Just in time for Christmas, a long-hidden Nativity scene has surfaced after laying concealed for centuries under another painting.
From long-lost churches to marvelous mosaics, here are the most intriguing biblical discoveries archaeologists made in 2019.
Thousands of years ago, a young Neolithic woman in what is now Denmark chewed on a piece of birch pitch.
The bodies of ancient princes and princesses may have rested in two ancient tombs lined with gold that were recently found at the site of Pylos in Greece.
An ancient human skeleton uncovered in China belonged to an individual with the rare condition of "proportionate dwarfism."
Archaeologists have discovered a 1,600-year-old temple called the "Mithraeum of Colored Marbles," where Romans would have worshipped the god Mithras.
Predating the bow and arrow, the atlatl was a dart-throwing weapon that could launch projectiles with great force.
Researchers have discovered humanity's oldest cave art. The paintings depict a hunting scene with what may be part-animal, part-human figures.
A storehouse of ancient treasures, including precious jewels and gold beads, has been uncovered by archaeologists on an island near Crete devoted to making a precious purple dye from sea snails.
Archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Egyptian burials holding bodies wearing head cones, the first physical evidence of the practice.
An ancient church from the fourth century, containing both early Christian and what may be pagan artifacts, has been unearthed in a buried town in northern Ethiopia.
Inside a 2,200-year-old grave, archaeologists have discovered a stunning Iron Age shield, along with a chariot and two ponies buried in a leaping pose.
A physicist who coined the term "black hole" lost highly sensitive nuclear weapons information when the U.S. had just completed tests of the first hydrogen bomb.
The wreck of one of the most famous German warships of World War I has been located on the seafloor near the Falkland Islands, where it sank in a battle with British warships more than 100 years ago.
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