These astounding inventions show that civilizations of the past were a lot more advanced than we might have thought.
Tikal, one of the biggest cities the Maya ever built, was home to a vast and flourishing society.
The young and healthy were not just as likely to die as the old and frail, according to a new analysis.
Though over three billion people speak an Indo-European language, researchers are not sure where the language family originated.
The design was as intricate as that of modern-day, factory-fabricated denim jeans, and just as durable. The ancients had fashion.
Today, many Maya sites are polluted with toxic levels of mercury. The contamination likely originated from cinnabar paints and art.
The arsons were no accident, archaeological evidence suggests.
The Te’omim Cave in the Jerusalem Hills is filled with skulls and oil lamps — objects a new study says may have been used in dark rituals.
A classical equivalent to Chanel No. 5.
Hybrid animals emerge when two different species from the same family reproduce. For many years, the kunga’s lineage was just another genetic mystery.
In numerous cultures worldwide, women were just as involved in bringing home the prehistoric bacon as their male counterparts.
A Harvard astronomer went to the bottom of the ocean, claiming he recovered alien technology. But what does the science actually indicate?
It's like combining Google Translate with a time machine.
We don't know what causes Miyake events, but these great surges of energy can help us understand the past — while posing a threat to our future.
To protect yourself, you need an antifungal rather than an amulet.
Nearly 2000 years ago, Mt. Vesuvius erupted, burying Pompeii but incinerating Herculaneum. The most lethal volcanic phenomenon is at fault.
It wasn't merely an act of brutality; it was a condemnation for the afterlife.
Zombies aren't a modern-day obsession. Throughout history, fear of the undead led to bizarre burial rituals all over the world.
Brian C. Muraresku, New York Times best-selling author of "The Immortality Key," unpacks ancient evidence for the widespread ritual use of psychoactive plants.
A non-invasive method for looking inside structures is solving mysteries about the ancient pyramid.
A wide-scale examination of early Neolithic human skeletons reveals the violent history of a supposedly peaceful period.
X marks the spot. The Dutch town of Ommeren has been swamped by detectorists armed with shovels looking for $20-million treasure.
Some objects were softer than others.
If tourism is the lifeblood of the Peruvian economy, then Machu Picchu is the heart pumping that blood — in sickness and in health.
The amazing life of “Gudrid the Far-Traveled” was unjustly overshadowed by her in-laws, Erik the Red and Leif Erikson.