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Death of the Byzantine Emperor Theophilus

The last iconoclast emperor was just 28 when he died of dysentery, still embroiled in the conflict with the Abbasid Caliphate that had dominated his …

History

McDonald’s in Italy Embraces Off-Menu Item: Slice of Roman Road

MARINO, Italy — It’s a common enough story in Italy: An ancient ruin — in this case, a tract of Roman road — is discovered during the construction of a building — in this case, a McDonald’s — and puts a halt to the work until the site can be excavated.<p>Rather than fret about lost time and money, …

Ancient History

The Soldier's Life: Early Byzantine Masculinity and the Manliness of War

<b>The Soldier’s Life: Early Byzantine Masculinity and the Manliness of War</b><p>By Michael Stewart<p><i>Byzantina Σymmeikta</i>, Vol. 26 (2016)<p>The Late fifth or early …

Medieval

Unknown Round Temples At Kerma May Solve Some Of Africa's Ancient Secrets

<b>MessageToEagle.com</b> – The round temples in the ancient kingdom of Kerma, Sudan are fascinating. Built thousands of years ago, they are unlike any …

Ancient Roman House and Phallic Amulets Discovered in Israel

A house dating back around 1,900 years, which is decorated with frescoes showing scenes of nature, has been discovered at the archaeological site of …

Archaeology

Mystery over male Black Death victims found buried hand in hand

Archaeologists say pair unearthed in London plague burial ground may have been related by blood or marriage<p>The skeletons of two men who were buried apparently hand in hand during an outbreak of the Black Death have been excavated from a plague burial ground in London.<p>The men, believed to have been …

Archaeology

Crossrail Excavations At Farringdon Reveal Amazingly Preserved Artefacts

Some 10,000 objects have been found during the work.<p>Excavations out at the new Crossrail site in London’s Farringdon have unearthed a number of remarkably well-preserved artefacts which give insight into Tudor life.<p>Rarely found Tudor textiles, leather and plant remains were excavated by Museum Of …

Archaeology

Scientists Find Genetic Evidence of Matrilineal Dynasty at Chaco Canyon

Archaeologists in New Mexico say the remains of nine high-status individuals suggest a prehistoric society dependent on matrilineal relationships. …

Archaeology

1,800 Year Old List of Synagogue Donors Discovered in Galillee Village

An 1,800 year old limestone capital of a column dating to the Roman period, engraved with two Hebrew inscriptions, was discovered during the course …

Archaeology

Ivor Noël Hume, Archaeologist of Colonial America, Dies at 89

Ivor Noël Hume, an accidental, self-taught English-born archaeologist who unearthed the earliest extensive traces of British colonial America, a town that had vanished after a massacre almost 350 years earlier, died on Feb. 4 at his home in Williamsburg, Va. He was 89.<p>His death was confirmed by his …

History

The Monuments Men of Libya

With Daesh militia at their heels, a handful of brave Libyan archaeologists completed the excavation of the Haua Fteah cave in Cyrenaica, symbol of …

Archaeologists Just Made the "Find of a Lifetime" Buried Beneath Scotland

Bronze Age treasures and new settlements.<p>A bronze sword, a gold-decorated spearhead, well-preserved sheath fittings, and fur skins – all thought to …

Archaeology

Thousands of horsemen may have swept into Bronze Age Europe, transforming the local population

Call it an ancient thousand man march. Early Bronze Age men from the vast grasslands of the Eurasian steppe swept into Europe on horseback about 5000 …

Anthropology

Zinc Zone

Zinc smelting site, China<b>In central China’s</b> Hunan Province, archaeologists have uncovered evidence of a zinc production site dating to the late Ming …

Archaeology

Rome catacomb frescoes add to debate on women priests - ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHAEOLOGY >Rome catacomb frescoes add to debate on women priests<p>ROME - Reuters<p>This photo shows a fresco inside the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome. …

Roman gravestone in mosque - ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHAEOLOGY >Roman gravestone in mosque<p>KASTAMONU - Anatolia News Agency<p>A 1,800 year-old Roman gravestone has been found in a mosque garden as broken …

Inscribed Gravemarker

Inscribed gravemarker made from a reused quern (grinding) stone, 9th-10th century. Commemorates Sechnasach. Found at Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly, now in …

This Ancient Greek Wonder Looks Like Mystical Floating Cliffs

When we think Greece, we automatically picture the whitewashed buildings and blue waters. As much as we love its picturesque cities like Santorini, they tend to make us forget that the Mediterranean country is full of otherworldly beauty. Another place to add to your bucket list: Metéora, a group …

Ancient Greece

Thoughts on the Role of Cavalry in Medieval Warfare

<b>Thoughts on the Role of Cavalry in Medieval Warfare</b><p>By Jack Gassmann<p><i>Acta Periodica Duellatorum</i>, Vol.2 (2014)<p>A late 13th century depicting mounted …

Medieval

Temple of Artemis turns into swamp due to neglect - ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHAEOLOGY >Temple of Artemis turns into swamp due to neglect<p>Ömer Erbil – İZMİR<p>The Temple of Artemis in the Selçuk district of İzmir has turned into …

Ancient History

Are Archaeologists About to Find Nefertiti’s Tomb?

A fresh attempt to discover more secrets in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings offers a tantalizing reward—the tomb of one of history’s most beguiling female monarch.<p>The hunt has begun on for the “discovery of the century.”<p>A team of Italian archeologists announced this week that they have started work on …

Ancient History

Discovery of 17th century Swiss skeleton baffles archaeologists

In 2013, researchers discovered the location of an ancient cemetery in Switzerland. It dates back to the early Middle Ages, and it has been estimated …

Nero’s Domus Aurea Receives Virtual-Reality Treatment

ROME, ITALY—<i>CBS News</i> reports that visitors to the Domus Aurea, Emperor Nero’s “Golden House,” can experience how it might have looked 2,000 years ago …

Archaeology

Kids' Skulls Reveal Traumatic Death In Ancient France

Within the Michelet cemetery in Lisieux, France, archaeologists discovered over 100 children and nearly 1,000 adults dating to the late Roman to early Medieval periods. Three of those children, all between the ages of 2 and 7, had severe head injuries that almost certainly killed them. …

Archaeology

Secrets of Smoo Cave: from whisky to Vikings and murder

It was home to some of the earliest people of the Highlands with legend also claiming Smoo Cave as a whisky smugglers haven and a favoured killing …

Archaeology

Virtual Reality Is Bringing These Lost Worlds Back to Life

Stuart Eve thinks that to really understand what it was like to live in the past, you have to see it for yourself. And you have to hear it and smell it, too.<p>Eve is an archaeologist working on something like a low-budget time machine. A few years ago, he made a prototype for an augmented reality app …

Augmented Reality

ANU students' creepy Transylvanian graveyard find

A group of archaeology students from ANU who helped historians in their efforts to document the history of the Székely people in Romania will travel …

Archaeology

Did Stone Age people build a large labyrinth in Denmark?

A series of Stone Age palisade enclosures have been discovered in Denmark in recent years and archaeologists are still wondering what they were used …

Archaeology

At Capitol Hill ‘Shotgun House,’ Archaeologists Dig For Untold Story Of D.C.’s Past

A team of archeologists is digging through the dirt on Capitol Hill, hoping to learn more about a community of German immigrants that occupied the …

Spain’s Lesser Known UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Trade in the usual tourist stops in Madrid and Barcelona for one of these less-trafficked treasures.<p>Honored for their “cultural and natural heritage of outstanding value to humanity,” Spain boasts a whopping 45 UNESCO sites—the third most after Italy and China. While Barcelona, Seville, and Granada …

Spain