Scotsman

Colin Powell Petitions for Coat of Arms

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has petitioned the Heraldry Society of Scotland for a coat of arms.

Roman Mouse Helmet Auctioned by Christie's

A rare 6th century B.C.E. mouse helmet, incribed with the name of its owner, was to be auctioned last week at Christie's in London with hopes of a record bid.

Historic Scottish Sites to Become Fair Game

Nearly 800 historic archaeological sites in Scotland are set to be stripped of their protected status.

Warrior's Grave May Lead to Druid Discoveries

Last year's discovery of the 2000-year-old grave of a warrior may lead to more finds, including, archaeologists hope, an ancient Druid holy site.

Roman Weapons Dump a "Sensational Find"

Archaeologists working near G

Scots Take Issue with Depiction of Edward I

Some Scots are irate about the depiction of Edward I, known as the Hammer of the Scots, as "a king of Scotland whose achievements were many and his legend great."

Archaeologists Battle Over Bannockburn Stakes

Three wooden stakes, long thought to have been the only surviving artifacts from Scotland's Battle of Bannockburn, have recently been dated and proven to be much older than the 13th century battle.

Current Politics Affect Perception of Arab Contributions to Culture

In an essay in "The Scotsman" newspaper, Robert Irwin discusses how Arab culture affected the western world and how modern life has changed interpretations of these effects.

Iron Age House?

Vacationers have been given the chance to live in an Iron Age village for

Scottish Music Teacher Recreates Ancient Horn

John Kenny, a Scottish musicologist, is helping to recreate an ancient silver trumpet used in the Middle East.

William Wallace to be Given Hero's Burial

William Wallace, Scotland's national hero, has never been given a proper burial, but that is now to change.

Mary Queen of Scots Rediscovered

Once reviled, Mary Queen of Scots is being viewed in a new light by Scottish researchers.

Old-Fashioned Viking Christmas

The Scandinavian celebration of Jul harkens back to Norse mythology. An article from "The Scotsman" looks at Christmas celebrations in Sweden and Norway and their roots in Viking tradition.

British Businessman to Lead Archers in Second Battle of Agincourt

Don Baggs, an amateur historian from Monmouth, south Wales, wants to disrupt plans to build a windfarm near the site of the Battle of Agincourt by leading his own army of archers.