Could this finally confirm whether a piece of her plane has been found?
A newly discovered instruction manual for embalming mummies in ancient Egypt contains the earliest known description of these mysterious techniques.
New depictions of Lucy and the Taung child are shedding light on the tricky task of facial reconstruction.
Two ancient stone coffins that may have once held the remains of a husband and wife have been rediscovered in a wildlife park near the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
Scientists using a new technique have uncovered the colorful and once-hidden scenes in paintings of the ancient Etruscans.
Nearly five millennia ago, an artist inked an incredibly detailed painting of geese in the tomb of an Egyptian vizier and his wife.
Hundreds of people have died at a remote Himalayan lake, and some of them had no obvious reason to be there.
On Feb. 23, 1945, six Marines raised the U.S. flag over the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Their photo is one of the most iconic images of World War II.
Mary Anning's discoveries shocked the 19th-century scientific establishment. But her gender, poverty and lack of formal education meant she often didn't get credit for her work.
Using an unusual dating method, scientists have identified the oldest known example of rock art in Australia.
Archaeologists uncovered an illegal 1920s-era liquor still in South Carolina that may have been linked to Al Capone's criminal empire.
Fought on a tiny volcanic island 76 years ago, this brutal clash between American and Japanese forces defined the horror of the Pacific theater.
This political activist and minister challenged the conventions of race and religion during the early years of the civil rights movement.
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Thomas Becket's miraculous acts — presented "graphic-novel-style" in stained glass — leave Canterbury Cathedral for a museum exhibit.