“The thing that surprised us the most was the sheer size of some of the engravings.”
Humans left Africa 60,000 years earlier than we thought.
It's gooey, but nutritious.
"It might be small, but it might be very important. Because that's how it started, with one little bone. And it helps us to understand our origins."
Popular stories about Saint Nicholas served as an inspiration for the legend of Father Christmas in the 16th century.
The extent to which Santa is real is limited pretty much only by your imagination, but St. Nick, at least, was a living, breathing person.
Before the Iron Age, there was the Space Iron Age.
“To say that we were excited once we realized what we’d found is an understatement.”
Like actual ancient archaeological treasures, it was too big and too expensive to move. Yet it was also too big and too expensive to leave, lest it be looted (by rival studios). So they buried it.
The X-ray allowed researchers to examine the rich assortment of objects that had been buried inside along with the girl’s body.
Neolithic women have not been given enough credit, researchers said.
"It’s probably the single most important object that we found."
"Considering that a Torah ark was discovered in a house next door, the clues suggesting that this is a mikve are starting to add up.”
For 200 years the bones were forgotten by locals and visitors.
The complex included a manor house and large farms. Written records from nearly a millennium ago appear to describe its whereabouts.
Gorm the Old gave the country of Denmark its name and now researchers can hold his skull in their hands.
Are the copper mines of Timna the key to proving the United Monarchy of David and Solomon really existed?
Eating dogs would have been considered taboo at the time, yet the researchers found evidence that the ritual was performed by this particular community repeatedly.
The remains may have belonged to members of the Essenes.
The National Museum director said his department did nothing wrong.
The skeletons are suspected to be those of plague and starvation victims.
The castle likely dates from the reign of the ancient Urartu Kingdom.
A team from the Institute of Archaeology at Goethe University made the last-minute discovery after the excavation had already wrapped.