Exploration and Explorers
The travels of Marco Polo from Venice to Asia opened up a whole new world to Europeans.
Amelia Earhart's disappearance during an attempt to fly around the world remains a mystery, but recent expeditions may have found clues to her fate.
Explorer's meticulous records describing the icy Arctic centuries ago have modern-day value, as a resource for scientists studying climate change.
From decapitated gladiators and vampire burials to ancient toothy tumors and a mummified lung, Live Science has gathered 25 archeological discoveries that give us the creeps.
The Portuguese explorer opened up a direct route to India around the Cape of Good Hope.
A sunken ship from Vasco da Gama's fleet has been found off the coast of present-day Oman.
Marine archaeologists say they’ve located the wreck of the nau Esmeralda, a Portuguese ship that was part of explorer Vasco da Gama's second voyage to India.
Live Science newsletter
Stay up to date on the latest science news by signing up for our Essentials newsletter.