The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
On New Year's Eve 1899, the captain of this Pacific steamliner sailed into history. Or did he?
Successful forgers are remembered as great conmen, not artists. This is strange, considering their forgeries fooled even the most seasoned critics.
If you don't mourn in North Korea, you risk being executed.
Televising the coronation was thought to be an affront to the dignity of the event.
Literature's first utopia shows how far we've come.
For decades, the Communist Party of China has relied on reeducation camps to reform "parasites" and persuade people to support the communist cause.
Recent research suggests that Earth’s magnetic field bounced back just as complex life was starting to emerge on our planet.
Was our distant ancestor a biped or not – i.e., human or not human?
"Spanish Stonehenge" contains 526 giant stones, three circular burial sites, a quarry, and four necropolises.
The separation of conjoined twins is fraught with stomach-churning biomedical and ethical challenges.
The East India Company issued stocks to minimize the risk on their unpredictable but highly lucrative voyages. The rest is history.
Advances in ancient DNA analysis gave researchers a new way to trace the movements of peoples across Eurasia.
There are nearly 100 towns named "Troy."
On the morning of June 30, 1908, an explosion of more than 10 megatons occurred above the sparsely populated Siberian Taiga. What caused the so-called Tunguska event?
The Industrial Revolution changed music forever, thanks to a combination of technological advances and clever entrepreneurs.
From Ramses II to Alexander the Great, these leaders helped shaped the world we know today.
The “first-of-its-kind” archeological find is being reburied despite the fact that researchers haven’t finished studying it.
Time will tell what the reign of Charles III will look like, but one thing is for sure: the “new Elizabethan age” is long gone.
Following the advent of human space flight, NASA began naming missions after children of Zeus.
Kublai Khan wasn’t the first ruler in history to issue paper money, but his Yuan dynasty did take unprecedented action to ensure this revolutionary form of currency retained its value.
Fire-breathing dragons may represent chaos and the human impulse to conquer that threat.
Despite the fact that both species shared a similarly large neocortex, scientists still have many questions about how closely the function of their brains resembled our own.
Bring not a bagpipe to a man in trouble.
Total annihilation is a permanent threat.