This lesser-known ancient Aegean Bronze Age center figured large in the world of its time.
The elaborate burial of a great king reveals the complexity of ancient Maya spirituality.
A study suggests the ancient Minoans became a powerful trading civilization at least in part because of their knowledge of celestial navigation techniques.
The prototype of what we recognize today as the modern book publishing industry had its forerunner in ancient Rome.
Scientists have uncovered evidence of a possible 42,000-year-old Neanderthal hunting shrine.
Fascinating new finds are coming to light at the Gisr el-Mudir site in ancient Saqqara, Egypt.
Before the pyramids of Egypt and the Ziggurats of Mesopotamia, an ancient monumental civilization arose with massive pyramids near the north-central coast of Peru in South America.
Richard Marranca interviews one of Egypt’s foremost authorities on ancient Egyptian mummies and mummification.
In the world of the Bronze Age, an ancient people on an Aegean island created some of Europe’s earliest masterworks of art.
Arguably the world's most famous Egyptologist talks briefly about ancient Egypt and some of his recent discoveries.
Excavations at a site in northern Peru have revealed information about a powerful ancient priestess and the community in which she lived and practiced.
The story behind ancient Rome's vital bridges, critical to the power and extent of the Roman Empire.
Scientists have unearthed a wealth of new evidence, revealing thousands of years of pre-Islamic human habitation and civilization in a seemingly unforgivable desert land.
Popular Archaeology Anthology: Fossilized human footprints are helping scientists rewrite human prehistory.
Scientists have teased a horrific story from the remains of the ill-fated inhabitants of a once opulent and thriving seaside city of the Roman Empire.
A Pictorial: Unbeknownst to most, archaeologists are revealing a sensational find on what has been penned the ‘dark side’ of Mount Vesuvius in Italy.
The demise of Easter Island's native civilization involved more than destruction of an isolated environment's fragile ecosystem.
A Report: Monumental structures in Oman attest to a forgotten people.
Ostia Antica, like ancient Pompeii, affords a spectacular yet intimate glimpse into Roman daily life.
Scientists are discovering that the early modern human fossil finds uncovered at Omo Kibish in Ethiopia are older than they thought.