Archaeologists in northern Germany have unearthed 10,000-year-old cremated bones at a Stone Age lakeside campsite that was used for spearing fish and roasting hazelnuts.
An excavation has revealed an elaborate hall in the east of England of early Anglo-Saxon kings, which was used for feasting by monarchs and their warriors roughly 1,400 years ago.
A manuscript attributed to Galileo Galilei found to be a forgery in August has led to the discovery that a different, controversial book was authored by the celebrated Italian astronomer.
The wreck of a WWI German U-boat sunk by the U.S. Navy in 1922 has been discovered off the East Coast of the United States, about 40 miles off Virginia and at a depth of about 400 feet.
Copper mines in southern Israel that may have inspired the legend of King Solomon's mines of gold were abandoned 3,000 years ago. Now we may know why.
Archaeologists exploring the wreck of a 15th-century royal warship off the coast of Sweden have revealed how it functioned as a "floating castle."
A gold 'funeral mask' thought to be more than 3,000 years old has been discovered in the tomb of an ancient noble in the city of Zhengzhou, central China.
Archaeologists excavating a site north of Lima have unearthed a 1,300-year-old ornate tomb from the Wari era of Peru.
The remains of 17 people, mainly children, found in 2004 during a construction project in an English city are probably those of medieval Jews massacred for their religion, according to a new study.
Archaeologists have unearthed one of the largest complexes of Neolithic standing stones near the city of Huelva in southwestern Spain, ahead of a plan to grow avocados there.
A young woman buried in Patagonia up to 1,000 years ago was placed in a ceremonial canoe to represent her final journey into the land of the dead, according to a new study.
Being the emperor of Rome was a risky business. But merely gaining the imperial throne could be difficult, too.
Acts of genocide — trying to partially or completely destroy an entire people or group — have been committed countless times throughout history.
A woman in Norway discovered a large, gold Viking ring in a pile of cheap jewelry she bought in an online auction.
A World War II-era landing boat — the same type used on D-Day in 1944 — is the latest object to emerge from the receding waters of Lake Mead near Las Vegas.