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The Civil War seemed to stalk unfortunate Wilmer McLean, who could say that the conflict began in his front yard and ended in his front parlor.
Archaeologists have determined that animal bones found in an Austrian cellar are the remains of a 17th century Ottoman “war camel.”
The oceanfront villa in San Clemente, California, that served as Richard Nixon’s presidential retreat is up for sale for $75 million.
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The largest art heist in history remains unsolved 25 years after thieves stole 13 masterpieces worth $500 million from a Boston museum. So whodunit?
On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, revisit America’s first major foreign disaster relief effort when a warship delivered food to Ireland during the potato famine.
A newly unearthed fossil from Ethiopia is altering the timeline of human evolution, pushing it back by nearly a half-million years.
Apple has unveiled its new smartwatch, but if not for a century-old war, the high-tech timepiece may never have been developed.
On the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” look back at the assault on civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, that led to the Voting Rights Act.
On the 50th anniversary of the premier of “The Sound of Music,” explore the true history behind one of the most popular films of all time.
An historian fed up with doubts about Billy the Kid’s demise has petitioned a New Mexico court to create a death certificate for the famous outlaw.
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient mortuary complex used to ritually strip human corpses of their flesh near Bolivia’s Lake Titicaca.
A medical examination of a 1,000-year-old Buddha statue has revealed a shocking surprise hidden inside.