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.
Most of us are counting the days until 2021. It seems like this year will never end. Here are the freakish events we endured during this most unusual (and somewhat terrifying) year.
Read former President Barack Obama’s speech to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery.
You’ve probably heard the language spoken in Doctor Who, Doom Patrol, Filth Rich and Catflap, Velvet Goldmine, or Dragon Quest, sometimes subtitled like a foreign language. Polari is the name of a form of slang that was once used in Britain by some actors, circus and fairground showmen, professional wrestlers, merchant navy sailors, criminals, prostitutes,…
A rare photo has emerged which may confirm earlier purported photos of the iceberg that sank the unsinkable RMS Titanic on April 12, 1912. The photo above was taken by W. Wood, the captain of the SS Etonian. The inscription on the photo reads: “Iceberg taken by Captain Wood SS Etonian in 41°50N 49°50WApril 12th…
The list below (organized by state) contains the known locations for Transcontinental Airway (airmail route) beacons/arrows that are known to exist today.