A human-shaped wooden idol decorated with an eerie human face and considered the oldest of its kind ever discovered may date back even further in time, researchers now say.
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An astonishingly lifelike facial reconstruction reveals the face of an enigmatic mummy who may have been the biological father of the renowned pharaoh Tutankhamen.
A biblical text dismissed as a forgery in the 19th century is not only authentic but is actually a predecessor to the Book of Deuteronomy, a scholar now says. Not everyone agrees.
A construction crew hired to build a run-of-the-mill bungalow unexpectedly discovered a medieval bishop's palace.
Approximately 40,000 bombs were dropped on Poland's Koźle Basin during WWII, targeting industrial plants operated by the Nazis.
Fragments of a biblical scroll dating back 1,900 years have been discovered in the "Cave of Horror" in the Judean Desert in Israel.
Scientists may have finally made a complete digital model for the Cosmos panel of a 2,000-year-old mechanical device called the Antikythera mechanism that's believed to be the world's first computer.
A boy's desert hike with his family led to the discovery of a rare statuette of a bare-breasted woman, used as a protective amulet during the biblical era.
A new hypothesis argues that as animals shrank over the Pleistocene, human brains grew. But brain evolution may not have been that simple.
A Bronze Age woman buried with a silver diadem may have ruled a kingdom in what is now southeastern Spain.
Archaeologists in the Czech Republic recently discovered a 1,600-year-old grave holding the remains of a woman and several precious artifacts.
Secret medieval tunnels have been accidentally unearthed in Wales by electrical workers digging a hole in a customer's back yard.