History Archive
01 December 2014, 06:52 AM ET
Specimens collected during the early 20th century Crocker Land Expedition to northwest Greenland still benefit science today.
25 November 2014, 03:55 PM ET
Metalworkers ate pistachios, grapes and imported fish at an Iron Age mining camp in the middle of a desert in modern-day Israel, archaeologists say.
25 November 2014, 03:06 PM ET
You may never actually win a Nobel Prize, but that doesn't mean you can't take one these prestigious awards home with you.
25 November 2014, 10:06 AM ET
A relief of a mysterious, unknown god has been unearthed at an ancient Roman temple in southeastern Turkey.
25 November 2014, 10:05 AM ET
A relief of a mysterious, unknown god has been unearthed at an ancient Roman temple in southeastern Turkey.
24 November 2014, 07:40 AM ET
A cemetery dating back roughly 1,700 years has been discovered along part of the Silk Road, a series of ancient trade routes that once connected China to the Roman Empire.
24 November 2014, 07:38 AM ET
A 1,700-year-old cemetery was discovered in the Chinese city of Kucha, which once formed part of the Silk Road trade routes that connected China to the Roman Empire.
21 November 2014, 03:56 PM ET
A letter penned by Albert Einstein during World War II was recently auctioned off in Los Angeles.
20 November 2014, 12:26 PM ET
In 1939, renowned physicist Albert Einstein penned a letter to a businessman in New York, acknowledging the man's efforts to help Jewish refugees at the start of World War II. Now, 75 years later, that document is up for auction in Los Angeles.
20 November 2014, 07:37 AM ET
Researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells.
17 November 2014, 05:24 PM ET
A major pathway of the human brain involved in visual perception, attention and movement, and overlooked by many researchers for more than a century, is finally getting its moment in the sun.
13 November 2014, 07:10 AM ET
When a pair of fishermen waded into the frigid waters of the southern Baltic Sea about 5,000 years ago, they probably didn't realize that the shifting seabed beneath their feet was recording their every move.
13 November 2014, 07:08 AM ET
Stone Age fishermen got stuck in the mud on the southern shore of Denmark's Lolland Island 5,000 years ago. Their footprints have been there ever since.
12 November 2014, 12:10 PM ET
Skeletal remains have finally been discovered inside a lavish burial complex in Greece that is thought to be the largest of its kind in the Greek world and dates back to the era of Alexander the Great.
11 November 2014, 05:07 PM ET
"Project Recover" uses underwater robots to scour the ocean in search of lost World War II veterans.
11 November 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Project Recover using autonomous robots to map areas where World War II planes likely crashed in the Pacific Ocean.
11 November 2014, 04:04 PM ET
Ernest Rutherford is best-known for splitting the atom, but that's not his only claim to fame. The British physicist also helped pave the way for sonar technology.
11 November 2014, 06:59 AM ET
A tomb dating to 1,000 years ago has been found near a modern railway station in China. The tomb is decorated with stars, vivid murals, and poetry. But what happened to the tomb's occupant?
11 November 2014, 06:57 AM ET
A 1,000-year-old tomb covered with murals has been discovered in Datong City, in northern China, archaeologists say.
10 November 2014, 05:10 PM ET
The fragile skeletons of two infants, discovered beneath the cremated remains of a 3-year-old child, may help researchers understand death rituals practiced during the last ice age in North America, a new study finds.
10 November 2014, 03:13 PM ET
Divers have recovered a bronze bell from the wreck of the HMS Erebus, a British ship that was missing for nearly 170 years after an ill-fated expedition to the Canadian Arctic.
10 November 2014, 03:11 PM ET
Underwater archaeologists were the first people in nearly 170 years to lay eyes on HMS Erebus, a British ship that sank during an ill-fated exploration of the Canadian Arctic.
10 November 2014, 11:42 AM ET
During a survey of an Irish castle, archaeologist Antoine Giacometti stuck his hand into a wet washing pit beneath the floor. He didn't expect to find anything in the pit, much less a golden piece of jewelry dating back to the late 1600s.
10 November 2014, 11:40 AM ET
During an excavation of Rathfarnham Castle, a national monument in South Dublin, archaeologists found a horde of 17th century artifacts hidden in a washing pit.
10 November 2014, 06:57 AM ET
Scrawled in Medieval Latin on yellowing parchment, an original copy of the Magna Carta is now on view at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
10 November 2014, 06:56 AM ET
One of just four surviving copies of the Magna Carta is on display at the Library of Congress until Jan. 19, 2015. The 10-week exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor," celebrates the document's 800th birthday.
06 November 2014, 12:55 PM ET
Hidden away under frozen ground for nearly 10,000 years, one extremely well-preserved creature is finally ready to give up its secrets.
03 November 2014, 05:32 PM ET
The wreck of a 17th-century Dutch warship has been discovered off the coast of Tobago. Marine archaeologists believe the vessel is possibly Huis de Kreuningen, which was lost during a bloody fight between Dutch and French colonists.
31 October 2014, 10:41 AM ET
From their origins as the oldest domesticated plant to their maximum size, here are some interesting facts about pumpkins
30 October 2014, 09:57 AM ET
A few facts help explain how the real Dracula earned such a nasty reputation.
30 October 2014, 07:49 AM ET
Huge stone circles called Big Circles that dot some parts of the Mideast have been imaged from above, revealing details of the long-mysterious structures. They are at least 2,000 years old, though archaeologists don't know why they were built.
30 October 2014, 07:43 AM ET
Huge stone circles discovered by air in the Middle East have been imaged with high resolution, revealing their age and other intriguing details. Here's a look at the "Big Circles," which have puzzled scientists for decades.