Francis Crick Institute researchers have found three ancient cases of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes the plague, in Britain. This is the oldest evidence of the plague in Britain.
The travel app Visited has published a list of the top 10 most popular castles in the world based on over 1.7 million international users. Prague is the most visited castle according to popular travel app Visited.
A groundbreaking achievement has been made in the form of a full digital scan of the Titanic wreckage, providing an unprecedented perspective of the world’s most renowned shipwreck.
In 1802, Ludwig van Beethoven asked his brothers to request that his doctor, J.A. Schmidt, describe his health problems—his progressive hearing loss—to the world upon his death so that “as far as possible, at least the world will be reconciled to me after my death.”
A group of international codebreakers has uncovered a set of secret, coded letters written by Mary Queen of Scots while she was imprisoned in England by Queen Elizabeth I. The contents of the letters were believed to be lost.
How frequent was violence in prehistoric human societies? One way to measure this is to look for trauma in prehistoric human remains.
Construction workers in Norwich, UK, unearthed human skeletal remains that led to a historical mystery. Now British researchers have identified the individuals to be a group of Ashkenazi Jews who may have fallen victim to antisemitic violence.
Ahead of Black History Month, National Geographic is launching a powerful new podcast, INTO THE DEPTHS, on Jan. 27, 2022, that uncovers the deep history of the transatlantic slave trade as it follows a group of Black divers who are dedicated to finding and helping to document slave shipwrecks.
The Latin Malleus Maleficarum, aka Hammer of Witches, was written in 1486 as a treatise on witchcraft. It describes how a community can determine if a person is a witch using basic questions (and torture) to obtain confessions.
Remains of medieval soldier found at bottom of Lithuanian lake, hidden for centuries beneath the mud.