Archive - Jan 2005 - Story

January 5th

Romans Pioneered Luxury Housing and Shopping Malls

New research in England's Roman city of Bath leads archaeologists to believe that wealthy citizens built homes in luxury clusters and shopped in commercial districts.

January 4th

Beer Museums Combine Taste and History

Looking for unique tourist opportunities when traveling internationally? Try visiting a beer museum.

Deansway Research Report Documents City's History

The Council of British Archaeology has published Excavations at Deansway, a report documenting the excavations beneath a British shopping center that revealed the city's past from Roman times through the Middle Ages.

January 3rd

Atlantia University to Include Juggling Classes

Domenico of the Kingdom of Atlantia has announced that he will be teaching several juggling classes at the February 5, 2005 session of the University of Atlantia in the Barony of Caer Gelynniog.

No Aoife's Links this week

"If you don't mind I'll have a stiff scotch and a good scrub, rather than take several hours to do web research," quoth Dame Aoife, explaining why a (fortunately minor) car fire prevented an installment of Aoife's Links this week.

Facelift Gives New Life to Coventry Castle

Caludon Castle in Coventry, England has been taken off the English Heritage National Buildings at risk list after a £33,000 facelift.

January 2nd

Harbor Dig Hopes to Find North Berwick's Early Roots

A major new archaeological excavation is taking place in North Berwick, Scotland, where last year researchers found a medieval cemetery. The new dig may reveal even earlier roots.

James Ossary Discoverer Charged with Forgery

An Israeli collector has been charged with forgery in the case of the "James Ossary," the burial box of the brother of Jesus.

January 1st

Pagan Artifact Destroyed in English Church

A mystery surrounds the destruction of a pagan carving which has resided in an English church for 800 years.

History of Roses Explored

Roses have fascinated gardeners for generations. This short article looks at the history of the flower.

"Life of Brian" Scene Voted Funniest Ever

John Cleese's famous rant "What have the Romans done for us?" in the Monty Python film The Life of Brian has been voted the funniest movie scene ever.