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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.

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.

4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Roman Gladiators

These combatants of the ancient world still fascinate us today.

The Bittersweet History Behind Armistice Day

The final day of WWI has become an anniversary of respect and remembrance for fallen soldiers.

What Is Guy Fawkes Night?

Remember, remember, the fifth of November...

The Irish Potato Famine and Its Impact on European History

The blight had devastating consequences on the island and beyond.

10 Eccentric Historical Laws

Some of these shocking mandates are still on the books.

William McGonagall, the Worst Poet in History

Disgruntled audiences pelted him with rotten eggs.

Isaac Newton's Historic Feud With a Conman

He was determined to take down William Chaloner, an audacious coiner.

Bagpipes Used to Be Classified as Weapons of War

These musical instruments weren't always considered harmless.