Being the emperor of Rome was a risky business. But merely gaining the imperial throne could be difficult, too.
Here's what researchers know about the ancient Antikythera mechanism, a celestial-tracking device discovered in a shipwreck off a Greek island.
Inside All About History 119: Discover the conflict between the Tudor sisters that informed the reigns of Mary I and Elizabeth I of England
The nuclear codes carried by the president at all times don't launch an attack directly, but they prove the president's authority to drop the big one.
Nazi soldiers looted numerous valuable items and tons of gold, but the chances of locating buried treasure are tiny.
An archaeologist claims that Maya rulers' cremated remains were used to make rubber balls for use in Mesoamerican ballgames.
Acts of genocide — trying to partially or completely destroy an entire people or group — have been committed countless times throughout history.
A treasure trove of gold coins and jewels has been recovered from a 350-year-old shipwreck in the Bahamas and will be part of a new museum exhibition.
The Goths sacked Rome, but they also helped preserve Roman culture. Gothic architecture, Gothic fiction and Goth music evolved from references to the Goths.
A public dig in New Jersey uncovered a mass grave of Hessian soldiers who fought during the Revolutionary War.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the remains of a cultic sun temple that dates to the fifth dynasty about 4,500 years ago.
While exploring off the coast of Israel, archaeologists unearthed a rare astrological bronze coin showing the Roman moon goddess Luna.
From the identity location of Cleopatra's tomb to the fate of the Ark of the Covenant, some historical mysteries may never be solved.