Archaeologists in Poland excavating a cemetery by a monastery have discovered the remains of a medieval man who had two different forms of dwarfism.
Inside All About History 124: Discover how the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert reshaped the monarchies of Europe.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered several ancient mummies with gold tongues, which were thought to help transform the deceased into divine beings.
A rare look at ancient DNA from the teeth of medieval Ashkenazi Jews reveals that this group had more genetic diversity 800 years ago than it does today.
A facial approximation of an Icelandic woman shows that she suffered from syphilis during her lifetime about 500 years ago.
Using skeletal remains unearthed in Norway, researchers created a realistic-looking model of what this medieval woman may have looked like.
An ancient tomb whose chapel was oriented toward the sunrise on the winter solstice may be the oldest of its kind in Egypt.
The discovery, known as the 'Dunscore hoard,' is made up of more than 8,400 silver coins that date from the 13th and 14th centuries.
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Charlemagne was a king in the Middle Ages who changed European rulership as the founder of an empire
What could be one of Norway's oldest shipwrecks has been found on the bottom of a lake near Oslo, during an effort to locate the tons of unexploded ammunition dumped there since World War II.
A new study of the mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman questions the prevailing story of his death in the high Alps more than 5,000 years ago.
It's long been believed that mummification was meant to preserve the dead. It turns out that notion is dead wrong.
The oldest known writing dates back more than 5,000 years. But who was the first author we know by name?
On the 100-year anniversary of unearthing King Tut's tomb, archaeologists discover hundreds of tombs and mummies buried in Giza.
Some ancient Egyptian mothers got tattoos that were likely meant to protect them during childbirth and during the postpartum period, an analysis of their mummies reveals.