A medieval sword inscribed with a mysterious message is stumping researchers and causing quite a stir among armchair historians.
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An enigmatic message, hidden for 2,000 years inside an underground cave, was recently uncovered in Israel. And it immediately began to vanish when exposed to the elements.
A 1,500-year-old parchment could be one of the oldest known copies of the Quran, possibly dating back to a time that overlapped with the life of the Prophet Muhammad.
Stunning mosaics have turned up during an archaeological dig of a fifth-century synagogue in northern Israel.
An explicit portrait of a god of fertility shows signs of a disease that would have rendered him infertile.
Atheists consistently rank among the lowest of the low in the court of American public opinion. Now, research suggests one reason why: Thinking about atheists reminds people of death.
The world is becoming more religious, as the number of agnostics and others who don't affiliate with a certain religion shrinks as a percentage of the global population.
A ring with a rose-colored stone constitutes evidence for direct interactions between the Vikings and the Islamic world.
Childhood beliefs about the soul and afterlife stick with people as they age, shaping their views in adulthood, even if they say otherwise, a new study finds.
Despite making headlines, Pope Francis's statements in support of evolution and the Big Bang are really nothing new, Catholic theologians and scientists say.
A new study of official LDS Church articles and talks over 40 years finds that despite changes by the rest of society, the Mormon Church's attitude toward men and women has not changed at all.
A mosaic discovered in an ancient synagogue in Galilee depicts a bloody battle scene instead of a traditional Biblical scene.
Druids were revered in ancient Britain. Much about them is a mystery, but we know this: They did not build Stonehenge.