16 May 2013, 06:19 PM ET
Modern perception of Vikings often cast these historic people as savage raiders with horned helmets. In truth, the Scandinavian people were much more diverse in their motives and intentions.
16 May 2013, 04:52 PM ET
The best time for sex, it seems, was during the heat of summer.
16 May 2013, 01:30 PM ET
The desert heat didn't prevent the ancient Egyptians from making babies.
15 May 2013, 07:01 PM ET
Roman numerals use seven basic symbols derived from the Latin alphabet.
15 May 2013, 02:49 PM ET
The Spartans of ancient Greece are famed for their martial traditions. But there is much more to Spartan history than the '300.'
14 May 2013, 06:31 PM ET
Niels Bohr won a Nobel Prize for the idea that an atom is a small, positively charged nucleus surrounded by orbiting electrons. He also contributed to quantum theory.
14 May 2013, 01:30 PM ET
Dogs and humans have undergone parallel genetic changes over the last 32,000 years, new research suggests.
14 May 2013, 11:00 AM ET
The ancient Minoans were genetically European, DNA study reveals.
13 May 2013, 05:29 PM ET
A trove of thousands of stone tools and animal bones suggest human ancestors were hunting and scavenging animals at least 2 million years ago.
13 May 2013, 12:37 PM ET
Some astronomical sleuthing has revealed the cultic past life of a Roman tomb.
13 May 2013, 09:09 AM ET
The giant mosaic would have been the floor of a public building.
13 May 2013, 08:57 AM ET
Archaeologists have uncovered a colorful mosaic and public building in Israel.
10 May 2013, 04:02 PM ET
Moms weren't always exalted in American history.
10 May 2013, 03:49 PM ET
Medieval churches and port buildings still visible off the English coastline.
10 May 2013, 03:22 PM ET
The ruins of the medieval port of Dunwich are sit off the English coast.
10 May 2013, 07:26 AM ET
New DNA evidence helps solve a long-standing debate over what caused the Justinianic Plague.
09 May 2013, 08:50 AM ET
The huge quarry would've provided giant stones for monuments from the Second Temple Period.
09 May 2013, 07:14 AM ET
The precise color of the railcar was a detail that was thought to have been lost to history.
06 May 2013, 03:00 PM ET
The reconstructed words may have been across Eurasia 15,000 years ago used in a common language.
06 May 2013, 09:44 AM ET
The winter solstice sun would have lined up with stone lines to bathe the ancient pyramid in light.
06 May 2013, 09:09 AM ET
The ancient pyramid would have aligned with two stone lines and the setting winter solstice sun.
03 May 2013, 06:36 PM ET
The famous fossil returned to Ethiopia this week.
03 May 2013, 09:07 AM ET
The ancient cemetery includes both pagan and Christian burials.
03 May 2013, 08:47 AM ET
The cemetery, with Christian and pagan burials, was hidden beneath a parking lot.
02 May 2013, 02:53 PM ET
The creature's hip bone is shedding light on the evolution of hominids.