The Risky Lives of Women Sent Into Exile—For Menstruating loading...
The Risky Lives of Women Sent Into Exile—For Menstruating
In Nepal, a traditional belief about the impurity of menstrual blood means women and girls are banished to makeshift huts.
12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Found, But The Scrolls Are Gone loading...
12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Found, But The Scrolls Are Gone
A possible new location of ancient Biblical manuscripts has been found at Qumran—but where did the scrolls go?
Morgan Freeman Searches for the Divine loading...
Morgan Freeman Searches for the Divine
His quest to seek out the origins of spirituality continues in the second season of Story of God.
Urine-Based Ink Used In Ancient New Testament loading...
Urine-Based Ink Used In Ancient New Testament
The Codex Purpureus Rossanensis gets its purple colour from a dye containing fermented urine.
Busting the Myth of Friday the 13th and the Knights Templar loading...
Busting the Myth of Friday the 13th and the Knights Templar
The medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades is a favored subject of superstition.
Friday the 13th Superstitions Rooted in Bible and More loading...
Friday the 13th Superstitions Rooted in Bible and More
This year Friday the 13th superstitions get a break—luckily for triskaidekaphobes.
133 Years Later, Gaudí’s Cathedral Nears Completion loading...
133 Years Later, Gaudí’s Cathedral Nears Completion
The fantastical Sagrada Família in Barcelona has entered the final stage of construction.
How Does The World Experience God? loading...
How Does The World Experience God?
Morgan Freeman travels to locations around the world to encounter how a variety of cultures and people experience God, and to uncover how and why people engage in the story of God.
Ancient Letters Reveal A Biblical Bombshell loading...
Ancient Letters Reveal A Biblical Bombshell
New findings could change our understanding of the Bible.
Why Morgan Freeman Went Looking For Spiritual Answers loading...
Why Morgan Freeman Went Looking For Spiritual Answers
How did we get here? What happens when we die?
Morgan Freeman Says Death Is A Complex Thing loading...
Morgan Freeman Says Death Is A Complex Thing
The Oscar-winning actor explores how our beliefs connect us all.
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For more than 2,000 years she's been revered as the Blessed Virgin and the Mother of God. National Geographic explores the conflict between mystical experience and organized religion, the dangers of believing in false prophets, and the primal human need to connect with a divine mother figure.

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