601 CE to 700 CE
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-27 15:03
On Sunday March 4, 2007, the History Channel will premiere a two-hour program on the history of the Dark Ages. Long characterized as barbaric and uncivilized, the program will attempt to dispel the myths and explore the real and varied history of the period.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2007-01-17 19:30
Renovations on St Andrew's Church, at Bishopstone, near Seaford, have revealed Anglo-Saxon features dated back as far as the late 7th Century. This puts the age of the church back 100 years compared to previous datings.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2007-01-14 13:21
The British Museum purchased a set of gold, garnet enchrusted Anglo-Saxon sword fittings. They were discovered by a metal detectorist in 2002 near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. The fittings are a unique find for Anglo-Saxon England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-12 17:14
Chinese archaeologists are confounded by a group 10 huge rings at the site of the tomb of the country's only empress, Wu Zetian. The rings, ranging from 30 to 40 meters in diameter, were discovered when aerial photos were taken.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-24 13:11
Meghan Elphinstone, Arts & Sciences Champion for the Barony of Marinus in Atlantia, has posted her extensive research on early Byzantine costuming. The two papers are available in PDF format.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-10-05 10:26
In the process of deposing and replacing the Byzantine emperor Phocas, Heraclius attacked Constantinople with a fleet on October 5, 610 C.E.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2006-09-03 15:00
A rare, copper alloy Saxon belt buckle, dated to between 600 CE and 720 CE has gone on display for the first time.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-07-23 19:42
An exhibition of Byzantine artifacts shows how the classical style of the Greeks and Romans carried over into the Middle Ages. The Road to Byzantium: Luxury Arts of Antiquity, an exhibit which runs through September 3, 2006 at London's Sometset House, shows a wide range of pieces decorated with classical themes.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-07-14 14:26
On July 14, 664, Erconberct, King of Kent died.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-25 20:42
Experts at the Royal Armouries in Leeds have declared a 7th century sword, discovered at Bamburgh Castle in 1960, unique in the world.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-06-19 16:29
Ponies from an endangered breed, descended from the original British "hill ponies," are being brought into a nature preserve on the Solway Plain in England, to graze away grasses that threaten one of the area's few remaining peat bogs.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-20 10:42
On May 20, 635, an invading Northumbrian army was soundly trounced by the Picts under the command of King Bridei.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-04-10 15:59
Cambodian archaeologists have discovered the remains of a wooden sailing ship thought to date back to the 7th century, pre-Angkorian Nokor Phnom era.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-03-03 09:09
A war grave found near Chester, England, has helped to locate the earliest firmly identified battlefield site in England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-12-25 17:57
Chinese archeologists are thrilled with the recent discovery of the grand gate of the Daming Palace, "the largest imperial architectural complex of the Tang Dynasty (618-907)". The Vermillion Phoenix Gate had five doorways, making it the largest palace gate in Chinese history.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-24 10:41
Ambitious plans to house at a Suffolk museum the "internationally important" discovery of the skeleton of a Saxon warrior buried with his horse have been launched.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-11-29 14:35
While digging the foundations for an expansion of the Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury, England, workers discovered two skeletons believed to date back to 675 A.D.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-03 15:15
Archaeologists working in Scotland believe they have found the site of a second monastery founded in the 6th century by St. Columba, founder of Iona.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-02 19:13
Professor Wolfgang Arnold, from the University of Witten/Herdecke, believes that medieval peasants may have had better teeth than modern men because they chewed their food and ate raw vegetables.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-08-19 11:41
Legend says that the huge stones of Hexham Abbey's crypt were the work of giants, but now archaeologists believe that they were probably stolen from Roman bridges.
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, 2005-05-22 16:01
David Nash Ford's Early British Kingdoms website provides a virtual roadmap of the Celtic nations from Roman times through the "Dark Ages."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-20 08:29
Viscount Syr Georg of Glaciers Edge and Viscountess Katrazina Porajski will be the new Baron and Baroness of Selviergard in the Principality of Oertha.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-14 10:50
An early 7th century oval pendant discovered near West Shropshire, England, has been declared a treasure by the coroner at the Shrewsbury Coroner's Court.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-06 13:19
Excavations are being carried out around the site of the ancient Bulgarian city of Pliska in hopes of finding the mausoleum containing the remains of the country's rulers.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-26 15:38
Eleven small, golden reliefs, called Gullgubber or golden old men, have been discoverd in eastern Norway. The objects date to the 7th century CE.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-23 09:23
Archaeologists working on a site near Loch Lomond have discovered evidence of settlements dating back 3500 years, including a 7th century Christian cemetery.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-16 08:09
If it weren't for Somerled, Scotland's unsung hero, residents of the country might be speaking Norwegian.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-10 08:02
The "pestulant" Picts of legend may actually have been "a highly sophisticated people with an intimate knowledge of the Bible and Roman classical literature."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-09-29 19:58
Workers excavating a quarry in Forfar, Scotland have discovered 17 graves dating back to the dawn of Christianity in the country.