Here's why some Maya city states fell about 1,000 years ago.
The maimed and tortured remains of Atacama Desert mummies reveal that the region’s earliest farmers cultivated a climate of extreme violence.
A new analysis of shoes that may have belonged to the Renaissance artist Michelangelo revealed his small stature.
A wooden pole made from an oak tree trunk and carved into the shape of a pagan idol 1,600 years ago has been unearthed in a bog in Ireland.
Archaeologists in southwest Russia have unearthed a trove of medieval silver at a site where treasure was often hidden from an invading Mongol army in the 13th century.
Hundreds of the cubes were lost in the chaotic aftermath of World War II. Now, the new technique could help to find them.
Ancient bouquets found under Teotihuacan pyramid in Mexico may have been offerings to a fertility god.
A metal detectorist found a 1,400-year-old sword pyramid in England, which was likely a status symbol for an elite warrior.
Archaeologists in Poland have discovered a mass grave from World War II that contains the remains of about 500 people.
The partially mummified remains of an urbane Pompeii resident have been discovered in a tomb outside the city center.
About 100 years after the Romans invaded Britain, a crafter created an elaborate key handle depicting a lion devouring a wild-eyed barbarian.