Nearly five millennia ago, an artist inked an incredibly detailed painting of geese in the tomb of an Egyptian vizier and his wife.
Hundreds of people have died at a remote Himalayan lake, and some of them had no obvious reason to be there.
On Feb. 23, 1945, six Marines raised the U.S. flag over the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Their photo is one of the most iconic images of World War II.
Mary Anning's discoveries shocked the 19th-century scientific establishment. But her gender, poverty and lack of formal education meant she often didn't get credit for her work.
Using an unusual dating method, scientists have identified the oldest known example of rock art in Australia.
Archaeologists uncovered an illegal 1920s-era liquor still in South Carolina that may have been linked to Al Capone's criminal empire.
Fought on a tiny volcanic island 76 years ago, this brutal clash between American and Japanese forces defined the horror of the Pacific theater.
This political activist and minister challenged the conventions of race and religion during the early years of the civil rights movement.
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Thomas Becket's miraculous acts — presented "graphic-novel-style" in stained glass — leave Canterbury Cathedral for a museum exhibit.
Egyptian pharaoh Seqenenre Taa II seems to have been overwhelmed by multiple attackers on the battlefield, perhaps after being captured and bound.
The earliest megalithic circle at Stonehenge, now in the southwest of England, was first built in the west of Wales more than 5,000 years ago.
Bone fragments long thought to have come from St. James the Younger, one of the 12 apostles who may have been Jesus' brother, couldn't have come from him, a new study finds.
The assassination of two young boys in line for England's throne secured the monarchy for King Richard III, and new evidence links him to their murder.