DNA analysis of an ancient mummy suggests Hepatitis B has been killing humans for centuries.
The Canterbury Roll traces the history of England from its mythical origins right up until the Wars of the Roses.
Archaeologists have discovered a stone shrine build in pre-Hispanic times, along with ceramic fragments, lithic materials, lapidaries and organic remains.
Archaeologists discovered heavily burned stones in a pit at the centre of the site, along with stones they believe may have been discarded outside the two entrances.
The technique could provide historians new insights into ancient Egyptians and their everyday lives.
Using fossilised teeth, researchers were able to identify what these giants ate, where they ate and how far they migrated year after year.
The bronze mirror, measuring 11.3cm across, was unearthed from the Nakashima archaeological site on Japanese island Fukuoka's Hakata Ward.
Recreations of brains through scans show that the animal was indeed an apex predator.
The world's oldest toy has been unearthed in a Bronze Age grave in Siberia that is part of a 4,500-year-old settlement.
The mini robots have been designed to fit through a 1.5 inch-wide hole, which could be drilled into the pyramid without causing much damage.
Even in today's tech-obsessed society, the wonders of the ancient world continue to delight. Here's our pick of this year's best archaeology stories.
The plesiosaur, a four-finned reptile, was measured to be around 12 meters long and is the most ancient creature ever found in Antarctica.
Over 300 pieces featuring carvings resembling the sun were found at Vasagård, an archaeological site on the island of Bornholm.
Satellite images spotted the ancient fortress, which marks the first time ever that such a massive military structure has been found.
The objects include a 3,000-year-old Mycenaean sword, a golden crown with an inscription of the ancient Greek sun god Helios and a bust of Alexander the Great.
The grave dates back to 400 AD and is one of only six similar sites discovered in Somerset. 200 ancient lead coffins have been unearthed across the country.
Sarcophagus surrounded by 14 large stone pillars covered in mysterious Turkic Runic inscriptions and set in a square excites archaeologists.
The history of the people who once lived on Rapa Nui is shrouded in mystery, but new research is shedding light on the island's past.
This was the 13th expedition launched to search the sub, which disappeared without sending out any signal or distress call during World War I.
People living in the altiplano region of southern Bolivia between the 13th and 15th centuries developed a unique agricultural system.