Today's humans carry the genes of an ancient, unknown ancestor, left there by hominin species intermingling perhaps a million years ago.
Spanish records dating to the 16th century hinted that the Inca people performed underwater ritual offerings, and archaeologists have finally found one that's still intact.
A clay head that dates back almost 3,000 years may be a rare depiction of Yahweh, or God. But other archaeologists aren't convinced.
A restoration worker kept a chunk of Stonehenge more than 60 years ago. He returned it last year and now the stone has solved a long-standing mystery.
Recent restoration work of the multi-panel artwork "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" corrected prior restoration on a sheep representing the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
The chances of finding Cleopatra's tomb are pretty low, experts say, despite claims to the contrary.
Despite overcrowding, exposure and starvation, community efforts in Poland's Warsaw ghetto spared thousands of people from being sickened by typhus.
The 18th century ship Queen Anne's Revenge, helmed by the pirate Blackbeard, was deliberately run aground by the notorious outlaw.
An Egyptian woman who was mummified with her mouth open in a silent scream probably died of a heart attack, new research finds.
Ramps built on some ancient Greek temples were likely placed there to aid the disabled, elderly, pregnant and very young.
A hidden drawing by Pablo Picasso has been found beneath one of the artist's abstract paintings, called "Still Life."
The remains of an Aztec palace where emperor Moctezuma II was held captive by the Spanish and killed in 1520 has been discovered in Mexico City.
Ancient Egypt was once ruled by a dynasty of foreigners known as the Hyksos, but new evidence shows that this takeover wasn't an invasion from a distant land.
Mummification, or the process of preserving the dead, was once a widespread practice among many ancient societies.