Architecture and Construction
Anything related to the design or construction of buildings, roads, aqueducts, etc.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 19:45
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of walls dating to the 9th and 10th centuries in Malostranske namesti square in Prague. The 6 meter high walls were constructed of wood and clay.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-17 16:57
The fear that increased traffic might damage the historic site has led English Heritage to cancel a plan to build a tunnel under Stonehenge.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-08 19:22
Planning to visit the UK over the holidays to drink in the historic atmosphere and sing a few carols? Harriet O'Brien offers The Complete Guide to Cathedral Cities in the UK.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-30 16:32
Archaeologists have discovered a Roman street dating to the 2nd-4th centuries in the Western Wall tunnels of the city of Jerusalem. The side street is believed to have connected two major roads near Temple Mount.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-23 21:25
A 13th century medieval hall, located in the Salisbury Cathedral Close in England is up for sale. Originally built as a residence for 60 deans, the building was completely restored in 1963 and has been available as a venue for rent.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-04 13:52
Hampton Court: The Lost Palace, a lecture with international guest Dr Jonathan Foyle will take place Friday 16 November 2007 at the Historic Houses Trust in Sydney, Australia.
From the website:
In the ballroom of our own State ‘Palace’ hear international guest Dr Jonathan Foyle speak about his experiences at Hampton Court, England’s most significant palace of the Tudor age, and his ensuing work with the World Monuments Fund. Location:
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-29 17:44
Have an extra UK£300,000? If so, you can purchase an authentic Roman bath house in the town of Battle, East Sussex, England built in the first century C.E. for officers in the Roman navy.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-17 17:51
Contrary to popular belief, the Gauls during the time of Julius Caesar may not have been the rough barbarians as depicted in the Asterix books but a civilized society whose leaders lived in palaces.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-16 15:56
Archaeologists working on the Gask Ridge Project in Scotland now believe that the fortification, which predates Hadrian's Wall by 50 years, was an important part of the Roman defense in northern Britain. The forts were later incorporated into the Antonine Wall.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-11 18:58
Great Britain's citizens are generous with cash to protect their historic buildings, but a lack of knowledge of conservation techniques may endanger those same buildings.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-08-26 20:09
Archaeologists associated with television's Time Team have unearthed a rare Anglo Saxon settlement near Harborough, England. The village dates from between 450 and 650 C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-25 20:10
A unique wood-reinforced, medieval ditch has been discovered near Prague, Czech Republic. Experts believe the ditch dates to the 13th or 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-22 15:56
Amid the Renaissance, Greek and Norman ruins on the island of Sicily, archaeologists have made a surprising find: the remains of an early medieval mosque dating to the 9th or 10th century.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-08-17 08:05
An elaborately-decorated mosaic floor dating to the 6th century has been discovered near the Israeli city of Palmahim. The floor is thought to have belonged to the dining area of a Byzantine villa.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-11 12:02
A retired civil engineer has written a report on a 6th and 7th century irrigation system in the in Osaka Prefecture. Kazuo Takatsu spent 15 years on the report, which chronicles a system to collect rain water.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-08-10 14:20
London's building boom has also produced a boom for archaeologists by uncovering the city's Roman past. Recent finds include a 2nd century dining room decorated with plaster murals.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-08-09 13:58
Archaeologists in Eindhoven, Netherlands have discovered the remains of a 15th century gate, one of three that guarded the medieval city. The Woensel Gate stood in the middle of a wooden bridge which spanned a moat.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-08-02 08:02
The global vote sponsored by World Heritage to list the "new" Seven Wonders of the World has concluded.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-07-22 09:39
Archaeologists working in Rome have discovered a lavish, two-story Roman bath complex complete with "decorated hot rooms, vaults, changing rooms, marble latrines and an underground room where slaves lit the fire to warm the baths."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-07-19 17:48
The Vatican has announced that the papal dungeons in the Castel Sant'Angelo will re-open after ten years of restoration. The dungeons were used to house criminals during the period of the Papal States.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-30 18:57
Ireland's historic Hill of Tara has been added to the world's 100 most-endangered heritage sites due to plans to build a motorway in close proximity to the archaeological sites.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-25 21:17
Plans to build a parking lot in Pilsen, Czech Republic, have changed after the discovery of children's graves, part of a 15th century Jewish cemetery.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-22 11:15
Norstead: The Viking Age Farmstead Project, based in central and western Missouri, has announced that it has begun construction after months of planning. The first building to constructed will be the Viking longhall.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Fri, 2007-06-15 11:15
As Clerk of Works for London Tower, Geoffrey Chaucer oversaw the construction of a 14th-century wharf which was recently re-discovered along with 15th-century stone cellars and 16th-century majolica.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-06-03 17:46
House plans for people who have everything, or at least for dreamers! Ultra Luxury Custom Homes, Villas and Estates by design offers a catalog of castles and mansions. (drawings)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-05-28 03:48
Recent excavations of a Roman fort on Tyneside have revealed that some centurions led a life of relative luxury with indoor plumbing, painted walls and comfortable furniture.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-18 16:03
In an interview with Conor Newman, an archaeology professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Melissa Block of NPR's All Things Considered learns about the recent discovery of a celtic temple near Ireland's Tara.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2007-05-06 23:04
On May 9, 2007, Evelyn Baker, former manager of the Bedfordshire County Archaeological Survey, presents "La Grava: Bedfordshire's Best Kept Secret," about the 13-year project described as "the most important and extensive manorial and monastic excavation of the 20th century."
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2007-05-01 10:21
Vandals in Britain attacked and damaged a reconstructed Viking longhouse used by schoolchildren to study medieval culture.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-21 08:23
Archaeologists working on the Lincoln aqueduct in England now believe that underground water source was actually used by the Romans. For centuries it was believed that the aqueduct was built but never used by the Romans.