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This Week In History News, Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

This Week In History News, Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

Viking treasure found in Norway, Maya masks unearthed in Mexico, animal bones discovered beneath the Roman Colosseum.
33 Chilling Photos Taken Inside The Homes Of The Worst Serial Killers In History

33 Chilling Photos Taken Inside The Homes Of The Worst Serial Killers In History

From the everyday suburban dwelling of BTK Killer Dennis Rader to mad preacher Gary Heidnik's basement pit full of sex slaves, these serial killers' houses are some of the most disturbing places you'll ever see.
15 Bizarre Santa Claus Legends Around The World – Including The Ghoulish Krampus

15 Bizarre Santa Claus Legends Around The World – Including The Ghoulish Krampus

From Santa Claus to Krampus, and everything in between, there are dozens of different Santa legends found around the world.
Christmas Tree History: The Origins Of A Strange Tradition

Christmas Tree History: The Origins Of A Strange Tradition

Like many Christmas traditions, evergreens were once used in pagan winter solstice celebrations.
This Week In History News, Nov. 13 – 19

This Week In History News, Nov. 13 – 19

Ancient temple to Demeter found in Crete, Etruscan statues uncovered in Italy, millennia-old branding irons used on slaves unearthed in Egypt.
This Week In History News, Nov. 6 – 12

This Week In History News, Nov. 6 – 12

Ancient Roman theater discovered in Crete, history's first written sentence uncovered in Israel, Stone Age child who may have been buried with a wolf found in Finland.
Teenager Elmer Wayne Henley Jr. Aided One Of History’s Worst Serial Killers — Before Shooting Him To Death

Teenager Elmer Wayne Henley Jr. Aided One Of History’s Worst Serial Killers — Before Shooting Him To Death

In 1973, Elmer Wayne Henley Jr. shot and killed Dean "Candy Man" Corll after he had raped and murdered dozens of teenage boys — and after Henley had killed six of them himself.
Who Was D.B. Cooper, The Mysterious Plane Hijacker Who Stole $200,000 In 1971?

Who Was D.B. Cooper, The Mysterious Plane Hijacker Who Stole $200,000 In 1971?

Go inside the unsolved mystery of D.B. Cooper, the infamous skyjacker who may have been a paratrooper and ex-convict named Robert Rackstraw.
This Week In History News, Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

This Week In History News, Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Trophy heads from human sacrifices found in Peru, face of 19th-century "vampire" reconstructed, 85-year-old explorers' cameras recovered in the Yukon.
How Festivus Went From ‘Seinfeld’ To Cultural Phenomenon

How Festivus Went From ‘Seinfeld’ To Cultural Phenomenon

A holiday of airing grievances and decorating with a bare aluminum pole, Festivus was popularized by "Seinfeld" in 1997 — but it actually began decades before that.
The Story Of Krampus, The Anti-Santa Who Punishes Naughty Children With Season’s Beatings

The Story Of Krampus, The Anti-Santa Who Punishes Naughty Children With Season’s Beatings

A half-goat demon said to be the son of the Norse god of the underworld, Krampus punishes naughty children at Christmastime — and drags some to hell.