The ancient Greeks used mercenaries in a key battle, contrary to what the famed historian Herodotus said.
An ancient necropolis with 40 tombs, including cylindrical jars filled with human remains, has been discovered on the French island of Corsica.
A "killed," or folded iron sword was discovered in the grave of a Roman mercenary who had been buried in an early Christian basilica.
A small sketch of a bear's head by Leonardo da Vinci may sell for up to $16.9 million at an upcoming Christie's auction in London.
Who carved the thousands of crosses into the walls of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem?
Divers have confirmed the identity of the wreck of a British submarine called HMS Urge, quashing controversial claims that it was sunk by Italian warplanes during a secret mission.
In a first, researchers have matched the DNA of a living descendent to the remains of one of the doomed explorers.
A tiny grave holding the remains of a 3-year-old child is now the oldest deliberate burial of a Homo sapiens individual in Africa.
The chaos of the French Revolution allowed Bonaparte to use his military prowess to become ruler of much of Europe.
A maritime archaeologist has put forward a bold theory — that King Solomon financed Phoenician mining expeditions to Spain. Other experts are highly skeptical of the claim.
Modern humans are largely responsible for countless extinctions, but early humans weren't as bad, new research shows.
Archaeologists recently located the remains of the elite Viking that were excavated in 1868 and have been missing for nearly a century.
Researchers have discovered the world's first-known pregnant mummy, dating from the first century in Egypt.
An ancient tomb thought to date back more than 3,000 years has been discovered in southwest Ireland by workmen carrying out land improvements on a farm.
Sprawling rectangular structures scattered across northwest Arabia and dating back more than 7,000 years may have been part of a prehistoric cattle cult.
A miniature version of Teotihuacan's Citadel has been uncovered in Tikal, raising questions about the diplomatic relationship between the two cities 2,000 years ago.
Creativity could be one of the main reasons Homo sapiens survived and dominated over related species such as Neanderthals and chimpanzees, according to a new study.