For centuries, people were terrified of being buried alive—for good reason.
According to a new study, sickles were placed around the throats of the dead in a Polish cemetery not to guard against suspected vampires but to ward off evil demons.
As Halloween approaches, read about a secret club of 18th-century Harvard medical students who snatched bodies from graveyards for their anatomy studies.
Archaeologists excavating one of the oldest settlements in Britain have discovered the buried remains of bizarre animal hybrids, as well as an apparent human sacrifice.
From Genghis Khan to Alexander the Great, get the facts on seven historical titans whose final resting places are unaccounted for.
A team of Spanish researchers believes it has found the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote,” beneath a Madrid convent.
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient mortuary complex used to ritually strip human corpses of their flesh near Bolivia’s Lake Titicaca.
According to archaeologists, a cemetery in central Egypt may contain 1 million mummified human bodies, making it the largest necropolis ever found.
A new study finds that men and women buried as vampires in 17th and 18th century Poland were not—as previously believed—immigrants to the region.
A pair of caryatids--or pillars made of sculpted female figures--found at the massive Greek burial complex may hint at the identity of the tomb’s occupant.