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Site of Greek-Roman Battle Discovered

A Greek farmer recently discovered a stone monument marking the 1st century B.C.E. battle between Mithridates VI and Roman forces.

Daily Herald: Utah Group Sponsors Medieval Festival to Benefit Kids

The Shire of Arrows' Flight in the Kingdom of Artemisia (Provo, Utah) sponsored a medieval festival recently to benefit the "Toys for Tots" program.

Renaissance Painter Rediscovered

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.

Sforza Hours Complete at Last

A page stolen from the Renaissance manuscript, the Sforza Hours, has at last been returned to the masterpiece.

DNA Test Results to Determine Columbus' Grave Uncertain

The controversy over the final resting place of explorer Christopher Columbus continues.

Fireworks Celebrate Re-Building of 16th Century Bridge

Residents of the Bosnoan city of Mostar are celebrating the re-opening of an historic bridge across the Neretva River The original bridge was built in 1566 and then destroyed during the Bosnian War.

Muslim Necropolis Discovered in Lisbon

Archaeologists working on a large site south of Lisbon, Portugal, believe it to be the largest Muslim cemetery on the Iberian peninsula.

Kil Roy-Ho was Here!

Archaeologists studying a section of the Great Wall of China have discovered graffiti dating from the 16th century CE.

Professor hunts Roman pirates

Be very quiet! Florida State professor of anthropology Cheryl Ward is hunting pirates! Roman pirates!

Library of Alexandria Found

Librarians rejoice! The site of the ancient Library of Alexandria has been found!

The Da Vinci Car?

In addition to his other achievements, Leonardo da Vinci may have been the inventor of the automobile.

9th Century Corgi May Have Been Royal Favorite

The bones of a dog, which might have been a Corgi, have researchers speculating about royal pets.

Tunnel Under Stonehenge Planned

A public inquiry has been opened to study government plans to build a traffic tunnel under Stonehenge.

Violin's Sound Linked to European Ice Age

Experts are now suggesting that Europe's mini age age which began in the 14th century may have affected trees from which the world's most famous violins were made.

"Hobbit" to Follow Lord of the Rings Trilogy?

"Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson now says that he would like to follow his successful trilogy by filming "The Hobbit," Tolkien's prequel, with some of the same cast.

Researchers Look for Clues to Petrarch's Appearance

Scientists in Italy will unearth the remains of Italian poet Petrarch in an effort to learn about his physical appearance.

Digital Canterbury Tales

In celebration of the anniversary of Chaucer's death, the two earliest version of the "Canterbury Tales" have been digitized and are now available online.

800-Year-Old Sefer Torah to Visit L.A.

An 800-year-old Torah will begin a year-long display at the Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in Westwood.

Televised Expedition May Uncover Secret of Noah's Flood

Scientists, including Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard, plan to televise part of a two-week expedition to the Black Sea with hopes that they will discover Roman, Bronze Age or Byzantine artifacts, or even evidence of the Biblical flood.

Czech Republic to Return Stolen Hebrew Manuscripts

The Czech Republic will return 34 Hebrew manuscripts, some dating back to the 13th century, to the Jewish Theologic Seminary in Wroclaw, Poland.

Spain Opens First Mosque in 511 Years

Dignitaries from Arab and Muslim countries were present for the opening of the new Great Mosque of Granada, the first mosque built in Spain since King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled the Muslims in 1492.

3,000-Year-Old Jewelry Displayed at Baghdad Museum

The Treasure of Nimrud, a spectacular collection of jewelry dating back to the 8th century B.C., was put on display at the Iraqi National Museum by U.S.-led authorities.

Farmers Spread Celtic Language into Britain 6,000 Years Ago

A Reuters article reports that geneticist Peter Forster of the University of Cambridge has produced a study indicating that farmers carried the Celtic language through the British Isles, Ireland, and France over 6,000 ago.

For Sale: Cornish Burial Mound

British rocker Nic Potter is sellinga Bronze Age Cornish burial mound for only 150,000 pounds ($249,700).

Shakespeare's Church Seeks Donations for Repairs Online

Trustees at the Holy Trinity in Stratford-upon-Avon, which is in need of urgent repairs, have turned to the Internet to raise money for the building's restoration.

Village Names Add Color to English Life

Colorful village names such as "Pity Me," "No Place" and "Great Cockup," grace the English countryside. Take a stroll through English linguistics in this article.

Watch on Rhine

Dutch Archaeologists have announced the discovery of the remains of a series of Roman watchtowers along the Rhine River.

Iron Age Ranching in England

Researchers from the English Heritage, a conservation society, believe that mysterious crop lines provide evidence for Iron Age cattle ranching.