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World's Oldest Condom Found

Archaeologists have discovered the world's oldest surviving condom in Lund, Sweden. The artifact dates to 1640 and is made of pig's intestine.

Robin Hood's Castle Discovered?

Researchers excavating a site in Bolsterstone, England believe they may have found the home of Robin Hood. Experts base their claim on the belief that the mythical Robin Hood was based on the son of the Earl of Huntingdon.

Murder in France: a Very Cold Case

Cold Case Files could really cover a recent discovery in Plouezoc'h, France, where police spent several years trying to solve the murder of a woman found slain with a hatchet. Turns out, she died in the 15th century.

Bad Teeth a Medieval Myth?

Professor Wolfgang Arnold, from the University of Witten/Herdecke, believes that medieval peasants may have had better teeth than modern men because they chewed their food and ate raw vegetables.

And Now, an Austrian Fling?

Archaeological discoveries in Austria give merit to claims that Austrians invented tartan kilts.

Indian Mob Destroys Ancient Manuscripts

Members of a group calling themselves Sambhaji Brigade destroyed over 30,000 ancient manuscripts January 5, 2004 at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.

Welsh Sun-Disc Declared Treasure

A Copper or Bronze Age sun disc, considered to be the earliest artifact of its kind to be discovered in Wales, has been declared a treasure.

900-Year-Old Ship Found in Rice Field

A sailing vessel believed to have sunk off the coast of India 900 years ago has been discovered buried under a rice field.

Excavations at Heathrow Airport Unearth 8,000 Years of History

80 archaeologists working on the site of Heathrow's new Terminal 5 have discovered 80,000 artifacts dating as far back as 6,000 BCE.

Mary Rose Receives Reprieve

The remains of Henry VIII's warship, the Mary Rose, may yet be saved thanks to a

Did an Asteroid Cause Constantine's Conversion?

Scientists are speculating that an impact crater in the Italian Sirente Mountains may have prompted Constantine's conversion to Christianity.

16th Century Salt Cellar Stolen in Vienna

A 10-inch, sculpted salt cellar valued at

Shetland Islands to Add Norse Roadsigns

The Shetland Council hopes to create bilingual roadsigns to celebrate their Viking heritage.

St. Birgitta's Bones to Solve Mystery

Scientists plan to use DNA testing to determine the burial site of Sweden's St. Birgitta.