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Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-23 07:39
What would it be like to live in a 12th century hill fort in India? Ask the 5,000 residents who still inhabit the fort in Jaisalmer in the western part of the country. The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder takes visitors on a narrated tour with a slideshow.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-16 17:02
After months of restoration, a sketch, thought to be an early self portrait of Leonard da Vinci, has been discovered. The drawing was found was covered by handwriting. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-03-05 11:01
Linguistics experts at Reading University have used computer model analysis to date English words and to predict which words may soon become extinct.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-04 16:52
Plans are finally underway for the construction of a museum honoring the Tudor warship Mary Rose, Henry VIII's flagship which sank in 1545 with the loss of 400 lives.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-17 18:18
"It was a bit scary at first because we were unsure if it was a murder scene," said metal detectorist Bob white who, with his friend Cliff Smith, recently discovered a 1,500-year-old Saxon burial ground in Sussex, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-10 12:52
As part of a UK£12M renovation of Scotland's Stirling Castle, historians plan to study 33 wooden carved medallions seeking to discover who the carvings depict and why they were carved.
Submitted by margaretc on Mon, 2009-01-05 10:42
The castles and stately homes of Scotland have an ongoing need for joiners and plumbers and the like who are trained in modern and historical arts and trades. A new program seeks to train people in the necessary skills with an apprenticeship.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-25 12:28
Archaeologists are hoping that they have found the location of the "lost" church of Bix Gibwyn, an 800-year-old structure that was abandoned in the late 16th century. The research team has discovered three medieval graves which could pinpoint the site of the church.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-19 18:10
An Iron Age torc, valued at UK£350,000, is one of the highlights of this year's archaeological discoveries in the UK. The necklace was found near Newark in Nottinghamshire. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-17 08:19
Max Planck Institute scientists report that they have once again glimpsed echoes of a supernova chronicled in 1572 by Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. The event was bright enough to be visible during the day. (photos and video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-12-14 08:09
Researchers have been poring over more than 30,000 photos taken over the past 60 years for hints to the real nature of Hadrian's Wall. So far, the study has revealed "2,700 previously unrecorded historic features."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-12-13 10:08
Scotland's Crown Office each year gets the honor of collecting rare artifacts discovered by archaeologists, metal detectorists and treasure hunters into a Treasure Trove. This year's finds include a Bronze Age sword and the first Roman tombstone discovered in nearly 200 years.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-10 17:15
A UK£50,000 reward is being offered for the return of a collection of rare Scottish coins, some dating to the 12th century, stolen in June 2007 from the home of Lord and Lady Stewartby at Broughton, Scotland. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-09 11:38
A major reconstruction project for a section of Hadrian's Wall has begun at Great Chesters, near Haltwhistle, Northumberland. The project will spend UK£200,000 to repair an 800m section of the wall.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-02 07:57
The geniuses behind Google Earth have taken on a new project: the mapping of ancient Rome. Now visitors to the website can take a virtual 3D tour of the ancient city including such buildings as the Forum and the Colosseum.
Submitted by margaretc on Thu, 2008-11-27 12:29
A new exhibit at the library of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh features 400 years or more of medical artifacts and books, some being publicly exhibited for the first time.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-11-27 09:19
Archaeologists have uncovered what they believe to be the largest ancient church ever discovered in Syria. The remains of the 5th century structure were found recently near Palmyra in central Syria.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-22 21:09
The recent tsunamis that have caused such devastation in the Indian Ocean may not have been the first. According to a new study which sampled sediments in Thailand and Sumatra, the area may have been hit by a massive tsunami between 600 and 700 years ago.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-08 08:29
A team of archaeologists from the University of Nottingham are trying to determine if Vikings brought Christianity to Caithness, Scotland before Saint Columba brought the religion to Iona. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-10-18 10:45
New research on Stonehenge finds that it is actually older than previously believed. A recent excavation headed by Mike Parker-Pearson, professor of archaeology at Sheffield University, finds the monument to date to 3000 BCE and to have connections to cremation of the dead.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-07 14:55
An article for the magazine History Today claims that the telescope may have been invented in Spain by a Burgundian spectacle maker named Juan Roget, rather than in the Netherlands or Italy, as previously believed.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-10-04 09:19
The remains of a 4th century Roman discovered recently at York University may be "one of the earliest British victims of tuberculosis." Experts believe that cases of TB were rare in the north of England, and the discovery may help researchers learn more about the disease's spread across the country.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-09-07 14:29
"For over 20 years I have observed the progressive deterioration of this site as the mound suffered from erosion by livestock, and the masonry became increasingly unstable and overgrown by vegetation," said Mike Yates of Cadw, the Welsh historic monuments' agency, about Castell Aberlleiniog near Llangoed, which is being rescued from further deteoration.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-09-06 15:03
Archaeologists working on a burial site near Newcastle, England, have opened a pair of sarcophagi, one containing the remains of a child, and the other the remains of a woman. The site is believed to have been a former chapel near Hadrian's wall dating to the 4th century C.E. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-09-03 06:50
Over 100 illustrated books, previously owned by British monarchs, will go on display at the British Library in 2011. The manuscript exhibition will include "medieval and Renaissance books and other literary artefacts."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-15 15:18
Dr. Sarah Knight, a lecturer in Renaissance literature, explains Renaissance humor in an interview for the BBC.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-07-29 12:29
Archaeologists working on a Roman site near Caerleon, Wales have discovered an extremely rare legionary's ceremonial lance. "I don't know of any of that type in Britain," said Dr Peter Guest. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-13 14:35
Police in Leicester, England report that vandals broke into and desecrated a 13th century church in the city's center, overturning lecterns, breaking windows and defecating through a floor panel into the church's medieval foundation.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-06-27 14:44
Two Welsh towns near Carmarthenshire are missing. Records show that they existed in the 14th and 15th centuries, but they have long since disappeared. Now researchers hope to find them within the grounds of Dinefwr Park and Castle near Llandeilo.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-26 13:11
A rare portrait of the young Elizabeth I dating from between 1650 to 1680 has been discovered in a private collection at Boughton House in Northamptonshire.