Newfound tombs from ancient Egypt at Saqqara include the burials of a temple overseer, royal treasury artist and an unknown individual.
A new look at the 13th-century Stone of Destiny reveals mysterious markings and other 'anomalies' that previously went unnoticed.
Twelve severed hands found buried at an ancient Egyptian palace were likely cut from enemies and exchanged for gold in a ceremony known as "gold of honor," a new study finds.
The 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt, which reigned from about 1550 B.C. to 1292 B.C., was the longest lasting.
A historians just found a hidden, ancient fragment of the Bible in the Vatican that no one has seen before.
Throughout the ages, humans have built temples dedicated to deities. Here are 31 of the most famous monumental temples from around the world.
Based on ancient writings, legends and recent discoveries, where might Alexander the Great be buried?
Two Roman-era mosaics depicting the snake-haired mythological figure Medusa were unearthed at the Villa of the Antonines in Italy.
When the pharaoh Tutankhamun died young, his widow may have tried to remain on the Egyptian throne, ancient letters reveal.
A restoration project has revealed ancient Egyptian zodiac paintings and inscriptions at the Temple of Esna.
The prehistoric monument Stonehenge was built up to 5,000 years ago on Salisbury Plain in England, but its ultimate purpose remains a tantalizing mystery.
Archaeologists have discovered two 1,400-year-old murals of two-faced men within a ceremonial hall that belonged to the Moche culture of Peru.
The ancient Celts were fierce warriors who lived in mainland Europe. But during the Renaissance, an idea took hold that they lived in the British Isles.
A sphinx found at an ancient Egyptian temple may depict the face of the Roman emperor Claudius, but not everyone agrees with this interpretation.
During the Viking Age (A.D. 793 to 1066), Viking raided, explored and traded from what is now Canada to the Middle East.
For years, scientists have known there was something hidden above the entrance to the Great Pyramid. Now, they've finally revealed it.
Archaeologists haven't uncovered an elite housing complex at Chichen Itza, but there is news; a previously closed off area at the site will open to the public in 2023.
A cemetery in central Italy has the remains of children whose bodies were pinned down with rocks, likely to prevent "revenants" rising from the dead.
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, it carbonized a book on rulers who followed Alexander the Great. Now, machine learning is deciphering the "lost book."
Archaeologists in Rome have discovered a statue of an ancient Roman emperor who is dressed to look like Hercules.
Queen Nefertiti was the wife of the sun-disk worshipping Pharaoh Akhenaten and stepmother to King Tutankhamun.
An ancient Egyptian mummy is the oldest covered with gold, but it's not the oldest ancient Egyptian mummy on record.