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Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-15 12:18
Metal detector hobbyists in Cumbria, England may have found the country's "most important Viking burial site."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-01-14 19:37
A six-part modern adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales has been produced by the BBC. The prime-time drama sets the famously-bawdy "Miller's Tale" in a karaoke bar.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-12-27 11:39
Plans to build a highway close to Ireland's historic Hill of Tara have caused controversy.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-19 14:18
A carved stone bearing a relief of St. Peter and used as a cat's headstone was auctioned recently at Sotheby's, bringing UK£200,000.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-12-14 21:20
The Cumbria County Council has transferred management of the Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall to English Heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-12 13:40
Right-handed fighters beware. According to a new study by the University of Montpellier, left-handers are "better in fights."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-05 08:24
Marine archaeologists are excited about the discovery of parts of a medieval ship in the Thames Estuary.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2004-11-22 07:15
An archaeological dig at Southwark in London has turned up a tin of Roman face-cosmetic, according to scientists at Bristol University.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-11-09 19:46
Archaeologists in Germany believe they have found Martin Luther's toilet in a newly-unearthed annex of his Wittenberg home.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-11-07 14:57
Botanists believe that all English elm trees may be descended from one tree brought to England by the Romans.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-11-02 15:43
Archaeologists are concerend about the future of a Roman burial site near Maryport in Cumbria which is being battered by the sea.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-23 08:23
Archaeologists working on a site near Loch Lomond have discovered evidence of settlements dating back 3500 years, including a 7th century Christian cemetery.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-17 14:02
A well-preserved fresco dating to 1370 has been found on the wall of the Santa Maria della Scala hospital museum in Siena, Italy.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-10-16 09:04
A paper by osteoarchaeologist Trevor Anderson, published in the British Dental Journal, discusses medieval dental hygiene and health, and says the practices of the time were more advanced than is popularly believed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-15 18:06
Indians are celebrating the 350th anniversary of the construction of the Taj Mahal.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-09 09:18
A document detailing the reasons for the exile of Italian Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri from Florence have been made public for the first time.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-09-30 10:53
English Heritage has unveiled its plans for a new visitor center at Stonehenge at a cost of UK£67.5m.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-09-25 10:35
Visitors to England near the Forest of Dean may get the chance to live in an Iron Age village, wearing costumes, foraging for food, and learning the arts of residents of the time period.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-09-05 16:46
Computers are being used to help restore several Renaissance paintings by showing how the art works originally appeared.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2004-08-21 14:38
Archaeologists say they have found what they believe to be the biggest medieval burial ground, in Newbury, Berkshire, near the 16th Century Litten Chapel.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-08-21 07:38
Arts Minister Estelle Morris has deferred the export of the Macclesfield Psalter, a 14th century manuscript from East Anglia, to its purchaser, Los Angeles' Getty Museum, to give British bidders an opportunity to gather the funds to purchase it.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2004-08-19 18:23
Michael Lewis, a 14-year-old from Taunton who has joined a jousting re-enactment company performing at a castle in Devon, may be the youngest person in Britain to perform in jousting displays.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2004-08-16 14:13
Leading edge forensic science has been used to reconstruct the face of the Anglo-Saxon woman known as Mrs Getty.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-07-25 08:47
Deveoplers working at Old Feather's Pub on Lordsmill Street in Chesterfield, England, have discovered evidence of a Roman fort.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-07-23 19:17
Archaeologists are celebrating the discovery of a huge Roman villa near Swindon, England as "one of the most important Roman sites in England."
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-07-20 11:08
Grizel reports that a medieval pub owned by the family of a friend was struck by a hit-and-run driver and nearly destroyed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-07-09 09:49
A life-size painting of St. George dating from the Middle Ages has been discovered in St Cadoc's Church in Llangattock Lingoed, South Wales.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-07-03 07:40
Italian authorities have installed new security gates to help safeguard the Learning Tower of Pisa from terrorist attack.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-06-28 17:05
The Archdruid of Wales has called for Stonehenge to be returned to his country.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-06-26 09:14
The work of updating a revised version of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary -- which will probably take until 2019 to complete -- will go just a little faster, thanks to a grant of over three quarters of a million U.S. dollars.