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Hadrian's Wall First Link in "Frontiers of the Roman Empire"

Hadrian's Wall is scheduled to be the first historic site in a trans-national Heritage Site Network known as "Frontiers of the Roman Empire."

Drumin Castle to Re-Open to the Public

Drumin Castle, the 14th century home of the notorious "Wolf of Badenoch," is set to re-open to the public after extensive restoration. The fortress is located on the Glenlivet Estate in Moray, Scotland.

Archaeologists Set to Dig at Campsite of Edward I

Kirkliston, site of the famous Kirkliston Distillery, was also the location of the camp of Edward I on the eve of the Battle of Falkirk. A new archaeological excavation there may stall plans to build a housing development.

Ancient Britain Remapped

Ordnance Survey of Southampton, England, is set to release a new historical map of ancient Britain, complete with place names, roads and landmarks.

Archaeologists Hope to Find Medieval Town

A team of archaeologists working on a Teesside site on Hartlepool's Headland hope to find a medieval town. Previous digs have undercovered traces of buildings dating to the Middle Ages.

Medieval Scots' Diet Healthier than Modern

New research on medieval cesspits shows that the diet of 15th century Scots was healthier than that of their modern counterparts.

Scottish Botticelli a Fake?

"The Portrait of a Youth," a painting attributed to Botticelli and owned by Scotland's National Galleries, may be a fake.

Loch Lomond Dig is "Archaeologist's Dream"

A recent archaeological dig near Loch Lomond, Scotland, has produced rare artifacts from periods spanning 4,000 years.

Were Vikings Guilty of Ethnic Cleansing?

Did the Vikings drive natives from the isles? New evidence suggests that Viking settlers to Scotland's islands may have waged a genocidal campaign against the native people.

13th Century Scottish Parchment Returns Home

A 13th century document discussing a land dispute in Scotland, which was taken to England by Edward I in 1296, has been returned to Scotland.

"Early British Kingdoms" Offers Roadmap to British History

David Nash Ford's Early British Kingdoms website provides a virtual roadmap of the Celtic nations from Roman times through the "Dark Ages."

Selviergard to Invest New Baron & Baroness

Viscount Syr Georg of Glaciers Edge and Viscountess Katrazina Porajski will be the new Baron and Baroness of Selviergard in the Principality of Oertha.

Pre-Medieval and Medieval Remains Found at Tantallon Castle

Approximately 200 skeletons have been found near Tantallon Castle in North Berwick, in Scotland.

Medieval Skeletons Discovered on Scottish Farm

Archaeologists are exicted about the recent find of 200 medieval skeletons on a farm near North Berwick, Scotland, and wonder if the graves might be linked to St Baldred, who founded a monastery nearby.

Desperate Viking Housewives?

New evidence reveals that Viking housewives may not have been desperate at all, but may have traveled to new settlements with their husbands.

Scots Fight to Save Culloden from "Space Invaders"

Developers are eyeing the land adjacent to Scotland's Culloden battlefield with dreams of housing projects which would, according to some, "destroy the sense of place."

Scottish Studies Scholarships Available

The Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival is looking for applicants for scholarships in Scottish Studies, especially in the fields of music, dancing or literature.

Mons Graupius Not in Scotland's Grampian

Residents of Scotland's Northeast, known as the Grampian, are up in arms over claims that the famous Roman battle of Mons Graupius did not actually take place in the region.

1,000,000 Scottish Treasures to be Cataloged

In a project sure to make any librarian twitch, the city fathers of Glasgow, Scotland have authorized the cataloging of 1,000,000 of the city's art and archaeological treasures.

Wallace's Sword Travels to New York

A double-handed sword used by Scottish hero William Wallace left Scotland for New York, where it was the centerpiece of an exhibit at New York's Grand Central Station.

Scotsman Demands Return of Lewis Chessmen

Scottish nationalists are demanding the "repatriation" of the 12th century Lewis chessmen now held by the British Museum.

Farmer's Field Reveals 14th Century Secret

Ten feet beneath a farmer's field near Linlithgow, Scotland lies a secret: a network of 14th century sandstone tunnels.

Scottish Schoolchildren Strive to Save Antonine Wall

A new campaign to have Scotland's Antonine Wall declared a World Heritage Site is being spearheaded by the country's schoolchildren. The campaign includes an educational pack that teaches about the country's Roman history.

Storms Expose Orkney Burial Site

A team of archaeologists are working to preserve a medieval burial site uncovered recently by winter storms in the Orkneys.

New Book Moves Important Battlefield

In his new book, author James Fraser claims that the battle of Mons Graupius, which allowed Rome dominance over all of Britain, occured not in the north of Scotland, but in the south.

Did Shakespeare Slander Macbeth?

Members of the Scottish Parliament are seeking to clear the reputation of the historical Macbeth for the 1,000th anniversary of his birth.

David I: Scotland's Unappreciated Monarch

A new study by Richard Oram of the University of Stirling in Scotland depicts Scotland's King David as a great state-builder who had a major impact on British history.

2,000 Year Old Celtic Carving Identified

A stone carving, found 20 years ago in a back garden, has been identified as a 2000 year old Celtic carving from the Iron Age.

Abbey Ruins of Strata Florida in Wales

Experts say the abbey at Strata Florida was once a city of light to rival Westminster Cathedral, and Oxford and was once much bigger than the current ruins of today would suggest.

Rosslyn Chapel May be Re-Created Outside of Scotland

The producers of the Da Vinci Code movie may choose to build their own version of Rosslyn Chapel rather than deal with restrictions imposed by the building's trustees.