Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-24 16:20
England is known for its long-standing traditions, and the installation ceremony for the Order of the Bath is no exception. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth recently oversaw the latest elevation when eight men from the British military and intelligence services were installed.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-04-27 07:47
Police in Middlesbrough, England have recruited heralds to accompany them on rounds to act as town criers. The heralds use their trained voices to warn citizens to lock their doors.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-03-27 14:28
A woman in Oslo, Norway was shocked recently to find beer streaming from her kitchen water faucet.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2006-03-20 19:43
Debate about origins and final resting place of Columbus has raged for over a century, with historians questioning the traditional theory that he hails from Genoa, Italy. Some say he was a Spanish Jew, a Greek, a Basque or Portuguese.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-20 09:55
A team of French scientists hopes that a series of tests will determine if remains discovered near Garches, France are those of 15th century heroine Joan of Arc.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-12-13 08:33
The musical hit "Spamalot" is scheduled to tour beginning with Boston in March. The show is based on "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-31 10:53
Two films, an opera and an off-Broadway play are enough to jump start the popularity of Anglo-Saxon classic.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-10-29 18:44
A musical version of the epic poem? The Irish Repertory Theatre is putting on this amibitious version from October 16 through November 13, 2005, at the Rep's Theatre in New York City.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-10-27 19:05
After the failure of Jamie and Adam to reconstruct a working model of Archimedes' death ray for Mythbusters, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken up the challenge.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-10-07 15:35
So, how many points is "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch" worth, anyway? The Welsh language, native tongue of half a million people, now has its own version of the popular Scrabble™ board game.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-18 10:02
Engineers from Beijing University were called upon to construct a special display case for one of China's most famous paintings: a 16+-foot-long silk masterpiece dating to the 12th century.
Submitted by Rosanore of Redthorn on Wed, 2005-08-17 14:04
Robert McDonald, former Hollywood stuntman, has built a replica of a Viking longship from 15 million ice cream sticks.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-03 10:58
In its July 2005 issue, Science et Vie explains how an artist used medieval techiques to recreate the image on the cloth.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2005-06-20 15:50
Two Brazilian doctors who are also art lovers think they have uncovered a "secret lesson" in human anatomy in the famous Sistine Chapel frescos.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-06-13 18:07
Archaeologists working on a dig in the Netherlands have discovered 17 ancient Celtic coins. The coins were the first such discovered in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-10 18:25
Producers of the film version of Dan Brown's bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code have hit another roadblock. Officials of London's Westminster Abbey have refused to allow the production crew to film there.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-15 12:30
An ancient Chinese fort from the Kingdom of Wei has been discovered by archaeologists in China's eastern Anhui province.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-05-03 10:07
The 2000-year-old remains of a butchered rabbit, thought to have been the dinner of a Roman, have led scholars to believe that rabbits were introduced to Britain following the Roman invasion in the year 43 AD.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-10 06:53
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-25 13:05
The new musical, based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, has finally debuted on Broadway, to rave reviews.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-18 16:14
A recent medical study by researchers at the University of Liverpool concludes that the Black Plague of the Middle Ages may have increased modern Europeans' resistance to HIV.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-03-16 14:26
The Vienna Art Centre offers a new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit featuring 62 working models (some full-scale and some miniature) of his mechanical inventions.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-12 14:01
An Austrian archaeologist was killed when the pit he was excavating collapsed.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-22 16:10
A new book and television series claim that 20% of Scots have blood ties to Iraq stemming from a migration in 4000 BCE.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-12-13 19:00
Iranian archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old backgammon set, thought to be the world's oldest, making the country the "cradle of board games."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-11 12:11
A Greek farmer recently discovered a stone monument marking the 1st century B.C.E. battle between Mithridates VI and Roman forces.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-11-19 08:18
The Shire of Arrows' Flight in the Kingdom of Artemisia (Provo, Utah) sponsored a medieval festival recently to benefit the "Toys for Tots" program.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2004-11-08 16:27
Pope Urban VIII's nephew stole 2 altar paintings from a church in Urbino in 1632 and smuggled them to Rome. Today these paintings are being displayed and ascribed to the original painter, Fra Carnevale.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-15 17:51
A page stolen from the Renaissance manuscript, the Sforza Hours, has at last been returned to the masterpiece.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-09 13:18
The controversy over the final resting place of explorer Christopher Columbus continues.