601 CE and Earlier

DNA Shows Scottish-Spanish Relation

A new study by geneticists at Dublin’s Trinity College proves that the Irish and Scots are more closely related to Spaniards than to the Celts of central Europe.

Irish Independent: A Wealth of New Archeaological Sites Discovered in Ireland

Archaeologists working along the M3 in Ireland have discovered 28 new sites including prehistoric burial sites and a medieval house and field system.

Vacation in an Iron Age Village!

Visitors to England near the Forest of Dean may get the chance to live in an Iron Age village, wearing costumes, foraging for food, and learning the arts of residents of the time period.

Cambridge News: Chalk Horse Discovered in Cambridgeshire

A chalk horse, discovered in a farmer's field near Whittlesford, England, has sent researchers scurrying for answers.

Haaretz: 6th Century Manuscript Gives Insight into Scholar's World

David Rapp of Haaretz International takes a look at the Vienna Genesis, a 6th century illuminated biblical codex held by the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

Chedworth Roman Villa Receives Sandford Award

The Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire, England has been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for the excellent quality of its eductional program and administrative management.

Did Spice Make the Ancient World Go Round?

David Rosenthal reviews Spice: The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner, a new book which theorizes that spice brought about the downfall of Rome.

Torlonia Marbles to be open to the public

A collection of more than 600 marble statues and tombs from the Roman period will once again be open to the public.

Discovery Channel: Wooden Carving Linked to Viking "Seahenge"

A wooden carving of the Viking god Odin has been linked to England Neolithic monument Seahenge, which consists of a giant, overturned tree stump surrounded by wooden timbers.

3rd Century Roman Mosaic Discovered in St. Albans

Archaeologists working on a site in Verulamium Park, St Albans have uncovered a beautiful third century marble mosaic.

Torc Fragment Declared Treasure Trove

A fragment of gold and silver alloy found earlier this year, believed to be the missing part of the famous torc found at Snettisham in 1965, has been declared treasure trove by the coroner.

Goth Village Discovered in the Ukraine

Archaeologists excavating a site near Voitenki in the Ukraine have discovered evidence of a large Goth settlement dating to the 4th century.

Historians Search for Boadicea's Battleground

Queen Boadicea, the warrior queen who battled the Romans in 1st century Britain, is the subject of a segment of the new TV series "Battlefield Britain."

4th Century Baptismal Font Reflects Struggle Between Christianity and Paganism

Gary Lee and Jim Wilkinson used a metal detector to discover a 4th century Roman baptismal font near Grimsby, England.

Lynn News: 4th Century Coins Declared Treasure

Charles Sproule, who uses a metal detector to hunt for treasure, has added to his collection with the discovery of five Iceni coins.

Anglo-Saxon Princess On Display

The remains of a 6th Century Anglo-Saxon princess have been put on display as part of a £5m restoration of the Corinium Museum in Cirencester.

Irish Examiner: Ireland is Not Atlantis Say Experts

The National Museum of Ireland has issued a statement dismissing claims by a Swedish researcher that Ireland was the legendary Atlantis.

Golden Mask Discovered in Bulgaria

A magnifcant 2,400 year old golden mask has been discovered in Shipka, Bulgaria, is thought to depict King Seutus III, a 5th century BC leader of the Thracians.

National Geographic: New Evidence of Atlantis Found in Spain and Ireland

New evidence from two different sources has placed the legendary Atlantis in either Spain or Ireland.

Book bag reveals the education of ancient Scotland

Archaeologists have discovered that an extremely rare leather artifact, thought to be 1400 years old, was actually a satchel for books.

Roman Floors Re-Discovered

Two rare 4th century Roman floors, unearthed in 1880 and reburied by workmen, have been re-discovered on the Isle of Wight.

National Geographic: Was Gueneviere a Pictish Princess?

The new King Arthur film has National Geographic wading into the debate about the historical King Arthur and Camelot.

Experts discover archaeological surprise beneath Pompeii

Archaeologists from Basilicata University in Italy are excavating part of the southwestern edge of Pompeii, revealing a civilization that predates even the Romans.

Chesterfield Pub Hides Roman Fort

Deveoplers working at Old Feather's Pub on Lordsmill Street in Chesterfield, England, have discovered evidence of a Roman fort.

Roman Villa Had All the Amenities

Archaeologists are celebrating the discovery of a huge Roman villa near Swindon, England as "one of the most important Roman sites in England."

Independent: London to Essex Roman Road Discovered

Archaeologists have made an important discovery in Essex, England: a large Roman road connecting Essex and London and a whole new Roman town.

Professor hunts Roman pirates

Be very quiet! Florida State professor of anthropology Cheryl Ward is hunting pirates! Roman pirates!

Donations May Help Save the Woodchester Pavement

The Woodchester Pavement, a replica of the Great Orpheus Roman Pavement found at Woodchester Church, is on temporary display at Prinknash Abbey, near Painswick, England. Donation are being solicited to help purchase the pavement for its permanent home.

Stolen Byzantine Icons Returned to Cyprus

Several hundred early Christian Byzantine artifacts which were stolen 30 years ago have been returned to the Republic of Cyprus.