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History

Open Doors festival in Wales offers free tours of Neath Abbey and a lot more

Wales makes more than 200 historical sites open for free visits during weekends in September.

Goliath’s hometown discovered to be larger than once thought

The ancient city of Gath, part of the Philistine Pentapolis, spread out over 123 acres.

The only “signed” book in the Old Testament

It is also the largest wisdom book from antiquity to have survived in its entirety.

Take this free online course on Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’

The great work serves as a window into the medieval understanding of the divine and the afterlife as it was influenced and developed by the Catholic Church.

2,800-year-old altar confirms war between Israel and Moab, as documented in biblical texts

Archaeological evidence once again suggests that biblical accounts can be reliable historical sources.

Church excavation rediscovers oldest stone church in England

A small church in Kent has provided clues to the spread of English Christianity and ancient international relations.

Newly unearthed mosaic could hold clues to location of Jesus’ miracle of the loaves and fishes

The mosaic was discovered at an early Christian church near the Sea of Galilee.

The Benedictine monk who changed the way we learn music

As Augustine wrote, "He who sings prays twice."

The fascinating history of Paris’ “Hostel of God”

The Hôtel-Dieu de Paris is the oldest hospital in Paris and the longest operating in the world.

This monastic complex, sitting on top of a 130-ft-tall monolith, is 11 centuries old

The monolith is traditionally referred to as “the Pillar of Life,” making it a symbol of the Cross.

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