Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-03 13:03
The 2002 fire which devasted part of Edinburgh's Cowgate district opened up a treasure trove for archaeologists with the discovery of hundreds of 15th century artefacts, making the site on a par with medieval sites in London and York.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-04 16:30
In an article for The Scotsman, Jim Gilchrist looks at the real man behind the Victorian - and Mel Gibson's - version of William Wallace.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-03 10:03
A new archaeological dig on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's western Hebrides has revealed a fortified settlement located on a sea stack. The fort includes a lookout tower with a defensive wall.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-11 09:47
A new study of the Battle of Culloden shows that the Highlanders were closer to winning than previously thought. New excavations of the 1745 battlefield show that Jacobite fighters nearly broke the English lines.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-12 18:35
Drumin Castle, the 14th century home of the notorious "Wolf of Badenoch," is set to re-open to the public after extensive restoration. The fortress is located on the Glenlivet Estate in Moray, Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-26 17:26
Kirkliston, site of the famous Kirkliston Distillery, was also the location of the camp of Edward I on the eve of the Battle of Falkirk. A new archaeological excavation there may stall plans to build a housing development.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-12 12:39
New research on medieval cesspits shows that the diet of 15th century Scots was healthier than that of their modern counterparts.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-03 21:59
"The Portrait of a Youth," a painting attributed to Botticelli and owned by Scotland's National Galleries, may be a fake.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 18:18
A recent archaeological dig near Loch Lomond, Scotland, has produced rare artifacts from periods spanning 4,000 years.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-27 14:46
Not just for dorks anymore! New evidence shows that Romans made the wearing of socks with sandals ultra chic!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-10 18:07
Archaeologists are exicted about the recent find of 200 medieval skeletons on a farm near North Berwick, Scotland, and wonder if the graves might be linked to St Baldred, who founded a monastery nearby.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-05-04 17:02
New evidence reveals that Viking housewives may not have been desperate at all, but may have traveled to new settlements with their husbands.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-01 12:03
Developers are eyeing the land adjacent to Scotland's Culloden battlefield with dreams of housing projects which would, according to some, "destroy the sense of place."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-24 12:55
Residents of Scotland's Northeast, known as the Grampian, are up in arms over claims that the famous Roman battle of Mons Graupius did not actually take place in the region.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-17 17:19
In a project sure to make any librarian twitch, the city fathers of Glasgow, Scotland have authorized the cataloging of 1,000,000 of the city's art and archaeological treasures.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-04-11 07:57
Scientists carrying out tests on the exhumed remains of Agnes Sorel, the mistress of King Charles VII of France, have determined that she was poisoned with a lethal dose of mercury.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-19 17:22
Ten feet beneath a farmer's field near Linlithgow, Scotland lies a secret: a network of 14th century sandstone tunnels.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-09 12:03
Archaeologists working on a Roman cemetery in the Mount area of York are baffled at the discovery of 36 decapitated bodies.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-03-07 17:27
A team of archaeologists are working to preserve a medieval burial site uncovered recently by winter storms in the Orkneys.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-03-03 10:08
In his new book, author James Fraser claims that the battle of Mons Graupius, which allowed Rome dominance over all of Britain, occured not in the north of Scotland, but in the south.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2005-02-19 10:48
A stone carving, found 20 years ago in a back garden, has been identified as a 2000 year old Celtic carving from the Iron Age.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2005-02-09 18:39
Experts say the abbey at Strata Florida was once a city of light to rival Westminster Cathedral, and Oxford and was once much bigger than the current ruins of today would suggest.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-09 10:40
Researchers working on the Roman city of Pompeii are using ancient methods to re-create the Roman imperial cloth used for togas.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-02-07 14:52
The producers of the Da Vinci Code movie may choose to build their own version of Rosslyn Chapel rather than deal with restrictions imposed by the building's trustees.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2005-02-06 10:16
Archaeologists believe they have discovered a 10th Century Viking market in Cumbria, orginally thought to have been a burial ground.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2005-02-05 15:30
Archaeologists believe they may have found the home of St Baldred of the Bass, one of the best known monks of 8th century Scotland.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-01-09 12:32
Prince Charles has offered some plants from his Highgrove estate for a proposed Elizabethan garden at a cottage in Cornwall, said to be the family home of Sir Francis Drake's first wife.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-02 14:37
A major new archaeological excavation is taking place in North Berwick, Scotland, where last year researchers found a medieval cemetery. The new dig may reveal even earlier roots.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-12-21 15:55
Scottish First Minister Jack McConnell hopes to crack down on the country's "knife culture" by restricting the sale and possession of blades.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-11-21 14:20
University of New York at Buffalo geophysicist Gregory S. Baker believes laptops may be more effective tools for archeologists than picks and trowels.