Approximately 40,000 bombs were dropped on Poland's Koźle Basin during WWII, targeting industrial plants operated by the Nazis.
Fragments of a biblical scroll dating back 1,900 years have been discovered in the "Cave of Horror" in the Judean Desert in Israel.
Scientists may have finally made a complete digital model for the Cosmos panel of a 2,000-year-old mechanical device called the Antikythera mechanism that's believed to be the world's first computer.
A boy's desert hike with his family led to the discovery of a rare statuette of a bare-breasted woman, used as a protective amulet during the biblical era.
A new hypothesis argues that as animals shrank over the Pleistocene, human brains grew. But brain evolution may not have been that simple.
A Bronze Age woman buried with a silver diadem may have ruled a kingdom in what is now southeastern Spain.
Archaeologists in the Czech Republic recently discovered a 1,600-year-old grave holding the remains of a woman and several precious artifacts.
Secret medieval tunnels have been accidentally unearthed in Wales by electrical workers digging a hole in a customer's back yard.
A mass grave in Croatia holds dozens of skeletons, and genetic information reveals new clues about how they died.
Archaeologists in Sweden have discovered nearly two dozen gold foil figures from 1,300 years ago that have engravings of couples embracing each other.
Since days of yore, the royal line of succession to the British throne — like most monarchies — was based on primogeniture.
Palace plots, assassination attempts and multiple marriages would have made family reunions in these royal lineages awkward, to say the least.
A newly deciphered magical amulet claims to stop evil spirits "who eat flesh and drink blood," archaeologists have found.
An ancient Egyptian pet cemetery holding the remains of cats, dogs and monkeys, some wearing collars, was unearthed by the Red Sea.
A well-preserved ancient Greek helmet likely worn by a soldier during a war with the Persians has been found in Haifa Harbor in Israel.
Officials at the Louvre Museum in Paris recently celebrated the return of a Renaissance-era breastplate and helmet that had been stolen in 1983.
Archaeologists in Poland recently discovered what are likely the remains of nuns executed by Russians during the Soviet occupation.