For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
The biggest coffin discovery in a century features well-preserved colors and inscriptions, enclosing perfect 3,000-year-old mummies.
The Robben Island Museum is on a quest to solve the riddle of human bones found last year and discover another piece of the island's history.
Tourists visit the tomb of the 18th dynasty Pharaoh Tutankhamun at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor after an archeological mission finished conservation work to preserve the tomb.
Some 200 000 flintstones and 400 arrowheads: archeologists in Angoulême dig up artefacts at an 'exceptional' site marking the shift in climate from the Paleolithic to the Mesolithic era.
Our understanding of human history has been thoroughly upended by a number of discoveries over the past few years.
Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave present their findings, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce.
A 6 000-year-old skull found in Papua New Guinea is likely the world's oldest-known tsunami victim, experts have said after a new analysis of the area it was found in.
Egypt says archaeologists have discovered the upper part of royal obelisk dating back more than 4 000 years.
Researchers have discovered that the oldest wine in the world may have been Italian, after finding traces of 6 000-year-old fermented grapes off the west coast of Sicily.
Travellers wanting a glimpse of Peru's famed Machu Picchu will be restricted to certain hours touring the area with a designated guide.
Archaeologists discovered 2,500-year-old pots containing trace chemicals from dagga. The discovery is the earliest evidence of cannabis use.
Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a tomb containing 50 mummies that date back to the Ptolemaic era.
The Honduras government is fighting to save the Moskitia rainforest, home to an ancient "White City" that remained untouched for 500 years.
A painting of an animal in an Indonesian cave dates from at least 40 000 years ago, making it the world's oldest piece of figurative art, new research has shown.
It's been over 24 hours since archaeologists from Egypt's antiquities ministry pried open a mysterious, 30-ton black sarcophagus.
An Egyptian archaeologist overseeing a project to scan a pyramid for voids has criticised the announcement of a discovery of a passenger plane-sized cavity in the Great Pyramid.
Nearly 400 mysterious ancient stone structures have been identified in the Saudi Arabian desert by an Australian researcher using Google Earth.
The DNA of the 2 000-year-old remains of a boy found near Ballito Bay in KwaZulu-Natal has shed new light on the transition from archaic to modern humans.
An oddball, vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern Chile 13 years ago, is a missing link in dino evolution, researchers say.
Early Homo sapiens roamed Africa as long as 300 000 years ago, with modern-looking faces that would not stand out in a crowd today, according to research that pushes back our origins by a hundred millennia.
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