Newly translated Christian texts tell of wizard battles and demon circles.
These ancient Chinese texts on human anatomy are as old, if not older, than their Greek counterparts.
Mysterious stone structures that dot lava fields and deserts across Saudi Arabia may be some of the oldest monuments in the world, scientists say.
The remains of several timber circles constructed over 4,500 years ago have been discovered at the Perdigões complex archaeological site in Portugal.
A clay head that dates back almost 3,000 years may be a rare depiction of Yahweh, or God. But other archaeologists aren't convinced.
The chances of finding Cleopatra's tomb are pretty low, experts say, despite claims to the contrary.
A hidden drawing by Pablo Picasso has been found beneath one of the artist's abstract paintings, called "Still Life."
The remains of an Aztec palace where emperor Moctezuma II was held captive by the Spanish and killed in 1520 has been discovered in Mexico City.
Megiddo, a place known in the Book of Revelation as "Armageddon," was occupied between roughly 7000–300 B.C. A prophecy states that in the end times a final battle will be fought near this site.
Scientists in Turin, Italy, have discovered that a couple of days each year, the rising sun perfectly aligns with one of the city's main streets that was constructed around 28 B.C.
An Egyptian papyrus dating to 1,800 years describes a spell conjuring a ghost to play matchmaker between a woman and the man of her dreams.
A 5,000-year-old cultic area dedicated to a Mesopotamian warrior god has been discovered in an ancient city in Iraq.
Disease outbreaks have ravaged humanity from prehistory to modern times, sometimes changing the course of history and even wiping out entire civilizations.
A massive burial ground holding the remains of several high priests of ancient Egypt, along with their assistants, has been discovered in the northern part of the site of Tuna el-Gebel.
A sprawling, stone monument decorated with swirls, circular patterns and godly fangs has been hiding in a remote jungle in northern Peru for around 2,000 years.
A 2,800-year-old jar inscribed in Hebrew with the Yahwistic name "Benayo" has been discovered at Abel Beth Maacah, an Israel site mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.
A massive trove of "artifacts" has been shipped from Sri Lanka, a country recovering from a civil war, to Ripley's Believe It or Not! — a company known for its unusual objects.
About 1,400 cuneiform tablets that were possibly stolen from Irisagrig, a 4,000-year-old lost city in Iraq, have just been revealed.
From a Bronze-Age megalopolis to a cachette of priests to a massive ancient wall, here’s a look at the biggest archaeological discoveries of 2019.
The bodies of ancient princes and princesses may have rested in two ancient tombs lined with gold that were recently found at the site of Pylos in Greece.
Archaeologists have discovered a 1,600-year-old temple called the "Mithraeum of Colored Marbles," where Romans would have worshipped the god Mithras.