The ancestors of the Papuan New Guinean peoples arrived 50,000+ years ago, scattered into highland and lowland areas, and evidently kept to themselves since then, going by genetic and linguistic evidence
When built, the Arch was not a majestic white stone testimony to Rome crushing the Jews, it was a brightly colored monument aggrandizing Vespasian and his dynasty.
Why else would the ancient occupants of Tel Tsaf have created an intricate, nonfunctional pottery miniature of their grain storage facility, archaeologists ask
Archaeologists find tomb dated back to Egypt’s 18th dynasty New Kingdom era
Hoping to help save ancient documents, including at the Vatican, scientists discover what has been eating parchments going back millennia.
Archaeologists believe illustrative impressions were used to seal deals during the First Temple period, lending credence to the theory that Jerusalem was administrative capital of Judean kingdom
Pliny the Elder sailed into danger when Vesuvius erupted, and never returned, but a body found a century ago 'covered in jewelry like a cabaret ballerina' may really have been his.
The holy ark was likely kept in Jerusalem for much less time than the Bible tells us. And it may have contained something other than the Ten Commandments
Netanyahu uploaded (then deleted) to Facebook a photo of the object, describing how its discovery attested to long-time Jewish ties to the Holy Land
A Story of Metal and Fire Scientists Debunk Claim That Copper Smelting Was Invented 8,500 Years Ago in Turkey
'Slag' resulted from pretty green pigments burning accidentally with a body, not the earliest invention of metallurgy, says archaeometallurgical team.
The mummy was found with something scientists didn't expect
Christian pilgrims flocked to 6th-century Jerusalem, especially to giant Nea Church built by Abbot Constantine during Emperor Justinian's religious reforms
Rare masks, cultic tableware, a massebah and figurines bolster the theory of pagan worship at Tel Burna over three millennia ago, says excavator
Though they believed the disappearing sun was a sign of divine wrath, Babylonians were already calculating the probability of eclipses 4,000 years ago
Not everybody agrees that the biblical reference in Exodus is to 'witches' as we understand them.
The Nazis burned and looted the synagogue but it was the Russians who knocked it down as they set out to eradicate Jewish memories in Lithuania after WWII.
One tomb from Ptolemaic-era burial shaft carved into the bedrock, another a child's grave: This was not an army camp
Turns out Galilee Jews were as devout as their Judean counterparts ■ Chalk cave could be source of stone jars whose water Jesus turned into wine at nearby Kafr Kana
Archaeologists believe Julias, the home of Jesus' apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip, was located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee
Ancient bathhouse under weeds, beer bottles covering a mosaic. Archaeological sites around the city could have been tourist attractions, but many are abandoned and neglected