601 CE and Earlier
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.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2005-04-19 12:04
Oxford scholars are using high-tech satelite technology to read the once hidden words on the hoard of manuscripts known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri. In the last few days, works by Sophocles, Euripides, Hesiod and other classical greats have been deciphered, and it is believed early Christian texts are also amongst the works.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-04-18 11:33
Want the REAL story behind famous British historical events? The Hamster Theatre Company offers "a series of tableaux depicting great (and disastrous) moments in British history."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-10 10:29
Metal detector enthusiast Stephen Brown recently discovered a hoard of 2nd century Roman coins on farmland in West Norfolk, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-09 19:03
An article in the recent British Archaeology magazine discusses evidence that Romans had and used duct tape.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-03-31 11:45
Arizona teachers lobby for the teaching of Latin as a way to expose children to ancient culture, improve test scores and help kids get into college.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-19 08:46
A 1500-year-old hanging bowl is being loaned to Sutton Hoo for an exhibit which takes place at the Anglo-Saxon ship burial site beginning in March, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-16 18:15
The Codex Sinaiticus, the earliest copy of the New Testament, is scheduled to be digitized and published on CD-ROM.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-13 15:26
A new campaign to have Scotland's Antonine Wall declared a World Heritage Site is being spearheaded by the country's schoolchildren. The campaign includes an educational pack that teaches about the country's Roman history.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-13 09:03
Byzantium, Contantinople, Istanbul, New Rome...whatever historical name it has gone by, the city on the Bosporus has always been the gateway between Europe and Asia. This article gives a short history of the city.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-12 14:01
An Austrian archaeologist was killed when the pit he was excavating collapsed.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-09 12:03
Archaeologists working on a Roman cemetery in the Mount area of York are baffled at the discovery of 36 decapitated bodies.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-03-03 10:08
In his new book, author James Fraser claims that the battle of Mons Graupius, which allowed Rome dominance over all of Britain, occured not in the north of Scotland, but in the south.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-02-28 17:40
The Vatican has announced that a team of archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the tomb of St. Paul in Rome's St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-26 12:34
The remains of a Roman brothel dating to the 5th century B.C.E. have been discovered during excavation for an Ikea store.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-02-22 19:20
In his book Secret Sights II: Unknown Medieval Ireland, author Rob Vance accuses St. Patrick of taking bribes from his wealthy female patrons.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-19 18:33
An early example of a wooden, Roman coffin has been discovered near the River Fleet in London.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2005-02-19 10:48
A stone carving, found 20 years ago in a back garden, has been identified as a 2000 year old Celtic carving from the Iron Age.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-02-18 18:31
Chris Welsch, a reporter for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, walks the streets of the city of Pompeii, a city frozen in time by a volcanic erruption.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-02-16 08:59
The producers of Food Network's "Secret Life Of..." series were so impressed last year with the folks at Gode Cookery, a noted medievalist cooking web site, that they are featuring Gode Cookery in another episode, this time on Roman wine cakes.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-02-14 17:31
Natalie Bennett reviews Looking at Lovemaking: Constructions of Sexuality in Roman Art, 100 B.C. - A.D. 250, a new book by John R. Clarke that looks at sexuality and gender issues in Roman society.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-13 12:22
The conical, Iron Age fort, Kimsbury Camp, located in Gloucestershire, England, is set to receive a UK£85,000 facelift to repair damage from erosion.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-11 13:02
Archaeologists digging for five weeks through an archaeological site in Huntingdon, England have unearthed some spectacular finds dating from the Bronze Age through the 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-10 17:06
Controversial plans by the National Trust and English Heritage to route traffic away from Stonehenge have hit a snag. The British government has been strangely silent on the subject, leading officials to believe that the plans may have been abandoned.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-10 13:40
Researchers at the University of Fribourg believe that a rich cache of letters, written in Greek, prove that residents of 5th century Gaza lived a vibrantly intellectual life.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-09 10:40
Researchers working on the Roman city of Pompeii are using ancient methods to re-create the Roman imperial cloth used for togas.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-02-01 15:25
Humans are not the only visitors to the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum. Pigeons have found a goldmine in the tourist hotspot, leaving behind a mess and forcing officials to try a new approach in pest control: hawks.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-22 16:10
A new book and television series claim that 20% of Scots have blood ties to Iraq stemming from a migration in 4000 BCE.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-01-22 13:05
When Roman Emperor Nero was deposed, his contemporaries went to great lengths to obliterate his legacy, burying his Domus Aurea (Golden House) with debris. Officials in Rome have revealed a mosaic the size of a large door that suggests that Nero's palace ruins may be remarkably well-preserved under the hill that covers them.