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Bas-relief image of the Ark of the Covenant. (Credit: Getty Images)

Fate of the Lost Ark Revealed?

A newly translated ancient Hebrew text provides clues to what may have happened to the Ark of the Covenant, along with the other treasures in King Solomon’s Temple.

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A History of Papal Resignations

In the wake of today’s announcement by Benedict XVI, find out more about four other popes who abdicated their position as head of the Catholic Church.

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Guy Fawkes Day: A Brief History

As Britain celebrates Guy Fawkes Day today with fireworks and bonfires, look back at Fawkes’ failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

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6 Things You May Not Know About the Gregorian Calendar

Explore the history of the Gregorian calendar, which Britain and its colonies adopted 260 years ago.

St. Patrick's Day Myths

St. Patrick’s Day Myths Debunked

Before you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, get your facts straight by exploring common misconceptions about the holiday.

Part of the Isaiah Scroll, the Dead Sea Scrolls’ most complete book of the Hebrew Bible.

Unraveling the Dead Sea Scrolls: Six Fascinating Facts

As some of the Dead Sea Scrolls go online thanks to Google and the Israel Museum, find out more about these ancient religious documents’ significance.

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Shroud of Turin: The Work of a Renaissance Artist?

A historian has put forth a new theory about the Shroud of Turin, suggesting it was painted by the Renaissance master Giotto and based on Jesus’ actual burial cloth.