A 5,000-year-old cultic area dedicated to a Mesopotamian warrior god has been discovered in an ancient city in Iraq.
UFO sightings during NATO war games in 1952 set the stage for the season finale of "Project Blue Book," the History channel's series about the U.S.' real-life UFO-hunting program.
Disease outbreaks have ravaged humanity from prehistory to modern times, sometimes changing the course of history and even wiping out entire civilizations.
A team of explorers have found the wreck of a United States Navy submarine that sank more than 60 years ago in deep water near the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
Over 100 years ago, a killer strain of the influenza virus infected over a third of the world's population.
Powerful storms on Scotland's Orkney Islands exposed ancient human remains in a Pictish and Viking cemetery.
Experts recently identified bones found behind a wall in a British church as the remains of a Kentish princess and one of England's first female saints.
A keen-eyed archaeology student made the find of a lifetime when she spotted one of the oldest swords on record, mistakenly grouped with medieval artifacts in a secluded Italian monastery.
Forestry workers discovered a lost WWII-era bunker in the woods of Scotland. Experts believe it once housed Britain's most secretive, and suicidal, military force.
A ruthless Maya warrior queen may have ordered the building of an elaborate road more than 1,000 years ago to invade a distant city and to counter the rising power of another.
Frantic distress messages were sent over the machine after the cruise liner slammed into an iceberg in 1912.
Archaeologists have reconstructed part of a colorful leopard painting that decorated the lid of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus.
The Gregorian calendar — used by most of the world — was introduced to fix errors in the Julian calendar mostly having to do with leap years.