Behind the beautiful and iconic golden death mask he was buried in, ancient Egypt's "boy king" Tutankhamun was an ugly and ailing human being, according to new 3-D modeling based on his remains.
A massive shipwreck more than 2,000 years old was recently scoured by a team of Greek and international archaeologists looking to rescue antiquities from a by-gone age. Divers equipped with high-end technologies revealed significant evidence that many important artworks may still be awaiting discovery under the seabed.
An expansive cave complex was recently deemed one of the most important archaeological sites in the United States.
It has long been suspected that some of the world most remote islands, like the iconic Easter Island, were first colonized by wayward sailors at the start of the Middle Ages. However, modern understanding of the ocean's wind patterns disputes this claim. Now a new study is arguing that these seemingly impossible colonizations could have been possible with the help of rogue winds.
The modern European gene pool is likely a bit confused now, with international travel spreading people far and wide. However, in the case of native Europeans whose family never left the continent, it has been found that they likely boast a cocktail of genetic information from three distinct "tribes" of ancestors.
Stonehenge will never be the same again. That's what experts with the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project are saying after discovering 17 previously unknown ritual monuments dating to the period when Stonehenge achieved its iconic shape.
By studying ancient Egyptian artifacts and records, experts have been able to trace the increasing instability of the Nile Valley ecosystem as far back as 6,000 years ago, blaming human population growth, human activity, and yes, even climate change, for the extinction of many large mammals.
Two tall and beautiful women were discovered while Greek archaeologists were excavating a massive Alexander the Great-era tomb in the Greek region of Serres. The kicker? They're actually massive stone guardians meant to keep intruders from entering the inner chambers of the tomb.
Thor apparently isn't the only Viking warrior who's allowed to be a woman. A close examination of Norse remains has revealed that a good half of the invading party that tore through Eastern England in the 800's and 900 AD was female.
A dry summer, a short garden hose, and an attentive groundskeeper is apparently all you need to make what experts are calling a "significant" archaeological discovery at Stonehenge.
More than five decades ago, archeologist Robert Dyson and his team were excavating a massive Iron Age citadel when they stumbled upon a remarkably beautiful solid-gold bowl at what appeared to be the bottom of a refuse shaft. So how did something so valuable wind up there? A recent investigation has led to a promising answer that is complete with a stern warning for wannabe gold thieves.
Life-sized, towering, and even miniature figures sprawled across Horseshoe Canyon's "Great Gallery" have been found to be a lot younger than previously thought, placing them in a pivotal time in human history.
Archaeologists have unearthed the palace of potentially the biggest partier of the Bronze Age, boasting a personal wine cellar significantly larger than any ever seen before.
Two lost ancient Mayan cities were recently discovered deep in a Mexican jungle, and archaeologists believe there are "dozens" more waiting to be uncovered in the region.