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History

Travel to the past with the best history stories, from Ancient Rome to World War II. The Archive has the history stories you crave, from military sagas to exploring the New World.

11 Infamous Hoaxes That Fooled the World

What’s better than a true story? A story that’s too good to be true.

The Cambridge Five Spy Ring Passed WWII Secrets to the Soviet Union

Recruited straight out of university, these British intelligence officers were secretly moles.

The Real History Behind 5 Famous Military Photographs

These iconic images summed up entire wars in the public imagination.

Virginia Hall, the Allies' Most Dangerous Spy

Nicknamed the "Limping Lady", she was not to be underestimated.

Howard Carter and the Discovery of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s Tomb

His was the best-preserved tomb found in the Valley of the Kings.

These Gifts Will Make History at Your Next Holiday Gathering

Need help shopping for a history buff? These holiday gift ideas are sure to delight.

8 Ancient Cities That Are Still Standing

Entire civilizations have crumbled around them, yet these cities remain remarkably unchanged.

Estevanico, the First African Man to Explore the Americas

His contribution to various expeditions has been largely overlooked.