September 2022

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King Arthur’s Great Halls

The Forever Legend

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?

OPENER-American Fossil Quarry

Treasures of Fossil Lake

In a forbidding Wyoming desert, scientists and fortune hunters search for the surprisingly intact remains of horses and other creatures that lived long ago

Two sites in Istria

Away to Istria

Journey to the coast of Croatia, where you’ll encounter an inviting coastline, ancient mummies and so much more

two-toed sloth

Creature Comfort

A Costa Rica rescue center offers blankets and bottle-feeding at a nursery for these young animals

An illustration of three silhouettes of US Navy Sailors

Half the Battle

After the deadliest home-front disaster of the war, African Americans throughout the military took action to transform the nation's armed forces


The Spread of Learning

Smithsonian museums preserve and celebrate history. Yet they have histories of their own that help connect us with Washingtonians and the world

Getting There

It’s as traditional as the ABCs. But the school bus has always been a vehicle for change

Heroes Behind the Wheel

A look back at some remarkable rescues

Ahead of the Curve

Six decades after she arrived on the scene, the British artist still makes waves

Gambling! Opium! Noodles!

Venture into the Montana eatery, once a gambling den and opium repository, that still draws a crowd

A Hairy Problem

One of Hollywood’s weirdest legacies, the herd of beasts lives under the watchful eye of local conservationists

Sculpting Dignity

The pioneering sculptor defied trends to honor the daily lives of her subjects

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