British Museum experts identified the artifacts, including ancient Sumerian cones, that had been pillaged amid the chaos that followed the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Niches in the ancient walls appear to have stored up to 20,000 scrolls.
The jewelry and piles of chains and gold plates appear to belong to a powerful Saka couple who lived 2,800 years ago.
The 3rd-century sarcophagus contained her skeleton—and a wealth of ancient beauty products.
The young boy’s remains were adorned with beads, jewels and bells.
The hulking skeletons are believed to have been the descendants of Vikings who colonized northern France and, later, southern Italy and Sicily.
A metalsmith left behind the smeared print while working more than 1,000 years ago on the remote island of Rousay.
Vikings knew their way around a spindle, but new research reveals that Inuit in the Arctic were also spinning wool long before the Norse came upon their shores.
The discovery of charred breadcrumbs in northeastern Jordan shows that humans have been baking bread for at least 14,500 years.
The new find reveals exactly what oils and other substances were used by the ancient embalmers.