Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-07 10:24
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 17:46
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 18:42
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 19:05
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 13:10
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 18:22
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 17:44
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 20:20
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 15:53
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 09:18
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 09:34
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 07:21
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 11:12
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-10-05 10:00
Here's a riddle: What has 62.5 million words, over 60,000 pages and includes biographies of people who never existed? It's the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2004-07-31 07:22
A rare bronze roundel discovered under a stairway in Devon, England, has brought nearly UK£7 million in a recent auction, a record for a Renaissance piece.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-07-18 16:19
Michelin-starred chef Martin Blunos believes that modern diets should follow medieval culinary practices — including understanding the theories behind the four humours.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-06-17 21:03
Archaeologists working on Hadrian's wall have found evidence that 500 Moors may have manned the wall in the 3rd century.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2004-05-06 23:39
Modern satellite imagery has shown that features from a sixteenth-century CE marine chart accurately reflect hazardous currents found off the Icelandic coast.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-12-27 11:20
A team of German archaeologists has been excavating the basement of Rome's great Colosseum, including the intricate mechanical wonders which produced the effects for the gladiatorial games.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-02-08 18:09
On Thursday, January 30, 2003, John Terra of the Nashua, New Hampshire "Telegraph," reported on the Barony of Stonemarche's event, "A Market Day in Birka."