701 CE to 800 CE

Saxon Belt On Display For First Time

A rare, copper alloy Saxon belt buckle, dated to between 600 CE and 720 CE has gone on display for the first time.

Public Allowed to Join in Welsh Dig

Members of the public will have an opportunity to help excavate the site of an early Christian cemetery in Pembrokeshire.

Iron Age Bog bodies found were society's elite

Research into Iron Age bog bodies discovered in the midlands of Ireland has revealed they were elite members of society who may have met violent deaths as part of kingship rituals.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 5, 709

St. Boniface and his missionary companions were killed by pagan Germans on June 5, 709.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 25, 735

On May 25, 735, the Venerable Bede ended his peaceful, learned life in the Northumbrian monastery where he had lived over fifty years.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 15, 756

On May 15, 756, Abd ar-Rahman was proclaimed Emir of Cordoba, beginning the three-century Umayyad dynasty of Moorish Spain.

Blood of the Vikings

On March 18, 2006, the Science Channel will broadcast The Blood of the Vikings, a cultural look at the Viking lifestyle along the northeast coast of England.

Sutton Hoo Research Project Archive Online

Prof Martin Carver and the Sutton Hoo Research Project are pleased to announce the launch of a new digital archive: The Sutton Hoo Research Project (1983-2001) Archive. The ten volume study of the archaeological site is available online.

8th Century Building Gets Grant Money for Improvements

A £50,000 grant will pay for a tour of Dewsbury Minster, showcasing its 'lost' heritage. It will also pay for improvements to the Grade II-listed building’s outdated lighting, heating, access, signs and literature in the site's west end.

Footwear Helps Understand Viking Life

English professor Peter Addyman has collected nearly 10,000 pairs of Viking shoes dating largely to the 8th century. The shoes are part of the amazing collection of artifacts found in York, England.

Moroccan City Holds Secrets from Roman Through Medieval Times

Moroccan archaeologists from the National Institute of Archaeological Sciences and Heritage are combing through research discovered during a recent excavation of the Roman city of Thamusida and its medieval layers up to Islamic times.

Beowulf Mania

Two films, an opera and an off-Broadway play are enough to jump start the popularity of Anglo-Saxon classic.

New exhibit on ancient Yemeni art at the Sackler

"Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade" is now on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, in Washington, DC.

"Bit of Bronze" Reveals Anglo-Saxon Burial Chamber

Archaeologists in Southend, England are thrilled with the discovery of a 1400-year-old Anglo-Saxon royal burial chamber. The grave was discovered when surveyers spotted "a small bit of bronze sticking up out of the mud."

"Early British Kingdoms" Offers Roadmap to British History

David Nash Ford's Early British Kingdoms website provides a virtual roadmap of the Celtic nations from Roman times through the "Dark Ages."

Selviergard to Invest New Baron & Baroness

Viscount Syr Georg of Glaciers Edge and Viscountess Katrazina Porajski will be the new Baron and Baroness of Selviergard in the Principality of Oertha.

Medieval Muslim Cemetery Discovered

35 skeletons, discovered recently near Lisbon Portugal, are believed to be from one of the largest medieval Muslim burial grounds in Europe.

Medieval Skeletons Discovered on Scottish Farm

Archaeologists are exicted about the recent find of 200 medieval skeletons on a farm near North Berwick, Scotland, and wonder if the graves might be linked to St Baldred, who founded a monastery nearby.

Desperate Viking Housewives?

New evidence reveals that Viking housewives may not have been desperate at all, but may have traveled to new settlements with their husbands.

How Good of a Viking Are You?

Would you have been a good Viking? Test your skills in an online game from the BBC.

Home of 8th century Scottish monk found

Archaeologists believe they may have found the home of St Baldred of the Bass, one of the best known monks of 8th century Scotland.

Harbor Dig Hopes to Find North Berwick's Early Roots

A major new archaeological excavation is taking place in North Berwick, Scotland, where last year researchers found a medieval cemetery. The new dig may reveal even earlier roots.

Straight Dope: Did Vikings Have Horns?

An article on the Straight Dope website discusses the use of horns on Viking helmets and why they are depicted as such.

British Museum Presents Sutton Hoo Workshop

On Saturday, November 27, 2004, the British Museum will present Sutton Hoo Revisited, a day-long workshop on the Anglo-Saxon ship burial in East Anglia.

Berwick Today: Saxon Chapel Found at Bamburgh Castle

Archaeologists working on Bamburgh Castle may have discovered a medieval chapel mentioned by the Venerable Bede as possessing the arm of St. Oswald.

"Long Man" Chalk Drawing Newer than Originally Thought

The "Long Man", a figure drawn in chalk on a hillside near Eastbourne, England, may be much newer than experts previously had believed.

8th Century Cliffside Cemetery Discovered in Wales

Two skeletons in a 1200-year-old cliff-face cemetery have been discovered in Pembrokeshire, Wales by archaeologists lowered on ropes.