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.
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a 10-year-old child who they believe was given a “vampire burial” meant to keep the deceased from rising from the dead and infecting the living.
Egyptian archaeologists draining water from a temple in the southern city of Aswan have uncovered a sandstone sphinx likely dating to the Ptolemaic era.
A research project in Italy means divers exploring underwater may soon be able to take their tablets with them to locate treasures, with a VR app that can also be used on dry land to enhance museum exhibitions and classroom lessons.
“A discovery that fills me with pride," said Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli.
WATCH: The mural was made by the ancient Caral people, a civilisation which stretches back 5,000 years.