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Culloden Battlefield

Louisa Maria Stuart was born in France in 1692, almost four years after her father was deposed as King of Scotland, England and Ireland. To the …

Dogs' discovery of Revolutionary War graves leads to preservation victory

In one of the most pivotal but often-overlooked battles of the American Revolutionary War, a group of Patriots led by Col. Andrew Pickens defeated a force of British Loyalists twice their number. In a surprise two-hour attack, Pickens’ troops caught the British – teeming with confidence from recent …

A Series of Hidden Tombs Were Just Found in Egypt, And Archaeologists Are Excited

There are treasures untouched for at least 2,000 years.<p>Archaeologists in Egypt have made the exciting discovery of a previously unknown necropolis, …

Medieval France Had the Perfect Solution for Small Homes

A French 'lit clos', or box bed, spotted in an image from A Strange and Wonderful Collection. (It's dated 1648, but since photography didn't exist …

The Key to Robert E. Lee's Puzzling Death Might Be Hidden in a Photo of His Earlobe

When Confederate Army general Robert E. Lee died five years after the Civil War ended, the cause of his death had doctors stumped. He had been in …

Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Documentary: The Most Surprising Revelations

The monarch shares new details about the 1953 ceremony in a documentary airing Sunday.<p>To celebrate the 65th anniversary of her coronation, <b>Queen Elizabeth</b> gives a rare interview about the tradition-steeped ceremony that formally launched her reign in <i>The Coronation</i>, a documentary debuting Sunday …

The Alfred Jewel: One of the most famous and mysterious treasures from Anglo-Saxon England

In discovering the Anglo-Saxon world, archaeologists have made a number of excavations that provided a fruitful insight into the treasuries of this …

This Is What We Learned When the Queen Opened the Vault

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch on the planet, is not afraid to spill tea.<p>The queen opens up the vault, if you will, in a BBC documentary that examines what she calls her “horrible coronation” nearly 65 years ago.<p>Her dry sense of humor is on full display as she trots out …

“NUTS!” — Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe’s 1944 Christmas Letter

Editor’s Note: In honor of Christmas, we proudly publish the text of Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe’s 1944 Christmas letter to the U.S. 101st Airborne …

Military

The 7 best military commanders of all time, according to Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the greatest military commanders of all time.<p>He brought Revolutionary France back from the brink of destruction with his Italian campaign in 1796 and 1797. He made a fool of Czar Alexander I at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805. He encircled an entire Austrian army and …

World History

Ancient coptic tombstone found along Egypt's avenue of Sphinxes

Archaeologists unearthed an ancient Coptic tombstone during a dig Sunday (Oct. 22), according to Egypt's antiquities ministry.<p>The tombstone is decorated with a cross and Coptic inscriptions that were carved onto a limestone block, the ministry said. It measures about 1.2 feet by 3 feet (38 by 98 …

18 of the greatest photographs from 125 years of National Geographic

Travel Photography

Even Nazi prisoners of war in Texas were shocked at how black people were treated in the South

In Texas, some of the Germans actually befriended Americans of all colors<p>One morning in the spring of 1943, years before the end of World War II, …

On this day in 1935: The death of Lawrence of Arabia

Thomas Chapman was an Anglo-Irish landowner. He ran away with his mistress, and moved around Britain and France. The couple adopted the name Lawrence, and Thomas Edward ("Ned") was born in Tremadoc in 1888. The family eventually settled in Oxford.<p>Lawrence attended Oxford High School, then won an …

The forgotten history of how ancient Zoroastrians helped create the old Silk Route

China’s designs to build a massive network of land and sea links connecting four continents have revived popular interest in the old Silk Route, whose success was in small part owed to Zoroastrian merchants carrying goods from China across Central Asia and, often, all the way to Europe.<p>The ancient …

World History

Roman skeletons found in Lincoln are 'most significant in years'

<b>The discovery of 23 Roman skeletons in Lincoln is one of the most significant finds in the city in recent years, say archaeologists.</b><p>Despite being a major Roman colony, few burial sites from the era have been unearthed compared to places like York or Winchester.<p>Now experts say they hope to "fill a …

Archaeology

Stonehenge may have been first erected in Wales, evidence suggests

Evidence that bluestones were quarried in Wales 500 years before they were put up in Wiltshire prompts theory that Stonehenge is ‘second-hand monument’<p>Evidence of quarrying for Stonehenge’s bluestones is among the dramatic discoveries leading archaeologists to theorise that England’s greatest …