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Discovered more than a century ago in a Swedish grave, a ring bearing an Arabic inscription confirms contact between the Vikings and the Islamic world.
A team of Spanish researchers believes it has found the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote,” beneath a Madrid convent.
After an eight-year search, a research team sponsored by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has discovered the shipwreck of the massive Japanese battleship Musashi.
A new study suggests that the dramatic upheaval caused by European colonization of the Americas may have marked the beginning of a new period of geologic time.
On March 4, 1865, with the Civil War drawing to a close, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in to a second term as U.S. president; John Wilkes Booth was in attendance.
A new study clears the black rat of spreading the infamous Black Death from Asia across medieval Europe, and identifies gerbils as a more likely culprit.
A team of researchers hopes a church graveyard in the Italian town of Badia Pozzeveri will yield a breakthrough in efforts to understand a deadly disease.
Authorities say “nighthawking,” or illegal metal detecting, near the ancient Roman fortification known as Hadrian’s Wall is destroying Britain’s national heritage.
For more than a century, an original edition of the Magna Carta lay forgotten in a Victorian-era scrapbook in the archives of the British coastal town of Sandwich.
Papers used by Alan Turing’s cryptologists for their World War II-era work breaking the “Enigma” code have been found being used to line the roof of a drafty hut at Britain’s Bletchley Park.
In a new study, researchers suggest our ancestors may have developed language in order to make the tools necessary for their survival.
Two members of the famed World War II African-American flying squadron passed away on the same day last week at their respective homes in Los Angeles.