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American Firm Investigates Salvaging Sussex

An American salvage company is investigating the possibility of salvaging the British warship Sussex which sank off the coast of Gibraltor in 1694.

Chubby Friar Tuck a Reality?

Were medieval monks the jolly, chubby souls of popular fiction?

The Return of Boadicea

Queen Boadicea, in all her glory, is back in not one but four new films.

Schedule Special Events for Estrella XX

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.

Medieval Arabic Map to be Displayed at the Bodleian

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.

Tourists and Developers Contribute to Destruction of China's Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is in trouble. Only a third of the structure is still standing due to "vandalism, pigsties and natural erosion."

Voynich Manuscript is Hoax!

Researchers have finally agreed on the secret of the mysterious Voynich Manuscript: it's gibberish.

Carpark to Cover Roman Mosaics

Some of the most impressive mosaics ever unearthed in Rome will soon be covered up by a parking lot.

Agincourt Coin Lost - and Found

A gold coin found on the battlefield of Agincourt, and once in the possession of the Birmingham Museum, has been found.

"String of Pearls" Unearthed by Chunnel Excavations

A series of rich digs, referred to by archaeologists as "one long string of pearls" was the result of excavations to construct the Chunnel under the English Channel.

Victoria & Albert Museum to Display Funeral Shield of Henry V

Gothic: Art for England 1400-1547, will be on display October 9, 2003 through January 18, 2004 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Among the items exhibited will be the funeral shield of Henry V.

Unknown Celtic Goddess Identified at British Museum

Scientists working on artifacts from a site in Hertfordshire, England have identified a statue of Senua, a Roman-British goddess previosly unknown to scholars, discovered along with a treasure of gold and silver offerings.

Genetic Fingerprinting to be Used to Solve Mystery of the Canterbury Gospels

Scientists in Cambridge, England are undertaking a project to trace the origin of the Canterbury Gospels, traditionally thought to have come to England with Saint Augustine.

Size of Massive Avebury "Monster" Larger than Expected

Ground-penetrating radar has been used to determine the size of one of the Avebury megaliths.