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Mysterious braided hair may belong to medieval saint

A braided head of hair found buried beneath a medieval abbey in England has given up some of its secrets, thanks to a scientist's curiosity about the relic, which he first saw when he was a schoolboy.<p>Jamie Cameron, an archaeological research assistant at the University of Oxford in the United …

Medieval

New Evidence of a Sanctuary Unearthed in Heliopolis

CAIRO, EGYPT—Mahmoud Afify, head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities sector at the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, announced that the …

Norfolk Broads: Bronze Age world revealed from the air

Historians are questioning the dating of hundreds of archaeological sites in the Norfolk Broads following new evidence that Bronze Age families lived and grazed animals in the area.<p>The Broads present a challenge to archaeologists because much of the landscape is either flooded or intensively farmed …

Prehistory

Rök runestone: New interpretation of ancient text sheds light on Viking culture

A new interpretation of the text engraved on one of the world's most famous runestone - the Rök runestone – offers another vision of Viking …

Sweden

Medieval Cooling Tower Unearthed in Kuwait

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA—According to a report in <i>The Slovak Spectator</i>, a joint Kuwaiti-Slovak archaeological team working at the Nestorian Christian …

Archaeology

DNA secrets of Ice Age Europe unlocked

<b>A study of DNA from ancient human bones has helped unlock the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.</b><p>Researchers analysed the genomes of 51 individuals who lived between 45,000 years ago and 7,000 years ago.<p>The results reveal details about the biology of these early inhabitants, such as skin and …

Genetics

Archaeologists May Have Found Captain Cook's Ship off Rhode Island's Coast

During his historic 1769 to 1771 voyage, English explorer Captain James Cook became the first European sea captain to chart New Zealand and explore …

Rhode Island

ARCHAEOLOGY - Horseracing rules found on 2,000-year-old tablet in central Turkey

Archaeology

Return to the Cave of John the Baptist

<i>In March, 2016, Dr. James D. Tabor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte led a group to revisit a cave not far from Jerusalem, a site he</i> …

Thessalonica

Thessalonica (also Thessalonike) was an ancient city of Macedon in northern Greece which today is the city of Thessaloniki. Made capital of the Roman …

Ancient History

Lejre Museum

Lejre in Denmark is famous as the mythical royal seat of the Scyldings, renowned in Beowulf. However, it is also a hugely fascinating archaeological …

Archeologists find longhouse remnants on Sechelt property

The Sechelt Indian Band says archeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old longhouse on a residential lot near Porpoise Bay.<p>“This reinforces that …

Archaeology

Vikings, Worms, and Emphysema

Last year, Danish scientists studying the remains of a Viking privy found that the ancient Norse and their domestic animals were infested with a …

Pyramid Interior Revealed Using Cosmic Rays

The interior of a pyramid has been reconstructed for the first time in an ancient Egyptian pyramid using cosmic particles.

Cosmic Rays

Ancient Greek Dress | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Grant, Michael, and John Hazel. <i>Who's Who in Classical Mythology</i>. London: Dent, 1993.<p>Hornblower, Simon, and Antony Spawforth, eds. <i>The Oxford Classical</i> …

Museums

Sunken Cities: the man who found Atlantis

One day in 1999, the French maritime archaeologist Franck Goddio went diving off the coast of Egypt. He was poised to make the most important discovery of his life.<p>That day, the visibility of the waters in <b>Aboukir Bay</b>, at the north-western edge of the Nile Delta, was terrible: at a depth of around …

Cities

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA—Excavations at Highland, the home of the United States' fifth president, James Monroe, have uncovered the foundation of a …

Archaeology

More than half a tonne of ancient Roman coins found in Spain

Construction workers have found 600 kilograms of ancient Roman coins while carrying out routine work on water pipes in southern Spain, local …

Archaeology

ISIS Destroys Monuments in Ancient Iraqi City

POSTED April 27, 2016<p>Kristin Romey reports for <i>National Geographic</i> that ISIS has destroyed two ancient city gates at Nineveh in Iraq, possibly by …

Archaeology

Greek Palaeography and Byzantine Epigraphy

Summer 2016 offers a unique possibility to take part in a summer school at Patmos in Greece learning to read Greek and Byzantine manuscripts from the …

Ancient History

Medieval Book production

Book production in the Middle Ages required the contribution of specialized craftsmen and artists: parchment-makers, scribes, painters and …

Medieval

Human Ancestors Used to be Snacks For Ice Age Predators

Humans have been fighting each other for thousands of years, but our ancestors had to worry about all sorts of savage killers. As an ancient, heavily …

Ice Age

Roman Venus Figurine Unearthed in England

LONG MELFORD, ENGLAND—Volunteers digging a test pit in the Suffolk village of Long Melford uncovered a small “pseudo Venus” that is missing its head …

Archaeology

The Book of Kells: Medieval Europe’s greatest treasure?

Monks created an illuminated Bible of astonishing beauty sometime between the 6th and 8th centuries. It’s one of the most cherished masterpieces in Ireland, writes Martha Kearney.<p>One summer a few years ago I stayed in student rooms in Trinity College. Although the accommodation was rather spartan …

History

First performance in 1,000 years: 'Lost' songs from the Middle Ages are brought back to life

"The traces of lost song repertoires survive, but not the aural memory that once supported them. We know the contours of the melodies and many …

Middle Ages

Etruscan stone could help unravel enigma of one of Italy's first civilizations

By Isla Binnie<p>Slideshow<p>Etruscan stone could help unravel enigma of one of Italy's first civilizations<p>FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - A rare inscription …

Italy

Not just the Kohinoor: Four other artefacts that India wants Britain to return

Will India ever get the Kohinoor diamond back? The contentious 13th-century stone, taken by the British from Punjab’s Maharaja Duleep Singh in 1850, …

Asia

Olympic torch for Rio games lit at ancient Greek site

<b>The flame for the Olympic Games in Brazil has been lit in southern Greece.</b><p>An actor performing the role of high priestess lit the torch by using the sun's rays.<p>The torch will be taken by various runners on an international relay that will culminate at the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on 5 …

Ancient Greece

Wood remains believed to be from Christian cross of Spanish conquistador unearthed

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Archaeologists have unearthed what they believe are the remains of a large wooden Christian cross that Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto placed atop a hill in 1541 in what is now Cross County, Arkansas.<p>Archaeologists first found a large wooden post at Parkin Archeological …

University of Arkansas

The Giza pyramid complex is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, Egypt. This complex of ancient monuments includes the three pyramid complexes, the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex.

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Maps