The chaos of the French Revolution allowed Bonaparte to use his military prowess to become ruler of much of Europe.
A maritime archaeologist has put forward a bold theory — that King Solomon financed Phoenician mining expeditions to Spain. Other experts are highly skeptical of the claim.
Sprawling rectangular structures scattered across northwest Arabia and dating back more than 7,000 years may have been part of a prehistoric cattle cult.
Archaeologists have unearthed 110 ancient Egyptian tombs, many holding the remains of humans, including two babies inside pots, along the Nile Delta.
The Vikings may have carved this mysterious boat structure into an Icelandic cave to ward off Ragnarok, an apocalyptic event in which the gods would be killed and the world engulfed in flames.
An alphabetic inscription written on a jar fragment found at the site of Tel Lachish in Israel and dating back around 3,450 years may provide a "missing link" in the history of the alphabet.
A human-shaped wooden idol decorated with an eerie human face and considered the oldest of its kind ever discovered may date back even further in time, researchers now say.
A biblical text dismissed as a forgery in the 19th century is not only authentic but is actually a predecessor to the Book of Deuteronomy, a scholar now says. Not everyone agrees.
Fragments of a biblical scroll dating back 1,900 years have been discovered in the "Cave of Horror" in the Judean Desert in Israel.
Archaeologists in Sweden have discovered nearly two dozen gold foil figures from 1,300 years ago that have engravings of couples embracing each other.
A newly deciphered magical amulet claims to stop evil spirits "who eat flesh and drink blood," archaeologists have found.
A well-preserved ancient Greek helmet likely worn by a soldier during a war with the Persians has been found in Haifa Harbor in Israel.
Scientists using a new technique have uncovered the colorful and once-hidden scenes in paintings of the ancient Etruscans.
A medieval ship burial in England is now captivating viewers of the Netflix drama "The Dig." But who is actually buried at the 1,400-year-old site known as Sutton Hoo?
Archaeologists have found a 2,000-year-old mummy with a gold tongue at an ancient Egyptian site called Taposiris Magna.
A funerary temple belonging to Queen Nearit has been discovered in the ancient Egyptian burial ground Saqqara next to the pyramid of her husband, pharaoh Teti.
A mysterious tomb in Luoyang, China, belongs to Emperor Liu Zhi (reign A.D. 146-168), a murderous emperor who had 5,000 concubines.
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an ancient ritual bath church at Gethsemane, a place near Jerusalem where the Bible says that Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested.
Archaeologists claim that they have identified the deadly dance floor where John the Baptist — a preacher who foretold the coming of Jesus — was sentenced to death around A.D. 29.
Despite the difficult year, many archaeological and historical discoveries came to light, including a sprawling geoglyph in Peru, a trove of mummies, the tomb of the legendary Romulus and more.
More than 3,000 years ago, a couple at a biblical site in Israel was buried side by side in a spooning position, and archaeologists are calling them Romeo and Juliet.
A man who died of constipation more than 1,000 years ago survived on just grasshoppers for months, his mummy has revealed.
A group of 19th-century sisters excavated and protected the House of Jesus in Nazareth. Here's their story.