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Chickamauga Animated Map

More Animated Maps<p>Join t Fight<p>Donate today to preserve Civil War battlefields and the nation’s history for generations to come.<p>50,000<p>ACRES SAVED<p>The …

How American Codebreakers Helped Win the Battle of Midway — 75 Years Ago

It all came down to the JN-25b book cipher.<p>The Battle of Midway, which ran from the fourth through seventh of June 1942, was one of the American …

What the Six-Day War Tells Us About the Cold War

In the 70 years since the United Nations General Assembly approved a plan to divide British Palestine in two—a Jewish state and an Arab one—the …

War

D-Day: Here's how the Allies began to reclaim Europe from the Nazis

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces crossed the English Channel and began to reclaim the European mainland.<p>That day, 74 years ago, marked a turning point on the western front and in World War II.<p>The following images give you some idea of what those American, British, and Canadian troops saw when they …

World War II

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

• Semar Melvin<br>• CB / 5-10.5 / 163<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Tom Loy<p>Nick Henrich<br>• ILB / 6-4 / 210<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Sam McKewon<p>Maverick McIvor<br>• DUAL / 6-2.5 / …

The Legacy of a Lost WWII Bomber Crew

<i>This post is in collaboration with The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, which brings together scholars and researchers from around</i> …

"Let women fly!" Remembering history's first female aviators

"Let women fly!"<p>The rise and rise of the "aviatrix."<p>c. 1921<p>c. 1930<p>In 1784, Elisabeth Thible became the first woman to fly, as a passenger in a hot …

The Extent of the Roman Empire

Time has seen the rise and fall of a number of great empires - the Babylonian, the Assyrian, the Egyptian, and lastly, the Persian. Regardless of the …

Spanish galleon with rumoured £1bn treasure hoard found, says Colombia's president

The San José sank off the coast of Cartagena in 1708 and is thought to be laden with emeralds and gold and silver coins<p>Colombia has found the wreck of a Spanish galleon that sank off the coast of Cartagena and is thought to be laden with emeralds and gold and silver coins, the country’s president, …

Our Parasites And Vermin Reveal Secrets Of Human History

They look like tiny tubes with stumpy legs. They can nestle snugly into pores, right at the base of small hairs. And there are probably hundreds on your face.<p>We're taking about<i>Demodex folliculorum,</i>the mite that calls your hair follicles home. "Probably if you've ever gotten a gross gunky plug out …

A brief history of Boxing Day

It’s a day we now associate with sales shopping and the enjoyment of Christmas dinner leftovers. But what is Boxing Day, and how was it historically …

Unlock The Library - History Extra

My account<p>The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine<p>We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. …

BBC

Medieval Christmas: how was it celebrated?

It is today associated with merriment, gift giving and indulgence. But how was Christmas celebrated in the Middle Ages? Here, Dr Matthew Champion …

1915 WW1 diary gives account of second Christmas truce

<b>A diary from a World War One soldier has come to light providing details of a Christmas Day truce in 1915.</b><p>Pte Robert Keating's account explains how a ceasefire was held by some men despite orders from officers who did not want a repeat of a 1914 truce.<p>A military historian said the account …

UK mapped out by genetic ancestry

Researchers have found genetic signatures among Britons that betray their historical roots in particular locales of the United Kingdom, leading to …

Irish DNA originated in Middle East and eastern Europe

Genome analysis shows mass migration of Stone Age farmers from Fertile Crescent and Bronze Age settlers from eastern Europe was foundation of Celtic population<p>Scientists from Dublin and Belfast have looked deep into Ireland’s early history to discover a still-familiar pattern of migration: of stone …

Anthropology

Scientists sequenced the first ancient Irish genomes and found something surprising

Results of the study were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.<p>The researchers sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman who lived near Belfast some 5,200 years ago and the genomes of three men from a later period, around 4,000 …

Anthropology

Ireland’s population underwent a dramatic change 4,000 years ago

Ancient DNA offers a glimpse of Ireland's farmers before and after the shift.<p>Farming began in the West roughly 10,000 years ago, with Neolithic …

The British Museum Is Now Open To Everyone: Take a Virtual Tour and See 4,737 Artifacts, Including the Rosetta Stone

"I met a girl at the British Museum once," a fellow said to me at a party last weekend. "Her name was Rosetta. Rosetta Stone." A groaner indeed, but …

British Museum

What ancient mummies tell us about one of the most vexing afflictions of modern life

By Peter Whoriskey<p>, Reporter<p>On a foggy day in August 1936, an anthropologist and his crew set sail for Kagamil Island, a small volcanic speck of hot springs and cliffs in the Bering Sea. A person identified as “Brown Bear” had told them of a cave full of mummies and other human remains. Shortly …

Diets

Chapter 13: "DOWNFALL"- The Plan for the Invasion of Japan

<b>CHAPTER XIII<br>"DOWNFALL" THE PLAN FOR THE INVASION OF JAPAN</b><p><b>Evolution of "Downfall"</b><p>While the war was being fought in the Philippines and Okinawa, plans …

Photos: Newfound Egyptian Tomb Has Colorful Murals of Man and Wife

Archaeologists have uncovered a colorful and ancient tomb in Egypt, the second such discovery within one month, according to a statement released …

Archaeology

Dec. 14, 1799: The excruciating final hours of President George Washington

It was a house call no physician would relish. On Dec. 14, 1799, three doctors were summoned to Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Va., to attend to a …

George Washington

Nazi Gold Train Hunt Goes On But Experts Find No Evidence

Treasure hunters searching for a buried Nazi-era train laden with gold said Tuesday they had found signs of a tunnel — but experts working alongside them said they could find no evidence of any train inside.<p>Piotr Koper and Andres Richter announced their progress in the hunt for the World War II-era …

Where, in Ancient Egypt, did people live?

As part of our 'History Extra explains' series, leading historians answer the burning questions you were too afraid to ask...<p>The thick mud deposited …

The Disposal of Human Waste: A comparison between Ancient Rome and Medieval London

<b>The Disposal of Human Waste: A comparison between Ancient Rome and Medieval London</b><p>By Craig Taylor<p><i>Past Imperfect</i>, Vol.11 (2005)<p>Abstract: The disposal …

Pax Romana

The Pax Romana (Roman Peace) was a period of relative peace and stability across the Roman Empire which lasted for over 200 years, beginning with the …

What happened to the Great Library at Alexandria?

Once the largest library in the ancient world, and containing works by the greatest thinkers and writers of antiquity, including Homer, Plato, …