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David Taylor holds the 10th century Viking arm ring he discovered last year.

Viking-Era Ring Unearthed in Northern Ireland

A recently discovered piece of Viking jewelry may date back to the 10th century.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Jesse Owens

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jesse Owens, learn 10 surprising facts about the Olympic track and field champion.

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Remembering 9/11: Video

Twelve years later, HISTORY looks back at the September 11 attacks.

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The Battle of Lake Erie, 200 Years Ago

“We have met the enemy and they are ours,” proclaimed Oliver Perry after defeating a British fleet on Lake Erie 200 years ago.

Wreckage of WWII DUKW on the floor of Italy's Lake Garda. (Credit: Voluntary Association of Lake Garda)

Search for Long-Lost World War II Dead Heats Up in Italy

A volunteer group may have located the remains of U.S. servicemen in Italy’s largest lake.

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When Early Humans Left Africa, Tuberculosis Traveled With Them

New research indicates that tuberculosis bacteria originated with early humans some 70,000 years ago, before they migrated from their African homeland.

Copper deposits in Israel's Timna Valley, now a national park.

The Search Continues for King Solomon’s Mines

A recent discovery has shed new light on an age-old mystery.

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Was Richard III Riddled With Roundworms?

Scientists have discovered evidence that the medieval monarch suffered from a parasitic infection.

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Frederick Douglass Escapes Slavery, 175 Years Ago

On the 175th anniversary of the escape of Frederick Douglass from slavery, look back at how the famed abolitionist became a free man.

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Jack the Ripper’s First Victim, 125 Years Ago

On the 125th anniversary of Jack the Ripper’s first suspected murder, take a look back at one of history’s most notorious serial killings.

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In Case of Emergency: The Washington-Moscow Hotline Turns 50

Fifty years after its inception, check out some surprising facts about this Cold War-era icon.

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Remembering the March on Washington: Video

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this seminal civil rights event, check out some surprising facts about the March on Washington.

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Scientists Discover World’s Largest Fish

Thanks to a nearly complete skeleton found buried in an English quarry, the giant Jurassic-era Leedsichthys has grabbed the title of world’s largest fish.