Cincinnati Art Museum curators were surprised to find a hidden image of Buddha in a mirror stored away in the archives.
Scientists sequenced the DNA of an ancient watermelon and discovered that it contains the oldest plant genome in the world.
Considering Finland's highly acidic soil, archaeologists were surprised to find animal fur and feathers buried alongside a child from the Stone Age.
In 1961, Russia detonated the Tsar Bomba, the most powerful nuke in history, over a remote Arctic island. New footage has been declassified and shared on YouTube.
The mysterious Antikythera mechanism, thought by some to be the world's first computer, was first "started up" on Dec. 22, 178 B.C., archaeologists have now found.
Another 24 unmarked graves — possibly victims of a race massacre in 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma — have been discovered in a cemetery in the city.
New images of one of the world’s most valuable shipwrecks off the coast of Colombia show its remarkable preservation, and two more historic shipwrecks in the same area.
Scientists have discovered the long-lost shipwreck of a whaling vessel that sank during a storm in 1836.
The team reached the USS Johnston, a U.S. Navy destroyer that sank on Oct. 25, 1944 after an intense battle with the Japanese during World War II.
The newly-found wreck of the Endurance was found to be inhabited by some equally extraordinary creatures.
A facial reconstruction of a medieval skull reveals that the battle victim may have been struck a fatal blow by an ax.
The British archaeologist who led the excavation into King Tut's tomb a century ago may have illegally taken some jewelry, which a researcher is now tracking down in museums in the U.S. and U.K.
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Using DNA evidence, forensic scientists created a facial reconstruction of a "vampire" who lived during the 18th century.
Following his death in 1955, Albert Einstein's brain was removed, cut into 240 pieces and slowly distributed to scientists around the world. But where is Einstein's brain now?
Using a metal detector in a field, a Norwegian man stumbled upon a number of silver pieces dating back to the Viking Age.
A Nazi shipwreck that sank in the North Sea in 1942 is still polluting the seafloor around it, but there are signs of sea life adapting to the wreck.
A 1,000-year-old amulet of Thor's Hammer found in Sweden shows the lasting popularity of the ancient Norse deity, who has now won a new audience with Chris Hemsworth's portrayal of the Viking god of war in Marvel movies.