History Archive
09 March 2015, 07:17 AM ET
A mysterious corncob-shaped artifact, dating to somewhere between 900 B.C. and 400 B.C., has been discovered underwater at the site of Arroyo Pesquero in Veracruz, Mexico.
06 March 2015, 05:35 PM ET
ISIS has recently taken aim at archaeological ruins and relics in attacks that international leaders say amount to a "war crime."
06 March 2015, 02:28 PM ET
The 2,500-year-old tomb of an ancient Celtic prince has been unearthed, and the tomb contains stunning bronze vessels and other signs of wealth.
06 March 2015, 12:33 PM ET
Archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a Celtic prince dating to the fifth century B.C. inside of a giant funerary complex in Lavau. Take a look at photos from the discovery.
05 March 2015, 03:05 PM ET
Though Einstein is perhaps most famous for his theory of general relativity, the prolific physicist created a host of other inventions and ideas throughout his life.
05 March 2015, 02:12 PM ET
Scientists opened two bottles of beer from a shipwreck off the coast of Finland to get a profile of the 19th century brews. The discovered some unpleasant smells.
05 March 2015, 01:51 PM ET
Most people know that Einstein was an anti-war activist, but after moving to the United States in 1933 and becoming a U.S. citizen, Einstein also confronted American racism.
04 March 2015, 03:53 PM ET
The sunken remains of the Japanese battleship Musashi were found in the Sibuyan Sea, off the coast of the Philippines, according to an announcement made this week by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Check out these haunting photos of the shipwreck.
04 March 2015, 01:01 PM ET
The extinct human species long thought of as the earliest known member of the human family may be at least a half million years older than previously thought, according to state-of-the-art computer models of the species.
04 March 2015, 01:01 PM ET
Scientists have discovered 2.8-million-year-old fossils of what may be a new human species in Ethiopia.
04 March 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A human with a mix of primitive and more modern traits who lived 2.8 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia may be a newfound species and the earliest human ever discovered. The finding reveals humans arose 500,000 years earlier than thought.
04 March 2015, 12:23 PM ET
More than 70 years after it sank during World War II, the legendary Japanese battleship Musashi has been discovered off the coast of the Philippines by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
02 March 2015, 04:20 PM ET
Routine renovations on a supermarket in Paris have revealed several mass burial pits at what was once an ancient hospital in the city.
02 March 2015, 03:41 PM ET
French police are looking for thieves who swiped a Siamese crown and other Asian artifacts from the Château de Fontainebleau this weekend.
02 March 2015, 03:27 PM ET
Routine renovations on a supermarket in Paris have revealed several mass burial pits at what was once an ancient hospital in the city.
02 March 2015, 01:39 AM ET
When archaeologists opened a tomb near the grave of British King Richard III, they expected to find the skeleton of a knight or a friar. But instead, they found the bones of an old woman.
01 March 2015, 10:35 AM ET
The house, cut into a hillside in Nazareth was first discovered by nuns in the 1880s but only recently dated and identified as the place where people believed Jesus was brought up by Joseph and Mary.
01 March 2015, 10:31 AM ET
A home built into a rocky hillside in Nazareth was regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up by Mary and Joseph. Here's a look at the archaeological remains.
27 February 2015, 07:26 AM ET
Archaeologists discovered a ritual complex in Bolivia where dead bodies were dissolved down to their bones in sizzling pots of caustic chemicals.
26 February 2015, 05:05 PM ET
To the horror of archaeologists and history buffs around the world, ISIS released a new video showing ancient Mesopotamian sculptures being smashed inside northern Iraq's Mosul Museum.
26 February 2015, 10:13 AM ET
A 1,800-year-old tombstone was discovered at a Roman cemetery in England this week. The large stone slab bears an inscription to commemorate the deceased: a 27-year-old woman named Bodica.
23 February 2015, 06:07 PM ET
The connections between technology, urban trading, and international economics which have come to define modern living are nothing new. Back in the first millennium AD, the Vikings were expert at exploring these very issues.
23 February 2015, 03:46 PM ET
An ancient papier-mâché statue of a meditating Buddha contained the body of an 11th-century monk.
23 February 2015, 03:45 PM ET
Turkish forces relocated the sarcophagus, human remains and other relics from the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of Osman I, who founded the Ottoman Empire.
23 February 2015, 07:47 AM ET
The hair of 2,000-year-old mummies, long locks adorned with embroidered textiles, is helping researchers determine what these ancient people ate in the weeks and months before their deaths, a new study finds.
23 February 2015, 07:37 AM ET
The 2,000-year-old mummies at buried at the Paracas Necropolis in modern-day Peru likely ate corn, beans as well as plants and animals from the sea, a new chemical analysis finds.
20 February 2015, 02:22 PM ET
Theoretical scientists have started to find that there are universal laws that shape all urban spaces. A new study suggests that the same mathematical rules might apply to ancient settlements, too.
20 February 2015, 07:20 AM ET
An ancient Maya mural found in the Guatemalan rainforest may depict a group portrait of advisers to the Maya royalty, a new study finds.
20 February 2015, 07:19 AM ET
Most Maya murals feature the royal family, but a rare find in northeastern Guatemala shows a mysterious group of men, called obsidians, advising the king.
19 February 2015, 10:34 AM ET
A partial skull found at a site called Lukenya Hill in Kenya suggests that early populations of modern humans in Africa had greater diversity than previously thought.
19 February 2015, 07:14 AM ET
People would have entered altered states of mind inside the 3,300-year-old shrines, which were discovered in Armenia within a hilltop fortress. Since writing had yet to spread to Armenia, the names of the polity and its rulers are unknown.
19 February 2015, 07:11 AM ET
Take a look at photos of ancient shrines discovered in what is now Gegharot in Armenia where ancient people would have practiced different forms of divination, or seeing into the future.