History

Weapons in Ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptian military is often imagined in modern films and other media as a heavily armed and disciplined fighting force equipped with …

Ancient Egypt

Tomb of Christ at Risk of 'Catastrophic' Collapse

Restoration work at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem reveals one of world's holiest sites rests on a precarious earthly foundation.<p>Scientists have discovered that there is a "very real risk" that the holiest site in Christianity may collapse if nothing is done to shore up its unstable …

Ancient History

Face of Cambridge man brought to life 700 years after his death

Reconstruction is part of research project aimed at gaining insights into the anonymous poor of the medieval city<p>The face of a Cambridge man who died more than 700 years ago has been reconstructed as part of a project to gain insights into the anonymous poor of the medieval city.<p>The 13th-century …

Ancient History

Arkansas Ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas' governor signed legislation Tuesday ending the state's practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., leaving only two states remaining that honor the two men on the same day.<p>Republican …

American History

Gowanus site rumored to hold a Revolutionary War mass grave will be excavated

Whether there’s anything there remains to be seen<p>Some local historians believe the future site of a Gowanus pre-K could be the final resting place of Revolutionary War heroes the Maryland 400—and, after years of speculation, they’re about to find out.<p>As the <i>Brooklyn Paper</i> reports, the city is …

American Revolution

Nation turns to Kansas City to remember World War I

April 6 marks the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I, whose U.S. soldiers are commemorated by the city's 217-foot Liberty Memorial tower.<p>But underneath this soaring monument is where things get interesting. It's where you'll find an amazing 50,000-square-foot bunker dug a little …

Military History

Lincoln was a Republican, slavery is bad — and more discoveries by President Obvious

Seeking and winning the presidency has been a magical voyage of discovery for Donald Trump.<p>Tuesday night, he divulged a most remarkable finding: Abraham Lincoln was — are you sitting down for this? — a Republican.<p>“Most people don’t even know he was a Republican,” Trump told a group of Republicans. …

American History

Israel finds hundreds of bottles of alcohol left behind by British soldiers during First World War

Israeli archaeologists digging near the city of Ramla are used to uncovering flint tools and Palaeolithic remains.<p>But when they began excavating land that is about to be used for a new motorway they made a significantly less dry discovery.<p>Hundreds of bottles of gin, wine, beer and other alcohols …

World War I

Ancient Naval Base for Epic Greek Battle Found

Greek archaeologists have found the ancient military harbor of the island of Salamis — the very physical space from which the largest and most …

Archaeology

Roman skeletons unearthed at Pontefract building site

<b>More than 30 Roman skeletons have been unearthed on the site of a new housing estate in West Yorkshire.</b><p>The skeletons were found alongside pottery, jewellery and building remains during an archaeological dig at the site in Pontefract.<p>Most of the graves have now been excavated and the remains will be …

Archaeology

Israeli archeologists dig up liquor bottles of WWI troops

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a search for antiquities, Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a far more modern find — century-old liquor bottles that belonged to British soldiers in World War I.<p>The Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday it was excavating 250,000-year-old flint tools when the …

Military History

How A Little-Known Group Of Citizen Soldiers Helped Win The American Revolution

During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington often turned to a group of citizen soldiers from Maryland for their prowess on the …

American History

Worst Leaders in History? Winston Churchill as ‘Evil’ as Hitler, Mao and Stalin, Indian Lawmaker Says

The role of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the Bengal famine has been sharply criticized in a new book.

World History

Percy Fawcett and the lost city of Z: The history behind the film

In 1925, at the age of 57, British explorer Percy Harrison Fawcett embarked on an expedition into the Bolivian Amazon. He was accompanied on the …

Ancient History

The woman who gave us ‘God Bless America’ was too busy winning to care about being fat-shamed

‘This is Kate Smith. Miss Smith is America.’<p>She gave us “God Bless America,” became one of radio’s biggest stars, and was awarded the Presidential …

Entertainment

Jesus' restored tomb is unveiled, well in time for Easter

JERUSALEM -- Nine months of renovations at Christianity's holiest site were unveiled Wednesday (March 22) in a ceremony that brought together rival …

Pope Francis

The Mime Who Saved Kids From the Holocaust

The fact that most people know what a mime looks like—the white face with cartoonish features, the black and white clothes—is largely thanks to …

Demolition of the HMS Illustrious, in pictures

Military History

Restored tomb of Jesus worth $4 million unveiled in Jerusalem's Old City

The $4 million worth restored tomb, where Jesus is believed to have been buried after his crucifixion, was unveiled at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City during a ceremony on Wednesday.<p><b>'Hamas Militants Destroy Church of Holy Sepulchre in Retaliation for Recent Attacks' Article</b> …

Ancient History

First look inside Jesus' tomb as ancient structure reopens after months of restoration work

Take a first look inside Jesus' tomb - a location where Christian's believe Christ's body was laid to rest for three days after crucifixion.<p>The newly …

Ancient History

Richard Nixon’s historic visit to Communist China

Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to Communist China to meet Chairman Mao was a "geopolitical earthquake" according to former US diplomat Winston Lord, who attended the meeting between the two leaders.<p>It ended several decades of wary relations between the US and China that had seen the two countries spar …

Richard Nixon

Ötzi Is The World's Oldest Wet Mummy

Trekking the Ötztal Alps in September of 1991, two hikers stumbled upon a gruesome discovery: the head and bare shoulders of a dead man sticking out …

Archaeology

New telescope can detect the ancient history of the universe

Learning the secrets of the universe demands that humanity study its most ancient star-building regions, and the HERA radio telescope allows …

History of Science

Neolithic rock art discovered in Egypt

Newly discovered rock art may offer a link between the Neolithic period and Ancient Egyptian culture.

Ancient History

How China ended the era of western domination

In November 2012, freshly anointed as China’s leader, Xi Jinping made one of his first stops a history museum. Xi took in an exhibition in Beijing …

China

German Cabinet OKs plan to annul homosexuality convictions

BERLIN – Germany's Cabinet has approved a bill that will annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied zealously in post-World War II West Germany.<p>The measure approved Wednesday foresees compensation of 3,000 euros ($3,230) for each …

German History

Texas bill would protect doctors who fail to inform parents about fetal abnormalities

Texas lawmakers this week have again been pressing their crusade against abortion access. The state Senate has passed two bills, one of which would …

History Of Slavery

Inscribed brick: dedicatory inscription of Adad-shuma-usur | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Maintenance of temples and their cults was a primary responsibility of ancient Near Eastern rulers, requiring the investment of significant …

Ancient History

Hokusai – coming to a cinema near you this summer

Sunday 4 June 2017 will be the premiere of <i>British Museum presents: Hokusai</i>, a film focusing on the world-renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai …

Art History

Spring TV 2017: Must-See New Shows: Making History (Fox)

<b>Premieres:</b> Sunday, March 5 at 8:30/7:30c<p>In Fox's latest comedy, <i>Happy Endings</i>' Adam Pally plays Dan, a college janitor who happens to have a time …

TV