801 CE to 900 CE

"Tristan and Isolde" to be Released in February 2006

Producer Ridley Scott's dream project Tristan and Isolde, starring James Franco, Sophia Myles, and Rufus Sewell, has been scheduled for release in February 2006.

Dark Age Metalworks Discovered in Pembrokeshire

Natural gas workers at a site in Milford Haven were surprised to unearth what may well be a metalworks plant dating to the 9th century.

Deutsche Welle: Charlemagne's Armrest Identified

The piece of an engraved stone throne, discovered in Mainz, Germany in 1911, has been identified as belonging to a throne once used by the Emperor Charlemagne.

Radio Nederland: Arab Scholarship Sheds New Light on Cleopatra

New research has shown that medieval Arab scholars respected the philosophical and scientific accomplishments of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra.

Kazinform: 13th-14th Century Village Discovered in Kazakhstan

Researchers are excited by the discovery of a 13th-14th century town on the dry bottom of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan.

Discovery Channel: Viking "Pompeii" to be Left Unexplored?

A virtually intact Viking village, which researchers call "Ireland's equivalent of Pompeii," discovered in Ireland recently may be left unexcavated.

King Coenwulf Penny Brings US$409,000 at Auction

A 9th century, gold, Anglo-Saxon penny sold for over US$400,000 recently, a world record for a British coin.

Kenneth MacAlpine: Scot or Pict?

A new book by historian Alex Woolf claims that Scottish hero Kenneth MacAlpine was actually a Pict.

9th Century Mercian Penny Names King Coenwulf

A man walking his dog on a footpath near Bedfordshire, England idly picked up a coin believed to be worth 120,000-150,000 pounds.

Science Daily: Medieval People Nearly as Tall as Modern

A new study by the Ohio State University states that Northern European men of the early Middle Ages were nearly as tall as modern-day Americans.

Ireland On-Line: Viking find in Ireland ''extremely significant''

Archaeologists have uncovered the grave of a woman who died around 900AD and was buried (near what is now north Dublin) with a collection of artifacts, including a stunning oval brooch from Scandinavia.

Viking vessel ready to raid Dublin

A replica Viking ship, based on a 9th century ship constructed in Dublin, is in the final stages of preparation at the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde in Norway.

Late Saxon "charcoal" graves discovered near Romsey Abbey

Workers doing cleanup work around Romsey Abbey in Hampshire County, England, found more than they bargained for: 14 Saxon graves. (Corrected URL)