History Archive
30 March 2014, 01:37 PM ET
Archaeologists have discovered a tomb in Egypt that would have had a pyramid at its entrance and held the sarcophagus of a scribe named Horemheb.
30 March 2014, 01:27 PM ET
The tomb, built for a scribe named Horemheb, contained the bones of more women than men, begging the question of whether Horemheb and his father or brother Ramesu had multiple wives at the same time.
29 March 2014, 01:33 AM ET
Jane Goodall is a primatologist most known for her long-term study of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania.
29 March 2014, 12:56 AM ET
From uncovering the graceful dances of fiddler crabs to innovating for the study of fish anatomy, women trailblazers helped guide conservation research in the last century.
28 March 2014, 02:51 AM ET
Archaeology is fundamentally the study of humanity and its past.
27 March 2014, 06:49 PM ET
The first-ever archaeological excavation of the Nazi death camp Treblinka has uncovered the brick walls of a gas chamber and three previously unknown mass graves, revealing the brutality of this concentration camp.
27 March 2014, 02:19 AM ET
Attila was king of the Huns, and a relentless warrior who attacked both the Western and Eastern Roman Empires.
26 March 2014, 04:47 PM ET
A Christian tattoo has been discovered high on the inner thigh of a mummified Sudanese woman. New images released by the British Museum show the ancient ink, which dates back to 1,300 years ago.
26 March 2014, 03:01 PM ET
High-tech scans revealed a Christian tattoo on the upper thigh of a mummified Sudanese woman who lived 1,300 years ago along the banks of the Nile.
26 March 2014, 02:34 AM ET
Italian culture, steeped in the arts, architecture, music and food, has flourished for centuries. Here is a brief overview of Italian customs and traditions.
26 March 2014, 02:27 AM ET
25 March 2014, 09:14 PM ET
With the help of a pair of crystals and a wooden stick, the Vikings may have been able to use the sun to navigate across the North Atlantic even after sunset.
25 March 2014, 01:48 PM ET
Russia has been indefinitely suspended from the group of countries known as the G8, a consortium of eight of the world's largest national economies.
25 March 2014, 11:07 AM ET
A newfound stone carving reveals Roman Emperor Claudius dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh while wearing an elaborate crown. The hieroglyphs say Claudius is raising the pole of the cult chapel of Egyptian fertility god Min and suggests a ritual like this took
25 March 2014, 03:18 AM ET
An ancient stone carving on the walls of an Egyptian temple depicts the Roman emperor Claudius dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh, wearing an elaborate crown, a team of researchers has discovered.
24 March 2014, 03:34 PM ET
An ancient labor contract by a guard hired to protect a vineyard in ancient Egypt has been deciphered. Scrawled in Greek on a piece of dark brown papyrus, the document dates back to the 4th century A.D., a new research paper claims.
21 March 2014, 11:21 PM ET
Ever since King Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered, stories circulated that those who dared violate his final resting place faced a terrible curse. It was a useful ruse to scare off grave robbers.
21 March 2014, 04:01 PM ET
From an ancient sound illusion to a symbol of unity, researchers have proposed dozens of theories for why the mysterious megaliths were erected at Stonehenge 5,000 years ago.
21 March 2014, 03:57 PM ET
In March 1974, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), decided to end a six-month embargo that had crippled much of the global economy, frayed the Western world's social fabric and exposed mankind's dependence on oil.
21 March 2014, 02:34 PM ET
In October 1973, OPEC member nations began an oil embargo that crippled much of the global economy, frayed the Western world's social fabric and exposed mankind's utter dependence on one limited resource: oil.
21 March 2014, 12:19 PM ET
The ancient Egyptian bones, from a conquered territory of ancient Egypt, now represent the earliest known complete example of a person with cancer spreading from an organ, findings that could help reveal insights on the evolution of the disease.
21 March 2014, 08:54 AM ET
A 3,000-year-old skeleton from a conquered territory of ancient Egypt is now the earliest known complete example of a person with malignant cancer spreading from an organ, findings that could help reveal insights on the evolution of the disease.
19 March 2014, 03:04 PM ET
Advanced societies frequently collapse unless steps are taken to regulate resource consumption and economic stratification.
18 March 2014, 12:37 AM ET
Russian culture has a long and rich history, steeped in literature, ballet, painting and classical music. Here is a brief overview of Russian customs & traditions.
14 March 2014, 02:13 PM ET
Nevada's Hidden Cave — an archaeological site with a 5,000-year history — was recently vandalized with spray paint and bullet holes, and officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps them catch the perp (or perps).
13 March 2014, 10:48 AM ET
A 2014 exhibition at the Israel Museum brings together a collection of Stone Age masks from the Judean Desert and Judean hills.
13 March 2014, 10:03 AM ET
Billed as "the oldest masks in the world," a creepy collection of 9,000-year-old stone faces is now on display in Israel.
13 March 2014, 01:10 AM ET
Cleopatra was an Egyptian queen who is mostly remembered for her love affairs. However, she was a shrewd and powerful ruler.
12 March 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Languages spoken along the Pacific Coast and in Siberia likely share an origin in the Bering Strait, supporting a notion that humans were stuck on the Bering Strait for millennia before colonizing North America.
12 March 2014, 10:35 AM ET
Storehouses with more than twenty years' worth of finds from an archaeological dig in Syria have been ransacked amid the ongoing civil war.
11 March 2014, 08:47 PM ET
From filling in the map of the world to taking man's first step on the moon, intrepid explorers set out on these arduous expeditions at least partly in the name of science.
11 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
This March, in honor of Women's History Month, LiveScience is taking a look at the accomplishments of some of the most inspirational women in science.