The ancient Egyptians were obsessed with the afterlife. So who did they view as the deity of death?
Copper mines in southern Israel that may have inspired the legend of King Solomon's mines of gold were abandoned 3,000 years ago. Now we may know why.
Archaeologists exploring the wreck of a 15th-century royal warship off the coast of Sweden have revealed how it functioned as a "floating castle."
A high-tech look at crannogs, artificial islands build around the British Isles, reveals that prehistoric to post-medieval people partied on them.
The vast Roman Empire split into the Eastern Roman Empire and Western Roman Empire in the fourth century A.D.
Reference Druids were revered in ancient Britain. Much about them is a mystery, but we know this: They did not build Stonehenge.
A gold 'funeral mask' thought to be more than 3,000 years old has been discovered in the tomb of an ancient noble in the city of Zhengzhou, central China.
Archaeologists excavating a site north of Lima have unearthed a 1,300-year-old ornate tomb from the Wari era of Peru.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a pink granite sarcophagus crafted for an official who cared for a pyramid built during the time of Ramesses II.
Archaeologists near Prague have unearthed the remains of a 7,000-year-old structure that may have been a Stone Age community center.
Mesopotamia and Babylon are often confused. Here's how the two are different and where they overlap.
Construction workers in Israel unexpectedly broke into a 3,300-year-old cave that looks like an "Indiana Jones film set."
Reference Babylon, the ancient Mesopotamian civilization, existed from roughly 2000 B.C. to 540 B.C.