historical eras

Iron Age shield found in Europe

A shield made of bark dating back to between 255 and 395 BC has been found in Europe, according to new research. Although it only looks like pieces of wood now, they once fit together as a unique shield that was made during the Iron Age.

19 places to visit in 2019

Whether you want to rest on a beach in the Caribbean, hike the world's most famous canyon, explore ancient ruins, eat world-famous cuisine or learn more at historically significant sites this year, CNN Travel has the right spot for you.

The best of ancient Egypt

Like the legendary curse of the mummy, ancient Egypt refuses to stay buried in the past. Every so often it comes back to life -- in the 1920s with the discovery of King Tut's tomb; in the 1970s with the global tour of those golden masks; and most recently with a flurry of astonishing discoveries using 21st-century archaeological techniques.