Rowdy Roman chariot-race fans wore them in imitation of the fearsome Huns. And Ben Franklin used his to send a revolutionary message to the French.
The men were buried at right angles to each other, forming a T-shape, with their hacked-off limbs laid by their shoulders.
From the Gauls to Charles V to the Nazis, multiple assailants have set their sights on Rome over the centuries. But each time, Rome rose again.
Scientists say wounds found on the heel of a man buried some 2,000 years ago in northern Italy suggest he had been nailed to a wooden cross.
These razor-sharp blades inspired fear and fascination and helped change the course of military campaigns.
Hint: It had something to do with miracles.
William Shakespeare might have given Marcus Junius Brutus all the credit, but Caesar's true betrayer was a much closer friend.
Symbols, amulets and other talismans from around the globe.
From ancient Rome to contemporary Paris, the flexing of military muscle is a longstanding tradition.
It’s hard to build any new subway lines without running into Rome’s ancient history.