Ice Age Fossils Are Being Unearthed By L.A.'s Subway Construction

A 65-foot deep shaft being dug for Los Angeles's newest subway line is filled with buried treasure. The so-called Subway to the Sea is still nine miles from the beach, but excavation has already revealed some creatures from the ocean floor… the prehistoric ocean floor! » 3/06/14 2:40pm 3/06/14 2:40pm

Exploring the Prehistoric World, By Way of Virtual Reality

For most history students, "exploring the past" means sifting through mountains of data. But digital archaeologist Marcus Abbott wants to make early human civilization—or its digital simulacra—freely accessible to anyone who wants to explore it. His first prehistoric VR environment? A 3,000-year-old spiritual site in the … » 9/26/13 10:26am 9/26/13 10:26am

Archaeologists Think Hidden Imperial Tomb May Be Too Deadly to Explore

After discovering a secret palace hidden in China's first emperor massive burial complex, Chinese technicians are nervous. Not because Qin Shi Huang's tomb is the most important archeological discovery since Tutankhamun, but because they believe his burial place is full of deadly traps that will kill any trespassers.… » 12/28/12 7:26pm 12/28/12 7:26pm

30-Year Quest Ends In $15 Million Gold and Silver Coin Treasure

Thirty years ago, a farmer found a few Iron Age silver coins while working on his land in the island of Jersey, off the coast of Normandy. Now, after combing the soil with metal detectors for three decades, two treasure hunters have found a hoard of silver and gold coins, the biggest of its kind, valued at $15 million. » 6/26/12 1:20pm 6/26/12 1:20pm

What Are the Mysterious Markings Found In the Great Pyramid's Hidden…

A robot has taken photos of a hidden secret chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, which was supposedly built by the fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. It's been the first time anyone accessed the secret chamber in 4500 years. » 5/26/11 10:53am 5/26/11 10:53am