History Archive
20 October 2015, 10:47 AM ET
In the ruins of a Roman city in southern Turkey, archaeologists have discovered a marble head of Medusa, somehow spared during an early Christian campaign against pagan art.
20 October 2015, 09:47 AM ET
Antiochia ad Cragum, a Roman city founded in the first century, is located on southern Turkey’s rugged coast. Little is known about the city from ancient texts, but archaeologists have unearthed traces of amazing mosaics, a medusa statue and shops there.
19 October 2015, 09:12 AM ET
An ancient arrowhead with human blood on it points to a Maya bloodletting ceremony in which a person's "life force" fed the gods, researchers say. The ceremony took place around 500 years ago in Guatemala at a temple at the site of Zacpetén.
16 October 2015, 04:41 PM ET
A World War-II era tank was recently sold at auction to a private bidder for $155,000.
16 October 2015, 11:26 AM ET
A vintage Apple-1 computer and a German Enigma machine are two of the items up for sale.
15 October 2015, 01:18 PM ET
The King James Bible, the most widely read book in the English language is as storied as it is elusive. Now, a historian claims to have found the oldest known draft of the Christian text in an obscure archive at the University of Cambridge.
13 October 2015, 04:38 PM ET
This woman wrote the world's first computer code 100 years before the computer was invented.
13 October 2015, 04:35 PM ET
Calculating machines and notes that predict the future of computing are among the items on display at the new exhibit.
12 October 2015, 07:34 AM ET
The tomb complex contains three burial chambers where archaeologists found human remains as well as jewelry, figurines, weapons and 16 drinking vessels used to serve people attending a "symposium."
12 October 2015, 07:16 AM ET
Archaeologists in northern Cyprus have discovered a tomb complex constructed sometime between 400 B.C. and 350 B.C. Here are gorgeous photos of the site and treasures discovered there.
09 October 2015, 04:42 PM ET
A poison-injecting suitcase and a not-so-harmless shovel are among the items on display.
09 October 2015, 12:07 PM ET
Photos from a creepy new exhibit at the Museum of London.
05 October 2015, 02:49 PM ET
A piece of paper that survived the sinking of the Titanic was recently sold at auction for the price of a fancy sports car.
05 October 2015, 12:57 PM ET
Records obtained by Live Science show that if the papyrus is authentic, the story behind how it came to the U.S. would be astounding. The records also describe how, if the papyrus is fake, the forger may have crafted such a realistic specimen.
02 October 2015, 04:31 PM ET
A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh."
01 October 2015, 07:04 AM ET
The skeletal remains of about 50 medieval individuals have been discovered in shallow graves near the pilgrimage site of a famous seventh-century saint in England.
01 October 2015, 07:01 AM ET
Archeologists unearthed about 50 shallow medieval graves near a 12th-century cathedral in England.
30 September 2015, 08:00 PM ET
The rainy climate of the British Isles might not seem like the best place to preserve human bodies through time, but a new scientific analysis of ancient bones reveals that Bronze Age Britain was a mummy hotspot.
30 September 2015, 04:41 PM ET
They might look like rusty old guns, but these 150-year-old cannons offer locals an important connection with their history.
29 September 2015, 04:30 PM ET
A map of an Egyptian settlement and colorful images of birds and animals graced the floor of a 1,500-year-old church in Israel.
29 September 2015, 04:29 PM ET
Images show a 1,500-year-old mosaic, depicting an ancient Egyptian settlement and images of birds and other animals. The mosaic once graced the floor of a church in what is now Israel.
29 September 2015, 11:00 AM ET
The Antikytheria shipwreck in Greece has turned up more than 50 new artifacts, including a glass game piece and iron sheathing from the hull.
29 September 2015, 06:26 AM ET
Two newly discovered stashes of bronze weapons and jewelry, dating back to the eighth century B.C., may have been offerings to the deities. They date to a time before minted currency had been invented or writing had spread to that part of Europe.
29 September 2015, 06:24 AM ET
Photos reveal the two stashes of bronze weapons, tools and jewelry found at a prehistoric site in what is now southern Transylvania, in Romania.
22 September 2015, 09:27 AM ET
From cardsharps to murderers to extreme fanatics, the list of Catholic saints is filled with strange characters.
22 September 2015, 09:20 AM ET
A Stone Age site where cave rituals may have been performed some 9,000 years ago has been discovered on Blå Jungfrun, an island that has long been associated with tales of witchcraft, curses and supernatural powers.
22 September 2015, 09:06 AM ET
Archaeologists have uncovered Stone Age relics on an island off Sweden that suggest cave rituals were performed there some 9,000 years ago. The island has long been linked to tales of witchcraft, supernatural powers and curses.
21 September 2015, 03:09 PM ET
Archaeologists working at a site in Judea, in what is now southern Israel, say they may have found the location of the Tomb of the Maccabees, where leaders of a band of Jewish rebels from the second century B.C. were buried.
21 September 2015, 02:48 PM ET
A re-excavated archaeological site might hold the Tomb of the Maccabees, a burial site of Jewish rebels who reclaimed Judea from the Greeks in the second century B.C.
18 September 2015, 04:40 PM ET
Archaeologists have uncovered a Roman settlement that likely housed the family members of soldiers serving at a nearby Roman fort.
18 September 2015, 04:40 PM ET
The remnants of ancient water wells, pearls and hairpins are proof that a group of villagers set up a settlement on top of a military fort in ancient Roman times.
16 September 2015, 09:07 AM ET
Tombs with human remains lie beneath these 2,000-year-old pyramids, discovered in the ancient cemetery near the ancient town of Gematon in Sudan.