601 CE and Earlier
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 Fri, 2007-03-09 17:51
Archaeologist Dennis Price believes he has located the lost altar stone from Stonehenge. First identified in the 17th century, the stone by architect Inigo Jones, the altar may now lie, in two sections, along a Wiltshire village road.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-27 08:00
Water company workers in Lincolnshire, England were surprised recently to uncover a very large Roman cemetery dating to the 1st century CE. So far the graves have yielded artifacts as well as 30 skeletons.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-26 11:12
Australia's ABC Radio National recently broadcast an interview with Mike Parker Pearson, one of the archaeologists who discovered the ancient settlement near Stonehenge. Stephanie Kennedy conducts the interview. (Transcript and podcast available)
Submitted by agnarr on Sun, 2007-02-25 11:50
A silver denarius minted in 32 B.C. shows that the fabled image of Cleopatra is not what she really looked like.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-22 23:10
Archaeologists working on a large Roman cemetery in York, England have discovered, among the remains of wealthy and poor alike, the bones of a murder victim. "She was stabbed seven times in the throat from the front," said Osteo-archaeologist Malin Holst.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2007-02-18 13:45
G.R. Groves joined the SCA over a decade ago, and her experiences in that organization and her travels abroad inspired her to write a first-person fictional account of the travels of a Welsh Bard in the Middle Ages. The book has now been published online and in print.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-15 14:29
From June 27, 2007 until January 6, 2008, visitors to the Science Museum of Minnesota are invited to spend "A Day in Pompeii." The exhibit extolls "the rich culture, spirituality, and day-to-day customs of the people of ancient Pompeii."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-02-11 09:15
Producers of the BBC's Timewatch program are hoping to prove that the Roman emperor Hadrian once stayed near his stone creation. This summer, archaeologists will dig along Hadrian's Wall looking for evidence of why the wall was built and where the Emperor might have stayed.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-10 20:05
One of the artifacts at the Fitzwilliam Museum is a Roman army knife dating to the 3rd or 4th century. Unlike modern Swiss army knives, this one appears to have been used mainly as an eating utensil.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-02-09 07:34
In an article for Newsweek, Malcolm Jones looks at the second season of the HBO series Rome.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-07 17:29
The February 2007 issue of the Chivalry Sports online newsletter includes two new articles: Marriage and Divorce Laws in Early Medieval Ireland and A recipe for Irish Whiskey Cake.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-02-04 14:06
Archaeologists working for the Pompeii Food and Drink Project are looking for volunteers to work on the site in June and July 2007. The work will consist of documenting storage buildings and organizing the massive amount of information collected.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2007-02-04 11:28
A major prehistoric village has been unearthed near Stonehenge in southern England. Stonehenge didn't stand alone, excavations show, recent excavations of Salisbury Plain in southern England have revealed at least two other large stone formations close by the world-famous prehistoric monument.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-01 14:21
Archaeologists Colin Richards of Manchester University and Joshua Pollard of Bristol University have a new theory on Stonehenge: it not isolated but stood as the link between a ritual burial mound and a timber circle.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-30 16:30
Constructions workers in Cologne, Germany have discovered a 3rd century stone tablet dedicated to the god Jupiter. The tablet is just one of over 10,000 artifacts unearthed from the construction site.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-28 13:17
Archaeologists at the Southern Taiwan Science Park in Tainan, Taiwan, have discovered what they believe to be the country's oldest sword.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-28 09:16
Jordanians are hoping that their prized ancient city of Petra will be chosen as one of the 7 Wonders of the World on July 7, 2007. Rediscovered in the 19th century, the city, built by the Nabateans, was last inhabited in the 8th century CE.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2007-01-23 08:20
This new view of Stonehenge is a tiny Medieval drawing in the "scala mundi" or "world ladder" on a chart which chronicles Creation. While not the oldest image of Stonehenge, it one of only a few known to exist.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-01-22 21:58
The well-preserved, frozen remains of a 2,000-year-old Russian warrior, found recently in the Altai mountains region of Russia, have archaeologists excited.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-19 09:53
Dutch archaeologists have uncovered what they believe to be a Roman limes, a military road used to patrol against the onslaught of Germanic tribes.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2007-01-14 09:36
British researchers believe that boreholes and seismic imaging prove they have pinpointed the homeland of Homer's hero Odysseus.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-01-06 18:59
27,000 people applied recently for a chance to celebrate the Winter Solstice in the Stone Age tomb in Newgrange, Ireland. Only 100 won the honor. Andrew Bushe has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-05 16:46
Seahenge, a 4000-year-old wooden circle which appeared on a beach near Holme, England in 1998, will not be available to be viewed by the public until 2008, according to curators at the Lynn Museum where the artifact is being restored.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-12-27 14:15
The Emperor Justinian dedicated the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople on Devember 27, 537 C.E.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-12-26 17:56
The Onion reports on factors diminishing the numbers of walking mummies traditionally found among Egyptian tombs.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-12-25 08:58
In addition to the birth of Jesus, Christmas Day is associated with many other period beliefs and tales.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-12-23 08:41
Ethnic diversity in ancient Egypt appears to have existed in all levels of society, even the highest.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-16 08:12
Representatives from local government and English Heritage are meeting for a two-week public inquiry on the fate of the proposed visitor centre for Stonehenge. The controversial centre would be built two miles from the monument.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-15 17:27
Archaeologists in Rome believe that they have discovered the tomb of St. Paul the Apostle. A sarcophagus, which may contain the remains of the saint, was unearthed at the St. Paul Outside the Walls basilica.