Water Tunnel Found Under Mayan King’s Tomb
July 26, 2016

A canal network discovered by Mexican archaeologists under the 1,300-year-old Mayan temple holding the tomb of King Pakal may have been a symbolic path to the afterlife. Read More

The Sinking of Andrea Doria
July 25, 2016

On the night of July 25, 1956, a collision between the ocean liners SS Andrea Doria and MS Stockholm killed 51 people and prompted one of the largest civilian maritime rescues in history. Read More

Remembering the Legionnaires’ Outbreak
July 21, 2016

After a mysterious illness killed dozens of American Legion members, public health officials launched the largest medical investigation in history to find out why. Read More

Remembering the First Battle of Bull Run
July 21, 2016

Hopes for a quick end to the Civil War were shattered on July 21, 1861, when Union and Confederate forces clashed in northern Virginia at the First Battle of Bull Run. Read More

Henry VIII’s Restored Flagship Opens to Public
July 20, 2016

Following a 34-year conservation effort, the prized warship of King Henry VIII, Mary Rose, has been placed on full public display for the first time. Read More

Egypt’s Oldest Papyri Detail Great Pyramid Construction
July 19, 2016

Egypt’s oldest papyrus fragments, which detail the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza, have gone on public display in Cairo. Read More

Joe DiMaggio’s Record-Breaking-Hitting Streak
July 15, 2016

In 1941, legendary New York Yankees slugger "Joltin' Joe" DiMaggio made baseball history by scoring a hit in 56 consecutive games. Read More

Rare Noah’s Ark Mosaic Discovered at Ancient Israeli Synagogue
July 13, 2016

In their excavations of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, archaeologists uncovered two stunning mosaics depicting Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea. Read More

The Surprising History of 10 Downing Street
July 13, 2016

As Theresa May takes over from David Cameron as British prime minister, learn more about the surprising history of her new home—10 Downing Street. Read More

Mary Todd Lincoln May Have Had Pernicious Anemia
July 11, 2016

In a new book, a physician and scholar argues that a deficiency in vitamin B12 could explain the first lady’s long list of ailments and notoriously strange behavior. Read More