Archaeologists have found 20 additional mummies near a previously discovered mummified man in Peru.
A "meteor" dagger found in the tomb of King Tut may have been a gift from abroad, but not everyone agrees.
When a rare 23-karat gold coin from 1344 hits the auction block in the U.K., it could fetch up to 140,000 British pounds.
Reference The Persians, originally a semi-nomadic people from central Asia, settled on the Iranian plateau and founded the Achaemenid Empire.
Stonehenge may have been used as a solar calendar, with each of the stones representing a day and sections of the circle of stones possibly corresponding to weeks.
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The 30,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf figure is named for the site in Austria where it was discovered in 1908, but new analysis reveals that the stone came from northern Italy.
A rare gold Roman coin featuring the bearded face of Emperor Volusianus, a young ruler who was assassinated by his own soldiers, has been found in Hungary.
The Pleistocene epoch lasted from about 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago and included the last ice age, when glaciers and giant megafauna dominated the landscape.
Tiny marine algae lingered in the bones of a fisherman who lived 5,000 years ago, and they reveal that he drowned in salt water.
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Two photographers, Mercie Lack and Barbara Wagstaff, recorded the discovery of an Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo in 1939, and their images have now been digitized.
Reference NATO is an alliance of 30 member states, each with a pledge to protect other members if attacked.
Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient Egyptian cache of embalming supplies for mummification in Abusir.