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McDonald’s Opens Up Restaurant Over Ancient Roman Road

McDonald’s Opens Up Restaurant Over Ancient Roman Road

The road was built some 2,000 years before McDonald's workers uncovered it during construction.
Ancient Matrilineal Society Discovered In New Mexico

Ancient Matrilineal Society Discovered In New Mexico

New research has revealed that royal blood descended through a mother's bloodline in ancient America.
Rare Child Footprints Unearthed At Ancient Egyptian Royal Temple

Rare Child Footprints Unearthed At Ancient Egyptian Royal Temple

These 3,000-year-old footprints belonging to an Egyptian child were found at the bottom of a mortar pit.
Salmonella Killed Off Majority Of Aztecs, New Studies Suggest

Salmonella Killed Off Majority Of Aztecs, New Studies Suggest

Two studies have independently found that salmonella may have caused the 16th-century plagues that wiped out four-fifths of the Aztecs.
Archaeologists Uncover 3,000-Year-Old Scottish Weapons Under Soccer Field Site

Archaeologists Uncover 3,000-Year-Old Scottish Weapons Under Soccer Field Site

Archaeologists found a gold-decorated spearhead, a bronze sword, a pin, fur skins, and scabbard fittings.
Harvard Scientists Plan To Resurrect Woolly Mammoth By 2019

Harvard Scientists Plan To Resurrect Woolly Mammoth By 2019

Via DNA splicing, mammoths may be coming back β€” and helping to fight climate change β€” very soon.
This Week In History, Feb. 12 – 18

This Week In History, Feb. 12 – 18

Woman buried with husband's heart, important Harriet Tubman photo uncovered, ancient Roman artifact found in New York, pregnant dinosaur cousin unearthed, fearsome female gangsters.
Fossilized Dinosaur-Like “Sea Serpent” Found With A Baby In Its Belly

Fossilized Dinosaur-Like “Sea Serpent” Found With A Baby In Its Belly

This discovery has scientists suggesting that not all ancient reptiles laid eggs.
Uncovered Viking Funeral Ship Contains Treasure Trove Of Ancient Relics

Uncovered Viking Funeral Ship Contains Treasure Trove Of Ancient Relics

A mysterious Viking ship burial unearthed in Scotland has yielded a wealth of artifacts.
Hunt For Secret Chamber Inside King Tut’s Tomb Set To Begin

Hunt For Secret Chamber Inside King Tut’s Tomb Set To Begin

Two prior attempts to find the suspected secret chamber proved to be inconclusive.
Ancient Chinese Tomb Discovered Full Of Mysterious Figurines

Ancient Chinese Tomb Discovered Full Of Mysterious Figurines

Researchers aren't sure why this sixth-century general and princess were buried with dozens of figurines.