History Archive
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.
11 March 2014, 01:53 PM ET
Weapons found among China's terra-cotta warriors were made by cells of craftspeople working with identical molds, new research suggests.
11 March 2014, 12:33 PM ET
A roughly 9,000-year-old wand with realistic faces carved into it was unearthed in a graveyard in southern Syria. The wand was found near headless skeletons.
11 March 2014, 11:50 AM ET
Millions of Japanese marked the third anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday.
11 March 2014, 11:40 AM ET
A roughly 11,000-year-old wand with realistic faces carved into it was unearthed in a graveyard in southern Syria. The wand was found near headless skeletons.
11 March 2014, 12:28 AM ET
Germans place a high value on hard work, precision and order, and have made tremendous contributions to engineering, classical music and beer. Here is an overview of German customs, traditions and values.
10 March 2014, 02:36 PM ET
Researchers have now discovered extensive tunnels, embankments and other remnants of a military fortress hidden beneath the floors of the infamous Alcatraz prison complex.
10 March 2014, 02:18 PM ET
Alcatraz, the notorious island prison surrounded by the waters of San Francisco Bay, is slowly giving up its secrets. Researchers have now discovered extensive tunnels and other remnants of a military fortress hidden beneath the floors of the site.
09 March 2014, 11:45 AM ET
A silk dog outfit dating back to the declining days of China's Forbidden City reveals the posh lives of China's royal dogs.
07 March 2014, 01:31 AM ET
A new exhibition featuring over 200 artifacts from China's Forbidden City will be opening on March 8, 2014 at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum.