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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.

The Last Witchcraft Trial in the U.S.

Nearly 200 years after the original Salem witch trials, the same town saw allegations resurface.

5 Royal Figures Who Were Assassinated

These tragic murders reverberated throughout their kingdoms.

Wyatt’s Rebellion Nearly Upended the English Monarchy

Politician Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger sought to overthrow Mary I.

14 Medieval Torture Devices and Methods That Date Back to the Ancient World

From the heretic's fork to being eaten alive by insects, these grisly old torture methods prove that humans have always been brutal.

What We Know About Uncontacted Peoples

These tribes have spurned contact with the modern outside world.

Violet Jessop: The Queen of Sinking Ships

Having survived deadly disasters at sea, she was known as "Miss Unsinkable".

7 Doomed Expeditions

These explorers set out with high hopes, but were never seen alive again.

What Really Happened in Roswell, New Mexico?

It's the birthplace of an enduring alien legend.

The Berlin Blockade: An International Crisis

An impressive airlift circumvented a Soviet power grab.

The Carnyx: Music on the Iron Age Battlefield

This wind instrument was designed to intimidate opponents.

What Is Juneteenth and Why Is It Important?

Discover the cultural celebration behind the historic anniversary.

The Failed Irish Rebellion of 1798

This major uprising against British rule was ultimately suppressed.

10 of the Oldest Buildings in America

Many of these structures pre-date the US—some by hundreds of years.

The Last Charge of the Bicycle Brigade

The humble bicycle had a suprisingly important role in both world wars.

The Tragic Wartime Sinking of Passenger Ship RMS Lusitania

The torpedo attack killed hundreds of civilians and turned international opinion against Imperial Germany.

What Lies Beneath: The Deadly Mystery of the Oak Island Money Pit

Is there treasure buried beneath this craggy Nova Scotia isle?