Architecture and Construction
Anything related to the design or construction of buildings, roads, aqueducts, etc.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-07 14:46
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 07:08
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 20:27
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 20:42
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 21:05
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 20:13
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 10:14
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 16:53
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 13:05
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 09:41
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 11:43
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 09:10
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 14:21
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 16:24
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 16:34
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 14:46
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 09:05
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.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-12-28 17:27
Looking for cozy a home with climate control where you never have to fix the roof? Try a cave! This article discusses 10 residential cave complexes, several originating in the 12th-13th centuries.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sun, 2010-12-26 15:38
In a move that could only embarrass the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a government agency in England has ordered repairs to a river levy that has started to fail...after 800 years.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-12-13 21:56
The remains of the "busy metropolis of Londinium" may lie beneath half a meter of the Duke of Northumberland's Syon Park, the proposed site of a lixury hotel. The Roman landscape was discovered by archaeologists before hotel construction began.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-12-02 12:03
In 1944, a Luftwaffe cameraman photographed a ruined house in Northamptonshire, but what was revealed in the photo was much more important. The house was surrounded by an elaborate garden containing a Tudor labyrinth, a symbol of the owner's Catholic faith. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-26 14:07
In an effort to make British museum more accesible to visitors, the National Trust has created the Bringing Houses to Life project which employs costumed actors, opened up roped-off areas, and recreated historical scenes, all of which have brought criticism to the organization.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-21 13:04
Experts believe they have discovered the site of the church where Pocahontas married tobacco farmer John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia in 1614.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-21 09:17
Excavations at Wakehurst Place, home of the Kew country garden in West Sussex, England, have revealed the existence of an Elizabethan-era south wing which would have completed an enclosed courtyard.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-11-20 18:34
Workers at the Tall al-Shir archaeological dig in Syria have so far uncovered three layers of history dating back to the Roman and Greek eras. A recent find including walls from the late Byzantine period.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-19 21:07
No trace of Henry VIII's Nonesuch Palace remains except a rare 16th century watercolor by Joris Hoefnagel, and now that is to be auctioned by Christies. The watercolor is expected to bring as much as 1.2 million UK pounds (US$1.9 million).
Submitted by trbrown on Fri, 2010-11-19 11:40
Genevra Kornbluth's "Documenting the Luxury Arts" site has photos of artifacts and architecture from Roman to 20th century. Photos of the pre-17th century items include many not easily found elsewhere, including crystal and crystal intaglio pieces, ivory carvings, and game pieces (20-sided dice, anyone?).
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-11-16 10:18
Did the enigmatic smile of da Vinci's Mona Lisa hide sad memories of an impoverished childhood? A video clip from Discovery News looks at the childhood home of the famous model.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-11-14 09:09
Sycamore trees are the culprits in damage done to the historic Roman wall in St. Albans, England. Built in the 3rd century, the wall is what remains of a five metres high and three metres wide wall, circling the city, with a walkway on top. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-11-13 12:57
In honor of the 10,000th birthday of the city of Jericho, officials gave visitors a rare glimpse of a 1,200-year-old carpet mosaic measuring nearly 900 square meters (9,700 square feet) which once graced the floor of the main bath house of an Islamic palace. (photo)