History In The Headlines

Miguel de Cervantes

In Search of “Don Quixote” Creator’s Lost Bones

Experts are scouring a Madrid convent for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes, hoping to reconstruct the author’s face and determine his cause of death.

Knights Templar

Who Were the Knights Templar?

Get the facts on the mysterious medieval order known as the Knights Templar, which was dissolved 700 years ago but has recently made news headlines.

Amy Winehouse

Music Legends Who Lived Fast and Died at 27: Slideshow

On July 23, Amy Winehouse became the latest in a long list of musicians who died at 27.

Wind Towers

Keeping Cool Through the Ages: Slideshow

As temperatures soar in many regions of the United States, find out how people beat the heat when cranking up the A/C wasn’t an option.

First Battle of Bull Run

Remembering the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)

HISTORY’s chief historian answers questions about the Civil War’s first major land battle, which took place 150 years ago today.

Medieval Armor

In Shining Armor, Medieval Knights May Not Have Shone

Heavy armor may have been medieval knights’ worst enemy, according to new research.

Neanderthal

Introducing Your Inner Neanderthal

As evidence grows that many people may be part Neanderthal, get the facts on humans’ newfound ancestors.

Artifacts from Shipwreck

Ancient Medicines From Shipwreck Shed Light on Life in Antiquity

Researchers have used DNA sequencing to unlock the secrets of 2,000-year-old medicines found in a shipwreck.

Caligula

Caligula Statue Seized From Looters Is Unveiled

A statue thought to depict the notorious emperor Caligula may have led experts to a long-lost imperial palace.

Boremys Turtle

Survivors in a Half Shell: Turtles Withstood Dinosaur Die-Out

When an earth-shattering event triggered mass extinctions 65 million years ago, some turtles weren’t even shell-shocked, a new study suggests.

Famous Duels

History at 40 Paces: Legendary Duels

On the 207th anniversary of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, find out about this notorious incident and other famous standoffs.

Moon Rock

Slideshow: When Artifacts Become Astronauts

From Amelia Earhart’s scarf to part of a 16th-century warship, explore historic items that hitched a ride into the final frontier on the space shuttle.

Viking Teeth

Did Viking Warriors Bare Groovy Teeth?

Viking warriors raiding Britain may have filed their teeth to scare their enemies, according to archaeologists excavating a unique mass grave.