The seventh-century structure provides clues about a region in transition
The complex may have been used as a shelter during Roman rule in Turkey
For two centuries, an extreme protectionist policy barred foreigners from setting foot in Japan—except for one tiny island
"Christ the Protector" is taller than Rio de Janeiro's most famous monument
A new exhibition in Budapest features almost 90 works by the Dutch artist and his peers
The colorful folk art is a centuries-long custom
A scholar traces the folk figure's history from the Neolithic era to today
The fifth-century abbess is stepping out of the shadow of the better-known St. Patrick
A spin-off of the long-running series "Vikings," the show follows a fictionalized version of Norwegian king Harald Hardrada
Why three religious groups traded monogamy for celibacy, polygamy and "complex marriage"
A new book details the lives of Melisende of Jerusalem, Zumurrud of Damascus and their powerful peers
Researchers discovered jewelry and other artifacts from two sunken ships off the ancient port city of Caesarea
The religious center is the second of its kind found in Migdal, an ancient community on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee
Dated to around 1503, the depiction of the Virgin and Child bears the Renaissance master's monogram and watermark
Conceptions of the medieval Crusades tend to lump disparate movements together, ignoring the complexity and diversity of these military campaigns
The magician spent years campaigning against fraudulent psychics, even lobbying Congress to ban fortune-telling in D.C.
The mythical beasts were often cast as agents of the devil or demons in disguise
The four-foot-long weapon is encrusted in marine organisms but otherwise in "perfect condition"
The 1,400-year-old currency shows Golgotha, identified as the site of Jesus's crucifixion, on one of its sides
Cynethryth ruled alongside her husband, King Offa of Mercia, during the seventh century C.E.