Spain’s Centuries-Long Witch Hunt Killed 700 Women
In recent years, local officials have broken the spell and apologized for what happened generations ago
Was King Arthur a Real Person?
The story of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table has captivated us for a thousand years. But is there any truth behind the tales?
The Race to Save Ukraine’s Sacred Art
The Bohorodchany Iconostasis has withstood religious persecution, revolutions and world wars. Can it survive Russia’s brutal assault?
In Search of Troy
It wasn’t just a legend. Archaeologists are getting to the bottom of the city celebrated by Homer nearly 3,000 years ago
Why British Archaeologists Are Battling With the Turkish Government Over Seeds
The ancient plants at the heart of the conflict are essential to science—and might hold clues to new superfoods
This American Monk Travels the World to Rescue Ancient Documents From Oblivion
Father Columba Stewart has visited sites from Kathmandu to Timbuktu in his mission to safeguard precious manuscripts that tell humanity's story
An Epic Monarch Migration Faces New Threats
The butterflies’ path, which stretches thousands of miles, is endangered by an array of challenges, including changes in climate and pesticides
The Defiance of Florence Nightingale
Scholars are finding there’s much more to the “lady with the lamp” than her famous exploits as a nurse in the Crimean War
The Hidden City of Myanmar
The ancient kingdom of Mrauk U welcomed Buddhists and Muslims. Now efforts to uncover its mysteries are threatened by ethnic hostilities
What Does the Future of the Euphrates Spell for the Middle East?
In the wake of the war against Isis in Iraq, an ominous journey along the once-mighty river finds a new crisis lurking in the shallows
The Salvation of Mosul
An Iraqi archaeologist braved ISIS snipers and booby-trapped ruins to rescue cultural treasures in the city and nearby legendary Nineveh and Nimrud
A Modern Odyssey: Two Iraqi Refugees Tell Their Harrowing Story
Fleeing violence in Iraq, two close friends embarked on an epic journey across Europe—and ended up worlds apart
Vladimir Lenin's Return Journey to Russia Changed the World Forever
On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, our writer set out from Zurich to relive this epic travel
The Fight Against Elephant Poachers Is Going Commando
In central Africa, a former Israeli military trainer and his team are deploying battle-tested tactics to stop the runaway slaughter of elephants
The Lost City of Cambodia
Deep in the jungles of southeast Asia, archaeologists have rediscovered the remains of an invisible kingdom that may have been the template for Angkor Wat
Escape From Boko Haram
In northern Nigeria, a fearless American educator has created a refuge for young women desperate to evade the terrorist group
The Fall and Rise and Fall of Pompeii
The famous archaeological treasure is falling into scandalous decline, even as its sister city Herculaneum is rising from the ashes
Russell Crowe Takes a New Look at an Old Battle
The Australian actor/director's controversial film views the legendary Gallipoli from the Turkish side
Only a Handful of People Can Enter the Chauvet Cave Each Year. Our Reporter Was One of Them.
A rare trip inside the home of the world’s most breathtaking cave painting leaves lasting memories
Finally, the Beauty of France's Chauvet Cave Makes its Grand Public Debut
A high-tech recreation of the immortal artworks shines a new light on the dawn of human imagination