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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.

The Carnyx: Music on the Iron Age Battlefield

This wind instrument was designed to intimidate opponents.

7 Amazing Libraries of the Ancient World

Some of these structures are still standing, while others are lost to time.

Beware the Ides of March...

The Roman holiday was marked by religious observances before Julius Caesar's notorious murder.

12 Little-Known Women's History Month Facts

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating those who made great strides in the name of equality.

Heinrich Schliemann and the Controversial Discovery of Ancient Troy

Was he a pioneer of archaeology or a con man who got lucky?

5 Cleopatra Books That Unveil the Woman Behind the Myth

Descended from a Macedonian line of rulers, Cleopatra VII was the last queen of Egypt before it fell to Caesar Augustus.

Explore China's Rich History with These Books

Nine books illuminate China's rich history from its ancient roots to the modern People's Republic of China.

7 Awe-Inspiring Books about the Prehistoric Era

What were early humans like before the invention of writing?

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win A Man at Arms by Steven Pressfield

This immersive new historical fiction novel explores the ancient world.

Travel to an Unexplored Moment in History with A Man at Arms

Steven Pressfield's latest historical novel investigates the years after the death of Jesus.

10 Ancient Battles That Shook Civilizations

From brilliant victories to unpredictable military upsets, these conflicts stunned the ancient world.