Hundreds Of Ornate Roman-Era Stone-Cut Tombs Discovered In Turkey

Excavations in the ancient Roman city of Blaundos revealed 400 chamber tombs that had been cut into the side of a nearby canyon about 1,800 years ago. Blaundos Archeological Excavation Project ArchiveThe tombs contain motifs of vines, grapes, flowers, animals, and mythological figures. At first glance, the Uşak canyons in western Turkey look ragged and … Read more

The Fugu Plan, Japan’s Attempt To Import Jews During The Holocaust

In the 1930s, Japan launched the so-called “Fugu Plan” to draw in tens of thousands of Jewish refugees in order to bolster the country’s economic prosperity. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Noemi Faingersch SinclairFamilies like this one in Harbin, China made up the thousands-strong Jewish communities which Japanese officers hoped to replicate in … Read more

This Week In History News, Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

The unearthed gate to an ancient Greek Temple of Zeus, an 800-year-old mass grave in Peru, and early humans’ attempts to domesticate the world’s most dangerous bird. The post This Week In History News, Sept. 26 – Oct. 2 appeared first on All That's Interesting. Source link

Miyuki Ishikawa, The ‘Demon Midwife’ Who Killed 100 Babies

Miyuki Ishikawa may have thought she was acting out of mercy when she killed over 100 babies — but she nevertheless might be history’s deadliest female serial killer. Wikimedia CommonsMiyuki Ishikawa was arrested in January 1948, after police uncovered dozens of victims’ remains. In the 1940s, Miyuki Ishikawa was working as a midwife in post-World … Read more

Yukio Mishima, The Controversial Author Who Died By Seppuku

Yukio Mishima was the most famous author in Japan before he descended into political extremism and attempted a failed coup that ended with him committing ritual suicide. JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty ImagesYukio Mishima, famed Japanese author, shortly before he committed ritual suicide after a failed coup attempt. When he awoke on the morning of Nov. … Read more