The Knights Templar was a Christian military order created to defend the conquered Holy Land.
Two polished stone balls shaped about 5,500 years ago — linked to a mysterious practice almost unique to Neolithic Britain — have been discovered in an ancient Scottish tomb.
A parade of life-size stone camel carvings in northern Arabia dates back to the Stone Age, new research finds.
The maimed and tortured remains of Atacama Desert mummies reveal that the region’s earliest farmers cultivated a climate of extreme violence.
A new analysis of shoes that may have belonged to the Renaissance artist Michelangelo revealed his small stature.
A wooden pole made from an oak tree trunk and carved into the shape of a pagan idol 1,600 years ago has been unearthed in a bog in Ireland.
Archaeologists in southwest Russia have unearthed a trove of medieval silver at a site where treasure was often hidden from an invading Mongol army in the 13th century.
Hundreds of the cubes were lost in the chaotic aftermath of World War II. Now, the new technique could help to find them.
Ancient bouquets found under Teotihuacan pyramid in Mexico may have been offerings to a fertility god.