AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
Upcoming Auction Spans 200 Years of U.S. History
May 23, 2016

The Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, both signed by Abraham Lincoln, are the most significant among an impressive array of historic documents going up for auction this week. Read More

Secret Tunnel May Reveal Long-lost Secrets of Ancient Mexican Civilization
May 20, 2016

Archaeologists in Mexico are exploring an underground tunnel, sealed for nearly 2,000 years, in the hopes of unlocking the mysteries of the ancient city of Teotihuacán. Read More

Columbus Letter Stolen Decades Ago Returns to Italy
May 19, 2016

A rare copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus about his voyage to the New World was stolen from an Italian library, and recently resurfaced in the Library of Congress. Read More

New “Little Lion” Galaxy May Shed Light on Big Bang
May 18, 2016

Astronomers have discovered a blue “dwarf galaxy” some 30 million light years from Earth that could give them new insight into the formation of the universe. Read More

Divers Stumble on Treasure Trove in Ancient Roman Shipwreck
May 17, 2016

Two recreational divers recently discovered a stunning collection of artifacts that went down with a Roman cargo ship off the coast of Israel some 1,600 years ago. Read More

Marine Corps Will Investigate Identity of Flag-Raisers at Iwo Jima
May 6, 2016

The U.S. Marines Corps recently launched an investigation into claims that some of the servicemen seen raising the U.S. flag in a famous World War II photo were misidentified. Read More

New DNA Research Sheds New Light on Ice Age Europe
May 5, 2016

A new study of the genetic codes of Ice Age Europeans has given scientists insight into some 40,000 years of prehistory. Read More

Captain Cook’s Famous Flagship Likely in Newport Harbor
May 3, 2016

Marine archaeologists believe HMS Endeavour, which Captain James Cook helmed on his 18th-century voyage to Australia, is at the bottom of Newport Harbor. Read More

Army Corps of Engineers Confirms Kennewick Man is Native American
May 2, 2016

Engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have determined based on DNA analysis that the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native Americans. Read More

Major Discovery at James Monroe’s Historic Virginia Home
April 28, 2016

Excavations at Highland, home of the nation’s fifth president, have revealed the foundations of a sizeable home, much larger than the modest cottage long believed to have been his residence. Read More