Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have discovered 4,500-year-old "funerary avenues" alongside thousands of pendant-shaped tombs.
The use of "anno domini" and "before Christ" to mark time began in the early days of Christianity, when clerics needed to know when Easter would fall.
The Renaissance was a period of "rebirth" in arts, science and European society. It was a time of transition from the ancient world to the modern.
Archaeologists have unearthed a mummy lying in a fetal position and bound by rope in Cajamarquilla, Peru.
Archaeological predictions for the new year include: discoveries from Egypt's "lost golden city," new finds from Qumran and evidence that may shed light on what life was like 11,000 years ago.
Some 3,000 years after the burial of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep, a team of researchers used CT scans to digitally unwrap his body for the first time.
Police in Jerusalem seized a hoard of stolen antiquities that date to a 1,900-year-old Jewish rebellion against the Romans.
Ancient Egypt in North Africa was one of the most powerful and influential civilizations in the region for over 3,000 years.
The remains of a man, possibly a slave, indicate that he was crucified in the third or fourth century A.D. in Roman England.
From the identity location of Cleopatra's tomb to the fate of the Ark of the Covenant, some historical mysteries may never be solved.
Rome built an empire that stretched from northern England to the Middle East. Here's a look at the history and facts about ancient Rome.
The biblical city where the Gospels tell of Jesus performing some of his most famous miracles is now a source of debate among archaeologists.
Archaeologists in Russia have unearthed a Scythian-crafted silver plate depicting a fertility goddess.
Archaeologists have found the oldest jewelry decorated by anatomically modern humans in Eurasia on record.
Historians are still uncertain about what happened to the vanished English colonists at Roanoke, but they have several theories.
Disease outbreaks have ravaged humanity from prehistory to modern times, sometimes changing the course of history and even wiping out entire civilizations.
An "unprecedented" tomb effigy of England's "Black Prince" was likely created by his son King Richard II as medieval propaganda to bolster his troubled reign.
A tomb dating back over 3,200 years that was built for a senior official of Ramesses II, one of Egypt's most powerful pharaohs has been discovered at Saqqara.
The ancient remains of a man who was discovered in China in a shaft leading to an ancient tomb was not trying to rob it — he was murdered, archaeologists say.