File photo - The Mona Lisa , by Leonardo da Vinci, at the Louvre Museum in Paris. (Photo by: Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images)The famed Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci may have … [Read more...] about Did Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘quick eye’ help him capture Mona Lisa’s fleeting smile?
The oldest of the two Viking longhouses at Stöð dates from around A.D. 800, several decades before the commonly accepted date of the settlement of Iceland in A.D. 874. (Credit: Bjarni Einarsson) … [Read more...] about Oldest Viking settlement possibly unearthed in Iceland
Runes at the famous Rök runestone, Sweden, telling a story about the Vikings and the loss of a son. (Credit: iStock) Powerful storms on the Orkney Islands in the far north of Scotland … [Read more...] about Scottish storms unearth 1,500-year-old Viking-era cemetery
Archaeologists have surveyed the Mayan road with airborne lidar technology to reveal the ancient structures along its length. (Credit: Courtesy of Traci Ardren (University of Miami), Proyecto Sacbe … [Read more...] about Maya warrior queen may have built the longest ‘white road’ in the Yucatán
The remains of the RMS Titanic are rapidly corroding at the bottom of the North Atlantic. But a proposal to cut the ship's telegraph machine from the wreck has drawn fierce criticism. (Credit: … [Read more...] about Titanic’s iconic telegraph ‘voice’ may be recovered. But some say the salvager is a ‘greedy treasure hunter.’
The Soviet spy radio was found buried beside a path through a former forest near the German city of Cologne, a few miles from a nuclear research center and a military airbase. (Credit: Jürgen … [Read more...] about Sophisticated Soviet spy radio discovered buried in former forest in Germany
The spiral patterns that appear prominently in the rock carvings are thought to be a symbol among ancestral Pueblo peoples for the sky or the sun. (Credit: Jagiellonian University) The … [Read more...] about 800-year-old spiral rock carvings marked the solstices for Native Americans
This 2016 photo provided by NASA shows the Getz Ice Shelf from 2016’s Operation Icebridge in Antarctica - file photo. (Jeremy Harbeck/NASA via AP)Scientists are scouring the remote Antarctic … [Read more...] about ‘Lost’ iron meteorites may lurk beneath Antarctic ice. Scientists are on a quest to find them.
(Credit: Greece Ministry of Culture and Sports) A storehouse of ancient treasures, including precious jewels and gold beads, has been uncovered by archaeologists on an island near Crete … [Read more...] about Gold and jewels found on Minoan Island devoted to the color purple