Genetic analysis reveals present-day Europeans descended from at least 3, not 2, groups of ancient humans.
Book claiming mummified skull found in the attic of a retired tax collector is that of 'good king' Henri IV provokes fierce debate
Ankara accused of blackmailing museums into returning artefacts while allowing excavation sites to be destroyed
11th-century troop-carrier Roskilde 6 emerges from the depths of history and heads for British Museum
On its discovery in 2008, it was hailed as one of the most significant Roman finds in decades. Digging down between the railway line and
Statue said to have been looted by Nazis may well be from space but expert says it was probably made in the 20th century
Rome resident Mirko Curti stumbles upon tomb piled with bones while chasing wayward feline near his apartment
Work expected to obscure landmark for up to three years but will open whole new sections to public, say city officials
The recently discovered 'vampire' skeletons in Bulgaria may be centuries old but some blood-sucking superstitions refuse to die
The Antikythera mechanism was designed to predict movements of the sun, moon and planets. Why isn't it better known?
Three historians from the University of Bristol are celebrating success in the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, awarded by the Wiener Library, London.
A new exhibition opens today featuring some of the most remarkable treasures from 350 years of book collecting at the Royal Society.
Two University of Bristol archaeologists are part of EUROTAST, a new European-funded network which will bring together an unprecedented range of young researchers to examine
For over 100 year his grave has been a Mecca for admirers of the Irish playwright and author who wish to honor and remember this
The National Monuments Service of Ireland over the summer completed a major investigation of the island monastic site of Skellig Michael which has cast further
A piece of music composed by in 1799 and lost for over 200 years has been painstakingly reconstructed by a Professor of Music at The
Two skeletons have been found in Italy, still holding hands after some 1,500 years in an embrace that would not look out of place in
What's a Stone Age axe doing in an Iron Age tomb? The archaeologists Olle Hemdorff at the University of Stavanger's Museum of Archaeology and Eva
Plato lent his name to Platonic love but a new book reveals that the ancient Greek philosopher never advocated love without sex. Dr Jay Kennedy:
The excavation of a prehistoric burial cist, situated high up on Whitehorse Hill on northern Dartmoor, has commenced. The cist was discovered 10 years ago