The Italian police arrested the head of the largest mafia, the 'Ndrangheta family, whose yearly revenue is estimated to equal 3 percent of Italy's GDP. So how powerful are today's mafia outfits, and who are the main players?
On the Tuscan island of Elba archaeologists find remains of lavish, ancient villa.
Archaeologists recover the remains of the villa belonging to the real- life individual that inspired the epic tale of Ben-Hur.
Dig into the mystery of a skull found with several holes drilled in the cranium.
Apparently ground up bone powder from the skulls of martyrs was an ingredient in sought after medicines.
A study of fecal matter from a medieval warlord -- the patron of the poet Dante Alighieri -- suggests he was poisoned with a deadly heart-stopping plant called foxglove. Continue reading →
The remains of an Italian WWII pilot who died in a dogfight with US pilots 70 years ago have finally been unearthed -- still sitting on the parachute in the cockpit.
The remains of an Italian World War II pilot who died in a dogfight with U.S. pilots 70 years ago have finally been unearthed.
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