30 August 2013, 04:56 PM ET
Akhenaten was a pharaoh who made religious reforms, built a new capital at Amarna and sired Tutankhamun, one of the most famous ancient kings.
30 August 2013, 04:49 PM ET
The same aristocratic line that that lent its namesake to the sandwich may have a claim on the Mocha Frappuccino, too.
30 August 2013, 03:39 PM ET
From the ancient city of Ebla to the roots of the current conflict, here are five facts you should know about Syria
30 August 2013, 10:17 AM ET
Thirty-two thousand years ago, the Earth would have been unrecognizable. Science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson imagines this long-past world in his newest book, "Shaman," due out Sept. 3 from Orbit Books.
29 August 2013, 02:24 PM ET
Fifty years after the March on Washington, persistent gaps remain between blacks and whites. Poverty, unemployment, voting rights and racial disparities in education are still issues today, as they were for those who marched for freedom and jobs in 1963.
29 August 2013, 12:53 PM ET
Fifty years after the March for Jobs and Freedom, when Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his stirring "I Have a Dream" speech, gaps between blacks and whites persist.
29 August 2013, 12:50 PM ET
As people celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement today, many minority groups, including African-Americans, are still fighting for equality, sociologists say.
29 August 2013, 09:53 AM ET
This wallpaper shows Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument in Texas. The monument protects a mesa covered in a lithic scatter carpet of flint, so thick you cannot walk without stepping on human generated flakes of Alibates flint.
29 August 2013, 09:46 AM ET
The text was used by a martial arts school to teach members of the samurai class and included sword techniques that were handed down through divine transmission, the text reads.
29 August 2013, 09:43 AM ET
Here's a look at the weapons and armor used by the last century of samurai, the elite Japanese swordsmen and military class.
28 August 2013, 05:26 PM ET
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963 was one of the largest demonstrations for human rights in United States history. It's hard to predict what the next big one will be, but sociologists say it will take a network of organizatio
28 August 2013, 05:13 PM ET
Ancient trash heaps in Bolivia used for millennia now suggest humans explored the western Amazon as early as 10,000 years ago. This discovery adds to the evidence that people made it deep into the Americas much earlier than previously thought.
28 August 2013, 12:33 AM ET
The Spanish conquistador who invaded Mexico was aided by superstition and disease.
27 August 2013, 02:52 PM ET
A long-known shipwreck off New Jersey's coast has been identified as the Robert J. Walker, a steamer that surveyed the United States coastline in the runup to the Civil War
27 August 2013, 11:00 AM ET
Genetic analysis revealed the domestic pigs had coats of varied colors and spots that likely would have seemed exotic and strange to the hunter-gatherers and may have attracted them to the swine.
26 August 2013, 12:44 PM ET
To get a bird's-eye view of ancient sites, archaeologists have turned to planes, helicopters and even balloons. But today researchers have access to more agile and less expensive technology to map, explore and protect archaeological sites: drones.
22 August 2013, 08:20 PM ET
Dated to the early 1500s, the globe was likely crafted in Florence, Italy, from the lower halves of two ostrich eggs. It is engraved with then-new and vague details about the Americas garnered from European explorers like Christopher Columbus.
22 August 2013, 02:52 PM ET
Researchers say they've discovered the oldest known globe to represent the New World. Dated to the early 1500s, the globe was likely crafted in Florence, Italy, from the lower halves of two ostrich eggs.
22 August 2013, 10:27 AM ET
Archaeologists have discovered a ring with an inconspicuous cavity that they believe may have been used to hide poison for political murders in medieval Bulgaria.
21 August 2013, 08:26 PM ET
The Portuguese explorer opened up a direct route to India around the Cape of Good Hope.
21 August 2013, 05:03 PM ET
Prehistoric human civilizations in northern Europe may have enjoyed their food with a spicy kick, using a garlic-mustard-type seasoning to flavor their dishes thousands of years before the height of the prolific global spice trade, a new study finds.
21 August 2013, 03:00 PM ET
It remains unknown who these newly discovered settlers were. Possibilities may include religious hermits from Ireland, late-Iron Age colonists from Scotland or pre-Viking explorers from Scandinavia.
21 August 2013, 08:42 AM ET
Archaeologists say they have discovered massive fortifications on the coast of Israel that may have protected an Assyrian artificial harbor during the Iron Age more than 2,700 years ago.
20 August 2013, 03:45 PM ET
This wallpaper shows Johnstown Flood National Memorial in Pennsylvania. The South Fork dam failed on Friday, May 31, 1889 and unleashed 20,000,000 tons of water that devastated Johnstown, Pa.
20 August 2013, 02:45 PM ET
An archaeological dig in the City of David, an ancient site in Israel, uncovered shards of pottery, clay lamps, figurines and a ceramic bowl with a 2,700-year-old inscription in ancient Hebrew, according to new research.
20 August 2013, 08:48 AM ET
The Explorers Club is open only to members who've sailed to new shores, climbed to new heights or trekked on new paths.
20 August 2013, 07:15 AM ET
This trade may go back ever further into antiquity and involve other goods and parts of the Middle East. For instance, black pepper from India has been found in the mummy of Ramesses II, a pharaoh of Egypt who lived more than 3,200 years ago.
19 August 2013, 07:01 PM ET
Ancient Egyptian beads found in a 5,000-year-old tomb were made from iron meteorites that fell to Earth from space, according to a new study. The oldest iron artifacts, the beads predate the emergence of iron smelting by two millennia.
19 August 2013, 04:27 PM ET
The skin and bones of a 4,000-year-old man have been discovered in an Irish peat bog.
15 August 2013, 06:39 PM ET
King Richard III has been portrayed in fiction as a tyrant, but the facts are not quite as bloody.
15 August 2013, 10:04 AM ET
A badger living in the countryside near the town of Stolpe, Germany, recently uncovered a remarkable site: the 12th-century burial ground of eight people, two of whom were apparently Slavic warlords, with jewelry, swords and other artifacts.
15 August 2013, 09:14 AM ET
This wallpaper shows Russell Cave National Monument in Alabama. For more than 10,000 years, Russell Cave was home to prehistoric peoples. Russell Cave provides clues to the daily living of early North American inhabitants dating from 6500 B.C. to 1650 A.D