History In The Headlines

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Gladiator House Crumbles, Hinting at Pompeii’s Uncertain Future

On November 6, 2010, Pompeii’s House of the Gladiators collapsed, highlighting the many challenges of preservation.

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Rome’s Colosseum Unveils its Underworld

For the first time ever, visitors to Rome’s Colosseum will get the chance to explore the ancient amphitheater’s basement.

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Cannibal Clues Worsen Tyrannosaurus Rex’s Bad Rap

Tyrannosaurus rex may have had a taste for its own kind, according to a new study.

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Did a Hippo Kill King Tut?

A new hypothesis that King Tut was killed by a hippopotamus is the latest attempt to solve one of ancient history’s most perplexing riddles.

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World War II Bombs Force Evacuations in France

World War II’s remnants still pose a threat to cities like Rennes, France, where 10,000 people were evacuated on October 24 after the discovery of a live bomb.

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Amazing Rescues

These incredible rescue operations saved lives, brought together communities and captivated millions of well-wishers around the world.

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What Is Earth Really Made Of?

New research suggests that a layer of molten rock or magma may lie some 1,800 miles beneath our feet, sandwiched in between the Earth’s core and its lower mantle.

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Did Lead Makeup Poison Samurai Kids & Topple Japan’s Shogunate?

A recent study of samurai families’ remains suggests that lead-based makeup may have contributed to the decline of Japan’s Edo period.

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They’re Back: A Bed Bug History

Many American cities are plagued by the worldwide resurgence of bed bugs, pesky critters with a history that dates back to ancient times.

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Civil War Artifacts Unearthed from Former Confederate Prison

In what archaeologists are calling the most important Civil War find in decades, rare artifacts have emerged from a former Confederate prison site in Georgia.

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Study Suggests Adolf Hitler Had Jewish and African Ancestors

Adolf Hitler may have had Jewish and African ancestors, according to a recent DNA study by Belgian researchers.

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Mexico City Subway Dig Yields Aztec Remains and Artifacts

Excavations for a new Mexico City subway line have unearthed a number of important finds, including the remains of 50 Aztec children.

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The Mother Who Saved Suffrage: Passing the 19th Amendment

American women achieved the right to vote on August 18, 1920, thanks in part to a Tennessee legislator with a very powerful mother.