601 CE and Earlier
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-29 09:01
Philip Longman, writing in Foreign Policy Magazine, uses Roman military strategies and demographics to understand modern policy decisions.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-26 15:53
Archaeologists working near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, England, have discovered a stone carving of what is believed to be the god Cocidius, a Romano-British warrior god, used for protection and good luck.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-19 13:20
Archeologists believe that a wartime bunker in the city of York, England, may hide the ruins of a Roman palace.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-15 12:09
Archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones looks at Scotland's 2,000-year-old stone towers known as brochs, which were built by master builders for the purpose of defense.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-11 09:43
A cache of 6th century Coptic manuscripts has been discovered at the Monastery of Deir al-Surian in western Egypt. The find includes a single completed manuscript and hundreds of fragments from the 6th through 10th centuries CE.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-03-10 11:42
A Welsh burial mound from the Bronze Age reveals links to northern Scotland. Clues show that burial customs were similar to those in the Orkneys and Perthshire in Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-03-06 23:06
A treasure trove of Germanic weapons dating to the 2nd century C.E. have been discovered near the Bohemian town of Chomutov. The 22 rusty iron shield handles and sword tips were discovered by a hiker who found them "uncovered in a quiet grove."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-05 20:45
New research shows that Prasutagus, husband of the warrior queen Boudica, may have been more powerful than previously believed.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-28 08:32
The controversy continues. English Heritage is still working on options to remove traffic from the area around Stonehenge, this time with five different options.
Submitted by Sibella on Thu, 2006-02-23 09:56
Despite the Roman arena's well-deserved reputation for gladiatorial brutality, forensic examination of the remains of several dozen gladiators found in Turkey reveals that their combat was fought with well-defined rules of engagement.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-02-19 22:01
The discovery of cheese and yogurt in 8,000-year-old pots proves to researchers that neolithic Europeans practiced dairy farming. The pots were found during separate studies in Romania, Hungary and Switzerland.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-02-14 11:37
A monumental staircase and marble statue of a sphinx have been discovered in the Gymnasium area of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, north of Rome. The statue is believed to have originated in Egypt.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-02-12 16:07
An exhibit of Roman floor mosaics at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York gives insight into Jewish life around the Mediterranean in the late Roman period. Depicting scenes and symbols from Judaism, some mosaics also included Latin inscriptions.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-02-02 13:48
In celebration of Valentine's Day, Hamilton College Classics Professor Barbara Gold offers opinions on modern versus classical love.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-31 16:19
The recent discovery of the original port of Constantinople on the banks of the Bosporus may throw a monkey wrench into Turkey's ambitious plan to construct a UK£2 billion train tunnel linking Europe to Asia.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-25 15:55
Archaeologists are crediting moles with the discovery of a Roman villa in the British Cotswold area when their digging unearthed mosaic tiles.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-24 14:59
Recent research has suggested that the Chinese played a form of golf in the 10th century. Now archaeologists claim that paganica, a Roman version of golf, existed as early as 30 B.C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-21 12:08
In a speech delivered to the American Enterprise Institute, Robert Louis Wilken of the University of Virginia, looks at the legacy of Augustine, thinker and writer.
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.