Historical artifacts offer a glimpse into the past. However, their existence is constantly at risk—especially those not housed in museums. Ancient artifacts have had a particularly volatile past few decades in the Middle East due to political and religious conflict, as well as widespread looting. The recent excavation of an ancient Assyrian lamassu statue is a reminder of these tenuous circumstances, as the story of its reburying is told.
Ancient leaders such as Caesar and Nero have become figures of popular myth as well as history in the centuries...
In the 19th century, a French scholar named Auguste Mariette found the tomb of Ptahshepses, an ancient Egyptian high priest.
The Mammoth Cave National Park is not just a collection of incredible stalactites and underground pathways. It is proving to be a window into prehistoric marine life. The ancient waters, which carved the caves, exposed fossils embedded in ancient rock. During work for a paleontological survey, which commenced in 2019, researchers discovered a collection of incredible prehistoric shark fauna sticking out of the cave walls.
Losing an earring is frustrating; but, for one family in Norway, their search for a lost gold trinket in their...
Many areas of the Amazon and the people who have called it home remain an enigma.
Jewelry is an ancient concept—from scarab rings to gold torques to bone piercings. This type of decoration spans across cultures, continents, and centuries. Countless examples from different periods have survived and can be found in museums today. Excitingly, a particularly rare piece of ancient jewelry will soon go on display, conserved and ready for inspection by a curious public.
Lost libraries hold something of a mystique. The lost library of Alexandria, for example, famously burned in 48 BCE.
Depending on the style, ancient boots, sandals, or slippers were often made of leather with metal studs or flax laces.
Would you live in a magnificent palace topped with palm leaves? Approximately 1,500 years ago, a Maya ruler likely did live in this kingly manner. Excavations at the archaeological zone of Kabah, located in the Puuc region of Yucatán, Mexico, has unveiled newly discovered ruins. Known as Petenero Palace, this site is large and imposing, with intricate decoration.
Dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes.
The ancient Romans are known for the empire they built by conquest.