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Irish police recover stolen head of 800-year-old Crusader

Returned to its resting place after it had gone missing for a week, it is unclear why the head was stolen.

Italy announces “Museum Week,” offering free access to many attractions

Now is the time to book a last-minute trip to Italy.

The Grey Nuns of Montreal to turn their mother house into an archaeological haven

The community with so much historical significance to Montreal is working to stay relevant in the future.

Millennial man survives a medieval winter as a hermit

Think this winter is harsh? Try braving it the way they did in the Middle Ages.

Salamanca: The third oldest university in the world is in Spain

The University of Salamanca was an intellectual capital of Europe during the Renaissance and remains a prestigious institute of higher learning today.

The horrific history of Auschwitz to be displayed in New York museum

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is set to host the heartbreaking historical artifacts.

The most beautiful monastic libraries in the world

Hidden behind heavy doors, traversed by winding staircases and corridors lined with bookshelves, they are jewels of European culture.

King Arthur is likely a myth, archaeological journal says

There is no hard evidence that such a monarch ever existed.

Why do so many national flags feature crosses?

And who would have known St. Ambrose was also a good flag designer?

New technology suggests women were involved in medieval manuscript making

The discovery challenges previous assumptions that medieval bookmaking was the work of monks alone.