Architecture and Construction
Anything related to the design or construction of buildings, roads, aqueducts, etc.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-11-03 17:34
A new website will soon allow visitors to take a 3D tour of the city of Cologne as it would have been 2,000 years ago. The city, a major trade center, became the Roman Empire's major northern outpost.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-01 18:46
Drunken youths are being blamed for the wave of vandalism targeting Britain's historic buildings. More than 170 incidents involving castles, monasteries and stately homes, have been recorded during the past year.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-01 15:52
A new virtual tour of Beijing's Forbidden City allows visitors to step into the silk slippers of an imperial eunuch for a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the cultural treasure.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-10-26 19:32
Archaeologists working on excavations at the site of the new Hungate development in York, England, have discovered what they believe is the basement of a two-story Viking house. The structure has been dated to mid 10th century. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-10-12 08:15
Archaeologists are examining the ruins of walls belonging to a 16th century Venetian fortress discovered recently during construction work on Eleftheria Square in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-09-30 08:02
Over 40 members of the community recently helped to uncover a previously unknown section of Roman road near Minshull Vernon, England. The road would have connected Whitchurch to Middlewich.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-09-10 11:14
Archaeologists are marveling over the scope of a 2nd century Roman villa revealed recently on the Isle of Wight in England. The Brading Roman Villa is as "big as an Olympic swimming pool," and includes ornate decorations. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-09-05 14:49
Historic Chinese buildings, some dating to the 13th century, are being lost to progress as an explosion of construction overcomes Beijing's old neighborhoods. Especially at risk are the classic hutongs, narrow alleyways created by Mongols during the Yuan dynasty.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-09-05 11:53
Mihai Fifor, director of Oltenia Muzeum in Romania, believes that archaeologists have discovered a fort which may turn out to be the long sought-after Dacia Malvensis, a Roman regional capital in southern Romania.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-09-01 18:22
Archaeologists are hoping that they have found the remains of The Theatre. Built in 1576, the venue is very likely the place where Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" and "Romeo and Juliet" debuted. Walls of the building were discovered under a vacant garage.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-22 17:46
Asbiorn has posted a wonderful album of photos from the Winchester Pilgrimage event which took place in July 2008 in the Kingdom of Drachenwald on his Facebook website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-17 12:13
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Roman spa in Prokuplje in southern Serbia during reconstruction work at a local church. The spa is believed to be of "monumental proportions."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-21 07:28
For the next year, the ancient city of Pompeii will exist in a "state of emergency" while Italian experts strive to save the historic ruins which suffer from "lack of investment, mismanagement, litter and looting."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-07-12 19:06
After 30 years of research, experts in England now believe that they have determined the route of the "lost" Roman road, which stretched between Castleshaw fort near Oldham and Slack fort Outlane, through the Pennines.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-07 15:11
Mexican archaeologists believe they have, at long last, found the fabled palace of Aztec emperor Montezuma, destroyed by the conquistador Hernando Cortés in 1521.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-06 14:20
Jeff Lukovich takes visitors on a unique tour of Newfoundland's Viking sites in an article for Canada.com.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-04 07:53
Workers on Oxford Castle's mound were surprised to discover the remains of a 13th century, 10-sided tower which once stood on the mound.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2008-07-03 17:03
Although technically not period for SCA, the Simondale House in rural Wales is an environmentally-friendly, family-built home that uses mostly period materials and would fit right into many SCA folks' dreams of the perfect dwelling.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-26 11:35
Marine archaeologists believe they have discovered a medieval church which tumbled off an eroded cliff into the ocean in Suffolk County, England. The remains were discovered using sonar and underwater cameras.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-06-23 16:40
Recent excavations at England's Roman fort Vindolanda have revealed impressive structures, exceeding even the officers' quarters, to house the fort's grain supply. The dig also uncovered "a magnificent flagged roadway next to the granaries."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-06-17 12:07
First discovered in the 1970s by Chichester archaeologist Alec Down, the British city's Roman baths are scheduled to re-emerge from beneath the car park under which they were buried 17 years ago. The city hopes they will become the centerpiece of a new museum.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-06-16 18:14
The recent discovery of graves at Stonehenge has led to a frenzy of speculation and proposed activity regarding the origins of the site. One commentator feels that the ancient structure should keep its secrets.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2008-06-07 17:47
In Egypt, authorities have uncovered the remains of a giant fortress called Tjaru (or Tharu/Tharo) discovered in July 2007 near the Suez Canal.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-06-06 15:29
Engineers studying Pisa's famous Leaning Tower feel that the structure has been saved for another 300 years thanks to a UK£20 million restoration project.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-06-01 11:36
A severe drought affecting the city of Barcelona, Spain has lowered the water table in the massive Sau reservoir, revealing a once-submerged medieval village. The town was flooded when the reservoir, which supplies Barcelona, was built in the 1960s. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-05-31 12:15
Originally built by the Romans over the Vardar River in Macedonia, the Skopje Stone Bridge has been rebuilt and restored over the centuries, and described by travels throughout the Middle Ages. Last year parts of the bridge fell into the river, forcing the most recent reconstruction.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-05-30 09:02
A two-year restoration project has revealed the breathtaking details of a medieval mosaic pavement, depicting the end of the world, in the floor of London's Westminster Abbey. The floor was originally constructed in the 1260s by Henry III>
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-05-25 08:20
Children from the Ince CE Primary School in Wigan, England are helping archaeologists from the Wigan Archaeological Society to investigate the remains of a Roman road in their town which once linked the village to Manchester.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-05-16 09:39
A 5th century royal Japanese tomb has been made accessible to scholars for research and study for the first time. Koji Takahashi, a Toyama University archaeologist, was one of the experts allowed into the Gosashi tomb, which "is revered as the resting place of Empress Jingu, the semi-legendary wife of the country's 14th emperor."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-05-02 13:43
Constructions workers at the site of Cologne, Germany's new metro line have discovered a Roman gate believed to have been built by the Emperor Nero and dating from the 1st century C.E.