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June 27, 2022, 2:55 PM

Stunning Roman mosaics return home to new Israeli museum

A series of well-preserved ancient Roman mosaics have returned home.
June 27, 2022, 2:55 PM
Stunning Roman mosaics return home to new Israeli museum
June 21, 2022, 5:01 PM

Ancestry uses lost letters to reunite a former slave's family more than a century later

A woman's ancestral search ends with a former slave's prayer answered.
June 21, 2022, 5:01 PM
Ancestry uses lost letters to reunite a former slave's family over a century later
June 19, 2022, 4:30 PM

Lost letters reunite a family after more than a century

In Galveston, Texas, a family torn apart by slavery's injustices discovered their roots.
June 19, 2022, 4:30 PM
Lost letters reunite a family after more than a century
June 13, 2022, 6:58 PM

Sanctions sought against FBI over Civil War gold dig videos

Two say the FBI either lied to a federal judge or illegally destroyed the video.
June 13, 2022, 6:58 PM
June 10, 2022, 1:01 AM

Vertebra of 98 million-year-old dinosaur discovered in Egypt's Western desert

A fossil belonging to a carnivorous dinosaur that lived about 98 million years ago was unearthed by an Egyptian-led team of researchers.
June 10, 2022, 1:01 AM
Fossil from 98 million-year-old dinosaur found in Egyptian desert
1 month ago

Egypt uncovers 2,500-year-old coffins, bronze statues in ancient necropolis

Egypt has uncovered 2,500-year-old wooden coffins and bronze statues in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, the country announced on Monday.
1 month ago
Egypt uncovers 2,500-year-old coffins, bronze statues in ancient necropolis
1 month ago

100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial

The United States celebrates the historical monument, a national symbol of freedom and a site of civil rights activism.
1 month ago
100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial
1 month ago

Nearly 8,000-year-old skull found in Minnesota River

A partial skull from nearly 8,000 years ago was found by two kayakers.
1 month ago
Nearly 8,000-year-old skull found in Minnesota River
1 month ago

After string of adventures, ancient gold ring back in Greece

A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring is back in Greece after a string of adventures
1 month ago
After string of adventures, ancient gold ring back in Greece
2 months ago

Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans

A crew working on the Alabama coast is assessing the remains of the last slave ship known to have landed in the United States, more than 160 years ago
2 months ago
Alabama shipwreck holds key for kin of enslaved Africans
2 months ago

Goodwill find in Texas turns out to be ancient Roman bust

A marble bust that a Texas woman bought for about $35 from a Goodwill store is temporarily on display at a San Antonio museum after experts determined it was a centuries-old sculpture missing from Germany since World War II
2 months ago
Goodwill find in Texas turns out to be ancient Roman bust
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Famed 'Wizard of Oz' dress worn by Judy Garland becomes center of lawsuit

Famed 'Wizard of Oz' dress worn by Judy Garland becomes center of lawsuit.
2 months ago
Famed 'Wizard of Oz' dress worn by Judy Garland becomes center of lawsuit
2 months ago

Researchers returning for assessment of last US slave ship

Researchers are returning to the Alabama coast to assess the sunken remains of the last slave ship to bring captive Africans to the United States
2 months ago
Researchers returning for assessment of last US slave ship
2 months ago

Revolutionary find: 19 cannons in river likely sunk in 1779

A warehouse in coastal Georgia is holding historical treasures that evidence suggests were lost for more than 240 years
2 months ago
Revolutionary find: 19 cannons in river likely sunk in 1779
2 months ago

Jackie Robinson’s son, David, talks about his father in new clip from ‘Jackie to Me’

Many honor Jackie Robinson’s bravery in breaking barriers while being a Hall of Fame baseball player in the new ESPN digital series, “Jackie to Me.”
2 months ago
Jackie Robinson’s son, David, talks about his father in new clip from ‘Jackie to Me’
2 months ago

Revisiting the Titanic

After a deep dive into 110 years of research, best-selling author William Hazelgrove has put together a very different story than the one we've all been told. ABC News' Will Ganss has the details.
2 months ago
Revisiting the Titanic
3 months ago

National park battlefield irises may mark razed Black homes

The historic Black community was demolished nearly 60 years ago.
3 months ago
Iris on national park battlefield may mark razed Black homes
3 months ago

US agency acknowledges damage to dinosaur tracks in Utah

Dinosaur tracks from 112 million years ago have been damaged in southeastern Utah by heavy machinery used to rebuild a boardwalk at the popular tourist area
3 months ago
US agency acknowledges damage to dinosaur tracks in Utah
3 months ago

Hawaiian teacher Edith Kanaka'ole to be featured on the quarter

She is one of six women featured in the 2023 American Women Quarters project.
3 months ago
Hawaiian teacher Edith Kanaka'ole to be featured on the quarter
3 months ago

US returns smuggled ancient artifacts to Libya

The United States has returned a cache of smuggled ancient artifacts to Libya as the oil-rich Mediterranean country struggles to protect its heritage against the backdrop of years of war, turmoil and unrest
3 months ago
US returns smuggled ancient artifacts to Libya
3 months ago

Colossal mystery solved

The world’s most expensive fossil, Stan the T. Rex, has finally been found after two years. ABC News’ Will Ganss explains how.
3 months ago
Colossal mystery solved
3 months ago

Wreck of only sunken Gulf whaler discovered 190 years later

Researchers say they've found what's believed to be the wreck of the only whaling ship known to sink in the Gulf of Mexico
3 months ago
Wreck of only sunken Gulf whaler discovered 190 years later
3 months ago

Japanese internment camp in Colorado named historic site

President Biden has signed a bipartisan bill designating a former World War II Japanese American internment camp in rural Colorado as a federal historic site managed by the National Park Service
3 months ago
Japanese internment camp in Colorado named historic site
3 months ago

Auschwitz survivor Leon Schwarzbaum dies at 101 in Germany

Leon Schwarzbaum, a survivor of the Nazis’ death camp at Auschwitz and lifelong fighter for justice for the victims of the Holocaust, has died
3 months ago
Auschwitz survivor Leon Schwarzbaum dies at 101 in Germany
4 months ago

Holocaust survivor Inge Deutschkron dies at 99 in Berlin

She hid in Berlin during the Third Reich to escape deportation to Nazi camps.
4 months ago
Holocaust survivor Inge Deutschkron dies at 99 in Berlin
4 months ago

Exclusive look at the discovery of historic ship Endurance

National Geographic gives an exclusive look at the wreck of Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship which has not been seen since it sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915.
4 months ago
Exclusive look at the discovery of historic ship Endurance
4 months ago

Wreck of explorer's ship sunk in 1915 discovered

The wreck of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, has been found off Antarctica.
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Wreck of explorer's ship sunk in 1915 discovered
5 months ago

Ancient helmets, temple ruins found at dig in southern Italy

Archaeologists in southern Italy say they have discovered the ruins of a painted brick wall and ancient warrior helmets at a site that might have been a forerunner of a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena
5 months ago
Ancient helmets, temple ruins found at dig in southern Italy
5 months ago

Letter from Holocaust survivor found from flea market vendor decades later

A long-lost letter from a freed Holocaust survivor was sold by a flea market vendor and returned to the family decades later.
5 months ago
Holocaust survivor's letter found decades later at flea market vendor
5 months ago

UNESCO lists Viking-era wooden sailboats on heritage list

Wooden sail boats allowed the peoples of Northern Europe to spread trade, influence and sometimes war across seas and continents for thousands of years
5 months ago
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Egypt digitally unwraps mummy of King Amenhotep in 'important milestone'

Egypt digitally unwraps mummy of King Amenhotep in 'important milestone'
6 months ago
Egypt digitally unwraps mummy of King Amenhotep in 'important milestone'
6 months ago

Research: Wreck of last US slave ship mostly intact on coast

Researchers studying the wreckage of the last U.S. slave ship on the Alabama coast have made a surprising discovery
6 months ago
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Israeli archaeologists find treasures in ancient shipwrecks

The Israel Antiquities Authority says it's discovered remnants of two shipwrecks off the Mediterranean coast, replete with a sunken trove of hundreds of silver and bronze coins and Roman and medieval artifacts
6 months ago
6 months ago

US releases new batch of documents about JFK assassination

The National Archives has made public nearly 1,500 documents related to the U.S. government’s investigation into the 1963 assassination of President John F
6 months ago
7 months ago

Paul Revere family artifacts found in attic sold for $20K

Artifacts once owned by Paul Revere’s family have been sold at auction.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Paul Revere family artifacts found in attic up for auction

They include tools such as wrought iron calipers, letters and other items.
7 months ago
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Veterans speak out on surviving the Pensacola terror attack

Two years ago, three young American sailors were killed and eight were wounded when a Saudi Arabian air force officer training on a U.S. Navy base in Florida opened fire.
7 months ago
Veterans speak out on surviving the Pensacola terror attack
7 months ago

Marking the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Survivors of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base on Dec. 7, 1941, will attend a remembrance ceremony at the now-historical site.
7 months ago
Marking the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor
7 months ago

Looted Gilgamesh tablet returns to Iraq in formal ceremony

A small clay tablet dating back 3,500 years and bearing a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh that was looted from an Iraqi museum during the 1991 Gulf War has returned to Iraq
7 months ago
Stolen Gilgamesh tablet returns to Iraq
7 months ago

Panel OKs bid to demolish Wright Brothers' 1st bike shop

The city requested to demolish a 129-year-old building that housed the bike shop
7 months ago
7 months ago

Egypt opens 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes

The walkway connects Karnak Temple with Luxor Temple in the ancient city of Thebes.
7 months ago
Egypt opens 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes
7 months ago

Rare Einstein manuscript auctioned for over $15 million

The manuscript that led to his theory of relativity sold for 13.3 million euros in Paris.
7 months ago
Rare Einstein manuscript auctioned for over $15 million
7 months ago

Rare Einstein manuscript on theory of relativity auctioned for over $15M in Paris

A rare manuscript by Albert Einstein that changed the course of modern science will be sold to the highest bidder on Tuesday.
7 months ago
Rare Einstein manuscript auctioned for over $15M in Paris
7 months ago

'Problematic' Roosevelt statue at American Museum of Natural History finds new home

A "problematic" statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City has found a new home.
7 months ago
'Problematic' Roosevelt statue at American Museum of Natural History finds new home
7 months ago

'Fundamental justice:' Judge clears 2 in Malcolm X slaying

"The event that has brought us to court today should never have occurred."
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2 men convicted of killing Malcolm X set to be exonerated

Nearly 57 years after the assassination of Malcolm X, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is moving to vacate the convictions of Muhammad Aziz, 83, and Khalil Islam, who died in prison in 2009.
7 months ago
2 men convicted of killing Malcolm X set to be exonerated
7 months ago

Nikole Hannah Jones talks new book, 'The 1619 Project'

The journalist's book expands on her piece for New York Times Magazine, which aims to incorporate the consequences of slavery and contributions of Black Americans into the country's narrative.
7 months ago
Nikole Hannah Jones talks new book, 'The 1619 Project'
7 months ago

Earth's 1st continents may have appeared 750 million years earlier

Earth's first continents may actually have appeared 750 million years earlier than first thought.
7 months ago
Earth's 1st continents may have appeared 750 million years earlier
8 months ago

Marie Antoinette's bracelets sell for over $8M

A pair of diamond bracelets that once belonged to the Queen of France Marie Antoinette fetched the equivalent of over $8 million at auction.
8 months ago
Marie Antoinette's bracelets sell for over $8M
8 months ago

France returning 26 looted treasures back to Benin

Macron formalized the return of the treasures looted during the French colonization, citing the need to "give African youth back access to their heritage."
8 months ago
France returning 26 looted treasures back to Benin