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Inês de Castro and Pedro I of Portugal

 Inês de Castro and Pedro I of Portugal

When Prince Pedro of Portugal was married off in the 1300s, he only had eyes for his new wife's lady in waiting. See more »

Unearthed! in 2016, Part 2

 Unearthed! in 2016, Part 2

Part two of our annual roundup of unearthed news is a bit of a hodgepodg, including edible finds, art and letters and exhumations. See more »

Unearthed in 2015, Part 2

 Unearthed in 2015, Part 2

More of the 2015 news items of historical significance! The second part of this topic includes firearms, letters, blackboards, sculpture and of course, mass graves and exhumations. See more »

Christina of Sweden

 Christina of Sweden

Christina was a smart, learned woman, but not a particularly good ruler. Her entire life was marked by being kind of a contradictory, restless character – starting basically from the moment she was born. See more »

The Doctors' Riot of 1788

 The Doctors' Riot of 1788

In the late 1700s, medical colleges needed cadavers for educational dissection, but there were no legal means for obtaining them. This led to some unorthodox dealings in the acquiring of bodies, and brought New York to a fever pitch in 1788. See more »

Abelard and Heloise

 Abelard and Heloise

Abelard was a poet, philosopher and theologian; Heloise was one of his students. This is a tragic love story, complete with lovers forced apart, a secret marriage, a castration and repeated exhumations. Happy Valentine’s Day! See more »

Unearthed in 2013, Part 2

 Unearthed in 2013, Part 2

The second part of 2013's historical finds includes items unearthed by animals, amateurs and ultra-modern science. Lead coffins, rare torpedoes and mass graves are featured. And of course, there's discussion of everyone's favorite topic: exhumations. See more »

Unearthed in 2013, Part 1

 Unearthed in 2013, Part 1

What historical revelations revealed themselves in 2013? So many, we need two episodes to cover them all. From Viking jewelry to lost Doctor Who episodes and -- of course -- bodies in car parks, history showed up in some surprising places this year. See more »

 Unearthed in 2012: Part 2

In the second part of this annual episode, we cover historical discoveries made in 2012, from evidence of vampire burials in Bulgaria to discoveries of ancient temples and more. Tune in to learn more about the exciting archaeological discoveries of 2012. See more »

 Unearthed in 2012: Part 1

In this episode, we look back on some of the biggest historical news of 2012s. Tune in to learn how researchers revealed new theories regarding mercury’s involvement in Tycho Brahe’s death, and startling insights into the Great Wall of China. See more »