Archive - Dec 2, 2006 - Story

Estate of Retired Librarian Includes Lost Fra Angelicos

Several paintings of saints created by 15th century monk and artist Fra Angelico have been discovered in England and are scheduled to be auctioned. The sale is expected to bring nearly US$2 million.

Viking Longhouse to be Constructed in North Dorset

Researchers in North Dorset, England have contracted to build a replica of a Viking longhouse. The building will be part of a living history museum.

Odescalchi Castle has Rich History

Odescalchi Castle, the site of the November 18, 2006 nuptials of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, is a 15th century residence with a great deal of history including the family of Pope Innocent XI and a murderous noblewoman.