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What Columbus Ate

Researchers have put together a menu of the food items eaten by Christopher Columbus and his crews on the three voyages to the New World.

DNA Test Results to Determine Columbus' Grave Uncertain

The controversy over the final resting place of explorer Christopher Columbus continues.

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.

Bones in Santa Maria cathedral, Seville not Columbus

Spanish authorities have conceded that the body interred at the Santa Maria cathederal in Seville, Spain are not those of famed explorer, Christopher Columbus.

Basque galleon discovered at Red Bay harbor off Labrador coast

A 16th century Basque ship has been found off the coast of Newfoundland, the fourth such ship to have been found in the area.

Muslim Necropolis Discovered in Lisbon

Archaeologists working on a large site south of Lisbon, Portugal, believe it to be the largest Muslim cemetery on the Iberian peninsula.

Charlotte Observer: 16th century Spanish fort discovered in NC

Archaeolgists in Burke County, North Carolina hope to discover a 16th century Spanish fort.

Winged Detectives Find Renaissance Fresco

A flock of pigeons has led a group of art historians to a lost Renaissance fresco hidden in the ceiling of a Valencia cathedral.

Santa Maria's Bell Returned to Spain

The ship's bell from Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, has been returned to Spain after a legal dispute with Portugal.

Dame Aoife Offers Links for Medieval Spain and Portugal

In her latest column, Dame Aoife provides many annotated links to websites on medieval Iberia: Spain and Portugal.