In a muddy field located between a motorway and a meander of the Seine southeast of Paris, French archaeologists have uncovered an Iron Age graveyard that they believe will shed light on the great yet enigmatic civilisation of Gaul.
Imagine a dark, stormy night in the South Atlantic at the end of December 1832. Aboard the Royal Navy survey vessel HMS Beagle a young naturalist, racked with seasickness, staggers on deck.
Rarely seen photos of John F. Kennedy, once feared to have been lost forever when the World Trade Center was destroyed on 9/11, form part of a striking exhibition opening Friday which aims to shed new light on the iconic US leader.
Carbon-dating of an ancient beam from a Guatemalan temple may help end a century-long debate about the Mayan calendar, anthropologists said on Thursday.
If any one word is responsible for more confusion in the United States than “liberalism,” I’d surely like to know what it is.
Shall we take bets on how the ancient-alien conspiracy theorists will spin this one?
Helmut Kohl, Germany's former chancellor, has admitted that he acted like a "dictator" to bring in the single currency to the country, otherwise he "would have lost" had he held a referendum.
Margaret Thatcher was good at destruction. Some say she revolutionised British politics – certainly never again could people say nobody would vote for a woman – but it served a reactionary end. The seismic shift from industry to financial-based capit
Researchers from Aberystwyth University in Wales argue that we can’t fully understand Shakespeare unless we study his often-overlooked business savvy. “Shakespeare the grain-hoarder has been redacted from history so that Shakespeare the creative
The Lakotah have a fairly large territory.
Crews from Heneghan Wrecking Co. were out with cranes fitted with large metal claws to pick apart the building at 832 E. 57th St., where the 40th U.S. president lived with his parents in 1914 and 1915.
Forty years ago today, Martin Cooper demonstrated his new invention, a Motorola cellphone, to the press by placing a phone call to his rival at Bell Labs.
How much would you pay for another man's toothbrush, if that toothbrush happened to have gone to the moon?
"That historical value means something to us," a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation tribal council said. "We see that greed around here all the time with non-Indians. To me, you can’t put a price on the lives that were taken there."
All one has to do is review history and see the repetitive nature of it.
The Cyprus stock market once had a good run.
The rocky object that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago may have been a comet, rather than an asteroid, scientists say.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette really grinds Peter De Lorenzo's gears. Or, more accurately, the self-anointed Auto Extremist has an issue with what he sees as mismanagement of the legendary sports car by General Motors executives. In a new editorial on
In an ongoing revisionist history effort, Southern schools and churches still pretend the war wasn't about slavery
Members of the CIA in the 1960 must not have been cat owners. If they had been, they would have known you can't get a cat to do anything if it doesn't want to.
"You have never lived until you've almost died for those who fight for it life has a flavor the protected will never know". I had to pass this on - Ed.
Senator Rand Paul’s thirteen-hour filibuster of Obama’s appointee for CIA chief, John Brennan, was the ninth longest filibuster in U.S. history, and unlike most such spectacles in U.S. history, it concerned fundamental, core issues of American libert
The longest filibusters in American political history can be measured in hours, not minutes. They were conducted on the floor of the U.S. Senate during charged debates on civil rights, public debt and the military.
“There are two clauses in the Constitution which point directly and specifically to the negro race as a separate class of persons, and show clearly that they were not regarded as a portion of the people or citizens of the Government then formed,”
The documented camps include not only “killing centers” but also thousands of forced labor camps, where prisoners manufactured war supplies; prisoner-of-war camps; sites euphemistically named “care” centers, where pregnant women were forced to have a
On this day in 1975, the first meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club was held in Menlo Park, CA.
THIRTEEN years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.
On Mar. 1, 1954 the United States began serious nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean on the island of Bikini Atoll and they carried out the detonation of a massive bomb codenamed Castle Bravo.
Unsolicited advice for Jeff Zucker, CNN's new boss ... As Zucker seeks inspiration for CNN, I can guarantee he won't devote himself to the 300-year history of the American newspaper.
Debunking the meme that historical gun grabs by dictatorships is a myth