Architecture and Construction

Anything related to the design or construction of buildings, roads, aqueducts, etc.

Drumin Castle to Re-Open to the Public

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.

Stonehenge Quarry Found

University professor Tim Darvill believes he has discovered the Welsh quarry where the bluestones, which form the circle of Stonehenge, were mined.

Wales Center of Roman Military Might

The 2003 discovery of a large Roman fort near Dinefwr in Carmarthenshire, Wales has experts rewriting the Romans' place in Welsh history.

Cellphone Tower Damages Japanese Burial Site

The construction of a cellphone tower near Osaka, Japan has seriously damaged a previsouly undisturbed sixth century tomb.

1,000-Year-Old Church Discovered in Norway

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.

History of Plumbing

Ever wonder how our forefathers managed waste disposal? Learn how it was handled throughout the ages on the Plumbing World website.

Carlisle Visitors Received Royal Treatment

Visitors to Roman Carlisle received royal treatment, according to new archaeological finds which included the remains of a bathhouse.

Thatching Preserves Historic Grain Crops

An article in British Archaeology Magazine reports that medieval cereal crops have been discovered in thatched roofs in southern England.

Loch Lomond Dig is "Archaeologist's Dream"

A recent archaeological dig near Loch Lomond, Scotland, has produced rare artifacts from periods spanning 4,000 years.

17th Century Bathroom Discovered in Derbyshire

A 17th century "bathing room," possibly influenced by Sir William Cavendish, has been discovered in an abandoned outbuilding at Bolsover in Derbyshire, England.

New Section of Hadrian's Wall Discovered

A team of archaeologists have identified artifacts and wall fragments, discovered during a road construction project, as belonging to a previously unknown section of Hadrian's Wall.

Roman water-lifting machine recreated in London

Researchers at the Museum of London have re-created a Roman water-lifting machine from artifacts discovered in 2001 beneath London's streets.

"Beautifully Preserved" Bathhouse Discovered in Colchester

The remains of a "beautifully preserved" room dating to Roman times have been discovered beneath the Sixth Form College in Colchester, England.

Work weekend at Cooper's Lake changed to May 7th

Work on the Pennsic fort has been rescheduled to May 7, 2005.

Class System in Medieval Coventry Studied

Archaeologists working in Coventry, England are attempting to uncover the truth of the city's medieval class system before a development project halts their work.

Muslim Charity Claims Ownership of Taj Mahal

The Sunni Waqf Board, a Muslim charitable organization that oversees Muslim graveyards, has laid claim to India's Taj Mahal.

Villagers Save Historic Medieval Church

All Saints' Church in Beckingham, England has been saved thanks to community efforts which secured a grant from English Heritage.

Archeologists Find Base for Norwich Market Cross

A 15th century cross that once graced the market square in medieval Norwich, England was torn down in 1732 and sold for UK£125. Now archaeologists have uncovered the cross' foundations.

Farmer's Field Reveals 14th Century Secret

Ten feet beneath a farmer's field near Linlithgow, Scotland lies a secret: a network of 14th century sandstone tunnels.

Does Ides of March worry modern Julius Caesar? Not really, he says.

A modern-day man from western Germany, whose legal name is Cajus Julius Caesar, says people want to know what kind of precautions he takes on the "Ides of March".

Scottish Schoolchildren Strive to Save Antonine Wall

A new campaign to have Scotland's Antonine Wall declared a World Heritage Site is being spearheaded by the country's schoolchildren. The campaign includes an educational pack that teaches about the country's Roman history.

Jerusalem Post: Acre Crusader Site to be Opened to the Public

Sections of an 800-year-old archaeological site in the city of Acre have been scheduled to open to the public in June of 2005.

Archaeologists Butt Heads with Architects in Florence

Plans to expand the exhibit space of Florence's Uffizi Gallery have been thwarted by the discovery of the foundations of several medieval houses.

Archaeologists Attempt to Map Medieval Yarmouth

In the largest project of its kind ever attempted in Britain, a team of archaeologists are drilling bore holes to try to map medieval Yarmouth.

Archaeologists Hope to Uncover History of Cologne

A massive archaeological dig has begun in the German city of Cologne, where researchers hope to sift through 100,000 cubic meters of soil in search of the city's past.

Catholic News: Tomb of St. Paul Found?

The Vatican has announced that a team of archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the tomb of St. Paul in Rome's St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica.

Sultan's Pool Celebrated Marriage

A 14th century swimming pool has been unearthed under the Mameluke Palace in Cairo, Egypt.

Norway's Oldest Church Discovered

Norwegian archaeologists are excited by the discovery of what is probably the country's oldest church. Located in the city of Skien, the church is believed to have been built in the 11th century.

Minnesota reporter discovers delights of Pompeii

Chris Welsch, a reporter for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, walks the streets of the city of Pompeii, a city frozen in time by a volcanic erruption.

Stonehenge Construction Project Delayed

Controversial plans by the National Trust and English Heritage to route traffic away from Stonehenge have hit a snag. The British government has been strangely silent on the subject, leading officials to believe that the plans may have been abandoned.