601 CE and Earlier
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2005-07-21 17:40
In 2000, archaeologists working on a Roman bath at the site of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii, Italy, were thrilled to discover a wicker basket containing a treasure trove of silver artifacts.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-19 23:59
Experts are wondering if a newly-discovered mosaic depicting Bellerophon, mounted on Pegasus stabbing a chimera with a lance is might have been an inspiration for St. George and the dragon.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-17 09:38
Archaeologists working on a site near the village of Tatul in Bulgaria are hoping that the discovery of a rare bronze statue of Orpheus might lead to the hero's tomb.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-16 15:46
New evidence points to the English city of Norfolk as being a hub of Celtic resistance against Roman occupation. It may also have been the site of a "lost holocaust".
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-16 12:05
Rio Narcea Gold Mines Ltd., a mining company based in Toronto, Canada, is battling archaeologists for the rights to a gold mine which lies beneath a Roman town in Asturias, Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-16 09:23
Britain's Channel Four Time Team has opened new trenches at Dinnington, England with hopes of discovering Roman gold.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-07-07 10:34
Dale Gavlak of the Associated Press reports on gladiator games which are being held in the Roman ruins of Jerash, Jordan. The games will feature chariot racing and gladiatorial combat that are sure crowd pleasers.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-05 14:59
University professor Tim Darvill believes he has discovered the Welsh quarry where the bluestones, which form the circle of Stonehenge, were mined.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-03 19:03
The 2003 discovery of a large Roman fort near Dinefwr in Carmarthenshire, Wales has experts rewriting the Romans' place in Welsh history.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-03 16:19
Archaeologists have discovered an Iron Age settlement on farmaland near the English city of Cheltenham.
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.