Archaeologists in Alexandria, Va., have uncovered the remains of two ships that likely date back to the late 1700s or 1800s during construction work on the city’s waterfront.
Archaeologists in South Africa have located the site of a centuries-old ‘lost city’ using sophisticated laser technology.
A tiny, pointy-headed skeleton that fits in the palm of a hand isn't an alien, despite conspiracy theories that have circulated for years.
The wreck of the USS Juneau, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo with the loss of 687 sailors in 1942, has been discovered by billionaire Paul Allen’s crew.
The FBI came out empty handed at the remote Pennsylvania site where Civil War-era gold treasure is rumored to be buried, officials said Monday.
It's the stuff of legend: A wagon from the Union Army supposedly lost a huge cache of gold bars while en route from Wheeling, West Virginia, to the US Mint in Philadelphia in 1863.
A mysterious 19th-century photograph bought on eBay for just $10 could be worth $2 million after experts identified it as an extremely rare portrait of infamous outlaw Jesse James.
Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day - two construction workers in Holland have discovered a real-life “pot o’ gold.”
Two manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls are set to go on public display for the first time ever in Denver this week.
A bizarre medieval grave containing the remains of a porpoise is still baffling experts months after its discovery.
After the Pearl Harbor attack, Anthony Acevedo was determined to defend his homeland—which meant returning to it.
More than 70 years ago, during World War II, a U.S. pilot was shot down as he was flying over the Pacific.
A lost Viking settlement known as "Hóp," which has been mentioned in sagas passed down over hundreds of years, is said to have supported wild grapes, abundant salmon and inhabitants who made canoes out of animal hides.
A scientific study claims to shed new light on the decades-long mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart.
Part of a prehistoric human skull and a bison bone decorated with a zigzag pattern — dubbed the world's "oldest Dutchwoman" and "oldest Dutch artwork" — have been revealed by scientists in the Netherlands, in research that highlights a sunken treasure trove of human archaeology beneath the North Sea.
The world’s oldest message in a bottle has been discovered on a beach in Western Australia, almost 132 years after it was thrown into the ocean.
A 127-million-year-old fossil of a baby bird has been unearthed that may pave the way for understanding how birds evolved during the age of dinosaurs.
Experts in the U.K. have found the world’s oldest figurative tattoos on two ancient Egyptian mummies, one of which is the oldest tattooed female ever discovered.
A Native American burial site hidden for 7,000 years beneath the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida has been unearthed in what archaeologists are calling an "unprecedented" discovery.
A cemetery, more than 2,000-years-old, has been found in Egypt containing over 40 mummies and a necklace with a "message from the afterlife."