Architecture and Construction
Anything related to the design or construction of buildings, roads, aqueducts, etc.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-01 18:12
A 16th century stronghouse, built during Northumbria's border wars with the Scots, will be saved thanks to an UK£80,000 grant from English Heritage. The structure is located on a working farm near Doddington, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-01 09:52
The discovery of medieval foundations beneath Kirill Church in Kiev has both excited and frustrated researchers since the 12th-17th century remains were immediately covered to protect them from the elements.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-30 21:50
Israel's Antiquities Authority has announced that the archaeological remains of a Byzantine mansion, complete with mosaic floors, have been excavated in the coastal city of Caesarea and will be open to the public.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-25 09:34
Planning a trip to Oxford, England? Susan Catto of the New York Times offers suggestions for making the most of a trip to the historic city.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-22 08:36
Not as famous as the nearby Stonehenge, but much more accessible, is the stone circle at Avebury, the largest in Europe. CNN takes a look at the mysterious Avebury circle in this report.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-09-21 17:20
History met science recently when an Italian computer programmer discovered what he believes is the ruins of a Roman villa by studying a map found on "Google Earth."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-17 15:21
The opening of a bypass around Partney, England has led to some great archaeological finds including an 11th century chapel and a 12th century hospital dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-17 08:57
Researcher Nancy Marie Brown of Penn State University writes about archaeological research being done in Iceland. The team is hoping to demonstrate concrete evidence for the Viking sagas.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-09-14 08:07
The remains of an early Byzantine church, dating from the 5th or 6th century, have been found near the town of Karak, Jordan.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-05 16:17
A team of archaeologists has begun excavations around the cathedral church in Turku, once the capital of Finland. The original church was built there in 1300.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-03 18:24
The battered door of London's Westminster Abbey has been named the oldest in Britain by English Heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-03 14:02
A group of 35 individuals, led by museum curator Michel Guyot and dressed in medieval garb, are attempting to construct a 13th century castle in a quarry in La Puisaye, France using medieval techniques and materials.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-03 10:03
A new archaeological dig on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's western Hebrides has revealed a fortified settlement located on a sea stack. The fort includes a lookout tower with a defensive wall.
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 Fri, 2005-08-19 11:41
Legend says that the huge stones of Hexham Abbey's crypt were the work of giants, but now archaeologists believe that they were probably stolen from Roman bridges.
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 Fri, 2005-08-12 11:21
The British government has re-evaluated plans to build a traffic tunnel under Stonehenge when a new estimate of £470m was announced.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-08-08 12:12
On September 5, 2005 at 9:00 p.m., the History Channel is scheduled to present Rome: Engineering an Empire, a program highlighting the empire's use of engineering skills to build the phenomenal works of construction that we know today.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-07-28 18:55
A group of scientists has recommended that a new, comprehensive research project be launched to study Stonehenge. In Stonehenge: an Archaeological Research Framework, edited by Timothy Darvill of Bournemouth University, a plan is suggested to study the structure and its burial sites.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-17 12:45
A 14th century English home, owned by a lawyer, has a secret in its basement: It is the final resting place of some 10,000 of London's dead.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-07-15 17:29
A 10th or 11th century Saxon rotunda, thought to be part of a monastery, has been unearthed in Leominster, England during a geophysical survey. The structure may be connected to Earl Leofric and his wife, the famed Lady Godiva.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-12 18:35
Drumin Castle, the 14th century home of the notorious "Wolf of Badenoch," is set to re-open to the public after extensive restoration. The fortress is located on the Glenlivet Estate in Moray, Scotland.
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 Sun, 2005-07-03 19:03
The 2003 discovery of a large Roman fort near Dinefwr in Carmarthenshire, Wales has experts rewriting the Romans' place in Welsh history.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-26 10:19
The construction of a cellphone tower near Osaka, Japan has seriously damaged a previsouly undisturbed sixth century tomb.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-06-22 17:02
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a nearly 1,000-year-old church in Skien, Norway, the country's oldest found to date. The discovery may prove that Christian conversions occured earlier than expected.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-06-14 13:22
Ever wonder how our forefathers managed waste disposal? Learn how it was handled throughout the ages on the Plumbing World website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-31 17:14
Visitors to Roman Carlisle received royal treatment, according to new archaeological finds which included the remains of a bathhouse.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-30 15:03
An article in British Archaeology Magazine reports that medieval cereal crops have been discovered in thatched roofs in southern England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 18:18
A recent archaeological dig near Loch Lomond, Scotland, has produced rare artifacts from periods spanning 4,000 years.