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History

The surprising (and often painful) history of high heels

Did you know the first people to wear heels were actually men?

Study shows some of our best-known fairy tales may be 6,000 years old

Anthropologists have traced some classic stories right back to the Neolithic Period

The Aleppo Codex: The mystery continues

The oldest, most complete record of the Hebrew Bible is still missing almost 200 pages

Here’s the shopping list of a wealthy person who lived 385 years ago

A rare discovery in a famous historic English home reveals 17th century living

The eternal shrug of Rome

When your daily life is an encounter with nearly everything that has come before you, you develop an appreciation for what is important and what is not

Letters home from medieval students: “Dad, I need money”

Students asking their parents for financial support is, at the very least, a tradition 8 centuries old

Three of the Oldest Images of Jesus

From Rome to Mount Sinai in Egypt, early Christian iconography is surprisingly diverse

Oldest Person in World Lived Through Times of Great Change, But Never Gave Up Her Bacon

Susannah Mushatt Jones, 116, brought her aspirations from Alabama to New York