See the Most Exquisite Mosques Around the World loading...
See the Most Exquisite Mosques Around the World
Ramadan is here, but these architectural and cultural gems deserve a look anytime.
A Country Where Faith Becomes a 'Necessary Evil' loading...
A Country Where Faith Becomes a 'Necessary Evil'
A photographer returns to his family’s homeland to explore the intersection of Christianity and power in the post-war DRC.
5 of the World’s Most Mind-Bending Drug Cultures loading...
5 of the World’s Most Mind-Bending Drug Cultures
Deeply rooted in tradition, drug practices in these places are nothing short of a learned art.
These Monks Saved Their Abbey by Protecting the Earth loading...
These Monks Saved Their Abbey by Protecting the Earth
Catholic monks in Virginia have reinvigorated their order by vowing to be sustainable.
See Powerful Images of Pilgrims Celebrating Easter in Jerusalem loading...
See Powerful Images of Pilgrims Celebrating Easter in Jerusalem
Christians gather to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus during Holy Week.
Found: Fresh Clues to Mystery of King Solomon's Mines loading...
Found: Fresh Clues to Mystery of King Solomon's Mines
Analysis of 3,000-year-old animal waste confirms that an ancient mining complex in Israel dates to the golden age of the biblical monarch.
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.
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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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