601 CE and Earlier
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-12-27 11:58
On the border between Syria and Iraq, archaeological excavation has uncovered the remains of a settlement from the fifth millenium BCE.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-25 12:29
A skeleton found under the Newport Ship could have belonged to a man who was decapitated in a sacrificial killing, a leading archaeologist working on the project says. But there is also the possibility that he met his end in the waters of the River Usk by drowning.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-23 10:09
Experts examining an Iron Age skeleton found discovered buried beneath a medieval ship in Newport, South Wales, say it is "remarkably well preserved." Tests on the bones by forensic archaeologists at Lampeter University, Mid Wales, have shown that they date back to 170 B.C.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-12-19 13:47
Archaeological evidence from Roman forts shows that women held an important place in Roman military life.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-17 15:50
Wardens at an historic site in Cornwall are asking for help to conserve the archaeological remains on the landmark.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-17 09:48
Archaeologists are marveling at what appears to be a Bronze Age pyramid found recently near Visoko, Bosnia-Herzegovina. If this is a true pyramid, it will be the first ever found in Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-12-14 18:44
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 Wed, 2005-12-14 08:45
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an Iron Age warrior near Dunbar, Scotland. The grave is only the third such ever found in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-10 13:18
How did our ancestors keep track of time before clocks, wristwatches and cellphones? They used daymarks.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-12-04 18:58
During this fly season, James Le Fanu of the Telegraph takes a look at Roman medicinal remedies, including some from the Materia Medica by Pedanius Dioscorides.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-03 09:58
A small stretch of Roman road has been discovered near Tavira, Portugal by historian Luís Fraga da Silva. The road originally connected the cities of Ossónoba and Balsa to Pax Júlia and dates to the 2nd century C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-24 17:07
Archaeologist and former nun Eugenia Nitowski believes that she has positive proof that the Shroud of Turin is genuine.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-20 19:33
A stone well, in the Welsh city of Llanllyfni, near Caernarfon, has been scheduled for restoration as part of footpath project.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-20 09:53
The collapse of a wall in the ancient Forum in Rome has travelers concerned for their safety. The incident happened at the time when the Italian government is considering cuts to cultural programs.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-11-18 16:29
The sparkling, new library in Alexandria, Egypt has an enormous reputation to live up to. The original, built by Alexander's general Ptolemy I Soter, became known as the greatest library in the world.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-17 08:44
Feisty comic strip hero Asterix has been making fools of the Romans for years. Now he has a new focus: the Bush Administration.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 12:08
The current online issue of Walkwise, Scotland's walking magazine, features a list of walking excursions that explore Roman sites in Scotland.
Submitted by GiovannaL on Tue, 2005-11-08 16:06
The ruins of the oldest Christian church in the Middle East, and probably the whole world, were discovered in the Megiddo prison area.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-11-05 14:08
Judy Vickers of the Scotsman looks at the Roman legacy in Scotland and how they influenced life north of Hadrian's Wall.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-01 08:31
Moroccan archaeologists from the National Institute of Archaeological Sciences and Heritage are combing through research discovered during a recent excavation of the Roman city of Thamusida and its medieval layers up to Islamic times.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-30 17:59
Archeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones, who lives in Orkney, looks at the ancient village of Skara Brae, the neolithic settlement on Scotland's windy northern isles.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-28 18:53
Ancient Britain seems to have been the treasure trove for Rome since thousands of gold and silver artifacts dating to Roman times have been found there. Now a Welsh archaeologist thinks he knows why.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-28 12:05
Would you have been voted off the Iron Age island? The BBC's History Trail lets players try their skills at a number of Iron Age survival skills.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-10-27 19:05
After the failure of Jamie and Adam to reconstruct a working model of Archimedes' death ray for Mythbusters, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken up the challenge.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-10-25 08:41
On Sunday October 30, 2005, the National Geographic Channel will present Hannibal v Rome a two-hour epic story of "an African warrior who would dare to challenge the impossible and shape the course of human history."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-24 17:46
Archaeologist Kevin Trott is excited about recent excavations at Brading Roman Villa on England's Isle of Wight. His 400-page report dispells long-held myths and may "take the archaeological world by storm."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-22 09:31
After being buried for 1500 years, the Roman town of Claterna, bear Bologna, Italy, has begun to emerge from the soil. Excavations have already revealed patrician houses, metalworking sites and mosaic paving, as well as pottery and coins.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-21 15:28
What did the Romans do for Scotland? Allan Burnett looks at the Roman legacy in the country from the Battle of Mons Graupius to the 3rd century, including an observation that the idea for the kilt may have come from the Roman toga.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-16 13:12
John Roach, reporting for National Geographic, writes that 4,000-year-old noodles, the oldest ever found, have been discovered in northwestern China. The well-preserved, thin noodles were buried in a bowl ten feet below ground.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-09 14:33
A rare and mysterious breed of white British cattle has been traced to the Bronze Age where there were an important part of pre-Roman pagan rituals, but how the cattle came to Britain is still a mystery.