Archive - Oct 10, 2004

Scottish historic sites threatened by global warming

Nearly one third of Scotland's 35,000 historic sites, including Skara Brae, are threatened with destruction due to coastal erosion.

Copper Plates Document Vijayanagara Dynasty

Three etched copper plates dating to 1544 give details of the Kingdom of Vijayanagara in India.

Janet Arnold Featured in "National Biography"

British costuming legend Janet Arnold appeared recently in the online "Biography of the Day" series.

Picts: Barbarians or Cultured Artists?

The "pestulant" Picts of legend may actually have been "a highly sophisticated people with an intimate knowledge of the Bible and Roman classical literature."