Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-04 12:19
Due to the climate, it's common to find ancient documents in boxes or caves, or even hidden beneath the sand of Timbuktu, but now a push is on to save many of these precious manuscripts.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-05-21 06:44
In a review for The Guardian, Ian Pindar discusses a new book about bubonic plague: Justinian's Flea by William Rosen, an "impressive study of the bubonic plague and its impact on history."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-13 18:14
Tom Holland, author of Rubicon and Persian Fire defends classical education in an article for Britain's The Guardian. Holland feels the study of the Greeks and Romans is necessary to understand modern democracy.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-26 12:08
Cambridge Classics professor Mary Beard discusses the importance of the study of classical languages in an essay for the Guardian.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2007-01-17 04:04
Cá Bhfuil Na Gaeilg eoirí? (English translation: Where are all the Gaelic speakers?) Some are still in Ireland where 25% of the population claims to speak the language. Manchán Magan of the Guardian looks at the history of Gaelic and sets out on a trek to see who speaks it.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-22 11:30
Unable to view the original manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in the British Library, Simon Armitage decided to make his own translation. In an article for the Guardian, Armitage discusses the work and provides an excerpt.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-10-03 08:16
Recent bombing and a resulting oil spill in Lebanon have damaged two World Heritage sites, says an inspection team from UNESCO. Roman remains at Tyre and a medieval tower at Byblos are in urgent need of repair.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-19 09:08
A 300-year-old recipe for malt whiskey may produce the world's strongest single malt at 92 per cent. The drink is being produced at the Bruichladdich distillery on the west coast of Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-31 16:19
The recent discovery of the original port of Constantinople on the banks of the Bosporus may throw a monkey wrench into Turkey's ambitious plan to construct a UK£2 billion train tunnel linking Europe to Asia.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-25 09:08
Fra Angelico was the model of a self-effacing medieval monk whose art was an expression of religion. Pope John Paul II beatified the 14th century monk, bringing him one step closer to sainthood, and his name and his genius are still celebrated 550 years later.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-08 16:48
Alex Hildred, Excavation Director for the Mary Rose project, believes that they may have discovered the tudor rose figurehead for the ship. The paddle-shaped, decorative piece of oak was uncovered recently in a planned attempt to raise one of the ship's main beams.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-02 17:01
Da Vinci wasn't alone. Now Shakespeare appears to have a "code", according to a new book Shadowplay by Clare Asquith.
Submitted by Zabava on Thu, 2005-09-08 16:01
While playing in their yard, three five-year-old boys from northern Norway found a silver buckle and a necklace with a dragon motif that have surprised many archaeologists. The pieces are identified as Viking jewelry and date back to 800-900 CE.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-07-28 17:55
A group of scientists has recommended that a new, comprehensive research project be launched to study Stonehenge. In Stonehenge: an Archaeological Research Framework, edited by Timothy Darvill of Bournemouth University, a plan is suggested to study the structure and its burial sites.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-17 11:45
A 14th century English home, owned by a lawyer, has a secret in its basement: It is the final resting place of some 10,000 of London's dead.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-17 08:38
Archaeologists working on a site near the village of Tatul in Bulgaria are hoping that the discovery of a rare bronze statue of Orpheus might lead to the hero's tomb.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2005-06-25 09:13
A small pearl brooch in "La Fornarina" was the clue used by art historian Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz to suggest that Raphael and the woman long thought to be his mistress were actually secretly married.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 11:13
A 17th century "bathing room," possibly influenced by Sir William Cavendish, has been discovered in an abandoned outbuilding at Bolsover in Derbyshire, England.
Submitted by thomasFlamanc on Wed, 2005-05-18 07:07
Saturday the 14th of May 2005 saw a new Series of English Heritage Tournaments start in spectacular style with displays of archery, mounted skill at arms, falconry, foot combant and culminating in the always-magnificent joust.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-13 15:51
In an article for Nature, Leonardo Ricci, of the University of Trento, writes that poet Dante Alighieri described the law of motion in physics 300 years before Galileo.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-04-18 18:08
A renovation and modernization project at Oxford's Bodleian Library would see most of the 6 million books housed in the main building moved to other locations.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-06 08:25
Plans to expand the exhibit space of Florence's Uffizi Gallery have been thwarted by the discovery of the foundations of several medieval houses.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-10 16:06
Controversial plans by the National Trust and English Heritage to route traffic away from Stonehenge have hit a snag. The British government has been strangely silent on the subject, leading officials to believe that the plans may have been abandoned.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-30 11:30
Twenty tiny people are making a unique journey this year when the British Museum sends 20 of the historic Lewis Chessman north for a special exhibit of historic board games.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-01-13 16:32
The less-than-stellar performance of the latest Hollywood epics may mean that viewers' enthusiam for the genre may be waning.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-12 17:30
The grand master of the Knights Templar has sent a letter to the Vatican demanding an apology for persecution of the group during the 14th century.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2004-12-15 11:29
According to forensic research conducted for a BBC2 documentary, "The Real Face of Santa," Saint Nicholas was short, olive-skinned and had a broken nose.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-10-13 09:12
Medical history may need to be re-written after the recent discovery of a skull which shows signs of complex surgery.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-10-11 17:34
New research shows that Arab scholars cracked the secret of hieroglyphs 800 years before the discovery of the Rosetta stone.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-09-15 13:43
A collection of more than 600 marble statues and tombs from the Roman period will once again be open to the public.