Ancient Canaanites were annihilated according to a passage in the Old Testament, but the Bible may be mistaken. Archaeologists have found evidence of Canaanite DNA in modern-day Lebanese.
Ancient July 28, 2017
Archaeologists digging near Bet Shemesh uncovered a perfectly preserved ancient road dating back to the time of Emperor Hadrian. Hidden between cobblestones, they also found a prized array of Roman coins.
Ancient March 14, 2017
Abstract engravings uncovered in an ancient dolmen near Kibbutz Shamir are the first documented rock art ever found in the Middle East. The tomb’s impressive size and structure suggest there was more to the 'Dark Ages' of the Levant than previously thought.
Ancient March 11, 2017
Thanks to an incredible method known as "virtual unwrapping," scientists in Kentucky have uncovered the contents of a charred ancient document without having to unroll it. The parchment contains text from the Old Testament.
Ancient September 22, 2016
An ancient, massive structure has been discovered in the city of Petra in Jordan. What was the purpose of this once-magnificent building?
Ancient June 9, 2016
A 15-year-old schoolboy from Quebec claims he has found a long-lost Mayan city. Here is how he accomplished this incredible feat.
Ancient May 11, 2016
The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra was visited by UNESCO as part of a technical rapid assessment mission to take preliminary stock of its destruction. The World Heritage site fell under a year-long invasion by Islamic State terrorists (ISIS).
Ancient April 30, 2016
Israeli archeologists have discovered the oldest glass factory in the country, shattering notions about glassmaking in the region. The ancient glass kilns offer significant evidence of ancient Judea's link to the Roman Empire.
April 13, 2016
Human sacrifice rituals were used by ancient power elites to keep people in their rightful hierarchies. These rituals were effective as a tool to control people because they were linked to supernatural justifications for punishment.
Society April 6, 2016
Archeologists unearthed a piece of stone with ancient inscriptions. This could shed light on ancient Etruscan culture, religion and worship.
Arts & Culture March 30, 2016
Archeologists found a giant 3,500-year-old fence at the site of an ancient capital in the northern Nile Delta region, according to Egypt's antiquities minister. The ancient fence in Egypt is said to be sandstone-made and at least 1,640 feet long.
Arts & Culture November 27, 2015
Male and female symbols of fertility, death found at cult sites in Israel's Negev Desert. Findings suggests ritual activities including sacrifices at sites, researchers say.
February 11, 2015
Two graves of infants from the end of the last Ice Age are providing archaeologists with a wealth of new information about ancient societies.
November 10, 2014
Rock paintings found in Canyonlands National Park may be only 1,000 to 2,000 years old. But, what does that tell us about the people who painted them?
September 2, 2014
Ancient lines of stones were discovered in Peru. What was the purpose behind these mysterious structures?
Animals May 8, 2014
Ancient stone masks, dating from 9,000 years ago, are now on display in Jerusalem. But what is so special about the way they are displayed?
Animals March 13, 2014