History Archive
20 January 2016, 01:00 PM ET
The oldest known evidence of human warfare has been unearthed in Kenya, suggesting warfare is an ancient part of the human repertoire.
20 January 2016, 01:00 PM ET
The oldest known evidence of human warfare has been unearthed in Kenya, suggesting that warfare is an ancient part of the human repertoire.
19 January 2016, 09:54 AM ET
The inscription names 20 Medieval killers allegedly involved in the murder of Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky.
19 January 2016, 07:13 AM ET
Sprawling hieroglyphs dating back around 5,000 years have been discovered in Egypt's Sinai Desert. Carved into stone, the symbols reveal secrets of the early pharaohs, including a queen named Neith-Hotep who ruled Egypt.
19 January 2016, 07:05 AM ET
Photos reveal sprawling drawings and hieroglyphics that were carved into stone in the Sinai Desert more than 5,000 years ago, possibly by mining expeditions sent out by early Egyptian pharaohs.
15 January 2016, 12:00 PM ET
Most of the U.S. presidents were born at home, and Ohioans and Virginians are disproportionately represented in the Oval Office, a new analysis finds.
13 January 2016, 04:58 PM ET
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 aircraft has found little trace of the vanished plane, but has turned up a 19th-century shipwreck.
13 January 2016, 02:59 PM ET
The plague was brought to Europe by rats on ships. Or was it?
12 January 2016, 11:54 PM ET
When fire collapsed a settlement into a river, silt and clay preserved signs of life some 3,000 years ago.
12 January 2016, 01:00 PM ET
A pit full of the amputated arm bones of ancient Neolithic farmers reveals an ultraviolent episode in the history of Europe.
12 January 2016, 12:16 PM ET
A routine archaeological excavation in France has uncovered a gruesome pit filled with severed limbs and bodies that bore marks of violence.
12 January 2016, 06:55 AM ET
Archaeologists recently determined that a skeleton found buried on an Edinburgh primary school's property dates back to the 16th century and likely is that of a criminal, possibly a seafaring pirate.
11 January 2016, 09:41 AM ET
The remains of a man with a deformed knee that was attached to a prosthetic leg, dating back around 2,200 years, have been discovered in a tomb in an ancient cemetery near Turpan, China.
08 January 2016, 03:48 PM ET
Map shows home towns of U.S. presidents.
08 January 2016, 07:58 AM ET
Before sea ice formed along Alaska's Arctic coastline this winter, marine archaeologists discovered the wrecks of two 19th-century ships that likely met their demise during a famous whaling disaster.
08 January 2016, 07:51 AM ET
For the first time in more than 140 years, humans have laid eyes on doomed ships from the infamous Whaling Disaster of 1871. Here are photos of the shipwrecks that got stuck in Alaskan pack ice.
07 January 2016, 10:50 PM ET
The Roman Empire is famous for its advanced sanitation — public baths and toilets — but human poop from the region shows that it was rife with parasites.
07 January 2016, 09:33 PM ET
The Cretaceous Period lasted approximately 79 million years, and ended with a major extinction event about 65.5 million years ago.
07 January 2016, 06:15 PM ET
Ancient immune system genes that humans inherited from Neanderthals and Denisovans may help people fight off disease, but may also make them more prone to allergies.
07 January 2016, 02:00 PM ET
The famous Ötzi, a man murdered about 5,300 years ago in the Italian Alps, had what's now considered the world's oldest known case of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can cause ulcers and gastric cancer, a new study finds.
07 January 2016, 12:36 PM ET
Here’s a look at six ancient Egyptian statues discovered near the Nile River. The 3,500-year-old statues depict a man named Neferkhewe and his family and were found inside false tombs.
07 January 2016, 12:33 PM ET
The statues, dating back 3,500 years, depict the chief of northern Sudan and his wife. The couple, and their kids, appear to sport round faces and big ears.
07 January 2016, 07:39 AM ET
A 3,400-year-old citadel near Israel's Mediterranean coast will soon be part of a modern, high-rise apartment building, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.
07 January 2016, 07:36 AM ET
A 3,400-year-old citadel in northern Israel is undergoing a curious development: It will soon be in the basement of a high-rise apartment building.
06 January 2016, 02:42 PM ET
The remains of the fortress were uncovered on a site that will house an apartment high-rise. The builder will integrate the ancient site into the basement of the new structure for residents and visitors.
05 January 2016, 07:27 AM ET
Excavations in central Israel revealed remnants of ancient buildings, one of which is estimated to be 2,700 years old.
05 January 2016, 07:27 AM ET
Excavations in central Israel revealed remnants of ancient buildings, one of which is estimated to be 2,700 years old.
04 January 2016, 07:44 AM ET
As the terrorist group ISIS is pushed out of northern Iraq, archaeologists are resuming work in the region, making new discoveries and figuring out how to conserve archaeological sites and reclaim looted antiquities.
31 December 2015, 08:59 AM ET
Though archaeology digs into humans' past, Live Science looks at what historical mysteries and bones may be revealed in 2016. From pyramids in Sudan to revelations about the Gospel of Jesus's Wife, here are six discoveries to watch for.
28 December 2015, 01:46 PM ET
A hand-carved marble statue of a ram that was uncovered last week along Israel's Mediterranean coast has archaeologists guessing about who carved the creation.
28 December 2015, 01:13 PM ET
Ancient hominins may have harnessed fire from nearby lava flows to cook food, keep warm and evolve bigger and smarter brains, new research proposes.
28 December 2015, 09:02 AM ET
An ancient marble altar dating to the second century and showing a nude warrior battling a serpent monster has been discovered by villagers near the Akçay River in Turkey.