The ancient city of Meroë was abandoned in the fourth century A.D. But for centuries before that, it was the center of a powerful civilization—one awash in gold and splendor, with grand architecture and works of art that left a lasting testament to the greatness of the Nubian kings and queens.
In 60 B.C. Marcus Licinius Crassus was one of the most powerful men in Rome. A military commander who crushed a slave rebellion, he had become a respected orator, patron, and politician. Through a combination of savvy and ruthlessness, he amassed the largest fortune in Rome. Many men would have been content—Crassus was not one of them.
In 2018, the dark-skinned, blue-eyed facial reconstruction of Cheddar Man, a 10,000-year-old British resident, made international headlines and sparked discussions about "native" identity. These seven faces add to the history of the region—and reveal it's much more complicated than we thought.
Combine one part Fiery Dragon, some Doves of Diana, and at least seven Eagles of mercury, and what do you get? A key precursor to the Philosopher's stone, according to the legendary physicist who tried for years to turn lead into gold.
Their order was dissolved more than 700 years ago, yet the Knights Templar have continued to cast a spell over the world. Learn how they went from protecting pilgrims during the Crusades to controlling a vast financial empire—and why their beliefs are so attractive to modern-day extremists.
Legend tells of an ancient wildwood of primarily Scots pine that covered much of the land, scaring off invaders and sheltering predators, now long gone. Those who know the story of the wood call it by the name the Romans gave Scotland: the Great Wood of Caledon. And while its history is murky and steeped in lore, was the wood itself all that forboding?
In recent years, rooibos has garnered a cult following outside South Africa. Prized for its medicinal qualities, rooibos tea is more than a drink here: It’s a way of life, inextricably linked to the country’s culture and history, fraught as it is with the struggles of Indigenous people for equity and inclusion.
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After more than 3 decades, the FDA has approved the first "complete cure" for scabies. Watch as Dr. Christopher Belcher, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, discusses the unmatched safety and efficacy of this novel therapy, particularly in an age of growing resistance challenges.
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