The wreck of a Japanese transport ship that sank in 1942 with more than 1,000 Allied prisoners-of-war on board has been discovered near the Philippines.
Archaeologists have discovered the buried remains of a Roman fort along Scotland's ancient Antonine Wall.
Analysis of ancient DNA and grave goods from burials suggest that princesses helped to build a "massive empire" stretching from Kazakhstan to Mongolia.
The silver coins, mainly from the first century B.C., were unearthed in Tuscany in Italy and are hidden relics from a turbulent time in Roman history.
A large temple possibly used by Roman soldiers for hundreds of years has been unearthed by archaeologists in northwest France.
Europe's glaciers and ice patches are an enormous deep freezer for artifacts. Here is a countdown of 25 of the most fascinating objects revealed by Europe's melting ice.
Two silver coins minted in during the Roman Empire have been found on a remote and uninhabited island in the Baltic Sea. Archaeologists have no idea how they got there.
Easter can fall on any Sunday between March 22 and April 25. The date took millennia to standardize for surprisingly complex reasons.
The Viking shields found on the Gokstad ship in 1880 were not strictly ceremonial and may have been used in hand-to-hand combat, according to a new analysis.
A brick tomb from the Jurchen Jin period of northern China was discovered during the renovation of drains in Shanxi province.
Was Stonehenge an ancient solar calendar, as a 2022 study claimed? Not at all, says a new study by two scientists who specialize in ancient astronomy.
The oldest known inscription mentioning the Norse god Odin has been found on a gold pendant in Denmark from the fifth century A.D.
A metal detectorist in Poland looking for tractor parts on a farm discovered a 400-year-old coin hoard instead.
Ice skates made of bone have been unearthed from a Bronze Age tomb in western China, suggesting an ancient technological exchange between the east and west of Eurasia.
Japanese researchers have located the wreck of USS Albacore, one of the most successful U.S. submarines of World War II, off the island of Hokkaido, where the sub sank after hitting a mine in November 1944.
New evidence that bows and arrows were used by early modern humans in Europe 54,000 years ago has strengthened the idea that such projectile technology might have given early modern humans an edge over Neanderthals.
The skull of a medieval Lombard woman found in central Italy shows signs of having undergone two trepanations — surgeries to make holes in the head. But why she underwent the painful procedures is unknown.
A hole in a Late Bronze Age human skull found in northern Israel may be early evidence of trepanation; but other experts argue that the hole could have been made for ritual purposes after the man's death.
A new study investigating the unusual facedown burial of a woman from ancient Sardinia has revealed signs that she may have died from a fall during an epileptic seizure.
The cryptic Book of Revelation in the Christian Bible deliberately uses the language and verbal elements seen in Roman curse tablets, probably in an effort to reinforce its message, one researcher says.
Giraffes don't go into heat, don't have a breeding season and don't make mating calls. So how do giraffes know when it's the right time for love?
Laser scans have revealed that what was thought to be an Iron Age hillfort in northwestern Spain is, in fact, an early medieval stronghold built in the fifth century A.D. and occupied for the next 200 years.
Archaeologists have unearthed an oversized ceremonial iron sword and a bronze mirror shaped like a shield from a 1,600-year-old burial mound in Nara, Japan.
The teeth of an aristocratic French woman who lived at the turn of the 17th century were held in place with fine gold wires, a new study has found.
Many historians consider the fall of the Western Roman Empire to have been when the emperor Romulus Augustulus abdicated, but not all historians agree.