History Stories
Discovered: Eerie Outline of Horse That Died at Pompeii
May 14, 2018

It’s the first complete horse to ever be found in the wreckage of Pompeii. Read More

The Most Amazing Artifacts Discovered While Building Rome’s Subway
December 19, 2017

It’s hard to build any new subway lines without running into Rome’s ancient history. Read More

Skeletons Found in Ancient Shop Near Pompeii
June 27, 2016

Archaeologists have discovered four human skeletons in the ruins of an ancient workshop near Pompeii, where they were buried by volcanic ash nearly 2,000 years ago. Read More

Archaeologists Unearth Intact Pre-Roman Tomb in Pompeii
September 23, 2015

A team of French archaeologists working in Pompeii has discovered a tomb dating to the 4th century B.C., centuries before a volcanic eruption buried the ancient city. Read More

Researchers Unlock Key to Reading Damaged Scrolls From Pompeii Disaster
January 22, 2015

New X-ray technology can decipher text from papyrus scrolls buried in the A.D. 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Read More

Gladiator House Crumbles, Hinting at Pompeii’s Uncertain Future
November 12, 2010

On November 6, 2010, Pompeii's House of the Gladiators collapsed, highlighting the many challenges of preservation. Read More