History Archive
15 September 2014, 03:31 PM ET
A milky alcoholic concoction was made and drunk at one of the largest cities in prehistory, Teotihuacan in Mexico. This liquor may have helped provide the people with essential nutrients during frequent shortfalls in staple foods, scientists said.
15 September 2014, 12:58 PM ET
Archaeologists have peered into a third doorway inside of an ancient tomb in Greek Macedonia that is believed to date back to the era of Alexander the Great.
15 September 2014, 07:27 AM ET
The lunar-crescent-shaped monument, which predates the Great Pyramids, has been identified near the Sea of Galilee. Archaeologists estimate it may have taken 200 ancient workers some five months to erect the massive stone structure.
15 September 2014, 07:20 AM ET
Photos reveal a lunar-crescent-shaped stone monument that dates back around 5,000 years. The monument, located near the Sea of Galilee Israel, predates the Great Pyramids.
12 September 2014, 10:20 AM ET
Archaeologists have uncovered the expertly crafted robes of two female stone statues standing guard at the entrance of a huge Macedonian tomb under excavation in Greece.
10 September 2014, 11:48 AM ET
Canadian authorities have released amazing images of a shipwreck discovered in the Arctic. The vessel is believed to be one of two lost ships from the Franklin Expedition, which set sail in 1845.
10 September 2014, 09:17 AM ET
The Vikings weren't just a fierce band of warriors with cool headgear. A new archaeological discovery in Denmark supports the notion that these notorious fighters were also decent builders.
10 September 2014, 07:08 AM ET
Using technologies that can "see" underground, scientists detected several smaller monuments around Stonehenge that might have hosted processional and ritual activities during the Neolithic era.
10 September 2014, 07:08 AM ET
Scientists have just unveiled the results of a 4-year-long survey of the landscape around Stonehenge, revealing previously unknown monuments.
09 September 2014, 11:01 AM ET
The group who founded the European Jewish community, called Ashkenazi Jews, was just 350 people strong some 600 to 800 years ago, meaning European Jews are all 30th cousins.
08 September 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Two female sculptures are uncovered in a Greek tomb that dates to the time of Alexander the Great.
08 September 2014, 08:03 AM ET
A famous golden bowl discovered in Iran may have been crushed in the ruins of an Iron Age citadel as enemy soldiers plunged to their deaths while trying to run off with looted treasures, according to a new interpretation.
05 September 2014, 04:29 PM ET
A small pit filled with ancient Roman jewelry dating back nearly 2,000 years to a violent riot around A.D. 61 was unearthed beneath a London-area department store, according to a British archaeology organization.
05 September 2014, 09:33 AM ET
The 1,500-year-old papyrus, which mentions the Last Supper and manna from heaven, likely originated in an ancient city in Egypt and was probably worn by a villager there as a protective charm or amulet.
04 September 2014, 05:24 PM ET
At a site under excavation in Greece, archaeologists have uncovered mosaic floors that pave the entrance to a huge tomb from the era of Alexander the Great.
02 September 2014, 07:18 AM ET
Possibly the first known example of Neanderthal rock art has been discovered in a seaside cave on the Rock of Gibraltar, archaeologists say.
28 August 2014, 02:01 PM ET
A new study of human DNA -- and the largest genetics study yet of ancient peoples -- reveals that the Paleo-Eskimos are genetically distinct from both the Neo-Eskimos and modern Native Americans.
28 August 2014, 10:36 AM ET
Ardent believers in the existence of a mythical creature known as the Yeti may be excited to learn that rare photographic "evidence" of this mysterious beast is now up for auction.
27 August 2014, 02:00 PM ET
An archaeological excavation at a Bronze Age palace in modern-day Israel revealed an astonishingly intact ancient wine cellar. A chemical analysis of residue from the jars showed that the wine had traces of pine resin, honey, mint and juniper.
26 August 2014, 12:01 PM ET
Ancient stone artifacts recently excavated from Saudi Arabia possess similarities to items of about the same age in Africa — a discovery that could provide clues to how humans dispersed out of Africa, researchers say.
26 August 2014, 07:50 AM ET
As archaeologists continue to clear dirt and stone slabs from the entrance of a huge tomb in Greece, excitement is building over what excavators may find inside.
25 August 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Archaeologists have been clearing dirt and stone slabs from the entrance of a huge tomb in Macedonia. Excitement is building over what excavators might find inside.
22 August 2014, 07:37 AM ET
A copper awl dating to between 5100 and 4600 B.C. reveals metals were exchanged across hundreds of miles in the southern Levant more than 6,000 years ago, centuries earlier than previously thought, researchers say.
22 August 2014, 07:33 AM ET
Between 2004 and 2007, archaeologists excavated a site in Tel Tsaf in the Jordan Valley of Israel, finding evidence for a Late Byzantine-Early Islamic occupation, including a burial with a metal awl inside.
20 August 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Paleolithic early humans in Spain ate snails nearly 30,000 years ago, about 10,000 years earlier than other humans in the Mediterranean.
20 August 2014, 01:02 PM ET
Neanderthals went extinct in Europe about 40,000 years ago, giving them millennia to coexist with modern humans culturally and sexually, according to new research that also suggests modern humans didn't cause Neanderthals to die out rapidly.
20 August 2014, 11:10 AM ET
The tomb, which also contains the remains of a possibly wealthy individual, was built when Greeks were colonizing the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. The pottery with zigzagging decorations is one example of art during the Geometric period.
20 August 2014, 10:54 AM ET
Archaeologists working at the ancient city of Corinth, in Greece, have discovered a tomb that dates back about 2,800 years. Inside pottery with zigzagging decorations was found.
18 August 2014, 08:03 AM ET
The Mexican Jesus statue, which contains real human teeth, was likely made during the 18th century, though exactly how it came by real teeth is a mystery.
18 August 2014, 07:52 AM ET
The Mexican Jesus statue, which contains real human teeth, was likely made during the 18th century, though exactly how it came by real teeth is a mystery.
18 August 2014, 07:49 AM ET
Richard III ruled England for just two years and two months before he was killed. And yet, during his short time wearing the crown, Richard certainly ate like a king, a new study finds.
15 August 2014, 11:46 AM ET
Newly discovered patterns in old outbreaks of childhood diseases, such as diphtheria and scarlet fever, could help modern disease fighters.