A virtual dive of a 17th-century shipwreck explores the remains of a ship used by the Dutch to secretly trade with Iceland.
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 recently discovered a colorful fresco of fighting gladiators on a tavern wall in Pompeii.
Around 400,000 years ago, humans set aside bones filled with tasty grease and marrow, storing them like canned soup for later meals.
Two mummies have been unearthed in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the cemetery holding the tomb of King Tut and other Egyptian royalty.
These ruined stone buildings hidden in the forest in the Scottish Highlands would have been an ideal site for making illicit whisky.
Mystery surrounds a group of ruined stone buildings hidden in a remote forest in the Scottish Highlands, with an archaeologist suggesting they were once an illegal whisky distillery.
A Greek engraving on a 1,500-year-old lead tablet discovered in the ruins of an ancient theater in Israel has finally been deciphered.
Excavations for a sewer system inadvertently unearthed a 2,200-year-old temple in Egypt from the reign of King Ptolemy IV.
In the decades before the city of Pompeii was buried in ash by the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, everyday life was filled with parties and struggles.
The skeleton of an ancient sports fan was discovered alongside an 1,800-year-old jar shaped like the head of a wrestler or boxer who may have had his nose broken, archaeologists reported.
Graves of children dating to the Bronze Age and the Iron Age in what is now Bavaria held small pots with spouts that were likely used to feed milk to infants and toddlers.
A digital reconstruction reveals the face of a Scottish man who died in a brutal battle during the 15th century.
DNA evidence from a 13th-century Mongol massacre revealed a tragic glimpse at a family of victims spanning three generations.
The Temple Scroll is the best preserved of all 900 Dead Sea Scrolls, and researchers just got one step closer to figuring out its secret.
The first-ever ancient DNA from the long-lost Harappan Civilization is revealing intriguing hints about the Indus Valley.
There were no bodies, no formal burial, no jewelry to carry on to an afterlife — just the skulls. No one knew why they were there.
Grave robbers are usually a determined bunch, but for the past 3,400 years, unsavory burglars have managed to miss two ancient burial chambers just outside of Corinth, Greece.
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