Experts recently identified the only known examples of tattoos found on Egyptian mummies that show recognizable symbols, rather than abstract designs.
Live Science keeps you up to date on the discoveries and insights around religion, from how religious beliefs impact a person's health, to the reasons some people believe and others are atheists, to the history of religion.
The sculptures, one of which may depict the Gautama Buddha, show the religious life of the ancient city of Bazira.
Photos reveal the ancient sculptures and carvings uncovered in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. One of the sculptures depicts the Buddha.
The newly found drawings show demonic entities populated the ancient Egyptians' imaginations as far back as 4,000 years ago.
For the bulk of our evolutionary history, human groups were small, tightly knit communities. Only quite recently, some human groups started evolving into the large-scale societies.
New data on the plant and human DNA found on the Shroud of Turin only raises more questions than it answers.
Though most people in the U.S. see religion and science as frequently in conflict, most people view their personal beliefs as compatible with science, a new survey suggests.
A map of an Egyptian settlement and colorful images of birds and animals graced the floor of a 1,500-year-old church in Israel.
Ahead of the Pope's visit to America, the Pew Research Forum interviewed 5,122 Catholics about their views on various topics.
Catholics make up 22 percent of the United States population and are as diverse as the country itself.