Freemasonry is often misunderstood as a cult or a religion, but it's actually the world's largest fraternal organization with a long and complex history.
New research reveals a plot by Henry VIII's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell to change the balance of power on the Great Bible's front page, just a year before his execution for high treason.
In 7000 B.C., a kiln-like pit became the site of the earliest know human cremation in the Near East.
The remains of several timber circles constructed over 4,500 years ago have been discovered at the Perdigões complex archaeological site in Portugal.
A groundbreaking heart transplant in Virginia in 1968, one of the first in the world, was performed using the heart of a Black patient that was taken without his family's knowledge.
White surgeons racing to perform a pioneering transplant in 1968 took a Black patient's heart — but didn't tell his family.
Today's humans carry the genes of an ancient, unknown ancestor, left there by hominin species intermingling perhaps a million years ago.
Spanish records dating to the 16th century hinted that the Inca people performed underwater ritual offerings, and archaeologists have finally found one that's still intact.
A clay head that dates back almost 3,000 years may be a rare depiction of Yahweh, or God. But other archaeologists aren't convinced.
A restoration worker kept a chunk of Stonehenge more than 60 years ago. He returned it last year and now the stone has solved a long-standing mystery.
Recent restoration work of the multi-panel artwork "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" corrected prior restoration on a sheep representing the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
The chances of finding Cleopatra's tomb are pretty low, experts say, despite claims to the contrary.
Despite overcrowding, exposure and starvation, community efforts in Poland's Warsaw ghetto spared thousands of people from being sickened by typhus.
The 18th century ship Queen Anne's Revenge, helmed by the pirate Blackbeard, was deliberately run aground by the notorious outlaw.
An Egyptian woman who was mummified with her mouth open in a silent scream probably died of a heart attack, new research finds.