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.
Genghis Khan (1160 to 1227) founded the Mongol Empire, which covered much of Asia and parts of Europe.
A new study of ancient silver hoards from Israel and Gaza suggests that metal was used as currency in the Bronze Age, hundreds of years earlier than previously suspected.
The tomb dates from a period when ancient Egypt was co-ruled by the female pharaoh Hatshepsut and Thutmose III.
Neutron imaging revealed that a medieval pendant from Germany holds fragments of bone, possibly those of a saint.
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The remains of a "princely" tomb, possibly from a Hunnic warrior, have been found during motorway construction in Romania.
A genetic study has revealed the existence of a previously unknown hunter-gatherer group that lived in Siberia upwards of 10,000 years ago.
While conducting an aerial survey of northern Guatemala, researchers detected a sprawling Maya site.
In 2013, South Carolinians made the unexpected discovery of a Colonial-era cemetery holding the remains of enslaved people. Now, a genetic analysis of some of these individuals reveals their origins.
Scientists have used facial reconstruction techniques to show what the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II looked like in his prime.
A deep dive into "bog bodies" reveals that this practice started in southern Scandinavia during the Neolithic and spread throughout Northern Europe.
Archaeologists in Denmark have unearthed portions of a massive Viking hall, with more of the structure still buried.
Archaeologists have excavated a rare Viking burial in Oslo containing the remains of a high-status individual and a variety of grave goods.