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History

Old lamps shed new light on ancient world

The Getty makes its digital lamps catalog available to scholars and the curious.

Meet the only Jesuit woman in history

Thousands of women share the ideals of St. Ignatius of Loyola, but there's only one official Jesuit woman in their congregation.

Two Roman sarcophagi discovered near the Olympic Stadium in Rome

These new archaeological findings date back to the 3rd and 4th centuries.

Archaeologists uncover evidence of biblical accounts related to King Hezekiah

Some recently studied remains of the ancient city of Lachish shed light on the historicity of the biblical text.

Yale University offers free online course on the Early Middle Ages

Care to know some details on what happened between the years 284 and 1000?

On slavery: A time for atonement

Former plantations built by slaves powerfully remind us, whatever our backgrounds, to join our sufferings to Christ's for the sins of the world.

The Catholic pioneer of germ theory and antiseptic procedures

Ignaz Semmelweis' name doesn't quite roll off the tongue the way Lister's does, but he saved many lives by his observations.

Ancient Roman tips to stay cool during summer

Have you visited your local frigidarium lately?

Why are the hottest days of summer called “dog days”?

The answer lies in Ancient Greek and Roman literature and astronomy.

Historical evidence proves the existence of 23 figures in the New Testament

Roman historians' writing and archaeological evidence confirms the identities of political figures during Jesus' time.

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