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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.

8 Amazing Historical Artifacts on Display Around the World

You can see these remarkable objects from the past with your own eyes.

The Colonization of Australia

How did the continent become home to British convicts?

How the Red Army Used Camels to Fight the Nazis

The animals were transported all the way to the Soviet Union, where they performed critical duties.

Founding Father Button Gwinnett and His Deadly Rivalry

This little-known figure had a short but fascinating life.

What Do We Actually Know About Area 51?

The Air Force base has been the subject of numerous conspiracies over the years.

The New York Conspiracy of 1741

Was the anarchist plot real, or just a frenzy of paranoia?

King Philip’s War Set the Stage for the American Revolution

This early conflict between colonists and Native Americans had unexpected consequences.

7 Famous Historical Paintings and the Meaning Behind Them

They capture historical moments both real and reimagined.

Teddy Roosevelt's Legendary Rough Riders

This cavalry regiment was celebrated for its role in the Spanish-American War.

The Startling History of Project Iceworm

Did you know the US tried to hide nuclear weapons under the Greenland ice sheet?

The Curious Life of Madame Marie Tussaud

Discover the artist behind the famous wax statue museums. 

Battle of Midway: The Nimitz Plan That Failed

An unexpected development required quick thinking.

Bletchley Park Was the Center of Allied Code-Breaking

The full scope of its intelligence work remained a secret until the 21st century.