How Did Joan Of Arc Die? Inside Her Grisly Demise While Being Burned At The Stake
After leading France from the brink of defeat during the Hundred Years' War, Joan of Arc was captured and put on trial for heresy by the English — then burned at the stake.
The Story Of Jimmy Hoffa, The Fiery Union Leader Who Pissed Off The Mob And Vanished In 1975
As America's most powerful labor leader, Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa battled with the government and then the mob — before infamously disappearing forever.
The Story Behind The Clay Soldiers Of The First Chinese Emperor’s Terracotta Army
It took 700,000 men more than 36 years to complete the First Emperor's mausoleum, a 22-square-mile complex guarded by a massive Terracotta Army.
Empress Cixi Brought China Into The Modern Age — And Wasn’t Afraid To Kill Her Enemies
Some suspect Cixi killed her dead son's pregnant wife so she wouldn't have to compete for power with a legitimate heir.
Qin Shi Huang: The Emperor Who Unified China And Built An Army Made Of Clay
Before burying himself with an army of 8,000 terracotta soldiers, Qin Shi Huang ruled China with a single philosophy: "Burn the books, bury the scholars."
Zheng He Was Captured And Castrated — Then Rose To Become A Famous Explorer
Zheng He's fleet of 317, 400-foot-long ships went from Southeast Asia to Indonesia and Africa and back again nearly a century before Europeans connected the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Was Asherah The Wife Of God That Time Forgot?
Some biblical archaeologists believe that a slew of ancient female figurines could very well represent an early Judeo-Christian Goddess named Asherah, the wife of God.
Dragons Don’t Exist. So Why Are They Everywhere?
From ancient China to Mesoamerica, dragon legends are ubiquitous across dozens of cultures across the world.