Death masks were a common ritual until recently. See what historical celebrities looked like from these plaster moldings taken of their faces shortly after they died.

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Alan Turing was a famous codebreaker and computer scientist. Turing’s life story is the focus of the film “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Codebreaker and computer scientist Alan Turing was pardoned for being gay. Learn all about Turing before Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Imitation Game” premieres.

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These black-and-white photographs from the Civil War, World War I & II, & Communist Germany are rarely seen by the public. Check world history in pictures.

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From the first photo of Maya ruins to World War II to Steve Jobs & Bill Gates’ beginnings, these historical pictures capture humanities ebb and flow of war and peace.

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August 6 is the 69-year anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Remember with these pictures of the aftermath.

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Do you love history? Check out these cool pictures from one of the first pics of the Sphinx to color prints of Nazi war planes to Woodstock and more. Fascinating.

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WWI began exactly 100 years ago when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. Check out these cool pictures of war life in 1914, juxtaposed with modern pics.

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Chris Cheng won The History Channel’s “Top Shot” season 4. Watch as he demonstrates shooting a Benelli M2 with a SilencerCo “Salvo” 12 gauge suppressor.

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The Declaration of Independence announced the American colonies’ formal secession from Britain on July 4, 1776. The declaration’s date gave way to Independence Day, which is celebrated every year on July 4.

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To celebrate the 4th of July, here’s the full text of the Declaration of Independence, written in the summer of 1776.

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