Architecture and Construction
Anything related to the design or construction of buildings, roads, aqueducts, etc.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-08-19 19:45
After his divorce from Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII found himself feuding with France and forced to defend his seacoast. Archaeologists now plan to excavate one of the buildings thought to have been constructed for such defense: a blockhouse on the Angle Peninsula in Wales. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-07-20 04:30
The stream of interesting archaeological finds continues at Vindolanda, the Roman fort at Hadrian's Wall near Hexham, England, with the discovery of dozens of circular huts.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-07-16 19:02
Camp Farm in Maryport, Cumbria, England hopes to be the site of a world-class tourist attraction showcasing "the area’s strong Roman heritage and recent archeological finds." Hadrian’s Wall Heritage Ltd has applied for UK£10.7m to build the center.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-07-16 10:35
In the 12th century, Bury Mound, in Northamptonshire, England, held a castle. Now the vacant mound has become the country's best renovation project for 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-07-13 17:05
Israeli archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 6th century Byzantine public building in the ancient town of Akko (Acre). The discovery is the first physical evidence found of the Christian Bishop of Akko.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-07-06 11:15
Over 5,000 stained glass windows from Welsh churches are now online. Images, descriptions, and other information are available for windows dating from the 14th century to the present day.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-07-02 14:34
Actor Russell Crowe brought his star power with him on a recent visit to Duncarron Fort, a replica medieval village in the Carron Valley, Scotland where he found the project "very impressive" and said it would be a version of "living history".
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-06-27 12:49
The 15th century bridge in Bridgend, England gave the town its name. Now the town will give something back by using traditional methods to give the bridge a facelift.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-06-25 21:12
Retired Bulgarian veterinarian Hristo Antonov has given a unique gift to his hometown, Veliki Preslav: a scale model of the city, the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire in the 10th century. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-06-23 17:07
Leo Hollis sees the city of London as a “series of layered narratives that need to be explored.” This is what he does in his book The Stones of London: A History in Twelve Buildings. Philip Womack of The Telegraph has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-06-16 14:21
Sachin Joshi, a research assistant at Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute, noticed some unusual wall-like structures in the Raigad district of India while perusing Google Earth images. Upon investigations, the walls were discovered to be five forts dating to the 15th and 16th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-30 16:52
A open colloquium to discuss medieval art will offer researchers of many fields the opportunity to discuss their ideas. From September 21 to 24, 2011, the first Forum Medieval Art will take place in Halberstadt, Germany.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-16 18:07
"People come from all over the world to see the Pandora," said Mylor, England resident Cordelia Folland after a fire ripped through the 13th Century thatched Pandora Inn March 24, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-07 13:46
Researchers working beneath Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, Dublin, have found what appears to be a medieval grain mill. "This find is very exciting. We’re really buzzing about it,” said Dermot McLaughlin, chief executive of Temple Bar Cultural Trust.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-03-23 06:08
Tired of the same, old tourist attractions? Huffington Post has some ideas for the Most Overlooked Historic Sites In The World in slideshow format.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-03-20 19:27
The playing fields of Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive Upper School in Neath, Wales must occupy a strategic location since they were the site of not one, but two Roman forts, a 1st century timber structure and a later stone fort.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-03-12 19:42
A new reconstruction of a Roman house at Wroxeter, England has raised more than a few eyebrows, especially when the bright red and yellow building can be seen from a mile away. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-03-10 20:05
Historic Scotland plans to use medieval techniques to stop rain damage to a 15th century Scottish tower between St Boswells and Kelso. The landmark will be capped with a turf and clay roof.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-03-07 19:13
Romans often built to impress. This is believed to be the case with a 15 ft (3 m) high, 85 ft (26 m) wide road, built soon after the Roman invasion in the 1st century, that was discovered recently in the Puddletown Forest in Dorset, England. The road originally stretched from London to Exeter.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-02-27 09:14
Built in the 13th century, the Old Duchy Palace in Lostwithiel, one of the oldest buildings in Cornwall, may have new life thanks to a UK£200,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-02-22 15:53
Several books in the Archaeology of York series are now available to download for free in PDF format. The books are out of print.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-02-18 12:05
Archaeological excavation by a team from the University of Durham in Bowes, England has given reasearchers new insight into civilian life around a Roman fort near the end of the Roman era. The vicus, or “shanty town,” would have survived longer than a military installation.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-02-17 08:41
Roman officials have accepted an offer from Diego Della Valle, founder of Tod's luxury shoe brand, to fund the restoration of the crumbling Colosseum.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-02-15 10:43
The discovery of several luxurious Roman bathhouses in Bosra, Syria demonstrates that the area was an important part of Roman social life in the area, according to Director of Bosra Antiquities Department Wafaa al-Audi.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2011-02-11 08:10
Most people renovating their homes find 1970's wallpaper, but a couple in Somerset, England, peeled back their old wallpaper and found an early painting of King Henry VIII.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-27 13:21
Archaeologist Geoff Carter has proposed a controversial new theory concerning the trench that runs south of Hadrian's Wall: It was intended to be a Roman road, linking the forts that were part of the wall complex.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-01-19 15:24
A new series on Great Britain's Channel 4 challenges modern builders to construct a Roman villa using only period tools and materials. The series, Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, begins on Channel 4 on January 20, 2011 at 9pm. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-01-18 15:34
Sometimes crime does pay, at least when it comes to archaeological discoveries. An illegal 2007 excavation of a home in southeast Turkey has revealed the Roman-era city of Germenicia. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-01-10 13:46
An 8-year restoration of the Tower of Pisa has ended with the tower returned to its 1838 position, 46 cm (18 inches) more vertical than it was before. Extensive stone cleaning and restoration were also completed.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-01-05 08:05
This Christmas, locals and visitors to Aberystwyth, Wales will be treated to a display of 4th century Roman artifacts at the Ceredigion Museum. The pieces were most likely owned by a wealthy landowner.