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Discover the best history books, from biographies and military history to riveting accounts of the past’s most fascinating moments. War books, historical fiction, and more populate these pages.

The 10 Best Historical Virtual Tours from Museums to Ghost Towns

Stuck at home? No problem. These virtual tours from around the world have you covered.

A Medieval Village Lost to the Tides of Times is Resurfacing

The 13th-century village Fabbriche di Careggine has been underwater since 1946.

See the World's Most Beautiful Churches from the Safety of Your Home

From Iceland to Ethopia, these stunning structures are must-sees for theists and agnostics alike.

Visiting Pripyat, Chernobyl's Frozen Ghost Town

Then and now, Pripyat's eerie charms call out to visitors from around the world.

10 Fascinating Ghost Towns Around the World You Can Visit

Decaying buildings, sand-swept streets, and a sense of suspended time make these towns well worth a visit.

Abandoned in the Desert: Humberstone, and Chile's Eerie Ghost Towns

In the sands of northern Chile are haunting reminders of the country's troubled history.

16 Travel Books That Will Feed Your Wanderlust

Explore the world on foot—or from the comfort of your reading chair.

The 14 Most Beautiful Underground Caves Anyone Can Visit

Venture below the surface for our planet's most spectacular views. 

The Haunting Jungle Cemetery of Sandakan

Hidden in the lush coastal forests of Malaysia is a jungle cemetery with a haunting history.

The Bloody Past of Bethnal Green

Stroll the foggy streets Bethnal Green, a historic London neighborhood haunted by the wartime Bethnal Green Tube tragedy of 1943.

8 Strange Places from Around the World That You Won't Find in Your Average Guidebook

These weird, beautiful destinations will fascinate any world traveler.

The Enduring Mysteries of Easter Island

What secrets lie hidden on this isolated island?

5 Gateways to Hell

Peer into the underworld through these fiery earthly portals.

Submit Your Writing to The Archive!

Great news, history lovers: We're looking for your original stories of little-known facts.

Antarctica’s Outposts: Abandoned at the End of the World

Across the unforgiving landscape of Antarctica are deserted outposts haunted by the ghosts of the past.