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Map of sites and postulated migratory pathways associated with modern humans dispersing across Asia during the Late Pleistocene.

Early human ancestors started migrating around the world far earlier than scientists thought

Humans first started migrating from Africa to Asia 120,000 years ago, recent discoveries have found. These early migrants interbred with other hominin species.
Worshippers surround the Edicule at an Easter mass procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Scientists have found that the tomb of Jesus Christ is far older than people thought

The tomb in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre has just been dated to AD 345.

Inequality has been growing for thousands of years — and it could hint at future societal collapse

The research describes a growing trend that could have dire consequences for future societies, provided they fail to become more equal.
A photo illustration of the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is hiding a huge, unexplored space — and scientists used cosmic rays to find it

Physicists used cosmic rays to penetrate the pharaoh Khufu pyramid's thick rock and discover a void that's about the length of two semitrailers.

Two metal detecting hobbyists in rural England discovered this Roman ‘licking dog’ statue

The brothers-in-law also found a trove of other historical artefacts, which archaeologists believe were deliberately stashed away by a metal worker.

A student found an ancient Canadian village that’s 10,000 years older than the Pyramids

A recent dig may give archaeologists more clues about one of the oldest North American civilizations.

17 high-paying jobs for people who love history

We recently combed looked at salary data on the US BLS website to find positions with a median annual salary of over $60,000 that require heavy history skills.

Ancient skulls that mirror ours are part of a handful of archaeological findings that rewrite human history

Researchers are discovering evidence that could fundamentally change ancient history by answering questions like how and when our species emerged.

Why IPA beers have ‘India’ in their names — and how they fit into a key part of human history

The British wanted to keep drinking beer while colonizing the world — and hops helped preserve beer for a long, intense journey.

Scientists have found evidence of a mysterious ‘skull cult’ in an ancient temple

A new study published in the journal Science Advances describes at least 691 shards and chunks of bone found at an ancient ritual site in southeast Turkey.