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.

The Strange Connection Between the Nuclear Bomb, Bikinis, and Godzilla

Real devastation, fictional monsters, and a swimsuit all collided in the Pacific Ocean.

The Mapuche People's Centuries-Long Resistance Against the Spanish

This indigenous tribe refused to succumb to imperialist rule.

These Essential Authors Were Shaped By Their Time in War

Time on or near the front lines shaped these authors' lives and work.

The Unparalleled Power of the Praetorian Guard of Rome

Meet the infamous bodyguards of the Roman Empire—and find out how they lost their once-legendary power.

29 Facts About Black History That You Might Not Know

Celebrate the African American men and women who made history.

13 Old School War Movies Every Trooper Needs To Watch

Bring military action home to your couch with these classic war films.

The Mesmerizing History Behind 4 Endangered Languages

As the pool of speakers shrinks, these languages could be lost forever.

5 Bloodthirsty Monarchs Who Slayed Their Way to the Throne

Nothing could stand in the way of these rulers' ambitions—not even their own families.

The 5 Most Humiliating Defeats In Military History

Superior numbers sometimes just mean a chance at superior embarrassment.

Queens, New York is Home to a Hidden Civil War Fort

Originally designed to defend the East River, Fort Totten is now open to the public.