The face mask was among a treasure trove of discoveries that included mummies, a burial shaft, mummification workshop and sarcophagi.
The ancient skull of a woman that was buried facing a cave holding the remains of 50 people has archaeologists puzzled.
A new virtual reality experience may help save an ancient Egyptian tomb built for Queen Nefertari whose paintings are so beautiful that it has been compared to Italy's Sistine Chapel.
The structures may have housed officials responsible for overseeing the production of food for a paramilitary force.
Archaeologists have discovered two residences near the Giza pyramids. The residences may have housed officials responsible for producing food for a paramilitary force.
More than 100 years ago, a Russian soldier held captive in a prisoner-of-war camp engraved a beautiful scene on an aluminum canteen showing two people, deeply in love, snuggling together.
The finds include a toddler with leukemia, a mummified man in his 50s with rectal cancer and individuals with cancer possibly caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
Besides their grandeur, the Abu Simbel temples are notable because they were moved in 1964 to make way for the High Aswan Dam.
Archaeologists aren't sure which biblical king is being depicted in this miniature sculpture found in ancient Israel.
The cuneiform tablets reveal what the 4,000-year-old city would have been like. Nobody really knows its exact location in Iraq.
Three thieves who stole 160 rare books more than a year ago by rappelling down the skylight of a warehouse in London continue to evade police.
The Hebrew Bible states that the United Monarchy collapsed after the death of King Solomon. New evidence suggests the kingdom was real.
The archaeologists essentially risked their lives to carry the carvings out of the desert, an act that required both physical grit and ingenuity.
Hundreds of 4,000-year-old tablets that were looted in Iraq and bought by the U.S. company Hobby Lobby seem to hail from a mysterious Sumerian city whose whereabouts are unknown.
In one of history's largest human sacrifices, about 140 children and 200 llamas were killed at a site in Peru. Archaeologists aren't sure why.
To the ancient Greeks, a barbarian was someone who didn't speak Greek. Over time, the word has taken on new meanings.