AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
Rare Noah’s Ark Mosaic Discovered at Ancient Israeli Synagogue
July 13, 2016

In their excavations of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, archaeologists uncovered two stunning mosaics depicting Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea. Read More

Mary Todd Lincoln May Have Had Pernicious Anemia
July 11, 2016

In a new book, a physician and scholar argues that a deficiency in vitamin B12 could explain the first lady’s long list of ailments and notoriously strange behavior. Read More

Researchers Reconstruct Prehistoric Funeral of Female Shaman
July 8, 2016

Analysis of a 12,000-year-old grave in northern Israel revealed details about the elaborate funeral of a woman believed to be a female shaman. Read More

Historic Toilets Tell the Tale of Philadelphia’s Revolutionary History
July 7, 2016

Archaeologists working in historic Philadelphia discovered some 82,000 artifacts buried inside underground vaults once used as outhouses and preserved in layers of human waste. Read More

Ancient Chinese Shrine May Contain Buddha’s Skull Bone
July 6, 2016

In a Buddhist temple in Nanjing, Chinese archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shrine containing what may be a skull bone of Siddhartha Gautama, the revered Buddha himself. Read More

Unique Tomb Found in Denmark Contains Remains of Viking Power Couple
June 28, 2016

Archaeologists in southwest Denmark have discovered a tomb in a Viking burial ground containing the rare remains of a man and woman of high social status. Read More

Skeletons Found in Ancient Shop Near Pompeii
June 27, 2016

Archaeologists have discovered four human skeletons in the ruins of an ancient workshop near Pompeii, where they were buried by volcanic ash nearly 2,000 years ago. Read More

The History Behind Brexit
June 24, 2016

The often-rocky relationship between Britain and the European Union stretches back nearly half a century. Read More

Remains of Ancient Greek Naval Base Discovered Near Athens
June 22, 2016

A team of marine archaeologists has discovered the remains of a formidable ancient Greek naval base, estimated to be some 2,500 years old, off the coast of Athens. Read More

Archaeologists Discover Possible Homo Erectus Footprints in East Africa
June 17, 2016

Italian and Eritrean researchers have uncovered fossilized footprints they believe were left by the human ancestor Homo erectus some 800,000 years ago. Read More