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.
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A scholar relates the story and implications of her remarkable discovery of fragments of a long-lost ancient Greek epic poem.
A research team searches for the remains of the French corsair Le Prince off the South Carolina coast.
The latest unequivocal evidence of a human presence more than 20,000 years ago in present-day New Mexico may confirm a changing paradigm on the early settling of the Americas....
Research shows that a cosmic object from deep space destroyed and incinerated a great ancient city in present-day Jordan.
What scholars now know about ancient Egypt's most celebrated pharaoh, including an interview with renowned archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass.
A Royal Commission acts to bring remarkable ancient cultural treasures to light.
Uncovering a ‘missing link’ in human evolution.
The Update: Archaeologists are making new discoveries at Gordion, the legendary capital of the mythologized king who turned everything to gold at his touch.
How climate change altered the course of ancient Egyptian history.
Almost 5,000 years old, this ancient monumental site may change the way archaeologists interpret early state development in Peru.
Seven figurines recovered from an ancient Maya site hold a meaning far beyond their simple imagery.
New discoveries at Tel Lachish in the Southern Levant are changing what we know about the ancient beginnings of the alphabet.
Even before the oldest pyramids of Egypt were constructed, massive monumental complexes were emerging in ancient Peru.