Archaeologists in Sweden excavating a Viking grave field have uncovered two burials containing swords standing upright.
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 wreck of a 17th-century Swedish warship — a sister ship of the famous Vasa, which sank only an hour into its maiden voyage in 1628 — has been discovered near Stockholm.
A hair sample from an ancient trophy head found buried in Peru reveals that the victim consumed a psychoactive plant prior to death.
British archaeologist Howard Carter often gets the credit for discovering the tomb of King Tutankhamun. But many Egyptians helped, and one youngster may have even originally discovered the tomb.
Archaeologists have unearthed a silver medallion depicting the Greek goddess Aphrodite in a 2,100-year-old grave on the northeastern coast of the Black Sea.
When archaeologist Howard Carter and colleagues discovered King Tut's tomb 100 years ago, he reported seeing "wonderful things." Here are 30 lavish findings from the ancient Egyptian burial.
CT scans of the child's mummy show that the toddler, a descendant of an Austrian count, died from a vitamin D deficiency due to lack of sunlight.
More than 240 skeletons have been unearthed from a former medieval friary cemetery, revealing a "snapshot of the community."
A Nazi shipwreck that sank in the North Sea in 1942 is still polluting the seafloor around it, but there are signs of sea life adapting to the wreck.
A new genetic analysis of 50,000-year-old Neanderthal remains found in a Siberian cave reveals that these humans traveled in small, family-oriented groups.
Archaeologists in northern Germany have unearthed 10,000-year-old cremated bones at a Stone Age lakeside campsite that was used for spearing fish and roasting hazelnuts.
An ancient falcon shine in Berenike, an old port city in Egypt, has flummoxed archaeologists who aren't sure what to make of its headless falcons, unknown gods and cryptic message that reads, "It is improper to boil a head in here."
Tutankhamun, or King Tut, was a boy pharaoh who became famous around the world when his treasure-filled tomb was unearthed in 1922.
Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered the exact place where St. Nicholas, the saint behind Santa Claus, was buried in a fourth century church.
Archaeologists in Syria have discovered a stunning mosaic featuring depictions of the Trojan War, Hercules and Neptune dating to the fourth century A.D.
An excavation has revealed an elaborate hall in the east of England of early Anglo-Saxon kings, which was used for feasting by monarchs and their warriors roughly 1,400 years ago.
The fire consumed more than 247 acres (100 hectares) of the island, including the stone quarry from which most of the statues originated.