Tug Of War And Other Forgotten Olympic Events Of Decades Past
When the Olympics gave out gold medals in literature and pigeon racing.
Someone Invented Recorded Sound Before Thomas Edison — We Just Didn’t Understand What It Was
Thomas Edison was long credited as the inventor of recorded sound — that is, until a 2008 discovery.
Inside Russia’s Closed Cities
These forbidden cities, and the people inside, were kept secret for decades.
The Five Most Important Battles Of Ancient Greece
From the 300 Spartans to the original Marathon, we have good reason to remember these battles more than 2,000 years later.
Prehistoric Baby Bird Found Incredibly Well-Preserved In Amber
A baby bird from the Cretaceous period has been preserved for tens of millions of years.
The Five Most Influential Alchemists In History
The prospect of magically changing the world around us resonated with many well-respected scientists throughout the ages.
More Human Remains Found In Civil War Confederate Submarine
New discoveries add clarity to how the legendary submarine functioned.
This Week In History, June 4 – June 10
Mummy DNA uncovered, dinosaur-era bird found, ancient Roman cat pawprint discovered, oldest homo sapiens fossil unearthed, Van Gogh paintings made into film.
Six Of The Craziest And Most Terrifying Gods Ever Described
Tales of sex, violence, betrayal, incest, and more violence.
Oldest-Known Homo Sapiens Fossils Found in Morocco
The "cradle of mankind" is bigger than researchers thought.
30 “Persuasive” Maps That Attempted To Change History
These examples of "persuasive cartography" are as eye-catching as they are manipulative.