Matthew Perkins and his husband were having a pool installed in their Las Vegas house when workers stumbled upon a creepy relic from the planet's last ice age.
Archaeologists have discovered 30 curse tablets down an ancient Athenian well. The tablets call on the gods of the underworld to do their bidding.
The tomb also contained the remains of two younger women and a teenage girl.
Archeologists digging in Mexico southeastern state of Yucatán discovered a centuries-old palace built by the Mayans more than 1,000 years ago.
Merit Ptah is frequently cited as the first female physician—even though there is no solid evidence she existed, says medical historian Jakub Kwiecinski.
The Aegicetus gehennae was a species that represents a transitory stage, when ancient whales went from being foot-powered to tail-powered.
The site would have been involved in the craft production of purple dye, an extremely expensive and highly prized commodity, in the Late Minoan period circa 1800 to 1500 BCE.
Researchers are probing the forest to see if humans ever lived there.
The man suffered five blows to the head during a violent murder.
Researchers think the woman's burial position shows that the people of the time performed burial procedures.
Experts have uncovered stone wall structures that date back 5,000 to 8,000 years and 3,000-year-old irrigation canals.
If confirmed, the find would be "a historic event" worthy of international attention, one minister said.
Soil found in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, had long been reputed to have healing properties.
The 4,000-year-old mounds cover an area the size of Idaho.
The woman was buried with ostrich egg beads and pottery.
Almost a gallon of pungent clear yellow fluid was discovered in an ancient bronze pot.
One survey author said that the discovery is like "putting on glasses when your eyesight is blurry."
Brazilian President Michel Temer called the loss of much the National Museum's 20 million items "a sad day for all Brazilians."
Scientists named them Xenomorphia, after the bloodthirsty, chest-splitting creatures from the Alien movies.
The foal was discovered in the ice of Siberia's "mouth of hell."