History Archive
12 October 2015, 07:34 AM ET
The tomb complex contains three burial chambers where archaeologists found human remains as well as jewelry, figurines, weapons and 16 drinking vessels used to serve people attending a "symposium."
12 October 2015, 07:16 AM ET
Archaeologists in northern Cyprus have discovered a tomb complex constructed sometime between 400 B.C. and 350 B.C. Here are gorgeous photos of the site and treasures discovered there.
09 October 2015, 04:42 PM ET
A poison-injecting suitcase and a not-so-harmless shovel are among the items on display.
09 October 2015, 12:07 PM ET
Photos from a creepy new exhibit at the Museum of London.
05 October 2015, 02:49 PM ET
A piece of paper that survived the sinking of the Titanic was recently sold at auction for the price of a fancy sports car.
05 October 2015, 12:57 PM ET
Records obtained by Live Science show that if the papyrus is authentic, the story behind how it came to the U.S. would be astounding. The records also describe how, if the papyrus is fake, the forger may have crafted such a realistic specimen.
02 October 2015, 04:31 PM ET
A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh."
01 October 2015, 07:04 AM ET
The skeletal remains of about 50 medieval individuals have been discovered in shallow graves near the pilgrimage site of a famous seventh-century saint in England.
01 October 2015, 07:01 AM ET
Archeologists unearthed about 50 shallow medieval graves near a 12th-century cathedral in England.
30 September 2015, 08:00 PM ET
The rainy climate of the British Isles might not seem like the best place to preserve human bodies through time, but a new scientific analysis of ancient bones reveals that Bronze Age Britain was a mummy hotspot.
30 September 2015, 04:41 PM ET
They might look like rusty old guns, but these 150-year-old cannons offer locals an important connection with their history.
29 September 2015, 04:30 PM ET
A map of an Egyptian settlement and colorful images of birds and animals graced the floor of a 1,500-year-old church in Israel.
29 September 2015, 04:29 PM ET
Images show a 1,500-year-old mosaic, depicting an ancient Egyptian settlement and images of birds and other animals. The mosaic once graced the floor of a church in what is now Israel.
29 September 2015, 11:00 AM ET
The Antikytheria shipwreck in Greece has turned up more than 50 new artifacts, including a glass game piece and iron sheathing from the hull.
29 September 2015, 06:26 AM ET
Two newly discovered stashes of bronze weapons and jewelry, dating back to the eighth century B.C., may have been offerings to the deities. They date to a time before minted currency had been invented or writing had spread to that part of Europe.
29 September 2015, 06:24 AM ET
Photos reveal the two stashes of bronze weapons, tools and jewelry found at a prehistoric site in what is now southern Transylvania, in Romania.
22 September 2015, 09:27 AM ET
From cardsharps to murderers to extreme fanatics, the list of Catholic saints is filled with strange characters.
22 September 2015, 09:20 AM ET
A Stone Age site where cave rituals may have been performed some 9,000 years ago has been discovered on Blå Jungfrun, an island that has long been associated with tales of witchcraft, curses and supernatural powers.
22 September 2015, 09:06 AM ET
Archaeologists have uncovered Stone Age relics on an island off Sweden that suggest cave rituals were performed there some 9,000 years ago. The island has long been linked to tales of witchcraft, supernatural powers and curses.
21 September 2015, 03:09 PM ET
Archaeologists working at a site in Judea, in what is now southern Israel, say they may have found the location of the Tomb of the Maccabees, where leaders of a band of Jewish rebels from the second century B.C. were buried.
21 September 2015, 02:48 PM ET
A re-excavated archaeological site might hold the Tomb of the Maccabees, a burial site of Jewish rebels who reclaimed Judea from the Greeks in the second century B.C.
18 September 2015, 04:40 PM ET
Archaeologists have uncovered a Roman settlement that likely housed the family members of soldiers serving at a nearby Roman fort.
18 September 2015, 04:40 PM ET
The remnants of ancient water wells, pearls and hairpins are proof that a group of villagers set up a settlement on top of a military fort in ancient Roman times.
16 September 2015, 09:07 AM ET
Tombs with human remains lie beneath these 2,000-year-old pyramids, discovered in the ancient cemetery near the ancient town of Gematon in Sudan.
15 September 2015, 04:33 PM ET
An unmanned aerial vehicle operated by Safety Security Rescue Research Center (SSRRC) team members captured this image of devastation in Pearlington, Miss., during a search for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
15 September 2015, 10:13 AM ET
When an old beech tree toppled over during winter storms in Ireland this year a skeletal surprise was hiding in the gigantic mass of roots pulled from the ground: the remains of a medieval lad.
15 September 2015, 09:16 AM ET
Like an episode of "Bones," the mangled skeleton of a medieval teenager was found when a 215-year-old birch tree uprooted during a storm in Ireland. Here's a look at what archaeologists found at the made-for-TV site.
09 September 2015, 11:43 AM ET
Excavations at a camp in Alaska where survivors of the shipwreck Neva lived for almost a month before their rescue reveal ingenuity in the face of death.
08 September 2015, 04:42 PM ET
On Alaska's Sitka Island, NSF-funded archeologists found traces of the Russian-American Company frigate 'Neva' crew. They've found gunflints, musket balls, a Russian axe and more. The crew survived more than a month on the island before being rescued
08 September 2015, 04:19 PM ET
A new finding suggests that Stonehenge did not stand alone.
08 September 2015, 04:10 PM ET
The history of computers starts with industrial and governmental needs, which led to huge machines and eventually the Internet, mobile phones and gaming systems.
08 September 2015, 10:53 AM ET
High resolution ground-penetrating radar and other archeological technologies has revealed up to 90 large intentionally placed stones outlining a crescent-shaped ‘arena’ less than 2 miles away from Stonehenge.
03 September 2015, 01:55 PM ET
A 1,800-year-old sarcophagus that archaeologists are calling the rarest one ever discovered was unearthed last week during a building project — but construction workers are now being accused of damaging, and then trying to hide, the coffin.
03 September 2015, 01:51 PM ET
Construction workers unearthed a 2-ton limestone sarcophagus during a building project in Ashkelon, a city along Israel's Mediterranean coast.
03 September 2015, 09:06 AM ET
A stash of 1,900-year-old Egyptian mummy paintings that sat mostly undisturbed for 100 years is helping researchers understand how ancient artists used a fashionable pigment called Egyptian blue.
02 September 2015, 07:37 AM ET
Archaeologists have recreated a prehistoric barbecue pit, similar to a 9,000-year-old cooking pit discovered in Cyprus. The meat they cooked was tasty and fed 200 people, they said.