History Stories
CATEGORY: Language
The Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone
January 10, 2018

It took one artifact, two scholars and 20 years to decode a dead language. Read More

Here Are 6 Things Albert Einstein Never Said
April 7, 2017

A new book investigates the truth behind famous quotations that have been wrongly attributed, misremembered, garbled in translation—or are flat-out fake. Read More

Ancient Text Could Hold Key to Unlocking Etruscan Secrets
April 1, 2016

Archeologists in Italy have unearthed a 500-pound sandstone slab that may help them decipher the lost language and culture of a mysterious pre-Roman people. Read More

10 Words and Phrases Popularized by Presidents
February 12, 2016

Check out 10 common words and phrases you may be surprised to learn were coined or popularized by U.S. presidents. Read More

Languages Under Siege
January 28, 2013

After being spoken for 3,000 years, Aramaic, the language of Jesus, could soon be extinct. Read More