History Stories
CATEGORY: Religion
The Coolest Historical Discoveries of 2017
December 12, 2017

Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year. Read More

Why Jews and Muslims Both Have Religious Claims on Jerusalem
December 6, 2017

The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—despite a dueling claim from Palestine. Read More

Step Into the Vatican’s Secret Archives
December 6, 2017

The archives’ treasures are the stuff of legend—but their existence is absolutely real. Read More

History’s Worst Biblical Misprints
November 17, 2017

The church actively sought to destroy these "wicked" Bibles for their heresy. Read More

A Tour of the Biblical Treasures at D.C.’s New Museum of the Bible
November 17, 2017

The museum's opening has been clouded by claims of forgeries and stolen artifacts. Read More

The Ancient Origins of Diwali, India’s Biggest Holiday
October 19, 2017

Diwali is celebrated by multiple faiths. Read More

The Disastrous Time Tens of Thousands of Children Tried to Start a Crusade
October 18, 2017

Kings and popes told them to go home—but they persisted. Read More

The Hottest Social Scene in the 19th-Century American South
August 11, 2017

Singing schools are obsolete now, but they provided a rare chance to loosen up, socialize and learn something about music Read More

The Shocking Medieval Execution Story Referenced by James Comey
June 8, 2017

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