Missing pieces of a miniature model boat buried with ancient Egyptian king Tutankhamun have been found in museum storage.
The end of the Permian period, around 252 million years ago, was a dire time for life on Earth.
Dressed in moccasins and a rabbit-skin shroud, a man was laid to rest in a cave in Nevada about 10,600 years ago.
As men relieved themselves at the public toilets in the coastal city of Antiochia ad Cragum some 1,800 years ago, they probably would have been amused by dirty scenes crafted into floor mosaics, archaeologists have found.
BERLIN —A crowd gathers joyfully around a dinner table in the 18th-century illustration by the French artist Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen. The scene hides the artwork’s dark history: It was robbed nearly 80 years ago from a Jewish family’s home in Nazi-occupied Paris.
Arctic lakes could release a vast reservoir of ancient carbon buried deep under the permanently frozen ground, or permafrost, thereby accelerating climate change.
In popular science literature, much ink has been spilled on the supposed collapse of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, as it’s known in the local language.
DEUTSCH-WAGRAM, Austria —Just under the topsoil of the farm fields in this small town northeast of Vienna, there are traces of one of the biggest battles of the Napoleonic Wars.
VIENNA —The Tirpitz was the Nazis’ most imposing warship and the largest battleship ever built by a European navy. It should have been an easy target for bombers, but this massive vessel could hide in plain sight.
From above, Greenland’s ice sheet looks like a vast field of brilliant white — for the most part.