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Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-09 19:00
A collection of Papal letters, written as far back as the 13th century and discovered among the belongings of a Wisconsin WWII vet, have been returned to their proper owner: the Polish State Archives.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-05 11:19
Scottish Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson has announced that the new ban on the sale of knives and swords in the United Kingdom will help stem knife violence in the country. So far, over 12,000 blades have been turned in to authorities.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2006-08-26 16:27
Archaeologists believe they have unearthed a medieval Benedictine hostelry beneath a pub near Byland Abbey near Coxwold.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-08-20 13:38
The excavation of a burial site in Aberdeen, Scotland has disclosed over 300 skeletons. The dig was part of the renovation of St. Nicholas Church, one of the oldest in Scotland.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-08-12 15:41
Excavation of a future construction site in Southampton, UK produced artifacts from the eleventh, fourteenth and twentieth centuries.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-08-09 15:27
A Roman reenactor and museum manager gave a demonstration of Roman cosmetics at a Roman "military spectacular" in Wales earlier this month.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-07-29 10:49
One of only three known Edward III double florins went for UK£460,000 at Spink auction house. The coin has a face value of six shillings.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-07-25 10:07
Members of the public will have an opportunity to help excavate the site of an early Christian cemetery in Pembrokeshire.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-12 10:05
Once an island, the Benedictine abbey of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy has become connected to the mainland by a buildup of silt. New plans by French engineers will return the landmark to its island status.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2006-07-06 15:01
The bodies of 44 medieval monks and workers discovered during the contruction of an overpass in Partney, England, were reburied in mid-June.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-07-05 14:44
A 14th Century hall in on the banks of the River Welland in Lincolnshire that was restored with a UK£600,000 lottery grant is reopening as an art gallery and museum. It will contain 10 galleries, including the history of the local fens and how the landscape was created by drainage and reclamation.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2006-07-02 16:41
The 17th fairway of a golf course under development in East Lothian has revealed the ruins of houses dating back from the 12th-15th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-25 20:42
Experts at the Royal Armouries in Leeds have declared a 7th century sword, discovered at Bamburgh Castle in 1960, unique in the world.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-06-18 19:49
Excavation has begun for the summer at Rushen Abbey on the Isle of Man, where a wealth of medieval artifacts has been discovered in previous digs beginning in 1997.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-18 09:04
This year Mongolia celebrates it's 800th anniversary. One of the events honoring the country's rich history is a rock opera about Mongolia's most famous citizen: Genghis Khan.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-06-10 08:37
The popular Romanian tourist attraction Bran Castle, associated with Vlad the Impaler and known as "Dracula's Castle," has been returned to the heir of the Habsburg family. The state had seized the castle when Communist rule began in Romania after World War II.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-06-06 11:27
The stone which legend says was placed in London by Brutus the Trojan has a new protector: Chris Cheek, the manager of a sporting goods shop.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-06-02 21:04
Archaeologists are pondering whether or not a burial site discovered near a McDonald's restaurant in Birmingham, England may be that of warrior queen Boudicca.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-13 20:07
An action group has been formed to save a hillside pasture near Knighton, Powys, Wales from the gavel. The 30-acre field is the site of the Pilleth Battlefield where Welsh rebel Owain Glyndwr clashed with English soldiers in 1402.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-13 08:25
Monasteries were a stronghold of medieval gardening in Europe. The manual labor of gardening taught humility and thus benefited the monks' souls, while the herbs and vegetables they grew aided their health.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-06 15:25
A 16th century football (that's soccer to those of us in the States) will be on display in Hamburg, Germany during the summer of 2006 for the game's World Cup.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-04-25 19:40
A homeowner in Cardiff, Wales discovered a trove of Roman pottery while digging in his garden.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-24 14:10
BBC Europe editor Mark Mardell muses over the similarities between the power structures of the European Union and those of an emerging feudal state.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-16 15:10
After decades of searching, the ruins of the Bishop of Glasgow's palace have been discovered outside the city. The 13th century building stood for three centuries before being destroyed in the Reformation.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-04-04 20:07
Historians working at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire have discovered a charter, from the reign of Henry I, granting a manor to St Peter's Abbey.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-02 17:20
The discovery of 600 copper, Roman coins has British archaeologists buzzing. The hoard, found in Suffolk, England, is thought to be the largest stash of legitimately-minted coins ever found in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-26 16:53
Archaeologists working near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, England, have discovered a stone carving of what is believed to be the god Cocidius, a Romano-British warrior god, used for protection and good luck.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-03-20 10:42
A medieval bridge that was once an entry point into England from Wales has been unearthed at Shrewsbury.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-19 04:35
A new study suggests that the devastating Black Death may have done more than wipe out 1/3 of the population. It may have triggered Europe's "Little Ice Age" in the 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-16 20:02
Construction crews working on a project to create a new town square in Hartlepool, England were surprised to unearth the remains of a medieval town complete with "medieval properties, pots and relics of iron smelting."