Artifacts found in Japan may be ninja weapons, including several that look like they were the forerunners to the well-known throwing star.
A new museum exhibit hopes to uncover the secrets behind the doodles, in-jokes and coded messages on a blackboard that Stephen Hawking kept for more than 35 years.
The preserved eggs of a human intestinal parasite prove that a fifth century Roman pot was used as a toilet.
A new analysis of a 1.5 million-year-old human vertebra found in Israel suggests that ancient human relatives dispersed out of Africa in multiple waves.
Researchers found evidence of a psychoactive substance during excavations in the town of Quilcapampa in Peru.
Archaeologists working for the HS2 railway project in the U.K. have discovered a Roman town with an unusually high number of decapitated bodies buried in cemeteries.
Archaeologists have uncovered more than 20 new Terracotta Warriors, life-size figures built to protect the first emperor of China in the afterlife.
Comet fragments may have exploded over Ohio 1,600 years ago, triggering a violent airburst and starting wildfires that devastated the Hopewell people's crops and the landscape.
Reference Amerigo Vespucci was a 16th century explorer, after whom the American continents are named.
Reference For centuries the Roman Empire introduced new innovative technologies across the ancient world. Evidence of these Roman inventions and lessons still live on today.
Troy is an ancient city in modern-day Turkey, but it is also the setting for the legendary Trojan War in Homer's epic poems the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey."
A government-funded backhoe removing a wooden boardwalk has badly damaged a unique dinosaur trackway in Utah, witnesses say.
An ancient temple dating from the early centuries of Buddhism has been unearthed in the Swat region of Pakistan.
Reed-threaded vertebrae, some of which date to nearly 600 years ago, were found in tombs in coastal Peru. This unusual mortuary practice may have been a way to reassemble desecrated remains.
The skeletal remains of a man buried 1,400 years ago near a headless horse have been discovered in Germany. But who was he?
Archaeologists have found three pendants from Holocaust victims at the Sobibor Nazi death camp in Poland over the past decade.
Researchers studying the fetus found inside a pregnant Egyptian mummy claim the developing baby was "pickled like an egg," but some scientists disagree.