History Archive
23 October 2014, 03:34 PM ET
When snow and ice thawed during the Antarctic summer last year, a lost notebook was revealed near the century-old base camp that British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott established at Cape Evans.
23 October 2014, 02:00 PM ET
An ancient rock shelter nestled high in the Peruvian Andes reveals that humans have been living at extreme heights thousands of years earlier than previously thought.
23 October 2014, 02:00 PM ET
An ancient rock shelter nestled high in the Peruvian Andes reveals that humans have been living at extreme heights thousands of years earlier than previously thought.
23 October 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Hidden in ice for more than 100 years, the photography notebook of a British explorer on Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica has been found.
23 October 2014, 11:39 AM ET
The rare Apple-1 computer, which is now the most expensive Apple computer ever sold, was built by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' garage in the summer of 1976. The computer still has its original keyboard, power supply and monitor.
22 October 2014, 08:22 PM ET
Halloween has its roots in a pagan harvest festival, while different traditions were added on throughout the years.
22 October 2014, 01:01 PM ET
The DNA from a 45,000-year-old bone of a man from Siberia is helping to pinpoint when modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred, researchers say. The man was born thousands of years after such interspecies mating occurred.
22 October 2014, 08:08 AM ET
Archaeologists discovered the missing head of one of the marble sphinxes in a huge Macedonian tomb under excavation in Amphipolis, Greece.
22 October 2014, 07:59 AM ET
The two WW II vessels sunk within moments of each other in 1942 and now rest side-by-side on the seafloor off the coast of North Carolina. The discovery drives home how close the war came to American shores.
22 October 2014, 07:58 AM ET
A merchant freighter called Bluefields and the German U-boat U-576, both of which went down on July 15, 1942 during World War II, were discovered on floor of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina
21 October 2014, 03:40 PM ET
A piece of limestone commemorating the Roman emperor Hadrian has been discovered in Jerusalem. It's possible that the engraving will offer clues about life in Jerusalem at the time of its carving in 129-130.
21 October 2014, 01:48 PM ET
A newly uncovered large slab of limestone with an official commemoration to the Roman Emperor Hadrian may help researchers understand the events that led to the Bar Kokhba revolt in the early second century, experts said.
21 October 2014, 11:32 AM ET
The DNA from 13 ancient humans reveals the evolution of lighter skin and lactose tolerance. The skeletons were found in archaeological burial sites unearthed during highway construction in the Great Hungarian Plain in Central Europe.
21 October 2014, 07:42 AM ET
The Wellcome Library will digitize records from British asylums from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, including not only case reports but also the paintings and poetry of psychiatric patients.
21 October 2014, 07:42 AM ET
Several ancient Egyptian pharaohs, such as Ramesses the Great and King Tut, didn't have a painful inflammatory disorder called ankylosing spondylitis as scientists had thought. But they did have mild back disorder linked to old age.
20 October 2014, 08:23 AM ET
The temple, which was built before the invention of writing, held humanlike figurines, sacrificed animal remains and possible altars. It was part of a sprawling settlement in the Ukraine, archaeologists found using geomagnetic surveys.
20 October 2014, 07:39 AM ET
Inside the temple, archaeologists found humanlike figurines, sacrificed animal remains and potter fragments. Check out these photos of the prehistoric finding.
17 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Incredible images from the Oct. 17, 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in California's Santa Cruz mountains.
17 October 2014, 09:28 AM ET
Hidden for more than 90 years beneath the rolling sand dunes of Guadalupe, California, an enormous, plaster sphinx from the 1923 blockbuster movie "The Ten Commandments" has been rediscovered and is now above ground.
17 October 2014, 08:01 AM ET
After being buried for more than 90 years beneath the sand dunes of Guadalupe, California, a towering sphinx from a blockbuster film has been uncovered and is being restored.
16 October 2014, 11:32 AM ET
A mosaic on the floor of a vast Greek tomb shows the reluctant bride Persephone being carted off to the underworld with Hades, archaeologists announced today (Oct. 16).
16 October 2014, 03:07 AM ET
While the use of air power isn’t new, or exclusively dependent on modern and sophisticated technology, how it has been used has changed over time.
15 October 2014, 08:34 AM ET
A mysterious stone slab from the 12th century B.C. is a combination sundial and moondial, a new study finds. The slab would've helped ancient skywatchers track the movements of the sun and moon during heavenly events.
15 October 2014, 07:36 AM ET
Check out these photos of a combination sundial-moondial dating to the 12th century that was discovered near Rostov, Russia. Archaeologists say the markings on the artifact correspond to positions of the sun and moon throughout the year.
14 October 2014, 11:27 AM ET
An Apple-1 computer, a window from the Manhattan Project test site and letters from Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin will go on sale at a history-of-science auction this month.
14 October 2014, 09:08 AM ET
An Iron Age chariot burned as a sacrifice more than 2,000 years ago is rediscovered in Leicestershire, England. The find, made by four university students, is a "once-in-a-career" discovery, according to archaeologists.
14 October 2014, 07:43 AM ET
Three arm bones from a prehistoric individual, likely a Neanderthal, were uncovered in the Seine Valley of northern France, suggesting that Neanderthals had a temporary camp along the river 200,000 years ago.
14 October 2014, 12:06 AM ET
Archaeologists have discovered ornate bronze remains of an Iron Age chariot from the second or third century B.C. The chariot seems to have been buried as part of a religious offering, say the archaeologists.
13 October 2014, 04:13 PM ET
A wreck of a U.S. World War II plane found in Italia brings back a forgotten story of death and survival.
13 October 2014, 10:53 AM ET
Bonhams auction house will hold a history-of-science themed auction on Oct. 22, featuring a vintage Apple-1 computer and a window from the Manhattan Project test site.
13 October 2014, 10:14 AM ET
An elaborate and colorful mosaic showing the Greek god Hermes leading a man to the underworld has been uncovered in a vast tomb from the era of Alexander the Great, Greek archaeologists announced.
13 October 2014, 08:28 AM ET
Inside the massive cult complex, archaeologists found facemasks, human-size containers and burnt animal bones possibly related to sacrificial practices. The Canaanite storm god may have been worshiped there.
13 October 2014, 07:56 AM ET
The 3,300-year-old building was likely used as a place of cultic ceremonies, possibly to worship the Canaanite storm god Baal or a female deity, say the archaeologists who discovered it.
13 October 2014, 07:26 AM ET
The upcoming World War II film "Fury" puts tank warfare front and center in a depiction of the final Allied push into Germany in 1945.
10 October 2014, 04:33 PM ET
It may seem innocuous now, but this little stone might have killed someone 700 years ago.
10 October 2014, 07:39 AM ET
Using a noninvasive imaging method, British Library scientists have decoded an original, fire-damaged version of the Magna Carta dating back to 1215. The document will be displayed in London in 2015.