On May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II in Europe and triggering huge celebrations around the world.
Megiddo, a place known in the Book of Revelation as "Armageddon," was occupied between roughly 7000–300 B.C. A prophecy states that in the end times a final battle will be fought near this site.
By studying artificially deformed skulls from a graveyard dating to more than 1,000 years ago, archaeologists are piecing together clues about an ancient community's culture.
Scientists in Turin, Italy, have discovered that a couple of days each year, the rising sun perfectly aligns with one of the city's main streets that was constructed around 28 B.C.
With laser and radar technology, archaeologists have uncovered a Spanish fort built more than 450 years ago in Florida.
Archaeologists discovered a decapitated skeleton of a human sacrifice in a burial pit dating to more than 3,000 years ago.
The origins of the Nazareth Inscription, a Roman emperor's edict threatening grave robbers with severe punishment, have been hotly debated for decades.
Researchers dated a Homo erectus skull in South Africa to 2 million years ago — the oldest known H. erectus fossil on Earth.
A protein analysis of an 800,000-year-old tooth suggests the supposed cannibal species Homo antecessor was only distantly related to humans and Neanderthals.
An Egyptian papyrus dating to 1,800 years describes a spell conjuring a ghost to play matchmaker between a woman and the man of her dreams.
During WWII, Nazis operated a concentration camp on one of the British Channel Islands; the horrific conditions there were kept secret for decades after the war.
Archaeologists recently discovered the first evidence that wealthy women in ancient China played polo on donkeys.