Stone carving, masonry, and related endeavors
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-14 12:37
A monumental staircase and marble statue of a sphinx have been discovered in the Gymnasium area of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, north of Rome. The statue is believed to have originated in Egypt.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-07 11:03
A seal bearing what is thought to be an image of Christ and a cross has been unearthed in Tiberias, Israel. The seal has been dated to the 6th century.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-26 13:21
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 It will also pay for improvements to the Grade II-listed building’s outdated lighting, heating, access, signs and literature in the site's west end.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-17 09:48
Archaeologists are marveling at what appears to be a Bronze Age pyramid found recently near Visoko, Bosnia-Herzegovina. If this is a true pyramid, it will be the first ever found in Europe.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-11 16:30
A British lottery fund has donated approximately $100,000 to the Aberdeenshire Council to help maintain the 10th century Rattray Chapel.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-11 13:29
Modern computers are creating the first computer-generated image of Tupholme Abbey, a 12th century ruin in England.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-09 12:47
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.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-05 19:22
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.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-03 16:00
An annual report of historic properties in the British countryside revealed that thousands of buildings are falling into ruin.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-03 09:58
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-20 19:33
A stone well, in the Welsh city of Llanllyfni, near Caernarfon, has been scheduled for restoration as part of footpath project.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-30 17:59
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-15 13:46
Lady Godiva must be galloping in her grave with the news that the City Council of Coventry, England may have "lost" 50 historic gravestones.
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.