601 CE and Earlier
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-03 13:41
While Stonehenge is a popular attraction for those wishing to celebrate the Summer Solstice, the monument may actually have been constructed to celebrate the Winter holiday.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-02 15:32
A mummified body, originally believed to be a murder victim, has been identified as that of a teenage girl... a 2,700-year-old teenage girl. The remains were discovered in a peat bog near Uchte, Lower Saxony.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-06-29 12:27
"Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade" is now on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, in Washington, DC.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-26 10:19
The construction of a cellphone tower near Osaka, Japan has seriously damaged a previsouly undisturbed sixth century tomb.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-25 16:38
A Mississippi high school teacher is among the archaeologists working on the excavation of a Roman fort at Halmyris in the delta where the Danube River empties into the Black Sea.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-25 13:21
Alamennenmuseum Ellwangen, near Ulm, Germany, is hosting an exhibit on the history of tablet weaving from 1000 B.C. E. to the early Middle Ages and Viking periods.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2005-06-23 08:22
The world's oldest monastery, Saint Catherine's in the Sinai Desert, plans to use hi-tech cameras to shed new light on ancient Christian texts preserved for centuries within its fortress walls.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-06-22 13:05
A Roman Roodee, which includes chariot races and gladiator fights, has become a popular feature of Chester, England's Roman Festival. The event takes place June 25-26, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-18 13:03
A well-preserved Roman barge has been discovered at the bottom of the Rhine River in the Netherlands. The vessel is the oldest of its type ever discovered in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-17 16:29
Ordnance Survey of Southampton, England, is set to release a new historical map of ancient Britain, complete with place names, roads and landmarks.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-06-13 18:07
Archaeologists working on a dig in the Netherlands have discovered 17 ancient Celtic coins. The coins were the first such discovered in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-05 16:59
Visitors to the archaeological site at Pompeii can get a firsthand idea of the Roman diet by purchasing kits containing ingredients commonly found on Roman tables.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-31 17:14
Visitors to Roman Carlisle received royal treatment, according to new archaeological finds which included the remains of a bathhouse.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 18:18
A recent archaeological dig near Loch Lomond, Scotland, has produced rare artifacts from periods spanning 4,000 years.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-28 15:10
The Brooklyn Museum will present an exhibition of 21 Roman mosaics from an ancient synagogue when it hosts Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-27 14:46
Not just for dorks anymore! New evidence shows that Romans made the wearing of socks with sandals ultra chic!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-26 15:35
A new study of the bones of 4th century Nubian people from the Sudan in North Africa leads experts to speculate that their beer may have had antibiotic properties.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-26 10:11
A team of archaeologists have identified artifacts and wall fragments, discovered during a road construction project, as belonging to a previously unknown section of Hadrian's Wall.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2005-05-23 17:21
The only known copy of Archimedes work known as the treatise "Method of Mechanical Theorems" may soon be visible again.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-17 11:31
The oldest Iron Age shoe ever discovered in the United Kingdom has been unearthed at a quarry near Wellington, England. The 2,000-year-old shoe has still visible lace holes.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-15 12:30
An ancient Chinese fort from the Kingdom of Wei has been discovered by archaeologists in China's eastern Anhui province.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-13 12:49
Volumteer archaeologists are welcome at Vindolanda, the Roman fort in Northumberland, England.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-09 17:27
Researchers at the Museum of London have re-created a Roman water-lifting machine from artifacts discovered in 2001 beneath London's streets.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-09 15:02
The commercial web site Esoteric Creations has posted an article on the history of linen and the importance of its use in the clothing of the people of Egypt and Middle Ages Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-08 14:37
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will present The Mysterious Bog People July 9, 2005- January 23, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-08 12:37
The remains of a "beautifully preserved" room dating to Roman times have been discovered beneath the Sixth Form College in Colchester, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-08 10:32
Andy Oakland, a props master for the History Channel, is looking for some Bronze Age props in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-05-03 10:07
The 2000-year-old remains of a butchered rabbit, thought to have been the dinner of a Roman, have led scholars to believe that rabbits were introduced to Britain following the Roman invasion in the year 43 AD.
Submitted by Aoife on Mon, 2005-04-25 10:10
Archaeological examinations of naturally-preserved bodies retrieved from bogs provide valuable insights into the daily lives and cultural values of ancient civilizations. Dame Aoife takes us on a tour in this week's installment of Aoife's Links.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-24 12:55
Residents of Scotland's Northeast, known as the Grampian, are up in arms over claims that the famous Roman battle of Mons Graupius did not actually take place in the region.