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Travel the world via historical sites that will occupy your mind, eyes, and body. From places frozen in the past like Chernobyl to those with history and present layered atop one another, you'll find new views here.

Abraham Lincoln Penned This True Crime Tale in 1846

Three brothers are accused of murder after an Illinois man vanishes in this sensationalized true crime story penned by Abraham Lincoln.

How the Stratton Brothers Became the First British Killers Busted by a Fingerprint

A thumbprint on a cashbox led police to the murderers—and changed the course of criminal history.

Submit Your Writing to The Archive!

Great news, history lovers: We're looking for your original stories of little-known facts.

12 Books for Fans of Hamilton

Go back in time with books about Hamilton and the people who knew him best.

Antarctica’s Outposts: Abandoned at the End of the World

Across the unforgiving landscape of Antarctica are deserted outposts haunted by the ghosts of the past.

The Subterranean Mystery of the Williamson Tunnels

Buried deep beneath the streets of Liverpool is an underground world that defies explanation.

How the Pinkerton Detectives Took Down Chicago Grave Robbers in 1857

The infamous agency got its start protecting corpses from professional body snatchers.

London’s Ancient Outcast Graveyard

Step inside the Cross Bones Graveyard, London's mass burial ground for prostitutes, beggars, and thieves.

The Strange and Tragic Shipwreck of the Morro Castle

Fire brought down the ship—but was it an accident, or arson?

6 Famous Explorers Who Vanished from the Face of the Earth

They set off into uncharted territory and were never seen again.

10 Most Famous Historical Solar Eclipses

Total solar eclipses are a rare and auspicious event.

Who Really Killed Dr. William Chapman?

His houseguest was convicted of the murder. But evidence against the doctor’s wife tells another story.