On January 11, 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. Earhart was born in Kansas in 1897 and started learning to fly when she was 24. She disappeared with her navigator in 1937 over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to fly around the globe.
Microbes extracted from the inside of a 5,300-year-old mummified body have shown he was suffering from a stomach bug before he died.
Medical artist Dr. Richard Neaves has used forensic data from skulls of 1st-century Middle Eastern Jewish men to create an image of what the "real" face of Jesus could have looked like.
1. Beekeeping May Go Back to the Early Years of Agriculture Ancient pottery holds evidence that people were using honeycombs at least 9,000 years ago. According to a paper in Nature, researchers from several European institutions found the distinctive chemicals of honeycomb or beeswax on pottery shards from Europe, the Near East and North Africa. […]
An independent commission of World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) says the 2012 Olympics Games in London were “sabotaged” by “widespread inaction" against Russian athletes with suspicious doping profiles.
On November 4, 1922, in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discovered a step leading to the tomb of King Tutankhamun, which held spectacular artifacts and the mummy of the boy king.
Early pioneers of the medical field went to great pains to learn about the intricate inner workings of human bodies. In 1543, Flemish physician Andreas Vesalius published De Humani Corporis Fabrica, the first medical text rife with detailed images depicting human anatomy.
A team of German-Egyptian archaeologists and conservators have begun the painstaking work of restoring King Tutankhamun's burial mask, which was accidentally broken off and then hastily glued back last year.
The accommodation rental website Airbnb is offering the winners of a Halloween-themed competition the chance to spend a night in the catacombs underneath the city of Paris. The “world's largest grave” holds the remains of more than six million Parisians.
A group of Egyptian and foreign archaeologists found evidence suggesting the existence of two previously undiscovered rooms in King Tut’s tomb. Secret doors may conceal the burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti.