Shakespeare called him a hunchback, but a new three-dimensional model of King Richard III's spiraling spine shows his true disability: adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
New genetic evidence casts further doubt on the authenticity of a grisly French relic: a gourd long believed to be stained with the blood of Louis XVI.
Computer simulations suggest Sultan Moulay Ismaïl could have done it by having sex about once a day for 32 years.
Bones in a golden casket in Germany belong to the casket's rightful occupant: Charlemagne, one of Europe's earliest and most successful monarchs, according to new research. Continue reading →
A piece of an ancient pelvis bone that had been tucked away in museum storage might belong to the English King Alfred the Great or his son Edward.
A newly translated Hebrew text claims to reveal where treasures from King Solomon's temple were hidden.
The English city of York has long loved Richard III, as highlighted by a 600-year-old manuscript.
In light of Richard III's parasitic worms, we present famous rulers through time and their many afflictions.