In what sounds like the premise for yet another reboot of The Mummy, engineers have synthesized the voice of a priest named Nesyamun who lived 3,000 years ago in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. The
A pair of studies reveals more details about what happened to the victims of the infamous event in A.D. 79. When Mount Vesuvius unleashed its fury in A.D. 79, Herculaneum was just one of several towns
An ancient, rare sculpture looted from Afghanistan almost three decades ago is being returned to its country of origin. The limestone sculpture, which dates to the 2nd century A.D., was found in Afghanistan
(CNN) — Extensive water channels built by indigenous Australians thousands of years ago to trap and harvest eels for food have been revealed after wildfires burned away thick vegetation in the state Victoria.
Stone reliefs more than 2,700 years old date to the reign of the mighty King Sargon II. In the eighth century B.C., Assyrian King Sargon II ruled over a wealthy and powerful empire that included much today’s
In 1924, a 3-year-old child’s skull found in South Africa forever changed how people think about human origins. The Taung Child, our first encounter with an ancient group of proto-humans or hominins called
Archaeologists have uncovered 200 more terracotta warriors in China, during excavations close to the mausoleum of the country's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. He was responsible for the creation of the