Archaeologists have discovered the oldest gold artifact in southwest Germany, a delicate gold spiral buried in the 3,800-year-old tomb of a woman.
Archaeologists have discovered six sacrificial pits containing about 500 artifacts, including gold and bronze masks, in the ancient Chinese city of Sanxingdui.
A number of valuable artifacts — including "irreplaceable" prayer beads belonging to Mary, Queen of Scots — have been stolen from Arundel Castle in England.
About 250 tombs, some with fancy layouts and hieroglyphics, have been discovered cut into a hill at Al-Hamidiyah cemetery in Egypt.
"Iconic vocalizations" may have been the missing link that allowed the first human languages to develop, a new study suggests.
Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century and of the civil rights movement. And they were more alike than many may have thought.
A hidden image in an ornately illustrated 15th-century prayer book reveals that the duke of Brittany at the time painted over an image of his dead wife with his then-current wife.
How did Frederick Douglass, an enslaved man from Maryland, become an international celebrity, author and abolitionist hero?
A bystander captured a view of the burning Hindenburg airship in a location apart from the newsreel cameras that filmed the best-known angle of the tragedy.
The skeleton of a Roman-era skeleton found near Mount Vesuvius may be from the famous rescue mission led by Pliny the Elder in A.D. 79.
A giant carved into an English hill could be a pagan reaction to Christian domination, but scientists think it is more likely the giant received his most flattering modification in recent years.
A tsantsa, or shrunken head, that was brought to the U.S. in the 1940s has been returned to Ecuador, where it was originally created by Indigenous people for ceremonial use.
In a newly discovered letter written by Albert Einstein, the renowned physicist suggested there could be a link between the migrations of birds and "unknown" physical processes.
Some of the world's earliest cave art is degenerating at an "alarming rate" due to climate change, according to a new study.
The ancient Greeks used mercenaries in a key battle, contrary to what the famed historian Herodotus said.
An ancient necropolis with 40 tombs, including cylindrical jars filled with human remains, has been discovered on the French island of Corsica.