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People of Centralia, PA, knew the coal fire was moving when service station gas tanks began to rapidly heat up and a 12-year-old fell into a sinkhole.

Archaeological discoveries under the U.S. military site reveal details of village life, volcanic deaths, and rich cultural diversity of Campania, Italy.

The Terracotta Soldiers are a beautiful example of realism in sculpture and were never made before in ancient China. So how were they made?

The Salman Rushdie fatwa - a death threat - was issued for "blasphemy" by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989 in response to Rushdie's book "The Satanic Verses."

Discovered in the Fayum Basin west of the Nile, the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, dating from the 3rd century BCE to the 7th century CE, are the most significant deposit ...

Around 210 BCE, the First Emperor of China built a Terracotta Army to place in his magnificent city-sized mausoleum. In 1974, archaeologists discovered over ...

The earliest works on the Greek Narcissus myth go back more than 2000 years. Who were those early poets and how did their versions differ?

For more than 400 years, the bones of Nicolaus Copernicus were lost to history. A number of people, including Napoleon and the Nazis, attempted to find his ...

Surtshellir is a cave in Iceland with a fascinating history. Named after the Norse fire giant, Surtr, Surt's Cave contains one of the most well-preserved ...

Valhalla is an important concept of Norse mythology and religion of the Vikings. According to ancient Icelandic sources, Odin, king of the Norse gods, rules ...

The middle-class home of the Lancelin family in Le Mans, France, became the scene of a savage double murder by the quiet housemaid duo, the Papin sisters.

Derinkuyu is the deepest excavated underground city in Cappadocia, built thousands of years ago to serve as a subterranean refuge during waves of invasions.

Although Maori legends and science attempt to explain the Moeraki Boulders of New Zealand, the giant round stones still maintain their mystery.

From the Golden Age of the Khmer Empire to total decline, the Angkor Wat temple remains one of the world's most spectacular religious monuments in history.

The towering pillars of the Pobiti Kamani Stone Forest are 50-milion-yr-old remnants of an ancient reef on the Bulgarian Black Sea near Varna.

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