On Dec. 15 the Cairo government unveiled four renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery in the Egyptian Museum, as part of a complete overhaul of the facility. The gallery houses treasures that were found intact in 1922 along with the mummy of the 19-year-old boy king in the temple city of Luxor.
The etched shell from the Indonesian island of Java was found where Homo Erectus, thought to have made only simple tools out of stone, was discovered.
Scientists have determined with nearly 100-percent accuracy that the remains discovered under a municipal parking lot in Leicester, England, belonged to King Richard III. Also this week, evidence of infidelity in Richard III's family tree was found.
On November 24, 1963, President Kennedy’s accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was killed by Jack Ruby — a nightclub owner — in the Dallas police station.
With a chemical based on shrimp protein, scientists from Cambridge are helping to preserve wooden ships like the Mary Rose, a of the English Tudor navy of King Henry VIII. Catch up on this week's Secrets in the News.
Technology yields new insight into how a Chinese emperor produced an army for eternity within his tomb.
On November 4, 1961, the legendary anchor Walter Cronkite was born. He reported on many pivotal events from 1937 to 1981, including World War II; the Nuremberg trials; Vietnam War; the Watergate scandal; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lennon.
Ten years after being discovered, the “Hobbit Human” remains a controversial figure, with some researchers now thinking that this diminutive human-like being might not have been human after all.
On October 20, 1973, special prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed. Cox had conducted a detailed investigation of the Watergate break-in that revealed that the burglary was just one of many possible abuses of power by the Nixon White House.
On the morning of October 16, 1793, nine months after the execution of her husband — King Louis XVI of France — Queen Marie Antoinette also faced the guillotine. Convicted of treason, she was 37 years old. Also this week, archaeologists in Peru have discovered important remains in Hatun Xauxa, south of the city of Jauja, in the central Andean region of Junin.