An ancient tomb whose chapel was oriented toward the sunrise on the winter solstice may be the oldest of its kind in Egypt.
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 discovery, known as the 'Dunscore hoard,' is made up of more than 8,400 silver coins that date from the 13th and 14th centuries.
What could be one of Norway's oldest shipwrecks has been found on the bottom of a lake near Oslo, during an effort to locate the tons of unexploded ammunition dumped there since World War II.
It's long been believed that mummification was meant to preserve the dead. It turns out that notion is dead wrong.
The oldest known writing dates back more than 5,000 years. But who was the first author we know by name?
On the 100-year anniversary of unearthing King Tut's tomb, archaeologists discover hundreds of tombs and mummies buried in Giza.
Small branding irons from ancient Egypt were likely used to mark the skin of human slaves, a new study suggests.
The identity of an Egyptian mummy has baffled archaeologists for centuries. Now they know what she may have looked like.
Archaeologists in Crete have discovered an ancient Roman odeon that might have been used for events such as lectures, musical contests and city council meetings.
The ruins of a 2,200-year-old bathhouse dating to the second half of the third century B.C. have been discovered at Berenike, a town in Egypt by the Red Sea.
Cincinnati Art Museum curators were surprised to find a hidden image of Buddha in a mirror stored away in the archives.
Scientists sequenced the DNA of an ancient watermelon and discovered that it contains the oldest plant genome in the world.
Some ancient Egyptian mothers got tattoos that were likely meant to protect them during childbirth and during the postpartum period, an analysis of their mummies reveals.
Archaeologists in Egypt excavating beneath an ancient temple have discovered a tunnel that carried water to thousands of people during its heyday.
Considering Finland's highly acidic soil, archaeologists were surprised to find animal fur and feathers buried alongside a child from the Stone Age.
Another 24 unmarked graves — possibly victims of a race massacre in 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma — have been discovered in a cemetery in the city.
A facial reconstruction of a medieval skull reveals that the battle victim may have been struck a fatal blow by an ax.
The British archaeologist who led the excavation into King Tut's tomb a century ago may have illegally taken some jewelry, which a researcher is now tracking down in museums in the U.S. and U.K.