World History

An ancient wooden sarcophagus.

Looted Ancient Sarcophagus Returned To Egypt From The U.S.

The sarcophagus, almost 9.5 feet tall, may have belonged to an ancient priest named Ankhenmaat. It was smuggled through Germany into the U.S. in 2008.

 | AP

Queen Elizabeth II

Notable Deaths In 2022: 22 People We Lost This Year

These are the singers, actors, politicians, athletes and other notorious people who died this year.

 | Marie Rossiter

An illustration provided by researchers depicts Kap Kobenhavn, Greenland, two million years ago

Oldest DNA Reveals Life In Greenland 2 Million Years Ago

Researchers were able to get genetic information out of the small, damaged bits of DNA to reveal what life was like 2 million years ago in Greenland.

 | AP

A genealogy testing kit for Ancestry/DNA.

Holocaust Survivors Offered DNA Tests To Help Find Family

The New York-based Center for Jewish History is launching a project offering DNA testing kits for free to Holocaust survivors and their children.

 | AP

Adventurers ski down a snowy mountain in Antarctica.

The Pursuit Of Endurance

Nine international adventurers follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest legends of the golden age of polar exploration: Ernest Shackleton.

 | Sagax Entertainment and Puzzle Media

A researcher excavates a cave.

Ancient DNA Gives Rare Snapshot Of Neanderthal Family Ties

DNA pulled from bones in Siberian caves suggests Neanderthals lived together in small communities of 10 to 20 individuals more than 50,000 years ago.

 | AP

photos from inside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Descendants Of Holocaust Survivors Meet In Washington, D.C.

Newsy's Sasha Ingber and a small group of other descendants of Holocaust survivors met in D.C. where they welcomed a historian to give them insight.

 | Sasha Ingber

The Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 1.

Diana's Car Auctioned As 25th Anniversary Of Her Death Nears

Diana drove the black Ford Escort RS Turbo from 1985 to 1988.

 | AP

Students perform the traditional Filipino cultural dance Tinikling

Georgia Tech Students Put A Spotlight On Traditional Philippine Dance

At Georgia Tech, a group of students are putting a modern spin on the traditional Philippine folk dance known as Tinikling.

 | Cat Sandoval

Navajo Code Talkers

Behind The Lens: The Journey Documenting Navajo Code Talkers

Japanese photographer Kenji Kawano is working on a project nearly 5 decades in the making: preserving the legacy of Navajo Nation Code Talkers.

 | Meg Hilling

A view of the stern of the wreck of Endurance

Endurance: Explorer Shackleton's Ship Found After A Century

In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on a British expedition to cross Antarctica. But in 1915, the ship got stuck and the crew abandoned it.

 | Clayton Sandell and AP

Family photos

80th Anniversary Of Japanese Internment Camps In The U.S.

Saturday, Jan. 19 marks the 80th anniversary of Pres. Roosevelt's executive order that authorized placement of 122,000 Japanese-Americans in camps.

 | Cat Sandoval

Queen Elizabeth II of England

Britain's Monarchy, Explained

Why does the U.K. still have a monarchy?

 | Scripps News Staff

Protesters march in France to denounce a COVID health pass needed to access restaurants and other services.

In France, Anti-Vax Fury, Politics Make Public Service Risky

As France faces election season, fury among opponents of COVID vaccines increasingly bubbles over into violence directed at elected representatives.

 | AP

People are seen arriving at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp

The World Remembers The Holocaust As Antisemitism Rises In Pandemic

Commemorations are taking place amid a rise of antisemitism that gained traction during lockdowns as the pandemic exacerbated hatred online.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Volunteers load a truck.

Inside The Effort To Welcome Afghan Refugees

The Biden administration tapped nine social services agencies to help Afghan refugees transition to life in the U.S.

 | Scripps

A photo of a dog.

American Woman Rushes To Evacuate Staff, Animals From Shelter In Kabul

Charlotte Maxwell-Jones started a veterinary clinic and animal rescue in Kabul.

 | Kabul Small Animal Rescue

Martin Adler, a 97-year-old retired American soldier, embraces two Italians whom he saved as children during WWII.

WWII Veteran Reunited With Italian Children He Saved In 1944

97-year-old retired American soldier Martin Adler met the three siblings in person for the first time since the war.

 | AP

View of a tomb located east of Pompeii's urban center.

Well-Preserved Skeletal Remains Provide Evidence Of Greek In Pompeii

Experts say an inscription of the tomb is the first evidence that Greek, the language of culture in the Mediterranean, was used alongside Latin.

 | AP

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga offers a wreath in front of the cenotaph dedicated to the victims of the atomic bombing

Hiroshima Marks 76th Anniversary Of U.S. Atomic Bombing

The government began to medically support certified survivors in 1968 after more than 20 years of effort by the survivors.

 | AP

Artist sits by her work.

KMGH: Holocaust Survivor Inspires Others Through Art

The 97-year-old artist's work is available in a Boulder, Colorado, art gallery.

 | KMGH

Soviet war veteran David Dushman at 92 years old

Last Auschwitz Liberator Dies At 98 Years Old

David Dushman was 98 years old.

 | Katherine Biek

U.S. Marines in Afghanistan

U.S. Military Pullout From Afghanistan Beginning After Nearly 20 Years

After nearly 20 years, President Joe Biden says the U.S. military is exiting Afghanistan.

 | Meg Hilling

Women speak over video chat

WFTS: Two Friends Who Fled Nazi Germany Reconnect 82 Years Later

The two best friends were separated from each other when they were nine years old.

 | WFTS

Lily Ebert

97-Year-Old Reflects On Surviving The Holocaust And COVID-19

97-year-old Lily Ebert spoke to Newsy about the importance of Holocaust Memorial Day and her recent recovery from COVID.

 | Kristy Schantz and Luke Hanrahan

A group of children at Auschwitz in 1945

Germany Plans To Pay 240,000 Holocaust Survivors $662M

Payments will be made over the next two years to Holocaust survivors struggling with the burdens of the coronavirus pandemic.

 | Matt Simon

On Aug. 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

75 Years After A-Bomb Dropped in Japan, Survivors Still Suffer

A-bomb survivors in Japan now in their 80's and 90's are prone to solid cancers like breast and lung cancers.

 | Cat Sandoval

Statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia

Knocking Down Statues Is About Way More Than The American Confederacy

Protesters are tearing down statues around the world. It's a global reckoning with the White supremacist past that built the world we know.

 | James Packard

Holocaust survivors lay flowers at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

Holocaust Survivors Remember Liberation Of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Holocaust survivors commemorate 75th year since Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated.

 | Meg Hilling

Yad Vashem Holocaust remembrance center

World Leaders Gather In Commemoration Of Holocaust

The World Holocaust Forum marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

 | Meg Hilling