At least 26 human skeletons discovered in Germany show that life in Neolithic Europe some 7,000 years ago could be horrific.
Scientists scanned the skeleton and found a pattern of deep loss of spongy bone in both the bone tissue of the humerus.
Burials recovered from an ancient Greek colony in Sicily reveal bodies that had been pinned down to keep them in their graves.
In ancient Egypt, so many people worshiped Anubis, the jackal-headed god of death, that the catacombs next to his temple once held nearly 8 million mummified pups.
A Medieval teenage girl found buried face-down in northern Italy suffered from scurvy and was rejected by her community.
The twins, about 36 to 40 weeks old, probably suffocated during their mother's troubled labor nearly 8,000 years ago.
A copper awl is the oldest metal object unearthed to date in the Middle East.
A 6,500-year-old skeleton was found in the basement of the Penn Museum. See photos.
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