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Inside Dallol, The Scorching Stretch Of Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression That’s One Of The Hottest Places On Earth

Inside Dallol, The Scorching Stretch Of Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression That’s One Of The Hottest Places On Earth

With an average daily temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit, Dallol, Ethiopia is considered the hottest inhabited place on Earth — and one of the most beautiful.
Experts Have Discovered The Earliest Known Record Of Jesus’ Childhood On A Fragment Of 1,600-Year-Old Papyrus

Experts Have Discovered The Earliest Known Record Of Jesus’ Childhood On A Fragment Of 1,600-Year-Old Papyrus

After noticing the word "Jesus" in the text, researchers realized that this seemingly insignificant papyrus contained a part of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, which had been left out of the Bible.
A 9,000-Year-Old Stone Mask From The Neolithic Era Was Just Unveiled In Israel

A 9,000-Year-Old Stone Mask From The Neolithic Era Was Just Unveiled In Israel

Just 16 similar masks have ever been found, and they were likely used by an ancient people as a form of ancestor worship.
Stunning ‘Blue Room’ Full Of Ancient Artifacts Revealed During Excavations At Pompeii

Stunning ‘Blue Room’ Full Of Ancient Artifacts Revealed During Excavations At Pompeii

The room was likely a sacrarium, or a shrine where ancient Romans kept sacred objects and worshipped household deities.
Who Is Soon-Yi Previn? The True Story Behind Her Controversial Marriage To Woody Allen

Who Is Soon-Yi Previn? The True Story Behind Her Controversial Marriage To Woody Allen

Soon-Yi Previn was 21 years old when she first shared a kiss with filmmaker Woody Allen, who was then 56 and the long-time boyfriend of Soon-Yi's adoptive mother, Mia Farrow.
Remains Of Bronze Age Infants Found Buried Beneath A ‘Dragon Stone’ In Armenia

Remains Of Bronze Age Infants Found Buried Beneath A ‘Dragon Stone’ In Armenia

Though their story remains largely shrouded in mystery, experts suspect that the newborns were a rare type of twins in which each baby has a different father — and that they were ritualistically sacrificed.
Ancient Rock Carvings Uncovered In The Jungles Of South America May Be The Largest In The World

Ancient Rock Carvings Uncovered In The Jungles Of South America May Be The Largest In The World

Carved between 1,000 and 2,000 years ago, these enormous engravings are located along the Orinoco River in Colombia and Venezuela.
Three Boys In North Dakota Happened Upon The Remains Of A T. Rex While Out For A Hike

Three Boys In North Dakota Happened Upon The Remains Of A T. Rex While Out For A Hike

The boys came across the T. rex fossil while walking through the North Dakota badlands in an area long known for its dinosaur remains.
A 2,000-Year-Old Mass Grave With Dozens Of Horse Skeletons Was Just Uncovered In France

A 2,000-Year-Old Mass Grave With Dozens Of Horse Skeletons Was Just Uncovered In France

Archaeologists aren't yet sure how the horses died, but it's possible that they were ritually sacrificed or were killed in battle during the Gallic Wars.
Divers Just Uncovered An Ancient Roman Structure Sitting Right Under The Surf Off Italy’s Western Coast

Divers Just Uncovered An Ancient Roman Structure Sitting Right Under The Surf Off Italy’s Western Coast

Dating back to at least the second century C.E., this structure may have been part of an aristocrat's lavish beachside villa.
Who Is Medusa, The Snake-Haired Gorgon Of Ancient Mythology?

Who Is Medusa, The Snake-Haired Gorgon Of Ancient Mythology?

Medusa is the most infamous of all the Gorgons in Greek legend. But is she really a formidable monster or a tragic victim?