History Archive
25 November 2013, 11:47 AM ET
Archaeologists say they've uncovered some stunning finds while digging at a construction site in Israel, including stone axes, a "cultic" temple and the traces of a 10,000-year-old house.
25 November 2013, 10:13 AM ET
During 1940-2004, the number of newly emerging infectious diseases has risen significantly over time after controlling for progress in diagnosis and surveillance. The peak is in the 1980s, concomitant with the HIV pandemic.
22 November 2013, 03:52 PM ET
In ruins today, Hadrian's Villa can only hint at its 2nd century glory. But a new digital archaeology project promises to deliver computer users to the Roman emperor's opulent compound as it might have been nearly 2,000 years ago.
22 November 2013, 02:22 PM ET
In 1950, an American Marine serving during the Korean War picked up nine seals in a ditch near Seoul's ransacked Deoksugung Palace. The lieutenant brought those artifacts home with him. More than 60 years later, the objects are returning to South Korea.
22 November 2013, 02:22 PM ET
The Digital Hadrian's Villa Project brings to life all 250 acres of the Roman emperor Hadrian's sprawling estate in Tivoli, Italy, through gaming software and 3D reconstructions.
22 November 2013, 01:09 PM ET
Nov. 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, which may have been prevented had morning rain continued.
22 November 2013, 10:20 AM ET
An archaeological site in Israel holds the oldest confirmed palatial wine cellar in the Middle East, which held at least 3,000 modern-day bottles worth of wine.
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.