After 60 years, a missing piece of Stonehenge finally returns to the U.K., revealing secrets about the age and structure of the rock in the monument's iconic pillars.
Archaeology is fundamentally the study of humanity and its past. Archaeologists study things that were created, used or changed by humans. They do this by studying the material remains, in other words, the stuff we leave behind.
The mountaintop Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in southern Peru was built and inhabited decades earlier than previously believed.
An immense stone that defined the sacred city limits of ancient Rome almost 2,000 years ago has been unearthed by construction workers in the historic center of the city.
A 2,550-year-old inscription, written in the name of Nabonidus, the last king of Babylon, has been discovered carved on basalt stone in northern Saudi Arabia.
A researcher claims to have identified the long-lost tomb of Olympias, the mother of Alexander the Great. But other scholars are skeptical.
Beneath the Western Wall in Israel, archaeologists have uncovered an elaborate building that may have been used by Jerusalem's local council and their guests on their journey to Temple Mount.
Two coins minted about 70 years apart by Jewish rebels during two separate revolts against the Roman Empire have been discovered in the West Bank.
A perplexing mystery about a scattered hoard of ancient Roman coins found near a river in the Netherlands has now been solved.
Human remains dating to the 14th and 15th centuries show that people who lived in what is now Gabon modified their faces through tooth removal.
Thousands of medieval Islamic tombs in eastern Sudan were arranged in hard-to-detect patterns, with sacred "parent" tombs hosting subclusters of emanating burials.
Archaeologists searching for a royal palace in Germany have discovered a 1,000-year-old church constructed for Otto the Great (also called Otto 1).
Seven Viking tombs holding well-preserved skeletons, including possible twin infants, have been discovered in the Swedish town of Sigtuna.
Excavations at a fort by Hadrian's Wall revealed the carving of a naked man standing next to a horse or donkey.
A wooden stick carved into the shape of a snake and possibly used by a shaman 4,400 years ago has been discovered by a lake in southwest Finland.
Scientists reconstructed a 3,000-year-old shark attack from marks left behind in the victim's skeleton.
People living across Europe around 1,400 years ago had a habit of reopening graves and taking out objects for reasons that archaeologists are trying to understand.