601 CE and Earlier
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-06-02 20:04
Archaeologists are pondering whether or not a burial site discovered near a McDonald's restaurant in Birmingham, England may be that of warrior queen Boudicca.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-01 19:11
Greece and Bulgaria will work together on a European Union-funded project to restore the ancient Perperikon, a Thracian sanctuary to Dionysus.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-31 06:30
A remarkable brooch, probably the property of a very senior Roman legionary, has been discovered in Northumberland. The object is outstanding for its size and workmanship and also because it is marked with two personal names.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-28 07:35
Ex-Pythoner Terry Jones hopes to dispell the myth of barbarism in his new book Terry Jones' Barbarians. The London Times provides a preview.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-27 17:50
A large Roman cemetery, containing at least 100 skeletons, has been discovered near Fairford in Gloucestershire, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-05-26 14:39
Sonia Smith of Slate magazine looks at the origins of heckling from the ancient Greeks to medieval hooters.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-21 07:13
A newly discovered burial site near Tara shows features not found in Ireland before.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-07 10:35
On May 7, 558, the dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapsed after an earthquake.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-05-02 19:44
Travel writer John Clarke writes about Sardinia. Along the way, visit ancient towns and medieval castles that "cling to mountain tops," the nuraghi (stone-built conical towers dating back to the 1500s), the neolithic necropolis of Bonorvo which dates back to 3500-2700 B.C. and the Spanish ruins of Burgos.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-04-25 18:40
A homeowner in Cardiff, Wales discovered a trove of Roman pottery while digging in his garden.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-04-25 09:29
April 25 is both the traditional date for the founding of Venice and the holy day of St. Mark, the city's patron saint.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-23 14:36
Fans of Asterix, the pint-sized warrior of ancient Gaul, will be glad to learn that the hero will be coming to the big screen in a UK£15M film by Danish director Stefan Fjeldmark.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-04-20 09:18
The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was born on April 20, 161 CE.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-18 14:20
The remains of a 2,000-year-old Dotterill roundhouse were discovered recently by workers excavating for a village bypass. The site is near Bridlington, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-04-08 10:03
Researchers have suggested that the remains discovered in a Roman cemetery in York, England might be those of gladiators. The bodies were all of tall, strong men, and all were headless.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-04-06 12:31
As many as a million Mexicans have watched an annual reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ unaware that a pyramid of the Teotihuacan culture lay under the soil on which they stood.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-02 16:20
The discovery of 600 copper, Roman coins has British archaeologists buzzing. The hoard, found in Suffolk, England, is thought to be the largest stash of legitimately-minted coins ever found in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-02 11:23
Action hero Vin Diesel plans to direct and star in a film trilogy based on the life of Carthaginian hero Hannibal.