Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-07-08 15:45
This year, attendees of the Royal Society's summer science exhibition in London will hear the results of an extensive DNA survey of Britain which will proclaim "that Welsh and Cornish people were among the most genetically distinct groups in the country."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-06-22 19:20
Knight Rider and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has been visiting castles in Wales. Welsh news outfit the Caerphilly Observer tracked the star as he visited Caerphilly Castle, Cardiff Castle, and Castell Coch.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-02 10:11
Roch Castle near Haverfordwest, Wales has had a UK£6m facelift and conversion as a "corporate retreat". During the two-year renovation, the 13th century castle was "completely wrapped in plastic."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-04-13 13:13
Those hoping to kill a Scotsman in York for carrying a bow and arrow had better act fast. This law, along with many others dating as far back as 1322, will soon be removed from the UK law books.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-04-08 12:40
Experts working on a project to date Wales' oldest buildings by studying tree rings believe they may have found the country's oldest house. A cow shed in Llanrwst, Conwy has timbers dating to before 1402, the date of the previous oldest house. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-03-11 19:01
Metal detector hobbyists and amateur archaeologists in Great Britain are encouraged to record their discoveries of objects over 300 years old on the Portable Antiquities Scheme website, which also provides news and articles on British archaeological finds.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-02-23 19:59
All school American children learn the day-counting rhyme "Thirty days hath September...," and some adults still use it to track the number of days in the month. Now a Welsh journalist offers proof that the doggerel dates to the early 15th century. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-02-21 13:52
Roger Bamkin, of Wikimedia UK, has invited the public to take part in an experiment: chronicle life in Monmouth. The online encyclopaedia will create Monmouthpedia, a site where citizens and visitors can "contribute articles and photographs on interesting and notable places, people, artefacts and other aspects of Monmouth life."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2012-02-15 16:04
A building being used as a cow shed in Wales may date to the 1300s, making it the oldest domestic building in Wales. The date is being determined by studying the tree rings in the roof rafters.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-02-11 18:39
The devil is in St Cadoc's church in Llancarfan, Wales, and officials from the Heritage Lottery Fund have decided to award the church UK£500,000 to keep him there. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-01-17 19:25
A medieval byway between two Welsh Cistercian abbeys, and walked by monks in the 12th century, has been damaged by modern traffic. The city councils of Powys and Ceredigion have banned all access, even walkers, from the path to preserve the ancient track.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-01-07 20:56
The British Museum has given a Roman ring, found on Cefn Brithdir in Wales, to the Winding House Museum at New Tredegar for permanent display. The ring was discovered by a metal detectorist. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-12-23 19:08
In the mid12th century, English and Welsh crusaders took part in the siege and capture of the Spanish city of Tortosa. Some apparently liked the climate and decided to stay. In an article for the Journal of Medieval History, Antoni Virgili tells their story.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-15 14:13
Archaeologists excavating at Nevern Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales have uncovered several slates dating to the 12th century scratched with images of stars and other symbols designed to ward off evil spirits. The slates were found in the castle's entranceway.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-23 17:45
For the past ten years, the Friends of Cardigan Castle in Wales have been hoping to raise money for restoration of the 12th Century building, the first stone castle built by the Welsh princes and the stronghold of Rhys ap Gruffydd. Now they have received an award of UK£4.5m European money.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-10-14 15:19
Archaeologists working at the Carn Menyn site in the Preseli Hills in Wales, where the Stonehenge bluestones were quarried, believe they have found the tomb of one of original builders monument.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-09-17 20:21
Drainage work at a hotel near Llanrwst, Wales has unearthed three 13th century walls believed to have belonged to the cloister of a Cistercian abbey.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-09-16 16:57
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Roman port near Newport, Wales, only the second of such ports known from Roman Britain. Excavation has revealed the main quay wall, as well as the landing stages and wharves.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-09-09 11:01
The new Pilgrim's Way walking path in Wales was christened recently when 80 walkers began the 127-mile (204km), 12-day trek from Basingwerk Abbey in Holywell, Flintshire to Bardsey Island in Gwynedd. (slideshow)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-08-20 06:40
For the first time in over a hundred years, visitors are welcome to visit Oystermouth Castle in Swansea, Wales. The castle received a UK£1M facelift including a 30ft (10m) high glass bridge. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-08-19 20:45
After his divorce from Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII found himself feuding with France and forced to defend his seacoast. Archaeologists now plan to excavate one of the buildings thought to have been constructed for such defense: a blockhouse on the Angle Peninsula in Wales. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-08-12 11:49
A fragment of a locally-made pottery aquamanile, used by dinner guests to wash their hands, has been discovered at an archaeological dig of a manor house near Cosmeston, Wales. The fragment dates to the 13th century. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-08-03 17:51
Cadw, the Welsh government's historic environment service, is looking for a caretaker for Newcastle, a 12th century castle near Bridgend.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2011-08-02 11:50
The discovery of elaborate, locally made pottery is giving insight into a southern Welsh manor and the medieval village surrounding it.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-07-17 16:18
In 1282, Earl Henry de Lacy began building a castle in Wales. Now Denbigh Castle will undergo an extensive facelift, complete with a new visitor center, thanks to a UK£600,000 grant. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-07-06 12:15
Over 5,000 stained glass windows from Welsh churches are now online. Images, descriptions, and other information are available for windows dating from the 14th century to the present day.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-05-13 16:20
"North Wales is a landscape charged with a history of faith, and this particular pilgrim route will be, for all who follow it, a true path towards the light, supported by all those living memories of prayer and holy lives," said Dr. Rowan Williams about the new pilgrim trail across Wales.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-04-24 20:02
The Heritage Lottery Fund has agreed to provide UK£4.7m for conservation work to the building and grounds at Cardigan Castle. The 12th century castle was once home to Welsh princes.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-04-20 14:23
Archaeologist Karl-James Langford believes historians may have overlooked a Roman quarry in Barry, Wales because it was just "too obvious."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-14 18:47
We invite you to join us in at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls from April 29 to May 1, 2011. Join us in friendship, in song and in celebration. Let’s keep the tradition of our Ontario Welsh Festival alive and vibrant. To accomplish this, we need your support and presence next year and in the years ahead.