Architecture and Construction
Anything related to the design or construction of buildings, roads, aqueducts, etc.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-08-06 16:10
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 20:04
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 07:22
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 06:10
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 19:19
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 16:18
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 19:31
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 10:37
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 07:13
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 18:31
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 16:44
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 09:05
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 18:03
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 11:03
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 10:37
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 12:42
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 17:59
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 08:17
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 14:47
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 11:16
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)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-02-21 20:05
In a letter to the Duke of Milan, Lenoardo da Vinci outlines his qualifications as an engineer and an artist. A scanned version of the resume with translation is available online.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-29 11:05
In a recent article for the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Kim Sexton, an associate professor in the University of Arkansa's Fay Jones School of Architecture, looks at the loggia as a center for social interaction and legal issues.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-25 13:43
Archaeologists working to repair a section of Chester, England's city wall have discovered the remains of a Roman tower. “To our surprise, almost as soon as we started digging, a well-made sandstone wall appeared. It was running across the line of the City Wall and was more than 1m thick," said City Archaeologist Mike Morris.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-09 18:37
Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov plans to demonstrate the grandeur of the medieval palace of Tsar Simeon I The Great (893-927 AD) by creating a 1:10 replica (i.e. ten times smaller) of the palace, complete with "the latest light and cinema technology."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-12-06 14:18
Metal detectorist John Lyon was thrilled to find a hoard of 44 coins dating to the 13th century in a farmyard near Pinchbeck, Wales, but the real discovery may be the source of the coins: a 13th century "well-built house" with a possible ecclesiastical connection.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-12-05 17:43
Nearly 2,000 years after construction, the overflow from the Roman bath in Bath, England is going to be inspected. Archaeologists are excited at the prospect of discovering what Roman - and subsequent generations - threw down the drain.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-12-05 13:17
Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a 3rd century Roman townhouse beneath the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, England. "It's quite unexpected," said archaeologist James Holman.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-03 12:18
A team of archaeologists from the Institut national des recherches archaeologiques has discovered the fortifications of medieval Paris.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-01 12:36
"In the centre of Segovia, between the old town and the new town, there is a Roman relic that makes Hadrian's Wall look like a heap of rubble. Segovia's famous aqueduct is nearly 30 metres high and more than 800 metres long, and although I'd seen countless photos of it, that's still no substitute for the real thing. Standing before it for the first time takes your breath away," writes Guardian travel writer William Cook about Segovia, Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-09-22 19:04
Many of the treasures of historic Istanbul, Turkey find their origins in their Greek past. Kristian Kamp of Today's Zaman looks at the Greek and Byzantine heritage of the city on the Bosporus, from its earliest days as the town of Chalcedon to its heyday as the Byzantine center of the Christian church.