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.
Discover the deadliest epidemics and pandemics in history — including ones that have wiped out entire civilizations.
Once played in by local children, a vast tunnel that goes through a hill in Naples, Italy, is actually a Roman aqueduct, archaeologists say.
Inside All About History 126: Discover why the Teutonic Knights brought their holy war back to Europe and how they became a major medieval power.
Archaeologists in Jerusalem have unearthed a massive moat beneath a busy roadway. But a handprint etched into the stone structure remains a mystery.
The most notorious pirates wreaked havoc from China to the Caribbean. Here are 10 fearsome pirates from history.
X-rays of a sword that had been sitting in museum storage reveals that it’s actually from the Bronze Age.
Recent research suggests rats may not have played the critical role in keeping plague going in Europe.