History Archive
22 November 2013, 08:06 AM ET
Archaeologists have uncovered what they believe is the oldest palace wine cellar in the Middle East in a 3,700-year-old palace in Israel. The wine, preserved with resin and flavored with herbs and honey, was likely for royal banquets.
22 November 2013, 08:04 AM ET
Archaeologists unearthed an ancient wine cellar in a Canaanite palace that held 40 enormous jars of herb-flavored wine. The wine may have been consumed during banquets in a nearby hall.
21 November 2013, 03:46 PM ET
What if John F. Kennedy had lived? Here are five intriguing ways fiction writers have tackled this irresistible plot twist.
21 November 2013, 12:00 PM ET
The blood-caked pink Chanel suit that Jacqueline Kennedy wore on the day her husband was killed has been tucked away in a climate-controlled vault since 1964. According to The New York Times, the iconic outfit will stay there for nearly another century.
21 November 2013, 10:52 AM ET
From Julius Caesar to Malcolm X, here are eight assassinations that altered the course of history.
21 November 2013, 08:44 AM ET
Archaeologists digging in southern Turkey say they've discovered more than 600 stamp seals, cylinder seals and amulets left as religious offerings in an ancient sanctuary.
20 November 2013, 04:35 PM ET
In the 50 years since John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, conspiracy theories as to who was really behind the assassination have flourished. Here are some of the main theories.
20 November 2013, 04:22 PM ET
Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone?
20 November 2013, 04:07 PM ET
In the 50 years since John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, conspiracy theories as to who was really behind the assassination have flourished. Here are some of the main theories.
20 November 2013, 03:42 PM ET
Giant sloths were on the menu for humans that arrived in the Americas 30,000 years ago, a new study suggests.
20 November 2013, 02:18 PM ET
Among the melee of conspiracy theories that have risen and fallen in the years since the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, one theory has remained the focus of intense debate: the single-bullet theory.
20 November 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Ancient DNA from skeletons found in Siberia is genetically similar to that found in European hunter-gatherers and modern-day Native Americans, but not East Asians. The new findings suggest Asia was populated in multiple waves.
20 November 2013, 11:21 AM ET
The two-time Nobel laureate and biochemist who did pioneering research on the human genome, Fred Sanger, has died at age 95, the University of Cambridge said today (Nov. 20).
20 November 2013, 10:05 AM ET
One statue depicts a snake, the other Kerberos, the three-headed dog which, according to myth, guarded the Gates of Hell.
19 November 2013, 05:47 PM ET
The Incas built a vast empire without the wheel, powerful draft animals, iron working, currency or a writing system.
18 November 2013, 11:11 PM ET
Long ago, life was nasty, brutal and short -- and well organized.
18 November 2013, 03:00 PM ET
What's the best recipe for a meal in the afterlife? A new study finds that 'meat mummies' placed in ancient Egyptian tombs were elaborately prepared as befitted their owners' status.
16 November 2013, 10:43 AM ET
Archaeologists have unearthed traces of a previously unknown, 14th-century Canaanite city buried underneath the ruins of another city in Israel.
15 November 2013, 12:11 PM ET
A series of tombs spanning about 5,000 years of time has been unearthed in France. One of the tombs contained an aristocratic lady from the East with a deformed skull.
15 November 2013, 12:05 PM ET
A series of tombs spanning about 5,000 years of time has been unearthed in France. One of the tombs contained an aristocratic lady from the East with a deformed skull.
15 November 2013, 09:57 AM ET
She was a priestess named Meretites, and he a singer named Kahai, who performed at the pharaoh's palace. They lived in an age when pyramids were being built in Egypt, and their love is reflected in a highly unusual scene in their tomb.
15 November 2013, 09:14 AM ET
The ancient tomb likely held a priestess and her husband along with their children and possibly grandchildren.
14 November 2013, 02:36 PM ET
Do oppressive dictators get what's coming to them? Most of the time, no, it seems. Most modern dictators have lived to ripe old ages and died of natural causes, though a few have gone violently to their deaths.
14 November 2013, 02:02 PM ET
Now, in what is a fascinating tale of serendipity, researchers have found that these events don’t entirely destroy all traces of life at the site of impact.
14 November 2013, 10:46 AM ET
Using analytical models that are typically used to study the relationships between species, a researcher has created an evolutionary tree for "Little Red Riding Hood" and its cousins.
13 November 2013, 03:43 PM ET
A group of archaeologists in England this week lifted the lid on a Roman child's coffin, discovering that it contains fragments of bones and two tiny bangles.
13 November 2013, 03:28 PM ET
For many years there has been a feud between researchers about the real-life role of this skull.
13 November 2013, 12:25 PM ET
More closely related indigenous populations in Taiwan tend to have more similar music, suggesting that music could be used to trace human history.
13 November 2013, 08:07 AM ET
A museum exhibit explores poison's paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of pois
12 November 2013, 09:27 PM ET
An 800-year-old ash layer reveals a massive volcanic event — but where was the eruption?
11 November 2013, 03:54 PM ET
An expedition to probe the deep recesses of a cave that may contain fossilized specimens of early humans is currently underway in South Africa. A team of paleoanthropologists is exploring the Rising Star Cave at the Cradle of Humankind.
11 November 2013, 08:11 AM ET
Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day in the United States, which means men and women in uniform are being honored for the service to the country. Here are five things you might not know about veterans.