New research suggests alarming details about the plague, which repeatedly devastated populations across Europe, Asia, and Africa over the centuries.
The Minaret of Jam, located in Afghanistan's Ghur province, provided a vantage point for the call to prayer. It remained hidden and forgotten until 1886.
Juana Maria, the lost woman of San Nicolas island, is as famous for her namelessness as for the lonely adventure she endured.
Trump's comments on deporting 11 million undocumented migrants have precedent: the forced migration of millions of ethnic-Germans in the aftermath of WWII.
North Korea has for decades tried to acquire nuclear technology, but international reluctance and a lack of resources have been their greatest obstacles.
These 3 explorers dedicated their lives to illuminating some dark corner of the Earth. Although they died in pursuit of knowledge, their legacies live on.
Ancient civilizations utilized various creative strategies to supply their populations with usable and drinkable water.
The people who chiseled Costa Rica's stone spheres out of granite belonged to a distinct Latin American culture called the Chibchan.
American supporters of revolutionaries in Russia in the late 19th century contributed to the downfall of the Tsarism.
The Nazi regime used Christmas to foster among the German people a sense of national unity and pride.