The Return to Amsterdam of the Second Expedition to the East Indies.


A 16th Century Shipwreck Was Discovered by Mistake

A team of scavengers discovered one of the oldest known shipwrecks, filled with tons of copper, entirely coincidentally.

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Utility Workers Uncover Pile of Iron Age Skeletons
Dating back over 2,000 years, the remains, some possibly victims of …
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Ancient Britons Feasted on Pork at Stonehenge

The bone study suggests that pork BBQ goes back a long, long time.

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Oldest Tattoo Needle Found in Western U.S.

It helps clarify the history of indigenous tattooing.

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Stonehenge Might Have Roots in Northern France
A new massive research project shows the history of megalithic struc…
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AI Predicts Humans Have an Ancestor We Don't Even Know About Yet

Neanderthals and their Denisovan cousins likely formed a new species, an A.I. says. That muddies human evolution even further.

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Archaeologists Discover Temple to Aztec 'Flayed Lord'

This is the first temple known to be dedicated to the god.

Ancient Humans May Have Practiced Ritual Finger Amputation

There are too many ancient hand paintings with missing fingers for the whole thing to be a coincidence.

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Cave Paintings Reveal How Ancient Humans Understood the Stars

Ancient humans appear to have understood far more than typically given credit for.

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The Massive Effort to Bring Home an MIA Pilot from World War II
Two militaries, 16 divers and scientists, and a determined new agency wouldn't rest until Eugene Ford's body was identified. Here's how…
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The Oldest Weapon Discovered in North America is a 15,000-Year-Old Spearhead

The weapon has archaeologists rethinking America's earliest settlers.

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Greek Trading Ship That Sank 2,400 Years Ago Found Intact

“This will change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world.”

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Mount Vesuvius Caused Romans' Heads to Explode

The extreme heat caused victims' brains to evaporate and crack their skulls.

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This Doorstop Turned Out To Be A Meteorite Valued At $100,000

It might even be displayed at the Smithsonian.

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8-Year-Old Girl Finds 1,500-Year-Old Sword Hidden in Swedish Lake

It's basically like Excalibur, but in real life.

3,500 Year-Old Relic Is World's Oldest Bronze Hand

It was discovered by treasure hunters, who promptly turned it over to experts.

Fire Blazes At Iconic National Museum of Brazil
Millions of Priceless Artifacts Destroyed in Disastrous Museum Fire
Around 20 million specimens were caught in the blaze when Brazil's National Museum went up in flames, including one of the oldest human…
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A New Fossil Holds an Ancient Secret About Humanity

Technology is taking archeologists into unexplored areas of humanity's past.

Researchers Find 3,000 Year Old Cheese

The discovery is one of the oldest samples of cheese ever found.