Archaeologists in Israel have found an ancient altar to Pan that was repurposed as a brick in a church wall.
We don't know whether it was a boy or a girl. But this ancient child, a Neanderthal, only made it to about two years of age.
A family pulling weeds in the garden discovered a hoard of gold coins featuring various British monarchs dating back to the 1400s.
A group of 19th-century sisters excavated and protected the House of Jesus in Nazareth. Here's their story.
The remnants of circular and rectangular villages dating to 1300 were discovered in the Amazon rainforest.
Carl Linnaeus, the famous 18th century Swedish botanist, created the basic foundation on which the modern binomial classification system is based.
Archaeologists have uncovered a 62-foot-long (19 meters) Viking ship that dates back more than 1,000 years and likely held remains of a king or queen.
Divers trying to remove old fishing nets from the Baltic sea have accidentally stumbled on a Nazi code-making "Enigma" machine.
A stone inscription immortalized Roman emperor Septimius Severus' gratitude for a city's generous "donation" of 700,000 silver coins.
In 1907, explorer Jørgen Brønlund died during an expedition in Greenland. Scientists recently gleaned new details about Brønlund's death from a mark in his diary.
Ancient rock art of extinct ice age animals, handprints and patterns were found in the Amazon rainforest of Colombia.
Goliath, the giant who was felled by King David in the Hebrew Bible, is described as having a jaw-dropping height. Turns out, that may not have been accurate.
High-energy X-ray scans of an intact Egyptian mummy mapped a detailed glimpse of the bones and objects inside.
How did Americans celebrate the holidays during the influenza pandemic of 1918? With a lot of partying, turns out.
Margaret Thatcher was Britain's first woman prime minister, and one of the country's most controversial figures.
Starting about 400 years ago, Indigenous people in California had hallucinogenic ceremonies in a cave by Santa Barbara.
A new documentary from NOVA shows the delicate and difficult work of restoring the Notre Dame Cathedral after the April 2019 fire that destroyed its roof.