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Two pairs of 17th-century glasses are expected to fetch millions of dollars at auction next month. The jewel-encrusted spectacles, which feature lenses made from diamond and emerald rather than glass, are believed to have originally belonged to royals in the Mughal Empire, which once ruled over the Indian subcontinent.
Huw Groucutt passes rolling sand dunes as far as his eye can see when traveling to archaeological sites in the northern Arabian Peninsula. But the same desert regions were once intermittently lush and green, attracting early humans and large animals such as hippopotamuses migrating out of Africa to linger at ancient lakes, new evidence suggests.
Allyson Felix became the most decorated US track and field athlete in Olympics history after helping Team USA win the women's 400m sprint relay on Saturday.
Allyson Felix became the most decorated US track and field athlete in Olympics history after helping Team USA win the women's 400m sprint rela…
The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru was occupied from around 1420-1530 AD, several decades earlier than previously thought, according to a new study.
An aerial view of the Chankillo Solar Observatory near Casma, Peru, on July 22. Chankillo is the oldest solar observatory in America.
Peru's Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex is now a World Heritage site.
A prehistoric solar observatory in the middle of a desert. A decades-old railway that bisects two soaring mountain ranges. Striking art etched into rocks that dates back 7,000 years.
Billy the Kid, pictured here, was born on September 17, 1859 and died on July 14, 1881.