The ancestor's face has been reconstructed from a skull found in Ethiopia and is the direct ancestor of the skeleton, Lucy, found in 1974.
Archaeologists in northern Peru have unearthed an ancient mural from the lost Caral civilisation that is believed to be about 3,800 years old, officials reported.
Archaeologists say the finds at the House of the Garden in Regio V of Pompeii
A boat constructed of reeds will recreate ancient trade routes betweebn Egypt and the Black Sea that could predate the Greek Argonauts.
This femur is two metres long, bigger than the average human male!
General Charles-Etienne Gudin was killed on the battlefield in 1812 during the French Emperor's doomed invasion of Russia.
Archaeologists from Bradford University in the U.K. discovered traces of a lost settlement in the North Sea.
The Sphinx Room features lavish frescoes of panthers, centaurs and, of course, a sphinx. Experts chanced upon it while doing restoration work on the vault of a neighbouring part of the building.
The 1400-year-old site, in Southend-on-Sea, was discovered accidentally by road workers in 2003.
An ancient tomb dating back 4,500 years has been discovered in Egypt, announced the ministry of antiquities.
"Social media was a very important driver of (the Arab Spring) protests so it was only a matter of time before the looting and trafficking of antiquities would bleed into social media," Dr Amr Al-Azm, Professor Middle East History and Anthropology, told Euronews.
Egyptologist Zahi Hawass and an Egyptian team opened three sealed sarcophagi from the 26th Dynasty.
One contained the well-preserved mummy of a powerful priest, wrapped in linen and decorated with a golden figure depicting Isis, an ancient Egyptian goddess.
The frescoed counter served drinks and snacks including coarse bread with salty fish and lentils.
Archaeologists rediscovered a cave underneath Mexico’s most famous Mayan ruins, contending with a venomous snake and narrow crawlspaces to gain access.
The Al-Ula governorate in Saudi Arabia is an area packed with prehistoric sites and landmarks.
French researchers have discovered that life was already moving on our planet earlier than first thought — now thought to be 2.1 billion years ago.
Previously, early life forms were said to date back 1.5 billion years.
Six people were arrested for attempting to sell the Biblical text.
They uncovered them at an ancient burial site dating back to the Ptolemaic era.
The remains of the first man to circumnavigate Australia, explorer Matthew Flinders, have been discovered near a train station in London
In AD79 the ancient city of Pompeii was destroyed by an eruption that killed more than 2,000 people. The city’s ruins have become one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world.
Global Japan visits the soon to be completed Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo to see first hand how Japanese experts are helping to preserve Egypt's priceless artifacts.
Archaeologists unveil ancient Luxor tomb, open closed coffin for first time
Archaeologists have unearthed a rare collection of mummified scarab beetles in an Egyptian tomb.
Researchers have discovered twenty wooden, human-like sculptures along with an intricate adobe wall in northern Peru, according to government officials.
The Greek trading vessel, believed to be 2,400 years old, is one of 60 shipwrecks found by scientists using deep-sea cameras.
A boat built by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet has been partly dismantled so that it can be returned to its old home.