601 CE and Earlier
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-03 10:57
Archaeologists have discovered "evidence of a substantial Roman villa with a mosaic floor in the main room" in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, England. The site is one of the most westerly Roman villas yet found in England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-01 19:08
On February 2-4, 2007, Vesuvius will errupt all over again...well, almost. Castra Romana-Pompeii, a Roman Era Re-enactment, will hold an event recreating the day before the catastrophic events of August 24, 79 C.E.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-10-26 05:38
A Bronze Age cup found in Kent by a metal detector enthusiast will return to the county on loan from the British Museum. The Ringlemere Gold Cup is one of only seven from the period found in Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-22 12:25
A hoard of over 3,000 late Roman coins "made a sound like tinkling glass" when they poured from an overturned pot recently unearthed by archaeologists on a dig in Kent, England. The treasure is valued at over UK£10,000.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-15 14:16
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., in association with the Bodleian Library, will present In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-15 07:41
A British website offers an historic view of the breeds of animals which shared their lives with Iron Age people. These included sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, horses and fowl. The article includes photos of these breeds' ancestors.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-10-14 08:38
New research by French scientists seems to suggest that the techniques used by Greeks and Romans to dye their hair had results in common with today's nanotechnology and were comparable to modern products.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-09 19:07
British interest in Rome, especially in how it affected Britain, is on the increase with the broadcast of Ancient Rome - The Rise and Fall of an Empire on BBC1. An article on IC Wales discusses Roman/Welsh history.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-10-03 08:16
Recent bombing and a resulting oil spill in Lebanon have damaged two World Heritage sites, says an inspection team from UNESCO. Roman remains at Tyre and a medieval tower at Byblos are in urgent need of repair.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-09-28 08:42
September 28, 551 BCE is the traditional date for the birthday of Confucius (K'ung-fu-tzu). Although not a medieval figure, Confucius exercised a profound influence over the subsequent development of Chinese culture in all periods.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-09-18 13:48
Australian researcher Brendan Whiting feels he has evidence that can prove that the Shroud of Turin dates to the time of Christ. Whiting published his findings in a new book, The Shroud Story.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-17 07:11
Archaeologists working on a Roman dig in Kent, England are enthusiastic about the remains of a 5th century Roman bath, calling it "totally unique" for the county.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-16 18:57
An unlikely exhibition exploring the history of tattoos in Britain has opened at Newcastle University's Museum of Antiquities. The exhibition includes archaeological evidence of military tattoos among the Roman soldiers at Hadrian's Wall.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-12 10:19
Bearded statues aside, one scholar now believes that the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey were probably written by a woman.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-10 11:34
An archaeological team working near Sedgeford,England may need the help of criminal investigators to solve a 1500-year-old mystery: was the skeleton found pushed into the oven of a Roman farm murdered?
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-10 07:08
Archaeologists working near Bonn, Germany have found the remains of a Roman village complete with baths.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-09-07 17:50
A study of Irish bog burials shows that the well-preserved bodies were well-groomed at the time of their internment, with manicured fingernails and gelled hair.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-08-24 10:04
On August 24, 410, King Alaric the Goth sacked Rome. This event is sometimes regarded as the beginning of the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-15 12:13
Gina (Lila Richards) of the Kingdom of Lochac reports that a guide to the Ancient Glass Collection at Yale University is available in PDF format online.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-08-09 14:27
A Roman reenactor and museum manager gave a demonstration of Roman cosmetics at a Roman "military spectacular" in Wales earlier this month.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-08-06 15:23
Peddars Way near Thetford in west Norfolk, England, was built by the Romans 2,000 years ago and appears to lead nowhere. Archaeologists are now searching for clues to a destination, such as a fort, which would make construction of the road logical.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-07-13 06:07
Restaurant owner Luciano Tombolani discovered much more than he bargained for when he authorized the renovation of a kitchen for his Italian restaurant: a mosaic Roman floor.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-07-09 16:39
The recent discovery of inscriptions in the Basque language dating to the 3rd century has researchers excited. Considered one of the oldest European languages, Basque has been linked to African, Caucasian or Etruscan tongues or thought to have developed on its own.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-07-04 13:47
Scientists have uncovered a ring of stones in the Amazon jungle near Sao Paulo, Brazil, that they are calling the "Tropical Stonehenge."
Submitted by Ichikawa no moromoto on Tue, 2006-07-04 09:54
Near Cuxton in Kent, archaeologists have found stone axes more than a quarter million years old and bearing craftsmanship exceeding the quality of that previously found from such an early time period.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-25 11:49
A hoard of over 2,000 Roman coins of the late period has been discovered in a Welsh field. The treasure was found a mere 12 inches below the surface.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-06-19 18:45
Romans loved their wine, loved talking about it — and writing about it. An article for CentreDaily.com focuses on the history and sources for study of Roman wine.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-06-19 10:21
The Emperor Constantine convened the first Council of Nicea on June 19, 325.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-06-16 18:48
In a recent paper, archaeologist and Cambridge professor Paul Mellars suggests that the technological development of the bow and arrow helped lead to human colonization of the world.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-06-11 09:39
The Lady Chapel of Glastonbury Abbey was consecrated on June 11, 1186.