Stone carving, masonry, and related endeavors
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-02 17:41
A 3-D laser scan of Scotland's 5,000-year-old Callanish Stones shows advanced stone-working skills and a great understanding of astronomy.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-01 19:11
Archaeologists for UNESCO World Heritage are worried that tourist activity at Scotland's Hadrian's Wall has damaged parts of the structure and recommend the restricting of some sections from the public.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-08-13 11:14
Workers cleaning drains around the Roman Forum have discovered the marble head of Constantine dating from the early 4th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-16 12:05
Rio Narcea Gold Mines Ltd., a mining company based in Toronto, Canada, is battling archaeologists for the rights to a gold mine which lies beneath a Roman town in Asturias, Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-05 14:59
University professor Tim Darvill believes he has discovered the Welsh quarry where the bluestones, which form the circle of Stonehenge, were mined.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-28 18:13
Archaeologists have reported that at least four statues have been stolen from a recently-discovered 13th century temple to Shiva near Bogra, Bangladesh.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-24 16:11
A newly-discovered bas-relief may be the first known self-portrait of Renaissance artist Michelangelo.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-06 14:02
The piece of an engraved stone throne, discovered in Mainz, Germany in 1911, has been identified as belonging to a throne once used by the Emperor Charlemagne.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2005-02-19 10:48
A stone carving, found 20 years ago in a back garden, has been identified as a 2000 year old Celtic carving from the Iron Age.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-13 12:22
The conical, Iron Age fort, Kimsbury Camp, located in Gloucestershire, England, is set to receive a UK£85,000 facelift to repair damage from erosion.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-23 14:58
The debate continues. Scott Wolter, a geologist and president of American Petrographic Services in St. Paul, Minnesota, believes that the markings on the famous Kensington Rune Stone date from 1700 or earlier.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-02 10:40
An Israeli collector has been charged with forgery in the case of the "James Ossary," the burial box of the brother of Jesus.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-01 17:20
A mystery surrounds the destruction of a pagan carving which has resided in an English church for 800 years.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-19 15:18
A carved stone bearing a relief of St. Peter and used as a cat's headstone was auctioned recently at Sotheby's, bringing UK£200,000.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-11 12:11
A Greek farmer recently discovered a stone monument marking the 1st century B.C.E. battle between Mithridates VI and Roman forces.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-04 17:33
Derbyshire carpenter Patrick Weir has a new theory on the construction of Stonehenge and how the massive stones were transported to Salisbury Plain.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-10-06 15:08
Local villagers in Cley, Norfolk are launching a search for 13 statues, which were removed from the local church during the Reformation led by Henry VIII.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-09-24 11:38
A chalk horse, discovered in a farmer's field near Whittlesford, England, has sent researchers scurrying for answers.
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 Wed, 2004-07-28 18:24
Residents of the Bosnoan city of Mostar are celebrating the re-opening of an historic bridge across the Neretva River The original bridge was built in 1566 and then destroyed during the Bosnian War.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-07-26 22:50
A second-century bridge crossing the River Tyne in Corbridge, England, forming part of the Roman "Great North Road," is being studied by archaeologists.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-07-25 11:10
Archaeologists studying a section of the Great Wall of China have discovered graffiti dating from the 16th century CE.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-07-10 13:07
The Woodchester Pavement, a replica of the Great Orpheus Roman Pavement found at Woodchester Church, is on temporary display at Prinknash Abbey, near Painswick, England. Donation are being solicited to help purchase the pavement for its permanent home.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-07-04 09:29
A recent wave of vandalism, which Venetian mayor Paolo Costa has blamed on "an isolated lunatic," has resulted in damage to a column of the Doge's Palace at St. Mark's Square