• machu picchu January 23, 2022 10:04 am

    Ancient and Hidden, Machu Picchu's Complexity Uncovered by Archaeologists

    Hidden deep in the Peruvian jungle and shrouded beneath thick foliage, archaeologists have discovered a series of long-forgotten structures among the sprawling ruins of Machu Picchu.

  • King August 4, 2019 11:18 pm

    Egypt Begins Restoration on King Tut's Golden Coffin

    Egypt started the first-ever restoration work on a gold-covered sarcophagus of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, ahead of the country’s new museum opening next year, the antiquities minister said Sunday. Khaled el-Anany told reporters that work on the outermost coffin, which is made of wood and gilded with gold, is expected to take at least eight months. He said that’s...

  • Florida January 3, 2019 3:56 pm

    Mexico Finds ‘Flayed Lord' Temple; Priests Wore Skins of Dead

    Mexican experts have found the first temple of the Flayed Lord, a pre-Hispanic fertility god depicted as a skinned human corpse, authorities said Wednesday. Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said the find was made during recent excavations of Popoloca Indian ruins in the central state of Puebla. The institute said experts found two skull-like stone carvings and a...

  • Egypt July 14, 2018 2:32 pm

    Archaeologists in Egypt Discover Mummification Workshop

    Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt’s famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the vast Saqqara necropolis part of the Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Memphis,...

  • New York May 4, 2018 6:08 pm

    Erosion Unearths More than 150 Bones on NYC's Hart Island

    Storms and the tides are unearthing the long-hidden bones of Hart Island, creating eerie scenes of skulls, femurs and collarbones on this sliver of land where New York City’s destitute dead have for 150 years been sent off to be unceremoniously buried and forgotten.

  • King February 4, 2018 2:08 am

    Egypt Says 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered Outside Cairo

    Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country’s famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside of Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday, the latest discovery that authorities hope will help revive the country’s staggering tourism sector. The tomb was found in a wider area of Giza’s western necropolis, which is known to be home to tombs...

  • United States January 24, 2018 2:04 am

    Gulf Coast Wreck Could Be Last US Slave Ship: Report

    Researchers say remains of a wooden ship found embedded in mud in a river delta in southwestern Alabama may be the Clotilda, the last vessel to bring slaves to the United States nearly 160 years ago. The wreck, which is normally covered by water in the lower Mobile-Tensaw Delta, was recently exposed by unusually low tides and located by a...

  • Mayor June 10, 2017 1:55 am

    Mexico Protects Ancient Temple While Hotel Is Built Above

    Plans to expand a hotel in Mexico City have been put on hold after archaeologists unearthed a 1400s-era temple to the Aztec wind god Ehecatl and a ceremonial ball court under the property. The find could spark nightmares for any squeamish hotel guests: The carefully severed neck bones of 32 people were found in a ceremonial pit next to the...

  • China May 26, 2017 11:14 am

    Italian Fashion Designer Laura Biagiotti Dies at 73

    Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women’s clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname “Queen of Cashmere,” died on Friday following a heart attack. She was 73. Biagiotti suffered the heart attack Wednesday evening at her estate outside of Rome. Doctors were able to resuscitate her but by then serious...

  • actress February 7, 2017 7:12 pm

    See Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider

    For Alicia Vikander, the adventure is just beginning.

  • Associated Press January 28, 2016 12:40 pm

    ‘An Amazing Find:' Mammoth Bones Unearthed on Oregon State Football Field

    Construction workers have unearthed the bones of a mammoth and other ice age mammals on the Oregon State University football field.

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