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History

What was daily life like in Ancient Israel?

Archaeologists have been able to paint a fairly clear portrait of life in 1200-1000 BC.

What did Latin sound like in the time of Christ?

NativLang makes animated videos to explain linguistic history.

Angels in sacred art: Making the invisible visible

Angels, mostly from the era of the Counter Reformation, proliferate in Roman churches.

The Museum of Interesting Things traces the history of technology

It's good for us to remember where our gadgets came from.

WATCH: Map of how religion spread throughout the world

See when and where the five largest religions of the world became dominant.

7 Sanctuaries linked by a straight line: The legendary Sword of St. Michael

According to legend, the line represents the blow with which St. Michael sent the devil to hell.

Watch the Roman Empire rise and fall in 10 minutes

From the Early Roman Kingdom to the Eastern Roman Byzantine Empire, it's all here.

Watch 6,000 years of civilization unfold in just five minutes

From the beginning of Sumerian civilization to the year 2000, this animation gives you a tour around the history of human settlements.

How John F. Kennedy did what Al Smith could not

First Catholic US president remembered on the centenary of his birth

The youngest mummy in Egypt: An 18-week-old baby

The child was embalmed with the utmost care, and then tucked into a small cedar sarcophagus.

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