Architecture and Construction
Anything related to the design or construction of buildings, roads, aqueducts, etc.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-28 09:16
Jordanians are hoping that their prized ancient city of Petra will be chosen as one of the 7 Wonders of the World on July 7, 2007. Rediscovered in the 19th century, the city, built by the Nabateans, was last inhabited in the 8th century CE.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-19 09:53
Dutch archaeologists have uncovered what they believe to be a Roman limes, a military road used to patrol against the onslaught of Germanic tribes.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2007-01-17 18:30
Renovations on St Andrew's Church, at Bishopstone, near Seaford, have revealed Anglo-Saxon features dated back as far as the late 7th Century. This puts the age of the church back 100 years compared to previous datings.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-12 16:14
Chinese archaeologists are confounded by a group 10 huge rings at the site of the tomb of the country's only empress, Wu Zetian. The rings, ranging from 30 to 40 meters in diameter, were discovered when aerial photos were taken.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-07 12:41
Now through February 2007, the British Museum presents The Past from Above, an exhibition of aerial photos of archaeological and heritage sites taken by Swiss photographer Georg Gerster.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-05 16:46
Seahenge, a 4000-year-old wooden circle which appeared on a beach near Holme, England in 1998, will not be available to be viewed by the public until 2008, according to curators at the Lynn Museum where the artifact is being restored.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-12-19 17:48
On December 19, 960 C.E., the citizens of Kyoto, Japan began to rebuild the city after it was ravaged by fire.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-15 17:27
Archaeologists in Rome believe that they have discovered the tomb of St. Paul the Apostle. A sarcophagus, which may contain the remains of the saint, was unearthed at the St. Paul Outside the Walls basilica.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-02 13:42
Researchers in North Dorset, England have contracted to build a replica of a Viking longhouse. The building will be part of a living history museum.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-11-20 11:02
Lady Elizabeth reports that Byron and Ariella recently hosted a small event at their own personal castle which they built themselves. Photos online.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-12 15:15
Lady Isabelle in the Kingdom of Meridies recently traveled to Turkey and shares photos from her visit online.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-03 10:57
Archaeologists have discovered "evidence of a substantial Roman villa with a mosaic floor in the main room" in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, England. The site is one of the most westerly Roman villas yet found in England.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-10-29 18:18
An Arizona-based research is looking for clues to the origin of a Rhode Island landmark. Many conflicting stories surround the Old Stone Tower in Newport, including the theory that it was built by twelfth-century Norse travelers.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-10-21 20:58
Homeowners in Hengoed in Denbighshire, Wales were surprised to learn that a barn on their 21-acre farm contained a secret: the building was originally a rare, 15th medieval hall.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-10-20 18:17
The vote to select the seven wonders of the world (constructed before 2000) continues. The list of prospective sites has now been narrowed to 21, and includes such historic landmarks as Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China and the Eiffel Tower. The public is invited to vote online.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-01 07:53
A 3rd century Roman villa has been discovered in the ancient city of Laodiceia near Denizli, Turkey. Archaeologists believe the home, which contains mosaic floors, may have belonged to a rich farmer.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-20 14:57
Archaeologists have solved a great mystery of Canadian history: the location of Jacques Cartier's 1541 settlement Fort Charlesbourg-Royal. The recent discovery of a 465-year-old pottery shard has placed the site near present day Quebec City.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-17 15:15
Experts from Channel 4's Time Team have discovered the foundation of an ancient monastery beneath the manicured lawn of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-17 07:11
Archaeologists working on a Roman dig in Kent, England are enthusiastic about the remains of a 5th century Roman bath, calling it "totally unique" for the county.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-09-13 18:02
An archaeological team working in eastern Ukraine claims to have found pyramids.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-10 15:50
A new study of burial cairns and brochs has led researchers to question whether animal remains found at the sites were offerings to the dead or merely "something the cat dragged in."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-10 07:08
Archaeologists working near Bonn, Germany have found the remains of a Roman village complete with baths.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-09 14:21
Love Spain but can't afford the plane fare? Visit the virtual walking tour of the Alhambra.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2006-08-26 15:27
Archaeologists believe they have unearthed a medieval Benedictine hostelry beneath a pub near Byland Abbey near Coxwold.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-08-25 17:22
The Government of Quebec is to spend CDN$8 million on excavating a site believed to be the site of a fort built by Jacques Cartier built during his third and final voyage to the French colony.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-08-22 23:07
TV time travellers, Channel 4's Time Team have been given permission to dig in the gardens of Buckingham Palace to search for the tennis court and bathhouse of Mary, Queen of Scots, at Holyrood and the foundations of Edward III's banqueting hall at Windsor Castle.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-08-22 07:22
A structure, previously thought to be a folly or hawking platform, is now believed to be a unique Tudor water tower.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-08-18 12:59
Teams of experts from North and South Korea will band together to excavate the ancient site of the Koryo Kingdom in North Korea. The site is the location of a royal palace and tombs constructed in the 10th century CE.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-08-12 14:41
Excavation of a future construction site in Southampton, UK produced artifacts from the eleventh, fourteenth and twentieth centuries.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2006-08-12 07:00
A law dating back to the Middle Ages is causing mayhem in the British real estate market.