The mysterious settlement's remains include a stone structure with a doorway at its corner.
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 →
It may look innocuous now, but the little stone may have killed someone 700 years ago.
A sip of unpasteurized sheep or goat's milk may have spelled doom for a medieval Italian man.
The earliest case of Down syndrome comes from a 5- to 7-year-old child who lived in medieval France some 1,500 years ago.
A medieval treasure trove is revealed, as researchers dig for clues into the emperor’s physical features and cause of death.
The skeleton of an ancient aristocratic woman whose head was warped into a deformed, pointy shape has been unearthed in a necropolis in France.
Busy mammal's work leads to the discovery of a 12-century burial ground that includes the graves of two Slavic warlords.
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