March 2017

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The remnants of a Viking barn

Darkness at the Edge of the World

Newly discovered evidence is upending our understanding of how early settlers made a life on the island -- and why they suddenly disappeared

Andrew Jackson's sarcophagus

Fit for a King

This lavishly decorated crypt was considered too ornate for the American president

A proposed museum

The Holocaust’s Great Escape

A remarkable discovery in Lithuania brings a legendary tale of survival back to life

Rothschild’s giraffes

Mystery on the Savanna

With populations plummeting, researchers race to understand a beloved but enigmatic animal

David Monteleone’s self-portrait

The Road to Revolution

On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, our writer set out from Zurich to relive this epic travel



Reader responses to our January/February issue


The Great White Hope

For 150 years, Alaska has been a part of the United States, and it's never ceased to amaze


Guiding Light

The great American painter owed a luminous debt to the French Modernist



Henry David Thoreau's famed retreat gets pixelated


A Pox on History

The deadly scourge goes back for centuries, but how many?

The New Age of Discovery

Today’s explorers and scientists are identifying new species at a rate that would’ve amazed Charles Darwin

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