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Ancient mosques and temples are among the casualties of Syria's civil war.
Scholars say the scale of the slave trade here was staggering. Brazil received about 4.9 million slaves through the Atlantic trade.
It was a secret until now.
A book stored in Cambridge for the last two centuries has been identified as a rare record of early Chinese music.
The hit Broadway play "All the Way" includes some historical inaccuracies.
The centenary year of the start of World War I is being marked on the London stage as a bloodbath that wasted millions of lives and ended in failure, setting the world on the destructive path for World War II.
The U.S. Army has been on the front lines of history for well over two centuries, but in all that time, it has never had a national museum of its own.
Indonesian society remains remarkably sanguine about its 1965/1966 genocide.
The long-lost site of the Battle of St. George has been found by a 61-year-old retired state police investigator.
Mrs. Herz-Sommer was widely described as the oldest known Holocaust survivor.
The game is provocatively titled "Shoot the Devils."
The National Archives will make public on Friday afternoon a trove of secret documents detailing the inner workings of Bill Clinton’s White House.
Thankful villages are those municipalities that didn't lose a single casualty to World War I.
Israel's embassy in Japan has donated more than 300 Anne Frank-related books to public libraries in Tokyo, after many were found vandalised.
An MI5 agent pretending to have Gestapo links secretly controlled a vast network of UK-based Nazi sympathisers, newly-released files reveal.
Japan will form a team to review the lead-up to a 1993 statement which acknowledged its wartime use of sex slaves, its top spokesman says.
The Clinton Presidential Library "will make its first release on Friday of records that were previously withheld from the public under legal provisions that expired early last year."
This could have been possible if the ruler had sex about once a day for 32 years.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have demonstrated that an abrupt weakening of the summer monsoon affected northwest India 4,100 years ago.
An ancient Roman gladiator school has been discovered in Austria, complete with cell blocks, a training arena and a bath complex, archaeologists say.