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History

Alternative universe: How the U.S. Constitution was defeated

The fun of exploring alternative history isn’t seeing history as it was, but as might have been.

A 12th-century treatment for weight loss

The Trotula, a medieval treatise on women’s health, includes certain weight-loss tips we may not want to apply today.

5 Times the 4th of July has been an important date in America

July 4th has been meaningful for us more than once.

Palermo archbishop overwhelmed with emotion as synagogue returned after 524 years

Recognition by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation of Monsignor Corrado Lorefice

Is “Guadalupe” a Mexican name?

The origins of the name of La Morenita are still relatively controversial.

Purdue professor proves 53 people in the Bible lived

Using inscriptions from archaeological finds, Lawrence Mykytiuk, has been able to establish the historical accuracy of sacred scripture.

How peasants in the Middle Ages had more vacation time than we do

Would you trade our modern conveniences for half a year off work?

WATCH: The last day of Pompeii

The video reproduces the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the ancient southern Italian city.

Is this the tablecloth used at the Last Supper?

It is kept in the Chapel of the Relics of the Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Asunción de Coria, Spain.

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