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Ever heard of ancient “devil-trap” bowls?

These early forms of “magic” were used to protect people’s houses, farms, workshops and cemeteries from any evil influence.

Here’s the oldest multi-color printed book in the world

You can thank Cambridge University Library for digitizing it and putting it online!

Trasmoz: The only cursed, excommunicated town in Spain

Legends about witches and covens have been woven around this town since the Middle Ages.

Edgar Allan Poe’s unknown friendship with the Jesuits

Poe may never have converted to Catholicism, but he did find a great deal of comfort in his associations at Fordham.

Medieval castles come alive in interactive map of England

Plan a trip of a lifetime, or just explore these medieval homes and fortifications from the comfort of your own home.

25 personal letters, written by Roman soldiers 2,000 years ago, found near Hadrian’s Wall

The new finds were preserved several meters down in damp earth.

Is this where Pilate condemned Jesus?

The praetorium is where the Roman governor would have resided.

In search of the lost art of ancient Roman concrete

Their unknown recipe makes concrete that grows stronger over time.

The Amelia Earhart mystery continues

Blogger debunks the newfound "evidence"

Vatican and Jewish museum’s joint exhibition brings 2,000 years of art, history to Rome

“The Menorah: Worship, History and Myth” presents a collection from numerous museums around the world.

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