Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing loading...
Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing
From petroglyphs to castles carved into hilltops, explore our night sky through our ancestors at these amazing archaeological sites.
Treasure Trove of Ancient Human Footprints Found Near Volcano loading...
Treasure Trove of Ancient Human Footprints Found Near Volcano
Hundreds of crisscrossing tracks offer a glimpse of life in Africa around 19,000 years ago.
Black Slime Is Coating World Monuments - And That May Be Good loading...
Black Slime Is Coating World Monuments - And That May Be Good
Biofilms are affecting edifices like Angkor Wat and the Jefferson Memorial, and debate is raging over whether they are helpful or harmful.
Was This Masterpiece Painted With Ground Mummy? loading...
Was This Masterpiece Painted With Ground Mummy?
For centuries, European artists adorned their canvases with pigment made from the pulverized remains of ancient Egyptians.
World’s Oldest Fossils Discovered Due to Climate Change loading...
World’s Oldest Fossils Discovered Due to Climate Change
Ancient microbes from 3.7 billion years ago were only found due to melting ice in Greenland. What else is out there?
Have We Been Misreading a Crucial Maya Codex for Centuries? loading...
Have We Been Misreading a Crucial Maya Codex for Centuries?
A new look at the Dresden Codex may change our understanding of the ways the Maya used the night sky to plan their ceremonial calendars.
Long Before Lochte, Ancient Olympians Were Serious Troublemakers loading...
Long Before Lochte, Ancient Olympians Were Serious Troublemakers
The ancient Olympics featured doping, bribery, boozing, and, shall we say, “finger snapping.”
Ancient Roman Life Preserved at Pompeii loading...
Ancient Roman Life Preserved at Pompeii
When Mount Vesuvius erupted cataclysmically in the summer of A.D. 79, the nearby Roman town of Pompeii was buried under several feet of ash and rock.
Genghis Khan, Lord of the Mongols loading...
Genghis Khan, Lord of the Mongols
Revered founder of Mongolia, this ruthless 13th-century warrior launched an empire that reached to Europe.
7 Ancient Mysteries Archaeologists Will Solve This Century loading...
7 Ancient Mysteries Archaeologists Will Solve This Century
National Geographic archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert predicts the amazing finds we may make in the 21st century.
Olympic Games We No Longer Play loading...
Olympic Games We No Longer Play
Then as now, Olympic contenders often spent years training with expert coaches, and victors were showered with praise and wealth.

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