Architecture and Construction
Anything related to the design or construction of buildings, roads, aqueducts, etc.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-12-25 17:57
Chinese archeologists are thrilled with the recent discovery of the grand gate of the Daming Palace, "the largest imperial architectural complex of the Tang Dynasty (618-907)". The Vermillion Phoenix Gate had five doorways, making it the largest palace gate in Chinese history.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-19 22:15
The historic Church House at South Tawton was packed to bursting point on Nov. 30, 2005, as visitors came to marvel at the extensive restoration work on the 500-year-old building.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-16 21:46
Welsh poet Twm Morys joined a group of school children as they gathered in the woods of Wales for a day of lessons which included poetry writing, stories of Coed Felinrhyd and walking in the woods.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-12-14 18:44
Squabbling over repairs to the basilica commemorating the birthplace of Jesus may endanger the Church of the Nativity, according to Telegraph reporter Tim Butcher. He writes that the three Christian communities in charge of maintaining the church cannot agree on restoration methods.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2005-12-14 12:13
A 12th century window, an archaeological gem which gives an insight into the lost world of Merton Priory, has gone on display at the Museum of London.
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 Thu, 2005-12-08 19:02
The City of York is making an appeal to the world at large to make donations to help with the upkeep of Barley Hall, a medieval merchant's home, dating back to the War of the Roses.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-12-06 14:43
Malmesbury House, a 13th century manor, caught fire November 23, 2005. Fire crews were able to stop the blaze, but the extent of damage is unknown at this time.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-12-06 00:23
In Italy, 13th century frescoes in the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, which were damaged in a 1997 earthquake and thought to be irreparable, are now being restored with the help of computers.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-12-04 12:34
Experts believe that they have discovered the 700-year-old tomb of England's King Edward the Confessor beneath the floor of Westminster Abbey.
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 Sun, 2005-11-20 09:53
The collapse of a wall in the ancient Forum in Rome has travelers concerned for their safety. The incident happened at the time when the Italian government is considering cuts to cultural programs.
Submitted by GiovannaL on Tue, 2005-11-08 16:06
The ruins of the oldest Christian church in the Middle East, and probably the whole world, were discovered in the Megiddo prison area.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-11-05 18:19
The remnants of a building dating to 1150 and a garden wall have been discovered on the grounds of the Norton House Hotel, near Ingliston, Scotland. Archaeologists feel that the find has "national significance."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-01 08:31
Moroccan archaeologists from the National Institute of Archaeological Sciences and Heritage are combing through research discovered during a recent excavation of the Roman city of Thamusida and its medieval layers up to Islamic times.
Submitted by Aoife on Thu, 2005-10-27 09:59
Think modern society has a monopoly on power tools? Think again! For the mechanically-inclined, this week's edition of Aoife's Links is chock full of serious drool-bait: medieval machines.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-24 19:59
In an article for the November/December 2005 issue of Archaeology, Nick Holdsworth looks at recent excavations in downtown Prague that have revealed a previously unknown suburban area of the city that was built in the second half of the 12th century.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-24 17:46
Archaeologist Kevin Trott is excited about recent excavations at Brading Roman Villa on England's Isle of Wight. His 400-page report dispells long-held myths and may "take the archaeological world by storm."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-22 16:55
A team of experts is working to restore the brilliant colors to Chartres Cathedral's famous stained glass windows. 16 of the 175 windows have already been restored with stunning results.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-10-13 19:23
700 years after it was looted by Catalan mercenaries, Vatopedi Monastery in northern Greece will celebrate a two-year restoration project funded by the Catalan administration.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-03 13:03
The 2002 fire which devasted part of Edinburgh's Cowgate district opened up a treasure trove for archaeologists with the discovery of hundreds of 15th century artefacts, making the site on a par with medieval sites in London and York.
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.