Archaeologists in Peru are taking steps to preserve and study a 3,200-year-old temple painted with a mural of a spider deity holding a knife.
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.
Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have uncovered bones at a burial site that reveal the domestication of dogs in the area happened much earlier than previously believed.
In Iron Age boat burials, 1,400-year-old feathers filled comfy cushions under warriors' bones. Down in the bedding belonged to different birds and may have had symbolic importance.
A human-shaped wooden idol decorated with an eerie human face and considered the oldest of its kind ever discovered may date back even further in time, researchers now say.
A biblical text dismissed as a forgery in the 19th century is not only authentic but is actually a predecessor to the Book of Deuteronomy, a scholar now says. Not everyone agrees.
Fragments of a biblical scroll dating back 1,900 years have been discovered in the "Cave of Horror" in the Judean Desert in Israel.
Scientists may have finally made a complete digital model for the Cosmos panel of a 2,000-year-old mechanical device called the Antikythera mechanism that's believed to be the world's first computer.
A boy's desert hike with his family led to the discovery of a rare statuette of a bare-breasted woman, used as a protective amulet during the biblical era.
A Bronze Age woman buried with a silver diadem may have ruled a kingdom in what is now southeastern Spain.
Archaeologists in the Czech Republic recently discovered a 1,600-year-old grave holding the remains of a woman and several precious artifacts.
Secret medieval tunnels have been accidentally unearthed in Wales by electrical workers digging a hole in a customer's back yard.
Archaeologists in Sweden have discovered nearly two dozen gold foil figures from 1,300 years ago that have engravings of couples embracing each other.