An excavation at a Roman Empire-era amphitheater in Pergamon Turkey reveals that elites sat in 'box seats.'
People were raising cassowaries, the world's most dangerous bird, some 18,000 years ago, new research shows.
How the Etruscans came to have a non-Indo-European language without being migrants from elsewhere remains a mystery.
Amateur freedivers found a giant stash of gold coins dating to the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
An ancient Hebrew document created more than 1,000 years ago and stashed away in Cairo may unlock a secret of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Fossilized human footprints found in New Mexico reveal that people dwelled in the Americas during the last ice age's peak — conclusive proof of early migration to the New World.
Discovered in 1853, the Epic of Gilgamesh caused a sensation through its telling of an ark that survived a great flood.
With the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the country's archaeological remains face a grim future even if the extremist Islamic group decides not to loot or intentionally destroy them.
Archaeologists in Colombia have found eight ceramic jars, with metallic figurines and emeralds inside, within a temple and its adjacent graves.
Maya people who had fled their cities after a volcano erupted returned and built an enormous pyramid from the volcanic debris.
Archaeologists have evidence of a space rock that obliterated Jericho some 3,600 years ago may have inspired the biblical story of Sodom.
Researchers have revealed a previously unconfirmed third group of ancestors for modern-day Japanese populations, after analyzing ancient bones found in Japan.
Herodotus was the first true historian and has been called the "father of history," but his reliability has often been questioned.