King Richard III of England will be laid back to rest in a wooden coffin sealed inside a tomb made of Swaledale fossil stone.
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.
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.
Georgian Queen Ketevan was executed for refusing to become a member of a powerful Persian ruler's harem.
The English city of York has long loved Richard III, as highlighted by a 600-year-old manuscript.
Excavators finally lifted the heavy lid of a medieval stone coffin only to reveal another lead coffin inside.
The Medici children were malnourished and led a prolonged indoor life, a new study finds. Continue reading →
See photos of the excavation of a 4,400-year-old female skeleton that may be the first Windsor queen.