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- The John Wilkes Booth Mummy That Toured America
- 10 Things You May Not Know About the Lincoln Assassination
- 10 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln
- Remembering Black Sunday, 80 Years Later
- Hunting Lincoln’s Killer
- WWII Aircraft Carrier Used in Atomic Bomb Tests Found Intact on Sea Floor
- Julius Caesar Suffered from Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study Says
- The Other Targets of Booth’s Murder Conspiracy
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Workers fixing a leak at the Massachusetts State House in Boston unearthed a time capsule placed in the building’s cornerstone more than two centuries ago.
According to new research, the oldest horned dinosaur ever found in North America lived around 107 million years ago, in what is now southern Montana.
Newly released DNA evidence suggests that Norse women also took to the seas to help settle new lands.
Six men caught looting historical artifacts from an ancient desert cave in Israel last weekend may have been searching for undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls.
Archaeologists discovered a group of shackled skeletons in an ancient Roman burial ground in southwestern France, near the site of long-ago gladiatorial battles.
On the 175th anniversary of George Armstrong Custer’s birth, explore 10 surprising facts about the controversial general killed at Little Bighorn.
Researchers have found that human ancestors developed the ability to digest alcohol around 10 million years ago—and it may have been key to their survival.
In analyzing the newly found remains of Richard III, geneticists have uncovered evidence of adultery among at least one of his relatives.
A new study finds that men and women buried as vampires in 17th and 18th century Poland were not—as previously believed—immigrants to the region.