Delving into the mysteries of the past to shed light on the present.
Metal detectorists stole a viking hoard that rewrites Anglo-Saxon history.
An international crime investigation puts the ancient Italian city of Matera on the world stage.
Steeped in mysterious symbology, Quinta da Regaleira's 'inverted tower' celebrates Portugal's Templar past.
Who's really buried in these intriguing monuments?
In the south Australian countryside sits a mysterious indigenous stone arrangement.
What made the Harappan civilisation leave their cities for the Himalayas?
In the heart of London, on the banks of the River Thames, is a landmark that very few know even exists.
The ruins of Wat Nong Bua Yai, a temple in Thailand, reemerged due to a drought after 20 years under water.
Dandara was a fierce warrior who defended a kingdom of freed slaves - so why has history forgotten her?
Under the noses of millions of Londoners lies a huge archaeological site.
Officials are watching the vessel which moved closer to the edge last week.
Scientists are using light brighter than the Sun to decipher scrolls buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79.
Archaeologists continue their quest to unearth an ancient Messinian city.
Two families have been guarding Europe's oldest lake's secret for generations
Take a look inside Wünsdorf, a complex near Berlin that housed tens of thousands of Soviet troops.
Inside Lyon’s extensive network of narrow passageways that helped Resistance fighters evade the Nazis
Architect and sculptor Dy Proeung buried his life’s work to preserve it, and save his life.
Why is the village of Dargavs in Russia also known as the 'City of the Dead'?
The Rescued Film Project aims to develop all the world's unprocessed camera film.
How a Portuguese queen established one of the most iconic British traditions.
A secret laboratory 800m below the Pyrenees.
Pearce Paul Creasman, an underwater archaeologist, explores the murky depths of Sudan's pyramids.
The Tale of Genji is a Japanese novel written a thousand years ago by female author Murasaki Shikibu.
The story of how the chance find of a bracelet in the sea helped solve a decades-old hunt for a missing author.
The Vasa set sail in 1628 and sank after two hours. It lay under the sea until 1961.
How does a massive military cannon go missing for almost 100 years?
The 850-year-old cathedral has stood the test of time from the French Revolution to World War Two.
It’s a tourism model that relies on staying hidden.
Orkney has a rich archaeological heritage, but it's eroding into the sea.
The Wemyss Caves in Scotland house the mysterious ancient Pictish carvings.
It took 350 million bricks to build.
Artist Mat Collishaw attempts to unmask this famously image-conscious monarch.
Can new research unlock its mysteries?
How black-and-white photos are being brought back to life.
It lies beneath the waves of one of the world’s most popular beaches.
None of his teachers believed he could do it.