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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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-30 14:23
Natural gas workers at a site in Milford Haven were surprised to unearth what may well be a metalworks plant dating to the 9th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-17 12:11
The study and replication of a Norman curb bit was the subject of a recent program from Britain's Time Team archaeologists.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-16 10:05
A new theory speculates that a flood, which killed 2,000 people in southern Wales in 1607, may have been a tsunami.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-30 17:24
The Sunni Waqf Board, a Muslim charitable organization that oversees Muslim graveyards, has laid claim to India's Taj Mahal.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-26 17:24
Research on lenses discovered at a Viking archaeological dig on the island of Gotland provides evidence that the Norse may have had sophisticated navigational instruments as early as the 11th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-22 18:37
A 15th century cross that once graced the market square in medieval Norwich, England was torn down in 1732 and sold for UK£125. Now archaeologists have uncovered the cross' foundations.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2005-03-17 19:29
A modern-day man from western Germany, whose legal name is Cajus Julius Caesar, says people want to know what kind of precautions he takes on the "Ides of March".
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-11 17:36
A permanent display of documents dating to the Middle Ages is being hosted by England's Arundel Castle.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-09 16:41
Descendents of the major parties involved in England's Gunpowder Plot of 1605 have shaken hands, a reconciliation marking the 400th anniversary of the event.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-05 17:46
Plans to continue the preservation of a medieval ship owned by the Earl of Warwick have hit another snag. Newport Council members need to raise UK£300,000 a year to keep the ship from being destroyed.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-02-21 21:55
Norwegian archaeologists are excited by the discovery of what is probably the country's oldest church. Located in the city of Skien, the church is believed to have been built in the 11th century.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-02-21 18:15
Sir Dilan Mac AnTsaier of the Midrealm plans to fight 200 bouts in four hours, accepting pledges to raise money in the fight against breast cancer, on behalf of Her Majesty Rebekah.
Submitted by Sharikkamur on Mon, 2005-02-21 15:45
A Newark (England) farmer equipped with a metal detector has uncovered an exquisite solid gold torc worth a small fortune.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-17 11:03
City fathers in Milan, Italy have banned a French clothing company's advertisement featuring an all-female version of Da Vinci's famous painting of the Last Supper.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-02-14 11:17
How good is your Latin? The BBC offers a quiz to test your knowledge of the language, which still influences English.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-13 12:22
The conical, Iron Age fort, Kimsbury Camp, located in Gloucestershire, England, is set to receive a UK£85,000 facelift to repair damage from erosion.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-19 17:40
The remains of a Roman chariot track have been discovered under an army barracks in Colchester, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-16 16:27
The 15th century east window of England's renowned York Minster is being painstakingly repaired.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-15 13:18
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 20:37
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 12:39
Plans to build a highway close to Ireland's historic Hill of Tara have caused controversy.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-19 15:18
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 22:20
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 14:40
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 09:24
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 08:15
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 20:46
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 15:57
Botanists believe that all English elm trees may be descended from one tree brought to England by the Romans.