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SS Gairsoppa Shipwreck

Silver-Laden World War II Shipwreck Discovered

SS Gairsoppa sank while carrying a fortune in silver, estimated to be worth $210 million in today’s dollars.

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.

Ancient Roman Shipyard

Evidence of Major Ancient Roman Shipyard Found

Located at Portus, which served as imperial Rome’s trading hub, a newly discovered building could have been used for assembling and repairing ships.

Skull on Stake

Human Skulls Mounted on Stakes Found at Stone Age Burial Site

Excavations in Sweden revealed 8,000-year-old skulls impaled with stakes that might have been battle trophies or part of a complex burial ritual.

Blackbeard

On Talk Like a Pirate Day, Landlubbers Arrr Shouting ‘Ahoy’

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a time for parroting the lively lingo supposedly spoken by yesterday’s buccaneers.

Oranges

Remembering Albert Szent-Györgyi

September 16 marks the 118th birthday of Albert Szent-Györgyi, a Hungarian-born physiologist and biochemist who is honored in today’s Google Doodle.

Dinosaur Feathers

Feathers in Amber Shed Light on Dinosaur Plumage

Amber deposits from the Late Cretaceous have revealed new clues about the structure, color and function of dinosaur feathers.

Ancient Crocodile

Did Ancient Crocodiles Clash With History’s Largest Snakes?

A newly discovered ancient crocodile lived alongside the largest snake ever to slither across the earth, according to researchers.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jackie Through the Ages: Slideshow

Explore the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis—wife, mother, first lady, trendsetter, preservationist, arts patron, editor and American icon.

Lost Expeditions

Famous Expeditions That Fell Off the Map

Explore famously doomed expeditions, including John Franklin’s Arctic voyage, which researchers recently attempted to demystify.

Australopithecus sediba

Meet Your New Ancestor: Slideshow

Check out images of Australopithecus sediba, which researchers think may be the intermediary species that spawned the Homo genus.

9/11

9/11 Anniversary: Online Features and Television Schedule

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, HISTORY is offering a full lineup of television specials and an array of online features.

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury & Other Celebrities Who Raised AIDS Awareness

Find out about Freddie Mercury, the inspiration for today’s Google Doodle, and other famous people who helped put a face on the HIV and AIDS crisis.