An Egyptian geologist said that a hill in central Bosnia appeared to be a primitive man-made pyramid of uncertain age. It is difficult for nature to create blocks like this and oriented in one orientation," he said, pointing to compact polished
Four ships from a British fleet used during the U.S. Revolutionary War have been found off Rhode Island, and one may be the vessel 18th century explorer Captain James Cook sailed on his epic voyage to Australia.
A well-preserved mummy partly covered with tattoos from the pre-Colombian Moche civilization has been discovered in Peru. Unusually accompanied by weapons of war and the skeleton of a child with a noose around its neck, the mummy, a woman approximate
The ruins of a 2,000-year-old walled city have been found in a reservoir on China's northeastern border with North Korea. The mud-covered ruins were exposed when the water level in the Yunfeng Reservoir was lowered for repairs. The reservoir is o
Work on a shooting range for the 2008 Beijing Olympics has been suspended after the discovery of imperial-era tombs on the site. The tombs, are believed to date back 5 to 6 centuries to the Ming dynasty, and may be those of eunuchs serving at the imp
A Greek fisherman has handed over to authorities a large section of an ancient bronze statue brought up in his nets in the Aegean Sea. The 3-foot high find belonged to a statue of a horseback soldier, and would have been part of the cargo of an ancie
A carved monolith unearthed in Mexico may show that the Olmec civilization, one of the oldest in the Americas, was more widespread than thought or that another culture thrived alongside it 3,000 years ago.
King Tutankhamun's rediscovered penis could make the pharaoh stand out in the shrunken world of male mummies, according to a close look into old pictures of the 3,300-year-old mummified king. The formerly missing sex organ has been just anothe
Archeologists outsmarted tomb raiders to unearth a major Maya Indian royal burial site in the Guatemalan jungle, discovering jade jewelry and a jaguar pelt from more than 1,500 years ago.
A massive language research database responsible for bringing words such as "podcast" and "celebutante" to the pages of the Oxford dictionaries has officially hit a total of 1 billion words, researchers said Wednesday. Drawing
Giza plateau was scanned with ground penetrating radar earlier this year. A joint Polish-Egyptian-American-Belgian expedition conducted the scan of the ground beneath the world's most famous pyramids from February 11 through 13, 2006.
Researchers on Wednesday unearthed geometrically cut stone slabs that they said could form part of the sloping surface of what they believe is an ancient pyramid lying beneath a huge hill. "These are the first uncovered walls of the pyramid,
Excavation work started north of Sarajevo on what a Bosnian explorer says are Europe's first pyramids. A group of experts explored the narrow entrance of a 3.8-kilometre (2.3-mile) tunnel believed to lead to one of the two hills resembling pyrami
4-million-year-old remains in Ethiopia have provided the first hard proof of a link between two key stages of human evolution by bridging the gap between pre-human species, paleontologists said. "... fossils that allow us to connect the 1st phas
Archeologists have discovered a huge 1,500-year-old pre-Hispanic pyramid in a working class district of Mexico City after digging into a hill used every year to depict the crucifixion of Christ. The unnamed pyramid has the same sized base as the gian
Proving prehistoric man's ingenuity and ability to withstand and inflict excruciating pain, researchers have found that dental drilling dates back 9,000 years. Primitive dentists drilled nearly perfect holes into live but undoubtedly unhappy pati
Only one in five Americans think cheating on taxes is morally acceptable or is not a moral issue, according to a new survey. Some 10 percent are equally ambivalent about cheating on a spouse.
A hominid skull discovered in Ethiopia could fill the gap in the search for the origins of the human race. The cranium, is 200,000 to 500,000 years old, and appears "to be intermediate between the earlier Homo erectus and the later Homo sapiens,
Navy construction crews have unearthed a rare Spanish ship that was buried for centuries under sand on Pensacola's Naval Air Station, archaeologist confirmed. The vessel could date to the mid-1500s, when the first Spanish settlement in what is no
A 2,500-year-old sarcophagus with vivid color illustrations from Homer's epics has been discovered in western Cyprus. The tomb, which probably belonged to an ancient warrior, had been looted during antiquity. "The style of the decoration is
Kathryn Bard reached into a hole in the sand at the edge of the Egyptian desert and found the first of 6 caves that hold the most ancient ship stores ever discovered, perfectly preserved timbers, ropes and other fittings perhaps 4000 years old.
Scientists have found what they believe are traces of the lost Indonesian civilization of Tambora, which was wiped out in 1815 by the biggest volcanic eruption in recorded history.
Statues weighing up to 5 tonnes and thought to be of one of ancient Egypt's greatest pharaohs, Ramses II, have been found northeast of Cairo. He is traditionally believed to be the pharaoh mentioned in the biblical story of Moses.
The first humans to spread across North America may have been seal hunters from France and Spain. Clovis points match up much closer with Solutrean style tools, which researchers date to about 19,000 years ago. This suggests that the American people
ST. LOUIS -- Emboldened by recent successes, researchers, clergy and teachers assembled at a national science conference said they're taking the offensive in the pitched battle over teaching evolution in American classrooms.
A Greek hiker found a 6,500-year-old gold pendant in a field and handed it over to authorities. The flat, roughly ring-shaped prehistoric pendant probably had religious significance. Only three such gold artifacts have been discovered
CAIRO, Egypt - The first tomb to be discovered in the Valley of the Kings since King Tut's in 1922 contains five sarcophagi with mummies, breaking the nearly centurylong belief that there's nothing more to find in the valley where some of Egy
Cave drawings thought to be older than those in the famed caves of Lascaux have been discovered in a grotto in western France. First analysis suggests the drawings were made some 25,000 years ago.
The remains, in a colonial era graveyard in one of the oldest European cities in Mexico, date to not long after Columbus first set foot in the Americas. The African origin of the slaves was determined by studying a chemical in their tooth enamel that
The discovery of the remains confirms that the miniature people, who grew to about 3 feet, were a truly ancient species and not merely pygmies or modern humans with diseased skulls.