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Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-11-23 16:52
Experts have uncovered evidence that 12th century Londoners drank ale by the gallon, starting at breakfast time, due to poor quality drinking water.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-22 09:05
British police are now giving youngsters a lesson in medieval virtues at "knight school." The kids learn how chivalry can be applied to modern life.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-11-18 19:02
Archaeologists believe that they have found the grave of 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus including a skull and partial remains.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-28 12:05
Would you have been voted off the Iron Age island? The BBC's History Trail lets players try their skills at a number of Iron Age survival skills.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-22 13:24
A pair of previously unseen paintings by Leonardo da Vinci are on display at Ancona's Mole Vanvitelliana Museum. The works were once believed to have been painted by one of the master's pupils.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-17 14:57
It appears that everyone but William Shakespeare wrote the playwright's work. The new candidate was an Elizabethan diplomat named Sir Henry Neville.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-08 12:58
British amateur archaeologist Robert Bittlestone believes he has found the location of Odysseus' fabled Ithaca as part of the Greek island of Cephalonia.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-02 09:57
An herbal remedy used by 12th century Scottish monks may be resurrected as a modern appetite suppressant.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-30 11:14
Monty Python's Terry Jones will host a documentary on the history of numbers. The Story of 1, which merges the comedian/writer's quirky wit with historical research, will be presented by BBC 1.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-29 21:05
Fans of the Asterix comic book series will be glad to know that the first book in four years will be released in October 2005. The Sky Falls On His Head is the 33rd book in the series, which features the escapades of the Gallic warrior with the yellow moustache.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-18 17:12
In an article for New Scientist, researchers disclose that the female remains buried with the last Viking king were not those of his mother as previously believed, but in reality, his daughter-in-law.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-04 13:19
A year-long project by five experts has uncovered what life was like on a Welsh farm in the year 1620. The article by Megan Lane is part of the BBC series Tales from the Green Valley.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-02 03:02
Welsh expatriates longing for the smell of home can now buy bottled Welsh air on the internet for a mere UK£24 per bottle.
Submitted by thomasFlamanc on Sun, 2005-08-28 17:40
An article about the fine of a skeleton from 12th Century England showing evidence of a Caesarian section performed on a woman.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2005-08-27 14:13
Dr. Mallory Wober, a linguist who studies how and why people mispronounce names, says that names like "Moog" (pronounced like "mohg") are mangled badly enough -- to say nothing of Middle English names like "AElflaed".
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-24 21:24
Recent excavations of Soutra Hospital in Scotland show that the medieval Augustine monks had knowledge of anaesthetics and disinfectants as well as surgical instruments.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-08-20 07:42
The wreck of a 17th century ship off the coast of Dorset, England, will now be protected from treasure hunters and unlicenced divers by the British government.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-17 08:46
Archaeologists working in Llancynfelyn, near Borth, Wales, have discovered a Roman "industrial estate" which includes a lead smelting operation.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-08-15 08:21
A group of archaeologists from Cardiff University in Wales are searching a clifftop in Pembrokeshire hoping to discover a medieval cemetery. A skeleton dating to that time was found previously in the area.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-08-12 11:21
The British government has re-evaluated plans to build a traffic tunnel under Stonehenge when a new estimate of £470m was announced.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-31 10:06
Tower Beach, the foreshore of the Tower of London, has been opened for a series of walks and talks by World Heritage experts. The series will discuss artifacts found on the shore of the River Thames.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Mon, 2005-07-25 20:54
Archaeologists in Bulgaria have unearthed the treasure-filled tomb of what is thought to be a Thracian king.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-05 14:59
University professor Tim Darvill believes he has discovered the Welsh quarry where the bluestones, which form the circle of Stonehenge, were mined.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-03 16:19
Archaeologists have discovered an Iron Age settlement on farmaland near the English city of Cheltenham.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-03 13:41
While Stonehenge is a popular attraction for those wishing to celebrate the Summer Solstice, the monument may actually have been constructed to celebrate the Winter holiday.
Submitted by Batujin on Sun, 2005-06-19 12:36
Israeli researchers say they have succeeded in growing a date palm from a 2,000-year-old seed.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-06-16 17:15
A team of archaeologists working on a Teesside site on Hartlepool's Headland hope to find a medieval town. Previous digs have undercovered traces of buildings dating to the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-28 12:04
A 13th century document discussing a land dispute in Scotland, which was taken to England by Edward I in 1296, has been returned to Scotland.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-05-06 09:10
If your boss says, "Pay no attention to me. I am just a peaceful pastoral nomad," then maybe you should worry! Here are five easy ways to spot if your boss is like Genghis Khan.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-02 17:52
A fire, started by protestors in the Central Library of Manipur, India, has destroyed nearly 145,000 volumes, including some of the district's most ancient texts.