History Archive
10 April 2015, 10:30 AM ET
A new geological analysis strengthens the case that Jesus of Nazareth's bones may have once been buried in a Jerusalem tomb, though historians are skeptical.
09 April 2015, 12:32 PM ET
Does geological evidence tying an ancient bone box to a first-century tomb reveal the final resting place of Jesus of Nazareth?
08 April 2015, 08:08 AM ET
Each of the tombs contains up to 40 mummies, ranging in age from babies to adults. The tombs were discovered at the 1,200-year-old ceremonial site called Tenahaha in Peru's Cotahuasi Valley.
08 April 2015, 07:41 AM ET
Here's a look at images from a ceremonial site in Peru where archaeologists have discovered dozens of tombs, each filled with up to 40 mummies.
06 April 2015, 12:32 PM ET
Ghostly faces and lines of verse previously invisible have been uncovered in the "Black Book of Carmarthen," the oldest surviving medieval manuscript written solely in Welsh. The book holds some of the earliest references to Arthur and Merlin.
06 April 2015, 12:03 PM ET
A 750-year-old medieval manuscript, the oldest surviving medieval text written solely in Welsh, has revealed even more intrigue, as researchers have uncovered once-hidden ghostly faces and text on the vellum pages.
02 April 2015, 04:50 PM ET
A new study suggests Anne Frank probably did not survive to her official death date of March 31, 1945.
02 April 2015, 01:53 PM ET
The burial ground from a medieval hospital had been hidden for more than a century in Cambridge, England. Archaeologists recently excavated the graveyard and discovered hundreds of skeletons.
02 April 2015, 12:36 PM ET
Archaeologists recently got a rare chance to excavate one of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in Britain.
01 April 2015, 01:01 PM ET
The individual would have fallen down a narrow shaft in the Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa some 3.7 million years ago, the researchers say. This left behind a nearly complete skeleton that could yield key insights on human evolution.
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.