(Credit: leoks/Shutterstock) A new collection of DNA from ancient Romans spanning 12,000 years shows how the population of the empire’s capital shifted along with its politics. Published in Science, the timeline is one of the first to examine what genetic information from archaeological digs says about the region after the time […]

A researcher works at a trench at Stelida (Naxos, Greece). Credit: Evaggelos Tzoumenekas An international research team led by scientists from McMaster University has unearthed new evidence in Greece proving that the island of Naxos was inhabited by Neanderthals and earlier humans at least 200,000 years ago, tens of thousands […]

Archaeologists have unearthed 30 sealed wooden coffins with mummies inside near Luxor, Egypt. (Image: © Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities) The 30 coffins and mummies were exceptionally well-preserved. Archaeologists have unearthed 30 sealed wooden coffins with mummies inside at “El-Assasif,” an ancient necropolis near Luxor, Egypt, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced […]

Amelia Earhart photographed sitting in the cockpit of the Lockheed Electra airplane around 1936. (Image: © Shutterstock) This summer, the explorer who discovered the shipwreck of the Titanic went in search of Amelia Earhart‘s lost plane. Two weeks and a multimillion-dollar search later, Robert Ballard said he has found no hint […]

This is an end view of one of the two Herculaneum scrolls from L’Institut de France being scanned at Diamond Light Source by the University of Kentucky, Digital Restoration Initiative team. Credit: Diamond Light Source Researchers led by the renowned ancient artifacts decoder, Professor Brent Seales, will be using Diamond, […]