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Santa Claus' finger bone and a piece of the manger that served as Christ's crib were among the relics gifted to an English monastery, a new analysis of a medieval manuscript has revealed.
The Trump administration still does not view the mass killing of Armenians from 1915-1923 as genocide, despite overwhelming bipartisan support by US lawmakers to formally recognize it as such.
A decades-long effort to recover mass burial plots from the 1921 Tulsa race riot has been spurred forward after an investigation found that two sites in the Oklahoma city may contain unmarked mass graves.
Two thousand years ago, this ship was crossing the Mediterranean Sea full of its cargo of amphorae -- large terracotta pots that were used in the Roman Empire for transporting wine and olive oil.
The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution formally recognizing the mass killings of Armenians from 1915 to 1923 as genocide, a move the Turkish government has long opposed.
Archeologists have unearthed the remains of a town from an influential but little-known ancient civilization in East Africa that sheds light on the origins of Christianity in Ethiopia.
The nonbinary pronoun "they" has been named Merriam-Webster's word of the year.
Wales is home to more castles per square mile than anywhere on the planet, with over 600 found across this tiny, beautiful country.
If you're reading this story, the chances are you've got a pretty good grasp of English.
The White House asked Sen. Kevin Cramer to block a motion calling the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire a "genocide" and the North Dakota Republican complied, Cramer told CNN on Thursday.
Eighty million years ago, a ferocious predecessor of Tyrannosaurus Rex stalked the western shore of an ancient seaway that flooded through North America, slicing the continent in two.
If your 2019 went anything like ours, it sounded a lot like this:
Plague is often depicted as shifting the course of human history, but scholars say an outbreak that has been blamed for the demise of the Roman Empire likely didn't kill half the world's population in just a few years.
A fragment of wood believed to be from Jesus' manger is back in the Holy Land just in time for Christmas.
The Washington National Cathedral will dedicate a plaque next week to memorialize Matthew Shepard, whose cremated remains were interred there one year ago.
Neanderthals went extinct around 40,000 years ago -- about the same time that modern humans migrated out of Africa. This has led researchers to believe that modern humans won the competition for resources, leading to the demise of Neanderthals.
Thieves have stolen around 100 pieces of priceless treasure from a castle vault in the German city of Dresden, the site of one of the largest collections of masterpieces in Europe.
Egypt has unveiled an unprecedented discovery of dozens of mummified sacred animals, including cats, crocodiles and two lion cubs, found during the excavation of a tomb of a royal priest.
First, they felt pain all over their body.
It's widely accepted that Shakespeare worked with an uncredited author to complete
President Donald Trump awarded his first round of National Medal of Arts and National Medal of Humanities to eight recipients on Thursday.
About 145 coffins believed to be part of a mid-20th century cemetery for the indigent were found buried under a Tampa, Florida, high school, officials said.
Two floors beneath the headquarters of Iraqi Military Intelligence, at the end of a red-carpeted corridor, two doors swing open to reveal a museum of cold, calculated and deliberate horror.