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treasure chest with gold coins

The World’s Most Valuable Buried Treasures: Their Value and How They Were Discovered

We explore some of the most valuable treasure hoards...
A Viking longboat replica at sunset

Dog-and-Pony Show: Vikings Brought Domesticated Animals Along on British Conquests

Picture the effort and inconvenience of traveling with a...
egypt mummy

How Did the Ancient Egyptians Make Mummies? Through Global Trade

These days, we tend to use the word globalization...

Yasuo Kato, a Samurai on Everest: Winter 1982

From its first ascent in 1953 to the end...
polar history

Vintage Photos of Polar Exploration — In Living Color

It's easy for many historical purists to dismiss the...
war memorial

War Tourism: From the Crass Selfie to the ‘Never Again’ Lesson

"War" and "tourism" are two opposing forces that are...
Olivier Levasseur

Exploration Mysteries: The Treasure of Olivier Levasseur

The Golden Age of Piracy (1650-1730) was a tumultuous...
casa dei vettii

A Restored House Reveals The Wealth — And Lust — Of Doomed Pompeii

A restored and reopened Pompeii residence showcases the wealth...
Dhaulagiri I from the air, poking above clouds

Dhaulagiri: A Short History of Successes and Failures

With Herve Barmasse and David Goettler poised to attempt...
man falling

Sam Patch, America’s First Daredevil

The term daredevil calls to mind a crazy stuntman...
A painting in the Lascaux Cave, France.

A ‘Person Off The Street’ Solves Mystery Of Ice Age Drawings

If you're feeling a warm sense of satisfaction over...

Snowflake Bentley’s Pioneering Photos Now Online

Wilson Bentley holds the enviable title of "first person...
Nanda Devi massif.

The Story of Nanda Devi: Irresistible Will Meets Immovable Goddess

The state of Uttarakhand in northern India is often...
conquistador

Great Expeditions: Orellana’s Navigation of the Amazon

Conquistador Francisco de Orellana lived in the shadow of...
goldsmith

Ancient Body, Signs of Gold Unearthed Near Stonehenge

A goldsmith's body found near Stonehenge had more treasure...
The unclimbed southwest face of Fang, whose vertical wall rises 4,9 km high towards the sky.

The Annapurna Massif: More Than Annapurna I

On June 3, 1950, French mountaineers Maurice Herzog and...
a close up of hands brushing off artifacts

UK Archaeologists Discover “Richest of its Kind” Medieval Necklace

Archeologists working in the small English village of Harpole,...
Pueblos in Taos Pueblo. Small, simple brown houses in front of the mountains.

Exploration Mysteries: The Disappearance of the Ancestral Puebloans

The Ancestral Puebloans (or Anasazi) were ancient pre-Columbian people...
Namcha Barwa on a blue-bird day.

Gyala Peri and Namcha Barwa: Two Hard 7,000’ers Climbed Only Once

At the eastern end of the Himalaya lies a...
the summit of Scafell Pike

The Woman Who Climbed England’s Highest Peak in the Early 1800s

These days it's not unusual for all sorts of...
Erick Cedeño on a bike

Retracing the Buffalo Soldiers’ Legendary Cycle Across America

Erick Cedeno — known to Instagram as the Bicycle...

Seven Underground Cities: How to Explore Them

From impressive military hideouts to macabre tourist attractions, complex...
American bison

Indigenous Groups Restoring Bison to North America

Few stories define the history of the American West...
bottle message

Found: 135-Year-Old Message in a Bottle

A message in a bottle might not arrive as...

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