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Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-05-16 08:45
A 1539 map by Swedish cartographer Olaus Magnus surprises scholars with its depiction of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-05-02 13:28
A new DNA study shows that genetic differences between Scots and the English may be greater than expected.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-04-16 10:20
A second ghostly image of a face has been discovered on the back of the famous Shroud of Turin
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-04-09 15:18
A new exhibit of items excavated outside Carlisle Castle near Hadrian's Wall demonstrates that Roman soldiers fought a different kind of foe - lice.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-04-03 14:30
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-04-01 18:47
A man digging a fishpond in his back garden in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, England, was amazed to find a treasure hoard of 20,000 4th century Roman coins.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-03-31 19:58
A fire at Greece's 12th century Serbian Orthodox Hilandariou Monastery destroyed parts of the monks living quarters but spared the monastery's collection of relics, manuscripts and icons.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-03-26 17:08
Visitors to the Haunch of Venison in Salisbury, England will no longer be greeted by an 18th century, mummifed hand, which was stolen recently from the pub.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-03-26 15:45
14 pieces of gold and bronze jewelry and other artifacts dating back 3000 years were discovered recently by metal detectors in Wrexham, Wales.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-03-21 08:37
A marble plaque bearing the inscription "Most Faithful" was found in a 3rd century Roman grave near Canterbury, England recently, speaking of a husband's gesture of eternal love.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-03-17 08:21
Textile expert Maria Hayward has found evidence that Henry VIII's extensive wardrobe contained a pair of football shoes which cost him four shillings.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-03-04 14:31
A rare portrait of Catherine Parr by an unknown artist is now on display at Hever Castle in England.
Submitted by Catriona on Tue, 2004-03-02 18:51
How well do you know the reigns of the rulers of England? Explore the reigns of four different periods of British history through a game, putting contemporary portraits in the correct order.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-03-02 00:07
Residents of Hereford in England had hoped for improvements to their road. Instead, an archaeological survey has found remains of a much older road - one dating back to Roman times.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-02-26 17:06
A 100-foot stretch of pipe, which once fed the Roman fort at Vindolanda, was unearthed recently and discovered to be still working.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-02-22 12:39
The trend toward virtual reality exhibits will give many more people access to the museum experience according to a recent BBC article.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-02-07 00:05
MPs in the House of Commons are arguing over the birthplace of Robin Hood, pitting the 19 Yorkshire MPs against four from Nottinghamshire.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-01-26 19:05
No, it's not an Agatha Christie mystery but a 3rd century Roman murder victim discovered buried in a well.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-01-24 18:33
British archaeologists are preparing to rescue a ship found buried under mud in Cheshire, which had been originally used to store brine as part of a medieval saltworks.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-01-04 06:25
A recently-restored, rare medieval fresco will be seen by the public for the first time in 400 years when it is put on display in Coventry, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-01-02 21:39
History News Network: Australian Michael Hastings is, in truth, King Michael I of England, the heir to the Plantagenet bloodline, and should be living in Buckingham Palace rather than Jerilderie, NSW, according to a British historian.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-12-26 11:35
A church court has denied researchers the right to examine the remains of what might have been King Harold.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-12-22 20:25
A campaign to save the 1,000-year-old St. Lawrence's Church from demolition for a new airport runaway has been successful.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-12-20 10:45
A 2500-year-old stone sculpture depicting an armored warrior has been unearthed in southern France.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-12-19 03:29
A hoard of coins dating from 150 BCE was discovered recently near Maidstone, England by a couple using a metal detector.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-12-17 00:44
Learn British history the easy way with the BBC's "Monarchs & Leaders," an interactive website that covers the country's history from "the Angevins to the Windsors."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-12-14 08:45
Have fun dressing mannequins with the BBC's "Dress the Men" and "Dress the Ladies" history game.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-12-11 16:01
An arc of megaliths that were once part of the Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire, England, have been rediscovered.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-12-10 16:36
A Renaissance prayer book, valued at
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2003-11-26 15:47
Historians believe that a tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Bosham, West Sussex, may be the final resting place of King Harold II, who was killed at the Battle of Hastings.