Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-24 19:37
New research on the sinking of the Tudor ship The Mary Rose speculates that the ship may have been lost due to the lack of English language skills by the mostly Spanish crew. The theory might help explain the cryptic shout of "George Carew, to another English ship, that his men were 'knaves I cannot rule.'"
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-24 09:05
Damian Noonan of the Telegraph recently published the "Top 10 links for Romans in Britain," an annotated list of online resources for students of Roman Brittain.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-01 08:27
King Arthur might have been French. Heresy? Not according to the organizers of "King Arthur: A Legend in the Making," a medievalists' conference at Rennes University. Many of the Arthurian tales are set in Brittany in the north of France.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-12 17:52
The Turin Shroud will be displayed in public for the first time in ten years, coinciding with a new series of scientific tests. The Shroud has only been displayed five times in the past century.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-06-06 15:29
Engineers studying Pisa's famous Leaning Tower feel that the structure has been saved for another 300 years thanks to a UK£20 million restoration project.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-05-02 13:43
Constructions workers at the site of Cologne, Germany's new metro line have discovered a Roman gate believed to have been built by the Emperor Nero and dating from the 1st century C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-15 18:01
The flack over the return of cultural treasures to their native lands has started again, this time over the Lindisfarne Gospels, the priceless 8th century manuscripts currently residing in the British library in London.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-03-12 12:02
Archaeologists believe that they have identified mutilated remains found at Hulton Abbey as those of Sir Hugh Despenser the Younger, reputed to have been the lover of Edward II. The remains were first discovered in the 1970s.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-06 11:56
Professor Christopher Ramsey, the director of the Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, is hoping to run new tests on the Shroud of Turin. He believes that tests run in 1988 to date the relic may have been contaminated.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-02-25 13:05
For the first time, those wishing to do research on medieval England online will have access to one of the best resources, William the Conqueror's Domesday Book.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-17 12:33
For the past 17 years, archaeologists have worked at the site of the Domus del Chirurgo, the House of the Surgeon, the home of a 2nd century Roman doctor in Rimini, Italy. Among the discoveries: "the largest find of surgical instruments anywhere."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-15 19:19
A 4th century banqueting set which once belonged to a rich Roman family was discovered recently in a well during excavation in London. The set included 19 metal vessels. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-02 18:24
The Mary Rose, flagship to King Henry VIII, is facing a much more devious enemy than French warships: bacteria which produce a corrosive acid.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-01 10:10
English Heritage and the British Museum are pushing for legislation to curtail the illegal use of metal detectors to discover and remove artifacts from private sites.
Submitted by Baroness Elfreda on Mon, 2007-06-18 10:29
According to author Adrian Blomfield, "Anglo-Russian relations may be in worse shape than at any time since the Cold War, but that has failed to dent the enthusiasm of thousands of young Russians who spend their weekends recreating British historical battles."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-25 20:18
The discovery of some archival documents may have solved the mystery of the identity of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The woman may have had humble origins and lived a few hundred feet from the Ponte Vecchio.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-06 13:12
In an article published by The Telegraph, John Preston relates the story of how his archaeologist aunt unearthed the Anglo Saxon gold at Sutton Hoo in the 1930s.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-07 11:24
A recent "secret report" by the Dearing Languages Review in Great Britain warns that the study of ancient languages may be detrimental to the study of modern languages because they "contribute nothing to 'intercultural understanding'."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-03-12 18:46
The discovery of a 2nd century BCE coin in Cornwall may change how pre-Roman Britons are viewed. The pre-Roman Republic silver coin proves that active trading took place with the inhabitants of Britain before Rome conquered the island.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-07-23 19:42
An exhibition of Byzantine artifacts shows how the classical style of the Greeks and Romans carried over into the Middle Ages. The Road to Byzantium: Luxury Arts of Antiquity, an exhibit which runs through September 3, 2006 at London's Sometset House, shows a wide range of pieces decorated with classical themes.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-28 20:05
Christie's withdrew from auction five wooden beams from Cordoba's Great Mosque after questions arose about who rightfully owned them.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2006-01-20 14:10
One in 12 Irishmen are descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages, a fifth century warlord, according to research by geneticists at Trinity College Dublin.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-12-21 19:22
A 13th century marble nativity scene by sculptor Arnolfo di Cambio in the oratory of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome is scheduled to be removed from the church for restoration.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-12-14 18:44
Squabbling over repairs to the basilica commemorating the birthplace of Jesus may endanger the Church of the Nativity, according to Telegraph reporter Tim Butcher. He writes that the three Christian communities in charge of maintaining the church cannot agree on restoration methods.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-08 21:20
British officals have sparked controversary with a decision to open every track and defunct highway for walkers and 4x4 vehicles.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-01-06 16:53
The Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust has evidence that noisy toys may date back to the Bronze Age.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-05 10:18
New research in England's Roman city of Bath leads archaeologists to believe that wealthy citizens built homes in luxury clusters and shopped in commercial districts.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-12-31 10:34
Tuberculosis may have passed from humans to animals, and not the other way around, according to new DNA research conducted on bones from an abandoned medieval village in the Yorkshire Wolds.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-11-25 08:21
Researchers are excited by the discovery of a 13th-14th century town on the dry bottom of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-23 12:12
Badgers? We Don't Need No Stinking Badgers! OK, I couldn't resist! But badgers are reportedly doing serious damage to prehistoric burial mounds on Salisbury Plain.