Activists and local residents say the Islamic State militant group has destroyed part of the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel, which is considered the most important temple at the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra.
For decades, archaeologists have speculated on the location of the remains of Nefertiti, Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten. She is the last royal mummy missing from the dynasty of the famous King Tutankhamun. New research suggests her secret tomb could be hidden in King Tut’s tomb.
At 404 years old, the Japanese white pine is already notable as the oldest specimen in the bonsai collection at Washington, D.C.’s National Arboretum. Not only has the tree lived through four centuries, it also survived the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
Jamestown was the first successful British colony that gave rise to modern day America. Scientists have identified the remains of four English men who were among the early leaders of Virginia’s Jamestown settlement. The bodies were exhumed in November 2013 in the church where Pocahontas married Captain John Rolfe in 1614.
Here’s the latest update to the story of Duffy's Cut. In 1832, Catherine Burns left Ireland for Philadelphia where she found work at Duffy’s Cut — a railroad construction site staffed by Irish Catholics. Less than two months later, Catherine and several others would disappear forever. It was assumed that a cholera epidemic sweeping the East Coast killed the railroad workers, but contemporary research suggests […]
As covered in JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness, on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. The 1964 Civil Rights Act was the greatest advance in American equality in a hundred years. Why does this still matter to us? Why do we still talk about it? […]
The coronation of Richard II, also known as Richard of Bordeaux, took place. He was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed on September 30, 1399.
When the Statue of Liberty arrived in the New York Harbor in June of 1885, she was in 350 different pieces.
The Grand Canyon, The Factory and the A.G. Gaston Motel, Little Havana are just a few on the 11 names on the list.
Archaeologists claim to have uncovered evidence that suggests the ancient civilization believed in the “undead” or “revenants” that would emerge from their graves at night. They found skeletons that were pinned in their tombs with rocks and pottery at a cemetery in located near the ancient Greek town of Kamarina in southeastern Sicily.