Almost 2,000 years ago, at a time when the Romans ruled Egypt, a woman named "Demetria" was laid to rest in a magnificently decorated catacomb at Saqqara in Egypt.
Archaeologists have identified the remains of a stone wall in Iran about the length of the famous Hadrian's Wall that was built across England by the Romans.
Archaeologists have identified a grand street in Jerusalem that was built by Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judea who is famous for overseeing the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.
Archaeologists have unearthed 30 sealed wooden coffins with mummies inside at "El-Assasif," an ancient necropolis near Luxor, Egypt.
Archaeologists near Luxor, Egypt, have discovered 30 sealed wooden coffins with mummies inside, some of which belonged to ancient Egyptian priests. Here are photos of the findings.
Two mummies have been unearthed in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the cemetery holding the tomb of King Tut and other Egyptian royalty.
A Greek engraving on a 1,500-year-old lead tablet discovered in the ruins of an ancient theater in Israel has finally been deciphered.
In the decades before the city of Pompeii was buried in ash by the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, everyday life was filled with parties and struggles.
The skeleton of an ancient sports fan was discovered alongside an 1,800-year-old jar shaped like the head of a wrestler or boxer who may have had his nose broken, archaeologists reported.
Archaeologists may have discovered the village where Jesus is said to have appeared after he was crucified.
The "lovers of Modena" — two 1,600-year-old skeletons found holding hands inside their grave — are both men, new research reveals.
While some media outlets have suggested they were a teenage couple, that idea hasn't been confirmed.
An inscribed ancient Egyptian scarab and five clay tablets with carvings of naked women have been found in Rehob, a 3,500-year-old city in Israel.
News of a 4,600-year-old "pyramid" or "pyramid island," supposedly discovered on a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, has been making the rounds online.
The remains of a 4,600-year-old settlement have been uncovered on a tiny, pyramid-shaped island called Dhaskalio.
The discovery of cannabis pollen near a Viking settlement in Newfoundland raises the question of whether the Vikings were smoking or eating pot while exploring North America.
Egypt's ministry of antiquities thinks the statue was stolen from the Karnak Temple some time after 1970.
A Live Science investigation reveals more about the sketchy origins of a statue that has led to a diplomatic dispute between Egypt, the U.K. and the auction house Christie's.
Dating back to the 17th century, the text contains knowledge passed down from a samurai who fought and won 33 duels in Japan.
The artifacts include ancient inscriptions, statues, coins and manuscripts from the Middle Ages, according to a Live Science investigation.
Archaeologists describe the burial of three skeletons from a nomadic tribe in what is today Russia. The remains date back 2,500 years.