History Archive
15 September 2015, 04:33 PM ET
An unmanned aerial vehicle operated by Safety Security Rescue Research Center (SSRRC) team members captured this image of devastation in Pearlington, Miss., during a search for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
15 September 2015, 10:13 AM ET
When an old beech tree toppled over during winter storms in Ireland this year a skeletal surprise was hiding in the gigantic mass of roots pulled from the ground: the remains of a medieval lad.
15 September 2015, 09:16 AM ET
Like an episode of "Bones," the mangled skeleton of a medieval teenager was found when a 215-year-old birch tree uprooted during a storm in Ireland. Here's a look at what archaeologists found at the made-for-TV site.
09 September 2015, 11:43 AM ET
Excavations at a camp in Alaska where survivors of the shipwreck Neva lived for almost a month before their rescue reveal ingenuity in the face of death.
08 September 2015, 04:42 PM ET
On Alaska's Sitka Island, NSF-funded archeologists found traces of the Russian-American Company frigate 'Neva' crew. They've found gunflints, musket balls, a Russian axe and more. The crew survived more than a month on the island before being rescued
08 September 2015, 04:19 PM ET
A new finding suggests that Stonehenge did not stand alone.
08 September 2015, 04:10 PM ET
The history of computers starts with industrial and governmental needs, which led to huge machines and eventually the Internet, mobile phones and gaming systems.
08 September 2015, 10:53 AM ET
High resolution ground-penetrating radar and other archeological technologies has revealed up to 90 large intentionally placed stones outlining a crescent-shaped ‘arena’ less than 2 miles away from Stonehenge.
03 September 2015, 01:55 PM ET
A 1,800-year-old sarcophagus that archaeologists are calling the rarest one ever discovered was unearthed last week during a building project — but construction workers are now being accused of damaging, and then trying to hide, the coffin.
03 September 2015, 01:51 PM ET
Construction workers unearthed a 2-ton limestone sarcophagus during a building project in Ashkelon, a city along Israel's Mediterranean coast.
03 September 2015, 09:06 AM ET
A stash of 1,900-year-old Egyptian mummy paintings that sat mostly undisturbed for 100 years is helping researchers understand how ancient artists used a fashionable pigment called Egyptian blue.
02 September 2015, 07:37 AM ET
Archaeologists have recreated a prehistoric barbecue pit, similar to a 9,000-year-old cooking pit discovered in Cyprus. The meat they cooked was tasty and fed 200 people, they said.
02 September 2015, 07:36 AM ET
Archaeologists in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus have recreated a prehistoric pit feast this summer, feeding 200 people with pig and goat, slow-roasted underground.
01 September 2015, 02:45 PM ET
The mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley just got its old name back.
01 September 2015, 11:34 AM ET
In this race against time, a team of engineers and archivists are developing a solar-powered device to safeguard historical treasures in India.
31 August 2015, 04:36 PM ET
A podium that dates to the Second Temple Period may have been used as an ancient lost and found or a podium for itinerant street preachers, new excavations reveal.
31 August 2015, 03:38 PM ET
Before they plunged into the icy waters of the North Atlantic, passengers aboard the Titanic may have feasted on corned beef, potted shrimp and dumplings.
26 August 2015, 12:56 PM ET
Photos reveal what may be the long-lost palace of Sparta, one of the most famous civilizations in ancient Greece. The palace and striking artifacts may shed light on a mysterious period in the history of the mysterious Mycenaean civilization.
26 August 2015, 12:20 PM ET
An ancient cultic temple and palace that once belonged to the lost Mycenaean culture was unearthed in a region of Sparta.
24 August 2015, 09:53 AM ET
From crystal skulls claimed to be from the lost city of Atlantis (or aliens) to a runestone said to have been carved by Vikings and even a "missing link" hoax, here are six artifacts, widely believed to be forgeries, which could have changed history.
24 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
New research on the papyrus' ink points to the possibility that the Gospel of Jesus's Wife is authentic, while newly obtained documents may shed light on the origins of the business-card-sized fragment.
20 August 2015, 05:04 PM ET
Ancient marks on 3.4-million-year-old animal bones were not caused by trampling — a finding that raises the odds that they were made by deliberate cutting by human ancestors.
20 August 2015, 12:45 PM ET
Graffiti in an ancient cave in China reveals a history of droughts in the region, and may portend climate troubles, new research suggests.
18 August 2015, 10:58 AM ET
Officials are pulling out pieces of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate warship, from the depths of the Savannah River, 150 years after the ship's crew deliberately sunk it.
18 August 2015, 09:25 AM ET
The mystery surrounding the ancient rock paintings of Utah's Black Dragon Canyon has finally been solved.
18 August 2015, 09:02 AM ET
Creationists and researchers have long debated how to interpret the rock art adorning Black Dragon Canyon in Utah.
17 August 2015, 03:43 PM ET
A 7,000-year-old mass grave holding at least 26 adults and children, many of them with smashed skulls and broken legs, is likely evidence of an early Neolithic massacre, a new study finds.
17 August 2015, 03:23 PM ET
The armored husk of a Confederate warship is being raised out of the depths of a Georgia river, 150 years after the ship's crew deliberately sunk it.
17 August 2015, 07:18 AM ET
A monstrous figurehead from a 15th-century Danish warship has been removed from the Baltic Sea.
17 August 2015, 07:11 AM ET
A monstrous figurehead from a 15th-century Danish warship has been removed from the Baltic Sea.
14 August 2015, 03:30 PM ET
Scientists recently teamed up to help solve a World War II-era mystery.
14 August 2015, 09:41 AM ET
A 1570 earthquake in Italy shifted the Po River's right bank upward by several inches, forcing the river to change course.