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Rising from obscurity to the heights of power, a succession of Andean rulers subdued kingdoms, sculpted mountains, and forged a mighty empire.
Cahokia was born with a bang and died of unknown causes.
The excavation of a sacred pyramid is turning up clues to the empire’s bloody rituals—but so far, no sign of its most feared emperor.
Why did the Nasca etch giant birds and whales in the sand?
The English colonies who landed at Jamestown 400 years ago undermined an ecosystem and changed the continent forever.
Scholars have long puzzled over the Maya civilization's rise to glory and fall to ruin.
An ornately tattooed 1,600-year-old mummy unearthed in Peru could be a warrior queen of the violent Moche people.
A stunning 2,000-year-old mural at Guatemala's San Bartolo site is rewriting Maya history.