New scans reveal that Ancient Egyptian artists flubbed a tomb painting depicting royalty.
Alexander the Great died at age 32, leaving behind a vast empire. Did he have any heirs to rule in the power vacuum that followed his death?
Is Indiana Jones an archaeologist or a looter? Archaeologists dish on the adventurer before the movie premiere of "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny."
Roman soldiers took coins minted by Jewish rebels in the Holy Land with them to a military camp in Georgia.
Archaeologists in Egypt found ancient mummification workshops — one for humans and one for animals — at Saqqara.
An inscription on an 1,100-year-old breastplate found in a ruined fortress in Bulgaria may contain one of the earliest known examples of Cyrillic text, researchers claim.
A well-preserved 7,000-year-old skeleton discovered near Kraków may have belonged to a Neolithic farmer.
Archaeologists in Switzerland have unearthed the remains of a fourth century A.D. watchtower built to protect the edge of the Roman Empire.
Buddhists lived in Egypt during Roman times, a 1st-century Buddha statue found in Berenike suggests.
The identities of a pharaoh and a nonroyal person in an "impossible" statue may have finally been deciphered.
Newfound tombs from ancient Egypt at Saqqara include the burials of a temple overseer, royal treasury artist and an unknown individual.
A new look at the 13th-century Stone of Destiny reveals mysterious markings and other 'anomalies' that previously went unnoticed.
Twelve severed hands found buried at an ancient Egyptian palace were likely cut from enemies and exchanged for gold in a ceremony known as "gold of honor," a new study finds.
The 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt, which reigned from about 1550 B.C. to 1292 B.C., was the longest lasting.
A historians just found a hidden, ancient fragment of the Bible in the Vatican that no one has seen before.
Throughout the ages, humans have built temples dedicated to deities. Here are 31 of the most famous monumental temples from around the world.
Based on ancient writings, legends and recent discoveries, where might Alexander the Great be buried?
Two Roman-era mosaics depicting the snake-haired mythological figure Medusa were unearthed at the Villa of the Antonines in Italy.
When the pharaoh Tutankhamun died young, his widow may have tried to remain on the Egyptian throne, ancient letters reveal.
A restoration project has revealed ancient Egyptian zodiac paintings and inscriptions at the Temple of Esna.
The prehistoric monument Stonehenge was built up to 5,000 years ago on Salisbury Plain in England, but its ultimate purpose remains a tantalizing mystery.
Archaeologists have discovered two 1,400-year-old murals of two-faced men within a ceremonial hall that belonged to the Moche culture of Peru.