Although it's now familiar as candy, the origins of chocolate are much deeper.
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.
A wealthy pagan burial ground, dating from the first years of the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain in the fifth century, has been uncovered near London ahead of a high-speed rail project.
The wreck of a Roman treasure ship that sank near a Greek island more than 2,000 years ago with the famous Antikythera Mechanism on board is giving up new relics.
Archaeologists have revealed a complex of hidden passageways and galleries deep inside an ancient temple in the Peruvian Andes.
New images of one of the world’s most valuable shipwrecks off the coast of Colombia show its remarkable preservation, and two more historic shipwrecks in the same area.
A metal detectorist in Hungary has unearthed a tiny silver coin marked with the name of a famous Viking king that was lost almost 1,000 years ago.
Archaeologists in Greece have unearthed a one-edged sword, or saber, that they think was used in the 14th century during a raid by Turkish pirates on a fortified Christian monastery.
Millions of tons of a type of extremely reactive chemical can form in the atmosphere each year, with implications for health and the global climate.
Archaeologists have unearthed the 2,100-year-old remains of a farmstead near Israel's northern Sea of Galilee.