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History

Archaeologists uncover a gate from the time of King David

This is the second city gate discovered in the Golan Heights in as many years.

The hallowed graves of D-Day’s dead: Honoring friend and foe

Military cemeteries have been a source of healing in Europe since the First World War.

How “The Last Supper” miraculously survived World War II bombs

When an air strike hit Milan in 1943, most assumed that Leonardo’s masterpiece had been destroyed.

Vintage planes fly from US to join D-Day 75th anniversary in Normandy

"Daks" will drop parachutists over northern France, recalling the day that turned the tide in World War II

For kids: What was life like for medieval monks?

English Heritage's educational video series engages children in discussion.

Have you heard the most famous collection of Marian medieval songs?

The haunting beauty of the “Cantigas” of Alfonso X never ceases to amaze.

Mysterious 250-year-old stone inscription bears the Sacred Heart

The French town where the stone rests is holding a contest to decipher the indecipherable text.

Museum of the Bible displays 19th-century “Slave Bible”

The edition removed nearly 80% of content, leaving only passages that promote slavery.

You can volunteer to work on a Middle-Eastern archaeological dig this summer

The Biblical Archaeology Society is helping volunteers connect with the dig that best suits their interests.

Where does the expression “peace be with you” come from?

Spoiler alert: Its heritage is not exclusively Christian.

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