Rome built an empire that stretched from northern England to the Middle East over a period of six centuries.
To reconstruct the history of ancient Israel, scholars turn to archaeological excavations, the Hebrew Bible and other discovered texts.
A full-body reconstruction of a Neolithic woman who lived 4,000 years ago is now on display at a museum in Sweden.
Photographs on undeveloped film of archaeological excavations in Portugal 60 years ago have revealed 8,000-year-old signs of mummification — the earliest evidence found anywhere in the world.
Reference The Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt was the most important repository of knowledge in the ancient world.
Reference The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in the Territory of Hawaii devastated US naval power in the Pacific and precipitated America’s entry into World War II.
The ultra-powerful scan of the Great Pyramid of Giza could reveal the 4,500-year-old secrets of two mysterious voids inside.
Archaeologists in Norway have found a handful of weapons and hunting blinds used by people more than 1,000 years ago.
The newly-found wreck of the Endurance was found to be inhabited by some equally extraordinary creatures.
Reference On August 6 and 9, 1945, two atomic bombs were dropped over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Reference George Washington was a key figure in the founding of the United States of America, helping to secure independence from Britain and was its first president.
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Reference Some of the biggest protests in history have toppled governments and won civil rights campaigns.
Reference The Endurance Expedition was a failed mission to cross the Antarctic on foot, leaving 28 explorers stranded.
Ernest Shackleton's lost ice ship Endurance, which famously sank in 1915, has been rediscovered by searchers under Antarctica's Weddell Sea.
Reference Over 100 years ago, and after decades of protest, women's suffrage was granted in the U.S.
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The most notorious pirates in history terrorized the high seas from the Caribbean to China. Here are 8 famous pirates from the Golden Age of Piracy.