Catholic lore has it that in the depths of the winter of 1224, things looked grim for a group of monks who, trapped by snow, were starving inside a friary in southern Italy.
In early 2015, a team of scientists from the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Sweden, the United States and Greece set off to investigate the effects of climate change and the impact of sea level changes in the Black Sea since the end of the earth’s last glacial cycle 12,000 years ago.
The Church of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City, UT. has recent acquired the near 200-year-old printer's manuscript of the Book of Mormon, making it the earliest surviving copy in existence.
The Church of Ladder Day Saints in Salt Lake City, UT. has recent acquired the near 200-year-old printer's manuscript of the Book of Mormon, making it the earliest surviving copy in existence.
A mysterious letter written more than 300 years ago by a Sicilian nun who claimed to be possessed by Satan has finally been deciphered.
Archaeologists may have uncovered a Viking boat grave beneath the market square in the Norwegian city of Trondheim.
A chilling Nazi-era telephone directory containing details of some of the key figures from the Third Reich is going up for auction in the U.K.
Archaeologists in northwestern Guatemala have uncovered the tomb of a Mayan king that appears to date back to 300-350 A.D.
A submarine used by Germany during World War I was found basically intact off the coast of Belgium.
Roman swords are among a treasure trove of stunning artifacts found at the site of an ancient cavalry barracks in the U.K.
Archaeologists in Great Britain have uncovered an intricate, 20-foot-long mosaic in the ruins of a Roman villa that are thought to depict the Greek gods Hercules and Cupid and the mythological hero Bellerophon.
The incredibly well-preserved Viking sword was found by a reindeer hunter on a remote mountain in Southern Norway.
Ancient tales of fierce female Vikings fighting alongside men appear to be rooted in truth, according to archaeologists in Sweden.
LUXOR, Egypt — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery in the southern city of Luxor of a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago during the reign of the 18th dynasty.
The remains of a powerful viking — long thought to be a man — was in fact a real-life Xena Warrior Princess, a study released Friday reveals.
Long before anyone licked the gum on an envelope, people used seals to ensure that their letters weren’t opened until they reached their recipients. If the seal was broken before it reached its destination, it indicated that someone had opened it.Now an archaeological dig in Israel’s City of David National Park, in the area of the walls of Jerusalem, has unearthed a collection of small clay seals that prove that the practice of using seals to ensure the privacy of a message goes back more than 2,700 years.
A sculpture of an unknown Egyptian pharaoh's head, found at the ancient city of Hazor in Israel, dates back around 4,300 years, to a time when Egyptians were building pyramids.
One of the oldest-known Native American birch-bark canoes will go on display at a Maine historical society museum, possibly as early as this fall.
Three Boston University students have discovered a time capsule dating back over 100 years, filled with a number of artifacts, including a 102-year old newspaper.
CALGARY, Alberta — The fossilized remains of two pterosaurs — winged reptiles that flew sky high during the dinosaur age — suggest that the soaring truck- and plane-size beasts were closely related to the gigantic Quetzalcoatlus northropi, the largest pterosaur on record, new research finds.
Engineers working on a sub-sea power link have found what is believed to be the wreckage of a World War II Royal Air Force bomber off the coast of Norway.
CALGARY, Alberta — About 67,000 years ago, a gigantic mammoth chowed down on enormous mouthfuls of grass in Texas, just west of where modern-day Austin is located, according to new research.
Archaeologists in London have uncovered the remains of Greenwich Palace, the birthplace of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
The storied blue sash worn by George Washington during the Revolutionary War has gone on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution.
Pictures captured by an undersea drone show the wreck of World War II-era submarine USS Bugara in stunning detail.
A Revolutionary War-era knife, which was found in the rubble of a former fort, is just the latest stunning find at the site.
Scientists have revealed the secrets of a mysterious 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet found by the archaeologist who inspired the fictional ‘Indiana Jones’.
A couple renovating their new home in Dublin, Ohio, were stunned to discover a perfectly-preserved 19th century log cabin.
An ancient Greek inscription was found on a 1,500-year-old mosaic floor near the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Archaeologists have uncovered a vast trading network that operated in Vietnam for 1,500 years, from 2500 BC to 1000 BC, a find that changes what was thought to be known about early Vietnamese culture.
An English family’s “unbelievable” antics at a museum has given new emphasis to the look, but don’t touch rule.
Experts working on the 700-year-old abandoned site of Engaruka in Tanzania have revealed farming practices that could be useful in modern agriculture.