Here's why ancient Egyptians buried their dead with certain grave goods, such as the "Book of the Dead," gold tongues and scarabs.
Before the ancient Egyptians purposefully mummified their dead, the desert did it for them naturally.
The earliest known Egyptian hieroglyphic writings appear fully formed, either because they were developed on perishable, now-lost materials or because they were quickly "invented by an unknown genius."
Medical instruments dating to the Roman era may be evidence of a "group practice" run by health care workers.
The discovery of a cemetery in Ukraine from a millennium ago has revealed axes, swords, jewelry and, unexpectedly, buckets around the feet of some of the dead.
Ancient people in what is now Saudi Arabia built a 9-mile-long wall along the Khaybar Oasis, which still exists today.
The two new finds bring the total number of golden tongues found in ancient Egyptian mummies at Oxyrhynchus to 16.
Archaeologists in Egypt unearthed tombs containing mummy masks and a 'god of silence' statue at Saqqara.
Archaeologists found the remains of two adolescents and one baby in the chamber of a cave, but it's not yet clear how they died.
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The skull of a woman from colonial Indonesia bears sharp force trauma, possibly due to slavers or because she was seen as a sorcerer.
The ancient Scythians, a nomadic people known for their gold and warrior ways, used human skin for leather, a new study finds.
A "healing bowl" marked with drawings of a scorpion, dog and double-headed dragon has been unearthed in a castle in Turkey.
Several dozen burials from the Wari culture, which prospered in the region before the Inca took over, were unearthed in Peru.
During survey work ahead of a new railway, archaeologists found the statue of a Maya warrior wearing a serpent on his head.
An ancient Egyptian tomb just south of Cairo was filled with magical spells intended to protect the dead from snake bites.
It's possible that wind erosion made a rock feature in ancient Egypt look something like a sphinx, and then the Egyptians further refined it into the iconic monument.
A rare gold coin found by a metal detectorist and recently auctioned off was minted by a little-known ruler in pre-Roman Britain.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an ancient cemetery that has stone sarcophagi, coptic jars and even a "Book of the Dead" scroll.
A tattoo referencing Christ was found on the 1,300-year-old body of an individual in what is now Sudan.
Researchers are conserving a rare snakehead from the Aztecs that still retains its painted colors from hundreds of years ago.
Researchers restored an ancient painting of the gods depicted at New Year's during restoration work at the Temple of Esna in Egypt.