Archive - Aug 30, 2008 - Story

12th century Byzantine still found in Bulgaria

Bulgarian archaeologist Prof Nikolay Ovcharov has discovered a 12th century still believed to have been used in the study of alchemy in the remains of a Byzantine mansion near the village of Tatul, Bulgaria.

12th century abbey unearthed at Scone

Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of the remains of the 12th century Augustinian Abbey at Scone Palace in Scotland. While the palace stands, nothing of earlier history has survived above ground at the site. (Video)

Medieval church windows helped purify air

A new study suggests that medieval stained glass windows covered with tiny gold particles helped to purify the air when sunlight shone through them.

Ix's Pennsic photos

Sir Ixtilixochitl of the Middle Kingdom has posted an album of photos taken by himself and his daughter at the recent Pennsic War 37.