Ancient people came up with a number of creative ways to store leftovers.
Ocean scientists have located the wreck of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear — a ship that served at sea for at least 88 years and played a part in the famous capture of a Nazi spy ship.
Istanbul has had many names, including Byzantium, New Rome and Constantinople. It didn't officially become Istanbul until 1930.
Although ancient Roman women had fewer rights than men did, some gained incredible power and influence over the empire.
The Maya civilization stretched throughout Central America and reached its peak during the first millennium A.D.
A cake that was scorched by WWII-era bombs — but remained intact — was recently discovered by archaeologists in Germany
Archaeologists in Turkey have found a human head carving and phallus-shaped pillars where a parade took place 11,000 years ago.
The oldest-known ghost drawing has been discovered on an ancient Babylonian tablet as part of an exorcism ritual.
Three giant statues of ram heads — at least one of which had a cobra on top — have been discovered south of Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egyptologists announced.
The Reign of Terror, also called the Terror, was a period of state-sanctioned violence and mass executions during the French Revolution.
While searching for a medieval village near the childhood home of Princess Diana, archaeologists discovered Paleolithic artifacts instead.
A man who may have been trying to flee or rescue residents of Herculaneum was buried in pyroclastic flow when Vesuvius erupted.
A diver found a trove of medieval artifacts on the Mediterranean seabed, including a 900-year-old sword wielded by a crusader knight
In the fourth century B.C., a little-known Greek mariner visited the British Isles. When he returned, he wrote a book about his travels, called "On the Ocean," which was read for centuries.
Two graves that were recently excavated in an ancient impact crater in Bavaria, Germany, held high-quality goods that were unusual for burials in the Middle Ages.
A golden bowl adorned with an image of the sun has been found in a 3000-year-old settlement in Austria.
A study comparing the teeth of Native Americans with those of the ancient Jomon people of Japan has revealed that the two groups were not directly linked.
The largest-ever study of Arab genomes has revealed the most ancient of all modern Middle Eastern populations and is shedding light on how modern humans may have first expanded across the globe.
Glacier archaeologists in Norway have found the second of a pair of 1,300-year-old skis dating to the Iron Age.