Who can decipher the coded message inscribed in gold on this medieval sword? Experts appeal for help.
Scotland’s latest Viking discovery, a hoard of gold and silver objects worth over a million pounds, throws light on Viking influence across Europe more than a thousand years ago.
An Egyptian soldier in Roman Pannonia expresses loneliness and concern for his family in a recently-deciphered letter on papyrus.
New research shows Neolithic peoples chose dairy over fish in spite of being in a seafood-abundant area; how and why did early farmers add milk and cheese?
Are runes coded messages, quick notes, or tall tales? Researchers are still working to decipher many runic inscriptions, but the answer is all of the above.