhaps The Best-Preserved Mummy In Human History

Meet The Inca Ice Maiden, Perhaps The Best-Preserved Mummy In Human History

She was sacrificed to the gods and left in the mountains, where she stayed for 550 years.
Ancient Ruins Older Than The Pyramids Discovered In Canada

Ancient Ruins Older Than The Pyramids Discovered In Canada

A researcher at the site said, "I remember when we got the dates back, and we just sat back and said 'Holy moly, this is old.'"