History Archive
17 April 2015, 10:55 AM ET
Images reveal the location and state of the USS Independence, an aircraft carrier involved in WW II and in atomic bomb testing.
17 April 2015, 10:04 AM ET
An underwater robot has created a detailed sonar image of the huge aircraft carrier, revealing it is slightly tilted though upright. The ship operated in the Pacific Ocean during WW II.
16 April 2015, 11:30 AM ET
A man in England went exploring with a metal detector and made the discovery of a lifetime: an exquisitely preserved Roman-era grave filled with artifacts, including bronze jugs, coins and hobnails from a pair of shoes, all dating to about A.D. 200.
16 April 2015, 11:28 AM ET
A man with a metal detector happened upon a Roman-era grave while he was canvassing a field in a U.K. village located between London and Cambridge.
16 April 2015, 06:39 AM ET
Bronze artifacts discovered in a 1,000-year-old house at the Rising Whale site suggest trade was occurring between East Asia and the New World centuries before the voyages of Christopher Columbus.
16 April 2015, 06:37 AM ET
Archaeologists have discovered bronze and other artifacts dating back some 1,000 years and suggesting trade between East Asia and the New World before the exploits of Christopher Columbus. Check out these photos of the excavation and artifacts.
15 April 2015, 01:36 PM ET
There's more than meets the eye in artist Rembrandt van Rijn's famous 17th-century painting, "Susanna and the Elders," according to a new study.
15 April 2015, 10:48 AM ET
African Americans may have gotten the vote a century earlier, and Western cities might have looked a lot different, historians say.
13 April 2015, 07:24 AM ET
The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting.
10 April 2015, 05:24 PM ET
The oldest Neanderthal DNA was extracted from a human skeleton discovered buried in an Italian cave and may be up to 170,000 years old. The finding suggests the mysterious "Altamura Man" was indeed a Neanderthal.
10 April 2015, 10:30 AM ET
A new geological analysis strengthens the case that Jesus of Nazareth's bones may have once been buried in a Jerusalem tomb, though historians are skeptical.
09 April 2015, 12:32 PM ET
Does geological evidence tying an ancient bone box to a first-century tomb reveal the final resting place of Jesus of Nazareth?
08 April 2015, 08:08 AM ET
Each of the tombs contains up to 40 mummies, ranging in age from babies to adults. The tombs were discovered at the 1,200-year-old ceremonial site called Tenahaha in Peru's Cotahuasi Valley.
08 April 2015, 07:41 AM ET
Here's a look at images from a ceremonial site in Peru where archaeologists have discovered dozens of tombs, each filled with up to 40 mummies.
06 April 2015, 12:32 PM ET
Ghostly faces and lines of verse previously invisible have been uncovered in the "Black Book of Carmarthen," the oldest surviving medieval manuscript written solely in Welsh. The book holds some of the earliest references to Arthur and Merlin.
06 April 2015, 12:03 PM ET
A 750-year-old medieval manuscript, the oldest surviving medieval text written solely in Welsh, has revealed even more intrigue, as researchers have uncovered once-hidden ghostly faces and text on the vellum pages.
02 April 2015, 04:50 PM ET
A new study suggests Anne Frank probably did not survive to her official death date of March 31, 1945.
02 April 2015, 01:53 PM ET
The burial ground from a medieval hospital had been hidden for more than a century in Cambridge, England. Archaeologists recently excavated the graveyard and discovered hundreds of skeletons.
02 April 2015, 12:36 PM ET
Archaeologists recently got a rare chance to excavate one of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in Britain.
01 April 2015, 01:01 PM ET
The individual would have fallen down a narrow shaft in the Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa some 3.7 million years ago, the researchers say. This left behind a nearly complete skeleton that could yield key insights on human evolution.
01 April 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Take a stroll through some of humanity's ancestors, including a relative dubbed Little Foot, which scientists have just found lived at about the same time as famed Lucy, an australopithecine.
01 April 2015, 09:47 AM ET
In an underground cave in Israel, archaeologists unearthed 3,000-year-old Egyptian artifacts that had been spared by tomb robbers.
31 March 2015, 12:12 AM ET
The ancient Egyptian masterpiece, supposedly found in a tomb built by the pharaoh Senfru was actually created in the 19th century, says one archaeologist who also discovered hints of a Pyramid Age painting beneath this piece of art.
30 March 2015, 11:38 AM ET
During the Bronze Age, Egyptians were making beer in what is today downtown Tel Aviv, new archaeological evidence suggests.
27 March 2015, 07:35 AM ET
The excavation of a roughly 500-year-old latrine in Jerusalem has uncovered thousands of eggs from human parasites, including some that may have come from Northern Europe, a new study finds.
27 March 2015, 07:34 AM ET
When nature called, some people living in Jerusalem about 500 years ago used a stone-walled latrine in the Christian quarter. Now, nearly 500 years later, an analysis of the stools they left behind has revealed thousands of human parasites.
27 March 2015, 07:24 AM ET
An extensive investigation into an 18,700-year-old human grave in northern Spain is revealing insights about this unique woman and her culture.
26 March 2015, 01:07 PM ET
Five hundred and thirty years after his violent death in battle, one of history's most infamous kings, Richard III, was reburied in a lavish ceremony in Leicester, England.
25 March 2015, 11:56 PM ET
In science, a law describes an observed phenomenon.
25 March 2015, 04:22 PM ET
After scientists uncovered evidence of infidelity in Richard’s family tree last year, they announced today (March 25) that they discovered more hints of daddy drama in the historical family.
24 March 2015, 01:08 PM ET
The location of King Richard III's grave remained a mystery for centuries until archaeologists discovered his bones under a parking lot in Leicester, England, in 2012. More than 500 years after his death, Richard is getting a burial fit for a king.
24 March 2015, 10:20 AM ET
On the 200th anniversary of the "map that changed the world," The Geological Society of London is celebrating with gusto and honoring William Smith, in addition to unveiling a rediscovered map that they uncovered in their library.