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Anne Frank captured, 1944
Acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehou…
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A British rock legend’s unlikely fascination drove him to amass the world’s largest private collection of Alamo relics, which he recently donated to the Texas landmark.
More than two dozen letters written by famed physicist Albert Einstein sold at auction this week, bringing in a total of some $420,625.
In a pile of unpromising dinosaur fossils dug up in Canada a century ago, British scientists find soft tissue materials preserved for some 75 million years.
The film is believed to be the last surviving footage of the celebrated female aviator, who disappeared over the South Pacific in July 1937.
A replica of the lift system used to hoist and release deadly wild animals onto the Colosseum’s floor has been unveiled inside Rome’s ancient amphitheater.
Preservationist Adina De Zavala’s one-woman siege of the Alamo in 1908 helped to prevent the destruction of one of its most historic structures.
Scientists in Alberta, Canada, have identified a new species of horned dinosaur, a cousin of Triceratops that sported a distinctive bony frill and facial horns.
A collection of artifacts recovered from the wrecked HMS Erebus in Canada’s Queen Maud Gulf are all that remains of Sir John Franklin’s doomed expedition to the Arctic in 1845.
In the years before the beginning of the Holocaust, the Nazi government launched an audacious plan to exile European Jews to the island of Madagascar.
Private Henry Johnson, a member of the all-black unit known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,” used a rifle, a knife and his hands to fight off nearly two dozen German soldiers during World War I.
The recently discovered fossils of a 3.5 million-year-old hominin have added a new branch to humanity’s growing family tree.
Percy Fawcett was an inspiration for both Indiana Jones and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World,” but his 1925 disappearance in the Amazon remains a mystery to this day.
Scientists say a fossilized skull found inside a cave in Spain shows evidence that it belonged to the victim of a homicide—some 430,000 years ago.