REFERENCE Italian culture goes back to the ancient, had a massive impact on the Renaissance and is represented in the world today by its art, fashion and popular food.
Reference The Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt was the most important repository of knowledge in the ancient world.
Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have discovered 4,500-year-old "funerary avenues" alongside thousands of pendant-shaped tombs.
A scientific law is the description of an observed phenomenon. It doesn't explain why the phenomenon exists or what causes it.
The use of "anno domini" and "before Christ" to mark time began in the early days of Christianity, when clerics needed to know when Easter would fall.
Mesopotamians were using hybrids of domesticated donkeys and wild asses to pull their war wagons 4,500 years ago, scientists have found.
A volunteer archaeologist discovered a stash of 41 "rainbow cup" Celtic coins dating to 2,000 years ago in Germany.
The Renaissance was a period of "rebirth" in arts, science and European society. It was a time of transition from the ancient world to the modern.
A badger forced to scavenge for food by a snowstrom has uncovered a stash of 209 Roman coins in a cave in Spain.
Archaeologists in China have discovered a rare 2,500-year-old piece of military equipment; an intricately-fashioned leather-scale armor that resembles the scales of a fish.
Archaeologists have unearthed the bones of a young man and a dog killed by an ancient tsunami along the Aegean coast.
During an archaeological inspection of a waterway project site in Rome, archaeologists found ancient funerary relics, including a terracotta statue with a dog's head.
Two spectacular horned helmets may have inspired the myth that more than 1,500 years later, Vikings wore bulls' horns on their helmets.
Reference Winston Churchill experienced triumph and utter defeat during his political career and guided Great Britain through turbulent times.
Archaeologists have unearthed a mummy lying in a fetal position and bound by rope in Cajamarquilla, Peru.
Archaeological predictions for the new year include: discoveries from Egypt's "lost golden city," new finds from Qumran and evidence that may shed light on what life was like 11,000 years ago.