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A Female Viking Warrior? Tomb Study Yields Clues

A Female Viking Warrior? Tomb Study Yields Clues

A 19th-century illustration of the contents of the tomb, which was quickly identified after its discovery as that of a high-ranking warrior.
Opinion: History, Totally Destroyed

Opinion: History, Totally Destroyed

Protesters wore masks to look like President Trump and Kim Jong-un during an International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons demonstration in Berlin in September.
‘Never Again’: Fighting Hate in a Changing Germany With Tours of Nazi Camps

‘Never Again’: Fighting Hate in a Changing Germany With Tours of Nazi Camps

A 10th-grade class from Berlin visiting the Sachsenhausen National Memorial in Oranienburg, Germany, on the site of a former Nazi concentration camp.
Assassin’s Creed Has a New Mission: Working in the Classroom

Assassin’s Creed Has a New Mission: Working in the Classroom

A view of ancient Alexandria as seen in the Discovery Tour mode of Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
Assassin’s Creed Has a New Mission: Working in the Classroom

Assassin’s Creed Has a New Mission: Working in the Classroom

A view of ancient Alexandria as seen in the Discovery Tour mode of Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
Seminude School Performance Sparks Debate About Tradition in South Africa

Seminude School Performance Sparks Debate About Tradition in South Africa

Angie Motshekga, minister of basic education, denounced a seminude performance by South African schoolgirls in the Eastern Cape as “exploitation.”
Seminude School Performance Sparks Debate About Tradition in South Africa

Seminude School Performance Sparks Debate About Tradition in South Africa

Angie Motshekga, minister of basic education, denounced a seminude performance by South African schoolgirls in the Eastern Cape as “exploitation.”
Irving Sandler, Art Historian Who Was Close to Artists, Dies at 92

Irving Sandler, Art Historian Who Was Close to Artists, Dies at 92

Irving Sandler in his Greenwich Village apartment in 1990. His comprehensive book “The Triumph of American Painting: A History of Abstract Expressionism” “shaped generations of collectors,” a
Irving Sandler, Art Historian Who Was Close to Artists, Dies at 92

Irving Sandler, Art Historian Who Was Close to Artists, Dies at 92

Irving Sandler in his Greenwich Village apartment in 1990. His comprehensive book “The Triumph of American Painting: A History of Abstract Expressionism” “shaped generations of collectors,” a
A.P. World History Tries to Trim Thousands of Years, and Educators Revolt

A.P. World History Tries to Trim Thousands of Years, and Educators Revolt

A section of the Great Wall of China outside Beijing. Teachers worry that a truncated A.P. World History exam would cut critical content like the early Chinese empires.
Robert H. Ferrell, Authority on Truman, Is Dead at 97

Robert H. Ferrell, Authority on Truman, Is Dead at 97

Robert H. Ferrell, who wrote or edited a dozen books about Harry S. Truman, in about 1972.
Sterling Stuckey, 86, Dies; Charted African Culture in Slavery

Sterling Stuckey, 86, Dies; Charted African Culture in Slavery

The historian Sterling Stuckey in 2013. He demonstrated that enslaved people brought cultural riches with them from Africa.
Walter Laqueur, Scholar of Terrorism and the Holocaust, Dies at 97

Walter Laqueur, Scholar of Terrorism and the Holocaust, Dies at 97

Walter Laqueur in 1981. His writing about geopolitics could be prescient.
Cindy R. Lobel, Who Traced New York History Through Food, Dies at 48

Cindy R. Lobel, Who Traced New York History Through Food, Dies at 48

Cindy R. Lobel in an undated photo. She examined the way consumerism, infrastructure, class, race and gender influenced what, where and how New Yorkers ate in the 1800s.
Man Arrested in Britain on Suspicion of Trying to Damage Magna Carta

Man Arrested in Britain on Suspicion of Trying to Damage Magna Carta

Holes in the glass case that housed Magna Carta at the cathedral in Salisbury, England. A 45-year-old British man has been arrested on suspicion of causing the damage, the police said Friday.