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History

Evidence of Crusaders using biological warfare uncovered in Lebanon

The discovery offers the first evidence of a genetic link between the Crusaders and the Middle Eastern population.

How old is Palm Sunday?

The blessings and processions of palms go back deep into early Christianity.

The first-century Roman senator who wrote about Jesus’ crucifixion

Tacitus describes Nero's persecution of Christians, and affirms the crucifixion of Christ.

How 100,000 converted Vikings joined the Crusades

An appeal to their love of power and conquest spurred on the Norsemen's embrace of Christianity, according to this historian.

Cambridge project to digitize medieval manuscripts held by Vatican and universities

Works include Greek versions of Plato and Aristotle, among others.

“Fake” Botticelli painting linked to the Early Renaissance artist’s own studio

The newly identified work from the workshop of Botticelli will go on display at Ranger's House in London from April 1.

Small hole in the ground leads to mysterious English cavern with possible ties to Crusades

It is popularly believed that the cave was originally used by the Knights Templar.

Rome combines archaeology and technology for a digital glimpse of the past

Digital projection shows exhibit the long and storied history of the Eternal City.

Should we beware the Ides of March?

The day Caesar died has lived on for millennia.

New interactive website tracks voyages of trans-Atlantic slave trade

Explore educational interactive maps, timelines, and animations.

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