Architecture and Construction
Anything related to the design or construction of buildings, roads, aqueducts, etc.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-01-17 18:25
A medieval byway between two Welsh Cistercian abbeys, and walked by monks in the 12th century, has been damaged by modern traffic. The city councils of Powys and Ceredigion have banned all access, even walkers, from the path to preserve the ancient track.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-01-08 10:02
An unassuming building with an interesting chimney in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, may be “potentially one of the most exciting urban archaeological discoveries in Ireland in recent years.” The building, currently under restoration, is believed to be Ireland’s earliest surviving example of a timber framed house. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-01-01 17:36
The famous leaning tower of the Church of Our Dear Ladies on the Hill in Bad Frankenhausen, Germany is scheduled for demolition if funds to stabilize the tower cannot be raised. The tower leans 4.5 meters (15 feet) from the perpendicular, more than the leaning tower of Pisa. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-12-25 14:38
The BBC program, The Manor Reborn, has restored a 16th century manor house to four distinct periods of its history.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-12-17 17:40
A team from the Guernsey Museums and the Alderney Society in England has identified a Roman fort concealed in a ruin called the Nunnery. The site is believed to be one of the "best-preserved Roman military structures in the world."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-12-11 15:58
Fifteen miles from modern Kilkenny, Ireland, a secret has been buried for centuries. That secret is the lost early Norman town of Newtown, now being decribed as "Kilkenny's Pompeii." LIDAR technology has disclosed the "streets, towns and dwellings" of the settlement.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-12-07 17:24
Experts working on the Roman baths in Bath, England, hope that drilling a new borehole will save the hot springs used by the Romans from a geyser that could drain the historic baths.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-12-04 17:45
For years, the ruins of Vikramshila university, an ancient seat of Buddhist learning in Bhagalpur, India, have been neglected. Now a team of archaeologists have decided to begin work on the "university" which once housed over 10,000 students.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-12-03 16:23
Archaeologists and tourists alike are rediscovering Acre, the Crusader city in Israel. Now the ancient city is being viewed as a goldmine for medieval artifacts. Eliezer Stern, the Israeli archaeologist in charge of Acre, calls the city “one of the most exciting sites in the world of archaeology.” (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-11-24 13:29
A team of archaeologists led by Grampus Heritage has applied for UK£200,000 in funding from the Heritage Lottery for a three-year project to escavate Roman remains at Cockermouth and Papcastle in West Cumbria, England where a building thought to be a Roman bath was recently discovered.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-21 18:49
In the 13th century, Henry III built the Black Gate at Newcastle, England's castle to help beef up the defenses of the City. Now the City Council has been awarded UK£1.4m by the Heritage Lottery Fund to make the site available to the public.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-19 06:40
Arcaheologists have discovered the remains of a Viking settlement beneath Temple Bar, the cultural area of Dublin. Originally on an island, the settlement is believed to have been destroyed by floods in the 10th or 11th century. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-16 17:39
”The identity of modern Greece,” said Minister Pavlos Geroulanos in a recent speech, ”is seen by the way in which it manages its enormous cultural heritage, the way in which it protects it and with which it spreads knowledge of it to every corner of the globe.”
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-11-14 20:37
More than 70 workers are busy excavating an area beneath the Central Bus Station in Be'er Sheva, Israel. Thus far, the experts have identified the remains of several houses dating to the Byzantine area.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-05 23:49
Builders of a new office block in the Southwark district of London will not see their dreams realized until they have determined what to do with the remains of a Roman bath house, complete with cold plunge bath and hypocaust heating system. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-02 08:00
The harbor at Yavneh-Yam in Israel has been an important port since the Roman era, but now researchers think it was also "one of the final strongholds of Early Islamic power in the region."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-11-02 05:41
Filmmakers Davide Marco Zori and Jesse Byock from the UCLA Archaeology Department explore "whether oral and written histories can help us understand the relics of the past" in The Saga of a Viking Age Longhouse in Iceland.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-10-21 11:15
The Guardian website offers an interactive history of the British house in its "British architecture guides" section. The site includes homes from the Saxon era to contemporary, with options to zoom in for more detail and description.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-10-14 14:19
Archaeologists working at the Carn Menyn site in the Preseli Hills in Wales, where the Stonehenge bluestones were quarried, believe they have found the tomb of one of original builders monument.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-10-12 12:25
An archaeological team from the Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) project has proven the existance of trade between the Romans and the Picts with the discovery of an Iron Age broch containing trade items.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-10-12 05:18
A team of archaeologists has discovered the remains of a Roman amphitheatre, on par with the Colosseum in Rome, near Vienna, Austria. The site, they believe, was also a training school for gladiators.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2011-10-05 10:49
Damaged by years of exposure to the weather, four of the most seriously deteriorated Hampton Court roundels have been restored and will be shown to the public.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-02 22:45
Visitors to Stonehenge never have the opportunity to experience the monument the way their early ancestors would have, but now BBC accoustic engineers have re-created the sound of a ritual held 4,000 years ago.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-09-14 14:23
As a little girl, Rose Ferraby listened to stories about a Roman amphitheatre near the village of Aldborough in northern England. Now her attention to his tale has paid off with the discovery of England's "lost" Roman cultural center.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-09-07 12:57
Dr. Will Bowden, associate professor of Roman archaeology at the University of Nottingham, has begun a new dig at he site of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund, this time in search of a Roman forum and an Anglo-Saxon town.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-09-06 17:13
A team of archaeologists from Coquetdale Community Archaeology has discovered the remains of a 13th century cloth mill on the River Coquet near Barrowburn, England. Experts believe that the mill was built by monks from the Newminster Abbey in Morpeth.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-09-05 06:39
Archaeologists and volunteers in Sheffield, England have discovered the remains of a high-status Roman farm which, they believe may have provided "farm produce to the Roman supply network." The farm dates to the 2nd century.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-09-04 17:36
Archaeologists have discovered five marble Byzantine tombs dating to the 14th century in the city of Tyre in southern Lebanon. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-09-04 14:25
A 15th century Tudor house in Southampton, England constructed by John Dawtry, builder of the Mary Rose, has reopened after nine years of restoration.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-08-22 14:03
Hundreds of narrow tunnels called "Erdstalls" can be found throughout the Bavarian region of Germany and Austria. While most experts agree that they are medieval, no one knows why they were built or how they were used. This has led to the Erstalls being called "Central Europe's last great mystery."