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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

Sir William Osler: The Great Physician’s Worst Mistake

His misdiagnosis was innocent, hopeful and tragically avoidable

9/11: My Story, Our History

It was a time of uncertainty. Are we any more sure today of where we're going?

Rome: The Streets of Saints and Emperors

The city reminds us that even our own forms of worship may one day pass, but some things last forever

PBS’ “Wolf Hall” Trashes St. Thomas More

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