History Archive
01 April 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Take a stroll through some of humanity's ancestors, including a relative dubbed Little Foot, which scientists have just found lived at about the same time as famed Lucy, an australopithecine.
01 April 2015, 09:47 AM ET
In an underground cave in Israel, archaeologists unearthed 3,000-year-old Egyptian artifacts that had been spared by tomb robbers.
31 March 2015, 12:12 AM ET
The ancient Egyptian masterpiece, supposedly found in a tomb built by the pharaoh Senfru was actually created in the 19th century, says one archaeologist who also discovered hints of a Pyramid Age painting beneath this piece of art.
30 March 2015, 11:38 AM ET
During the Bronze Age, Egyptians were making beer in what is today downtown Tel Aviv, new archaeological evidence suggests.
27 March 2015, 07:35 AM ET
The excavation of a roughly 500-year-old latrine in Jerusalem has uncovered thousands of eggs from human parasites, including some that may have come from Northern Europe, a new study finds.
27 March 2015, 07:34 AM ET
When nature called, some people living in Jerusalem about 500 years ago used a stone-walled latrine in the Christian quarter. Now, nearly 500 years later, an analysis of the stools they left behind has revealed thousands of human parasites.
27 March 2015, 07:24 AM ET
An extensive investigation into an 18,700-year-old human grave in northern Spain is revealing insights about this unique woman and her culture.
26 March 2015, 01:07 PM ET
Five hundred and thirty years after his violent death in battle, one of history's most infamous kings, Richard III, was reburied in a lavish ceremony in Leicester, England.
25 March 2015, 11:56 PM ET
In science, a law describes an observed phenomenon.
25 March 2015, 04:22 PM ET
After scientists uncovered evidence of infidelity in Richard’s family tree last year, they announced today (March 25) that they discovered more hints of daddy drama in the historical family.
24 March 2015, 01:08 PM ET
The location of King Richard III's grave remained a mystery for centuries until archaeologists discovered his bones under a parking lot in Leicester, England, in 2012. More than 500 years after his death, Richard is getting a burial fit for a king.
24 March 2015, 10:20 AM ET
On the 200th anniversary of the "map that changed the world," The Geological Society of London is celebrating with gusto and honoring William Smith, in addition to unveiling a rediscovered map that they uncovered in their library.
23 March 2015, 02:20 PM ET
This week, Richard, the last king of the House of York, is being reburied with all the pomp and circumstance of a royal funeral.
21 March 2015, 09:28 AM ET
On Sunday (March 22), Richard's fans will kick off a week of events complete with fireworks, choirs and solemn processions to celebrate the reburial of the medieval king.
19 March 2015, 09:36 AM ET
An ancient stone tool with bits of elephant fat clinging to it has been discovered in Israel, which strengthens the notion that ancient humans used the tools for butchery.
18 March 2015, 03:18 PM ET
A rare, 338-year-old copy of the Old Testament has been reunited with its twin, a copy of the same edition that was printed in Frankfurt, Germany, in the 1600s.
18 March 2015, 02:36 PM ET
A new study highlights the evolutionary history of two extinct mammals. Both were first collected by Charles Darwin, who speculated that the wacky mammals must be related to smaller ones still alive today. So sprung his theory of evolution.
18 March 2015, 09:12 AM ET
In just a matter of days, Richard III will get a long-overdue royal burial in Leicester, England. The last time the king's body was laid to rest, more than 500 years ago, a "blood moon" might have shone over his naked, heavily wounded corpse.
17 March 2015, 02:31 PM ET
A ring with a rose-colored stone constitutes evidence for direct interactions between the Vikings and the Islamic world.
17 March 2015, 07:51 AM ET
A translucent orange gem engraved with an image of a goddess of hunting has been found near a mausoleum built by Herod the Great, the king of Judea who ruled not long before the time of Jesus.
16 March 2015, 06:33 PM ET
U.S. authorities turned over more than 60 stolen artifacts to Iraq, including gold-plated items from Saddam Hussein's palace and a limestone sculpture of the head of Sargon II.
16 March 2015, 03:45 PM ET
Using airborne laser scanners, researchers have discovered ancient fortifications in Italy that make up the oldest known Roman military camp, where soldiers may have fought pirates more than 2,000 years ago.
14 March 2015, 09:58 AM ET
A recently translated ancient Egyptian tax receipt shows a bill that is (literally) heavier than any American taxpayer will pay this year — more than 220 lbs. (100 kilograms) of coins.
14 March 2015, 09:54 AM ET
Several ancient and medieval texts at McGill University Library and Archives are being deciphered. One of the most interesting texts is a receipt for a huge land-transfer tax.
13 March 2015, 02:25 PM ET
New evidence reveals that the ancient coral tombs of Leluh in Micronesia could be up to 700 years old — much older than previously thought.
12 March 2015, 11:51 AM ET
The wreck of the Musashi, one of the biggest warships ever built, was rediscovered only last week after an eight-year search by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
10 March 2015, 05:20 PM ET
Archaeologists could pull thousands of skeletons out of the ground in London over the next few weeks as they dig up the 450-year-old Bedlam graveyard to make room for a new train line.
10 March 2015, 04:33 PM ET
Archaeologists have uncovered a colorful and ancient tomb in Egypt, the second such discovery within one month, according to a statement released today (March 10) by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
10 March 2015, 03:49 PM ET
To make way for a new subway station, archaeologists began excavating a graveyard beneath the streets of London. They expect to find about 3,000 graves from the 16th and 17th centuries.
09 March 2015, 05:22 PM ET
The famous Chinchorro mummies, which have remained preserved in Chile for more than 7,000 years, are now under threat from increased levels of moisture.
09 March 2015, 12:37 PM ET
While spelunking in northern Israel, cavers stumbled upon a hidden stash of ancient coins and jewelry from the era of Alexander the Great, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced.
09 March 2015, 11:02 AM ET
Toxic lead buried in icy layers of an Andes glacier reveals that leaded gasoline was the region's worst polluter in the last 2,000 years.