A mysterious letter written more than 300 years ago by a Sicilian nun who claimed to be possessed by Satan has finally been deciphered. Scientists used a deep-web code breaker to read the letter.
King Tutankhamun, the pharaoh who ruled Egypt more than 3,300 years ago, slept on the forerunner of our modern camping bed, researchers have found.
The charred remains of 2,500-year-old honeycombs, as well as other beekeeping artifacts, have been discovered in an Etruscan workshop in northern Italy.
An international team of researchers has reconstructed the face and brain of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian mummy, revealing a unique "packing" embalming treatment.
Archaeologists who were digging in a medieval Portuguese necropolis unearthed three skeletons of young men who had their hands and feet cut off just before they died.
A Catholic church near Turin, Italy, reported part of the brain of Don Bosco, a revered saint, has been stolen.
Caligula's luxury boats disappeared long ago, but Italian authorities are searching a lake southeast of Rome for any remains of his "orgy ships."
The face of a woman who lived more than 13,000 years ago in what is now Thailand, and is a likely descendant of the first humans to populate Southeast Asia, is seeing the light of day.
Construction work to upgrade Britain's longest road has revealed a treasure trove of rare artifacts from one of the country's earliest and wealthiest Roman settlements.
During construction to expand a major road in England, a wealthy Roman settlement and a treasure trove of artifacts were uncovered.
The remains of the oldest relatives of bedbugs were discovered in an Oregon cave, suggesting humans may have been in contact with the pests some 11,000 years ago.
A new study of the relationship between climate change and clashes among the Classic Maya explicitly links temperature increases with growing conflicts.
Greek archaeologists have found the ancient military harbor of Salamis, from which the largest and most decisive naval battle ever fought in antiquity was launched.
Italian researchers examining a medieval painting may have found the earliest depiction of dracunculiasis, a parasitic infection in which a long worm creeps out of the skin.
A colossal statue, possibly depicting Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses the Great, has emerged from a muddy pit in a Cairo suburb.
A 600-year-old mystery has surfaced from the tunnels of London's new Crossrail network, as archaeologists unearthed the skeletons of two men who were buried apparently holding hands.
A 12,000-year-old site reveals signs that prehistoric people used stones and ochre to paint the bodies of the dead, and then smashed the stones to "kill" them.
The prints were uncovered at the remains of a large building in the fabled Pi-Ramesse, Egypt's capital during the reign of the King Ramses II.
The boat burial, found in Western Scotland, contained a rich collection of grave goods, suggesting the person lying within was a prominent individual.
The discovery in an ancient cemetery in Sudan reveal the disease has been affecting men for millennia.
The blood of a martyred bishop failed to turn from solid to liquid after being shaken. Are we doomed?
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