Using skeletal remains unearthed in Norway, researchers created a realistic-looking model of what this medieval woman may have looked like.
An ancient tomb whose chapel was oriented toward the sunrise on the winter solstice may be the oldest of its kind in Egypt.
The discovery, known as the 'Dunscore hoard,' is made up of more than 8,400 silver coins that date from the 13th and 14th centuries.
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Charlemagne was a king in the Middle Ages who changed European rulership as the founder of an empire
What could be one of Norway's oldest shipwrecks has been found on the bottom of a lake near Oslo, during an effort to locate the tons of unexploded ammunition dumped there since World War II.
A new study of the mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman questions the prevailing story of his death in the high Alps more than 5,000 years ago.
It's long been believed that mummification was meant to preserve the dead. It turns out that notion is dead wrong.
The oldest known writing dates back more than 5,000 years. But who was the first author we know by name?
On the 100-year anniversary of unearthing King Tut's tomb, archaeologists discover hundreds of tombs and mummies buried in Giza.
Some ancient Egyptian mothers got tattoos that were likely meant to protect them during childbirth and during the postpartum period, an analysis of their mummies reveals.
Archaeologists in Egypt excavating beneath an ancient temple have discovered a tunnel that carried water to thousands of people during its heyday.
When archaeologist Howard Carter and colleagues discovered King Tut's tomb 100 years ago, he reported seeing "wonderful things." Here are 30 lavish findings from the ancient Egyptian burial.
Egyptologists studying King Tutankhamun are piecing together what he may have looked like based on the remains of his mummy, personal artifacts, pharaoh portraits and figurines of his likeness.
Small branding irons from ancient Egypt were likely used to mark the skin of human slaves, a new study suggests.
The identity of an Egyptian mummy has baffled archaeologists for centuries. Now they know what she may have looked like.