The skeleton of a Roman-era skeleton found near Mount Vesuvius may be from the famous rescue mission led by Pliny the Elder in A.D. 79.
A giant carved into an English hill could be a pagan reaction to Christian domination, but scientists think it is more likely the giant received his most flattering modification in recent years.
A tsantsa, or shrunken head, that was brought to the U.S. in the 1940s has been returned to Ecuador, where it was originally created by Indigenous people for ceremonial use.
In a newly discovered letter written by Albert Einstein, the renowned physicist suggested there could be a link between the migrations of birds and "unknown" physical processes.
Some of the world's earliest cave art is degenerating at an "alarming rate" due to climate change, according to a new study.
The ancient Greeks used mercenaries in a key battle, contrary to what the famed historian Herodotus said.
An ancient necropolis with 40 tombs, including cylindrical jars filled with human remains, has been discovered on the French island of Corsica.
A "killed," or folded iron sword was discovered in the grave of a Roman mercenary who had been buried in an early Christian basilica.
A small sketch of a bear's head by Leonardo da Vinci may sell for up to $16.9 million at an upcoming Christie's auction in London.
Who carved the thousands of crosses into the walls of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem?
Divers have confirmed the identity of the wreck of a British submarine called HMS Urge, quashing controversial claims that it was sunk by Italian warplanes during a secret mission.
In a first, researchers have matched the DNA of a living descendent to the remains of one of the doomed explorers.
A tiny grave holding the remains of a 3-year-old child is now the oldest deliberate burial of a Homo sapiens individual in Africa.
The chaos of the French Revolution allowed Bonaparte to use his military prowess to become ruler of much of Europe.
A maritime archaeologist has put forward a bold theory — that King Solomon financed Phoenician mining expeditions to Spain. Other experts are highly skeptical of the claim.