Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-08 17:48
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 18:01
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 17:01
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 18:55
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 12:45
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 09:38
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 10:13
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 12:13
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 08:07
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 16:51
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 19:08
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 09:25
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 17:06
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 12:30
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 17:32
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 18:30
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 12:29
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 10:12
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 18:34
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 14:43
A collection of more than 600 marble statues and tombs from the Roman period will once again be open to the public.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-09-14 00:03
Protesters claim that the construction of a new grocery store near the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan will upset the "cosmic equilibrium" of the area.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2004-08-20 12:15
Spanish authorities have conceded that the body interred at the Santa Maria cathederal in Seville, Spain are not those of famed explorer, Christopher Columbus.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2004-08-15 12:06
Archaeologists have yet another mystery to solve, with the discovery of the burial of an Iron Age woman with rings on her toes.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2004-08-01 19:30
The archaeological dig at Fetternear House in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland, does not focus on finding objects so much as studying the lives of the residence's owners, several bishops.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-07-24 23:19
An American salvage company is investigating the possibility of salvaging the British warship Sussex which sank off the coast of Gibraltor in 1694.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-07-19 15:05
Were medieval monks the jolly, chubby souls of popular fiction?
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2004-07-05 14:09
Queen Boadicea, in all her glory, is back in not one but four new films.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-06-24 23:40
Mistress Meadhbh ní Dhubhthaigh, Special Events Coordinator for next year's Estrella War, invites registration for special events which need to be scheduled for specific venues.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-06-19 07:54
The public has its first chance to view a medieval Egyptian map showing England as a "tiny, egg-shaped lump." The map is now on display at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-02-07 10:05
The Great Wall of China is in trouble. Only a third of the structure is still standing due to "vandalism, pigsties and natural erosion."