The oldest sequenced DNA on record belongs to a 1.2 million-year-old mammoth.
The skeletal remains of a horse unearthed in Utah thought to date to the last ice age are actually much younger.
Archaeologists have found the ancient ruins of a Roman fort, early Coptic church and Ptolemaic temple in Egypt.
A toddler was buried with meal offerings and a pet dog about 2,000 years ago in what is now central France.
With the help of a priest, a medieval hoard containing silver coins and gold rings was found in Poland.
An excavation revealed a previously unknown church and inscription, possibly dating to Byzantine times.
From violent attacks on politicians, to a raging fire, to explosions, to indiscriminate shooting, Washington D.C. has seen its share of darkness.