A cemetery in central Italy has the remains of children whose bodies were pinned down with rocks, likely to prevent "revenants" rising from the dead.
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, it carbonized a book on rulers who followed Alexander the Great. Now, machine learning is deciphering the "lost book."
An unknown group of hominins crafted more than 500 obsidian hand axes more than 1.2 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia.
Black scientists have contributed to society and made groundbreaking discoveries throughout history and continue to do so to this day. Here's a look at just a few of the amazing Black scientists from the past and present.
Archaeologists have unearthed an oversized ceremonial iron sword and a bronze mirror shaped like a shield from a 1,600-year-old burial mound in Nara, Japan.
Archaeologists in Rome have discovered a statue of an ancient Roman emperor who is dressed to look like Hercules.
The teeth of an aristocratic French woman who lived at the turn of the 17th century were held in place with fine gold wires, a new study has found.
The ancient Egyptian pyramids have stood for thousands of years and are among the world's most enduring monuments. But what did the pyramids look like when they were first built?
Many historians consider the fall of the Western Roman Empire to have been when the emperor Romulus Augustulus abdicated, but not all historians agree.
A battleground fought over by ancient Egyptians and the Ptolemaic Kingdom and mentioned on the Rosetta Stone has been discovered.
A Viking cemetery in England doesn't just hold the cremated remains of these warriors but also the beloved animals they brought from Scandinavia.
What caused a clog in this 2,000-year-old Roman bathhouse? A treasure trove of gemstones, that’s what.
A workshop discovered in Saqqara showcases the different ingredients ancient Egyptians used for embalming.
Queen Nefertiti was the wife of the sun-disk worshipping Pharaoh Akhenaten and stepmother to King Tutankhamun.
An ancient Egyptian mummy is the oldest covered with gold, but it's not the oldest ancient Egyptian mummy on record.
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Once played in by local children, a vast tunnel that goes through a hill in Naples, Italy, is actually a Roman aqueduct, archaeologists say.