Architecture and Construction
Anything related to the design or construction of buildings, roads, aqueducts, etc.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-09-12 13:12
When it was built in the 2nd century, Lullingstone villa was the height of luxury for its owner, Publius Helvius Pertinax, a former Roman Emperor and Governor of Britain. Now the site is one of the best examples of Roman villas in the country. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-09-11 14:36
The construction of a new metro line in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, has unearthed some marvels including major sections of Serdica, the Roman city and vacation site for Constantine the Great.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-09-10 09:56
Archaeologists working near the ancient site of Vindunum (now Le Mans, France) have found an "exceptional discovery," a vast complex of temples dating to the first through third centuries C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-09-07 17:16
Archaeologists may have to revise their conclusions on the Hartlington Stones in the English Yorkshire Dales from medieval corn drying kiln to communal bread oven. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2010-09-06 17:43
A window, complete with working wood shutter, has been discovered during repairs to a church in Boxford, England. Stonework and mortar have helped date the window to before the Norman conquest of 1066.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-09-05 12:44
Students learning to use geophysical equipment have discovered several large buildings at the Roman fortress of Caerleon in south Wales. Cardiff University's Peter Guest said the find was "totally unexpected."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-09-04 11:27
Soon after the Norman invasion of England, William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle in the old Roman fort at Lincoln, England, casuing the destruction of over 100 Saxon homes. Now archaeologists have found their remains.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-09-02 17:43
The precariously-perched UNESCO world heritage site Skellig Michael, in Kerry, Ireland, is known for housing monks from the 6th through 8th centuries, but new discoveries may prove that an earlier fort existed on the site.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-08-25 12:59
An eight meter wide, stone block road, dating to the first century, has been discovered near the town of Dimitrovgrad, Serbia. Archaeologists believe the road was part of the Via Militaris, a major Roman military road.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2010-08-18 17:00
A roof finial shaped like an animal has been found along the river Thames during a Museum of London archaeological survey. [photo]
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-08-06 17:10
A new hall will host performances on the same ground where Shakespeare's plays were first acted. The predecessor to the Globe, known simply as "The Theatre," stood on London's South Bank. Its site was bought by an amateur theatrical group and has been under excavation since 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-07-21 21:04
Archaeologists from Århus University have discovered the remains of 10th century wooden buildings which they believe are from the palace complex of King Harald Bluetooth, King of Denmark from 940 to 985, in Jelling.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-07-18 08:22
Archaeologists have found the remains of a medieval synagogue beneath Kebabish, a fast food restaurant, in Northamptonshire, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-07-17 07:10
Experts from Leicester University in England recently used the shards of a pottery drinking pot to date the building of fortifications for the town of Wallingford to the late 9th century. They believe the walls were built to protect against Viking raids.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-07-14 20:19
The city of Acre in Israel, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the region, will receive support to its conservation efforts from a new partnership with the City of Rome and its mayor.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-07-06 17:18
A mini-series based on the novel Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, will premiere on Starz July 23, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-06-28 20:31
Paul Halsall of Fordham University has created a website to highlight the medieval treasures of New York City from its architecture to its art and music.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-06-26 11:37
Graham Keevil believes the discovery of a 14th century window "punched through" an older Roman wall beneath Rochester Cathedral in Kent, England may be "one of his three most exciting finds."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-06-11 08:13
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Spring 2010 Coronation in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2010-05-29 19:31
The Kyoto City Archaeological Research Institute has been investigating the 16th century residence of warlord Nobunaga Oda. Among other finds, they turned up the lord's private sauna.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2010-05-27 17:44
The leaning tower of Bad Frankenhausen in the German state of Thuringia has tilted since at least 1640, and it now leans at an angle of 4.8 degrees -- sharper than the more famous tower in Pisa, Italy, which has only a 3.9 degree slant.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2010-05-27 10:05
A decade later later, the report of the 1999 "Millennuim Dig" at Carlisle describes the tens of thousands of items found at the site. Finds of wooden buildings and leather artifacts surprised the archaeologists, as such materials don't normally survive.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2010-05-08 19:03
Maya commoners of their Classic Period -- "illiterate farmers, builders and servants" -- preserved their history by burying their old possesions in the floors of newly built homes.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-05-05 12:03
The dungeon where, according to tradition, the Sheriff of Nottingham held Robin Hood captive is to be laser scanned as part of a new project. Archaeologists at the University of Nottingham will scan all the caves in the area during the two-year Nottingham Caves Survey.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-25 11:37
The concept of a museum to view art and antiquities was unknown until 16th century Venice when wealthy families designed buildings to showcase Roman statuary. Now the Palazzo Grimani, one of the pioneering museums of the city, has restored and reopened to the public.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-04-21 13:42
Walkers along Hadrian's Wall are being urged to respect the ancient structure and help to protect it.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-13 18:59
Excavations at the 15th century Bidar Fort constructed by Sultan Ahmed Shah of the Bahamani Dynasty in Bidar, India have revealed an extensive series of royal escape tunnels, wells and soldiers' quarters.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-09 09:17
As a kickoff for British Tourism Week, 500 volunteers illuminated the 84-mile Hadrian' Wall across norhtern England with a "line of light." (video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-03-04 15:47
Workers for the Office of Public Works (OPW) in Dublin, Ireland have unearthed evidence of an 11th century Viking settlement on the north shore of the Liffey River.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-03-02 12:16
British father and son filmmaking team Ted and Michael O'Neill believe they have found the source of the Aqua Traiana, the 2nd century aqueduct, constructed by the Emperor Trajan, 30-40km northwest of Rome. (photos)