Stonework

Stone carving, masonry, and related endeavors

Computers Create Image of 12th Century Abbey

Modern computers are creating the first computer-generated image of Tupholme Abbey, a 12th century ruin in England.

12th Century Church Denied Funding

Residents in England desperately trying to repair a huge window at their church near Bewdley have been turned down for funding, despite growing fears that pieces of stonework could start falling from it.

13th Century Well, Pottery Shards Found

An 800 year-old well was uncovered in the center of the town of Sheffield, England. The well was discovered on the land surrounding Carmel House, a 13th century manor house which is being converted into shops.

Annual Audit Finds British Historical Buildings Falling Apart

An annual report of historic properties in the British countryside revealed that thousands of buildings are falling into ruin.

Roman Calçada Road Found in Portugal

A small stretch of Roman road has been discovered near Tavira, Portugal by historian Luís Fraga da Silva. The road originally connected the cities of Ossónoba and Balsa to Pax Júlia and dates to the 2nd century C.E.

Early Pagan Well to be Restored

A stone well, in the Welsh city of Llanllyfni, near Caernarfon, has been scheduled for restoration as part of footpath project.

Skara Brae: an Ancient Village Revealed

Archeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones, who lives in Orkney, looks at the ancient village of Skara Brae, the neolithic settlement on Scotland's windy northern isles.

Ancient Coventry Gravestones Missing

Lady Godiva must be galloping in her grave with the news that the City Council of Coventry, England may have "lost" 50 historic gravestones.

Lasers Used to Study Scotland's Callanish Stones

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.

Hadrian's Wall Threatened by Tourists

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.

Constantine's Head Found in Sewer

Workers cleaning drains around the Roman Forum have discovered the marble head of Constantine dating from the early 4th century.

Toronto Company Hopes to Mine on Roman Site

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.

Stonehenge Quarry Found

University professor Tim Darvill believes he has discovered the Welsh quarry where the bluestones, which form the circle of Stonehenge, were mined.

Statues Stolen from 13th Century Hindu Temple

Archaeologists have reported that at least four statues have been stolen from a recently-discovered 13th century temple to Shiva near Bogra, Bangladesh.

Michaelangelo Self Portrait Discovered

A newly-discovered bas-relief may be the first known self-portrait of Renaissance artist Michelangelo.

Deutsche Welle: Charlemagne's Armrest Identified

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.

2,000 Year Old Celtic Carving Identified

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.

Iron Age Fort to Receive Facelift

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.

GeoTimes: Geologist Believes Kensington Rune Stone May be Authentic

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.

James Ossary Discoverer Charged with Forgery

An Israeli collector has been charged with forgery in the case of the "James Ossary," the burial box of the brother of Jesus.

Pagan Artifact Destroyed in English Church

A mystery surrounds the destruction of a pagan carving which has resided in an English church for 800 years.

Medieval Cat Headstone Auctioned for £200,000

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.

Site of Greek-Roman Battle Discovered

A Greek farmer recently discovered a stone monument marking the 1st century B.C.E. battle between Mithridates VI and Roman forces.

New Theory on Construction of Stonehenge

Derbyshire carpenter Patrick Weir has a new theory on the construction of Stonehenge and how the massive stones were transported to Salisbury Plain.

Search for Missing Church Statues

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.

Cambridge News: Chalk Horse Discovered in Cambridgeshire

A chalk horse, discovered in a farmer's field near Whittlesford, England, has sent researchers scurrying for answers.

Torlonia Marbles to be open to the public

A collection of more than 600 marble statues and tombs from the Roman period will once again be open to the public.

Fireworks Celebrate Re-Building of 16th Century Bridge

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.

Roman Bridge Studied in Northumberland

A second-century bridge crossing the River Tyne in Corbridge, England, forming part of the Roman "Great North Road," is being studied by archaeologists.

Kil Roy-Ho was Here!

Archaeologists studying a section of the Great Wall of China have discovered graffiti dating from the 16th century CE.