History Archive
26 August 2015, 12:20 PM ET
An ancient cultic temple and palace that once belonged to the lost Mycenaean culture was unearthed in a region of Sparta.
24 August 2015, 09:53 AM ET
From crystal skulls claimed to be from the lost city of Atlantis (or aliens) to a runestone said to have been carved by Vikings and even a "missing link" hoax, here are six artifacts, widely believed to be forgeries, which could have changed history.
24 August 2015, 07:00 AM ET
New research on the papyrus' ink points to the possibility that the Gospel of Jesus's Wife is authentic, while newly obtained documents may shed light on the origins of the business-card-sized fragment.
20 August 2015, 05:04 PM ET
Ancient marks on 3.4-million-year-old animal bones were not caused by trampling — a finding that raises the odds that they were made by deliberate cutting by human ancestors.
20 August 2015, 12:45 PM ET
Graffiti in an ancient cave in China reveals a history of droughts in the region, and may portend climate troubles, new research suggests.
18 August 2015, 10:58 AM ET
Officials are pulling out pieces of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate warship, from the depths of the Savannah River, 150 years after the ship's crew deliberately sunk it.
18 August 2015, 09:25 AM ET
The mystery surrounding the ancient rock paintings of Utah's Black Dragon Canyon has finally been solved.
18 August 2015, 09:02 AM ET
Creationists and researchers have long debated how to interpret the rock art adorning Black Dragon Canyon in Utah.
17 August 2015, 03:43 PM ET
A 7,000-year-old mass grave holding at least 26 adults and children, many of them with smashed skulls and broken legs, is likely evidence of an early Neolithic massacre, a new study finds.
17 August 2015, 03:23 PM ET
The armored husk of a Confederate warship is being raised out of the depths of a Georgia river, 150 years after the ship's crew deliberately sunk it.
17 August 2015, 07:18 AM ET
A monstrous figurehead from a 15th-century Danish warship has been removed from the Baltic Sea.
17 August 2015, 07:11 AM ET
A monstrous figurehead from a 15th-century Danish warship has been removed from the Baltic Sea.
14 August 2015, 03:30 PM ET
Scientists recently teamed up to help solve a World War II-era mystery.
14 August 2015, 09:41 AM ET
A 1570 earthquake in Italy shifted the Po River's right bank upward by several inches, forcing the river to change course.
13 August 2015, 03:40 PM ET
During a high-resolution mapping of the seafloor surrounding Sicily, researchers discovered an ancient treasure: a stone monolith spanning 39 feet (12 meters), resting on the bottom of the Mediterranean.
13 August 2015, 03:40 PM ET
During a high-resolution mapping of the Mediterranean seafloor, researchers discovered an enormous stone monolith resting in the Sicilian Channel.
12 August 2015, 03:59 PM ET
King Tutankhamun's tomb has the faint etchings that may point to a hidden doorway, which one researcher thinks holds the tomb of Nefertiti.
11 August 2015, 01:02 PM ET
A sunken ship uncovered in a lagoon off the coast of Israel may have once belonged to a prominent French baron, a new analysis suggests.
11 August 2015, 09:18 AM ET
A medieval sword inscribed with a mysterious message is stumping researchers and causing quite a stir among armchair historians.
11 August 2015, 06:13 AM ET
The Gardner art heist, the biggest property crime in U.S. history, remains a mystery 25 years after the fact. The FBI hopes the public will offer clues with the release of new security footage from the night before the heist.
10 August 2015, 05:59 PM ET
To learn more about a historical grudge, members of two formerly feuding families are (quite literally) digging up the past.
07 August 2015, 02:17 PM ET
An enigmatic message, hidden for 2,000 years inside an underground cave, was recently uncovered in Israel. And it immediately began to vanish when exposed to the elements.
05 August 2015, 09:59 AM ET
A Mayan tablet unearthed in an ancient jungle city in Guatemala may shed light on the political upheavals that shook the Mayan civilization 1,600 years ago.
05 August 2015, 09:48 AM ET
: A Mayan tablet unearthed in an ancient jungle city in Guatemala may shed light on the political upheavals that shook the Mayan civilization 1,600 years ago.
04 August 2015, 10:00 AM ET
The massive city gates and fortifications for one of the largest cities in Iron Age Levant were recently uncovered.
01 August 2015, 08:44 AM ET
Ground-penetrating radar is helping archaeologists locate the buried remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna in Lithuania, a Jewish place of worship that was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, the Israeli Antiquities Authority reports.
28 July 2015, 10:04 PM ET
Homo floresiensis, a diminutive hominin dubbed the hobbit, lived about 17,000 years ago on a remote Indonesian island.
28 July 2015, 03:56 PM ET
Treasure hunters off the coast of Florida recently pulled up the haul of a lifetime.
28 July 2015, 03:19 PM ET
Remains of 4 men buried at the Jamestown church where Captain John Smith and Pocahontas married have now been identified. One grave also held a ‘reliquary’ box, suggesting the deceased may have been Catholic.
28 July 2015, 11:31 AM ET
Archaeologists have identified four of the men who were buried at the historic American settlement of Jamestown, and all were prominent leaders of the community.
28 July 2015, 11:30 AM ET
Archaeologists have identified four of the men who were buried at the historic American settlement of Jamestown, and all were prominent leaders of the community.
27 July 2015, 07:07 AM ET
A prehistoric disaster, possibly an epidemic, may be responsible for the remains of nearly 100 bodies found stuffed into a 5,000-year-old house in northeast China.
22 July 2015, 04:50 PM ET
A 1,500-year-old parchment could be one of the oldest known copies of the Quran, possibly dating back to a time that overlapped with the life of the Prophet Muhammad.
22 July 2015, 09:41 AM ET
A huge database of human fossils suggests hobbits were a separate human species and the recently unearthed species Australopithecus sediba may be the ancestor of the human lineage, say researchers who point out their findings will surely be controversial.
21 July 2015, 01:31 PM ET
A number of natives of the Amazon rainforest may partly descend from the Pacific, though researchers don't know when and how this group called Population Y made its way to the Amazon.
21 July 2015, 08:16 AM ET
The crewmembers of the Franklin Expedition, a doomed Arctic expedition to find a Northwest Passage through Canada, practiced end-stage cannibalism.