On June 30, 1520, the Aztecs drove Hernán Cortés and his invading army out of their capital Tenochtitlan—an event that came to be known as "La Noche Triste" or "Sad Night."
High demand for walrus tusk in Europe helped Greenland's Norse colonies thrive. But declining demands and resources could help explain why they mysteriously disappeared in the 15th century.
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.
We may think tattooing is a modern phenomenon, but the reasons for its popularity are not dissimilar to those seen in the prisons and convict ships of the Victorian era.
"'Death to Judah' so the flag says, 'Judah will live forever,' so the light answers," Rachel Posner wrote in German on the back of the photograph.
"Feasting, almost invariably associated with sacrifice, was a social necessity of early societies," researcher Finbar McCormick said.
The first year of rule was the deadliest for Roman emperors. The risk of meeting a violent end decreased over the next seven years, plateauing and then increasing again after 12 years.
Wolf Blitzer shared a video of Clinton apologizing for his actions in 1998, just days before he was impeached by the House of Representatives.
Archaeologists have found two Bronze Age tombs on the Greek mainland, filled with gold and treasure.
Merit Ptah is frequently cited as the first female physician—even though there is no solid evidence she existed, says medical historian Jakub Kwiecinski.
Researchers also found three almost intact World War II wrecks, including two ships and a plane.
Researchers have found hair dye bottles and evidence of a photographic studio at Camp Nelson—a former Union camp.
The Nordic country has been under Swedish and Russian rule before its declaration of independence.
"Vikings" Season 6 began with Ivar meeting Oleg and the Rus Vikings, based on a real historical group of Russian Vikings.
"Vikings" Season 6 is now airing on the History Channel and will be available to watch online shortly after broadcast.
"Vikings" returns for another season on History this week, leaving fans wondering where we left the residents of Kattegat in Season 5 of the Amazon Prime Video and History show.
Markings in the Gilgamesh (or Flood) Tablet suggest the god Ea duped humankind through the manipulation of phonetics—a trick that may be the first example of fake news, says academic.
Instead of reporting their discovery to authorities, as is the custom in the U.K., George Powell, 38, and Layton Davies, 51, spoke to dealers. They have been charged with concealment and theft.
While we might know a lot about the archaeology and history of the city, relatively little is known about the genetics of Ancient Rome. A new study suggest it was "a cosmopolitan centre" long before the Roman Empire.
The settlement dates from the period spanning 900 to 1200 A.D.
The House voted overwhelmingly to support the bill recognizing the early 20th century genocide, in which more than 1 million Armenians are thought to have been killed.
The latest Japanese aircraft carrier to be found was located in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, roughly 1,300 miles northwest of Pearl Harbor.
Did you know the Navy is older than America's independence?
The wreck was found after local resident Félix Alarcón spotted some shards of pottery on the seabed in Palma in July, the Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology Studies said.
The pottery shards—known as ostraca—are like the "post-it notes of antiquity," according to scholar Chris Rollston.
Ahead of Constitution Day on September 17, Newsweek took a look at what the celebration is all about.
Superstitions around Friday the 13th are linked back to as early as Biblical times, with Judas being the 13th person at Jesus' table.
It's not clear what the relationship between the two individuals was, but researchers speculate they could have been soldiers, relatives or even lovers.
Mexican Independence Day marks the anniversary of the Grito de Dolores in 1810.