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The Anglo-Saxon Age: The Birth of England
By Martin Wall
Amberley Publishing, 2015
The discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard in 2009 …Middle Ages
Digital Object Identifiers
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference …Roman Empire
An interdisciplinary team of scientists has begun scanning the 1900-year-old remains of the victims of Mt. Vesuvius in Pompeii. Although the first …Pompeii
A total of 12 gladiator graves uncovered in the western ancient city of Stratonikeia have been put on display at the entrance of the city in the Muğla province, located in western Turkey.
The head of the Stratonikeia’s excavations, Prof. Bilal Söğüt, told reporters that Stratonikeia was known as the “city of love and gladiators.”
He noted that a total of 12 gladiator graves, which were unearthed during excavations, are now being exhibited at the entrance of the ancient city.
“We know the names of …
A 300-year-old silver mount found by a metal detectorist in Monmouthshire has been declared treasure by a coroner.
The fragment, which historians believe could have been part of a sword, was discovered by Michael Beirne on Coleg Gwent land at Llanbadoc in March 2014.
The mount was first reported to …Middle Ages
A study of ancient DNA has shed new light on European genetic history.
It confirms that farming spread across Europe due to the influx of ancient people from what is now eastern Turkey.
Many modern Europeans owe their taller stature to these early farmers - and a later influx of Bronze Age "horsemen" …Turkey
WHAT IS COPTIC, AND WHO WERE THE COPTS? Dated to the fourth–fifth century C.E., the Codex Grazier is written in the Coptic language—the fifth and …Egypt
Thousands of the Bibles were made in the 13th century, principally in France but also in England, Italy and Spain. But the origin of the parchment — …University of Virginia
Unpublished archaeological records from excavations at Glastonbury Abbey (southwest England) between 1904 and 1979, have been assessed and …Archaeology
REHOVOT, ISRAEL—Seeds from fava beans, lentils, peas, and chickpeas have been unearthed at Neolithic sites in the Galilee. “This is an important …Israel
The Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund led to a major expansion in the resources available to research the Palaeolothic era. Now the results of this …Archaeology
Pentecontaetia (Pentekontætia, πεντηκονταετία) or “the account of the fifty years” is a term was first used by Thucydides to describe in Book 1, …Bell Canada
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an epidemic in Egypt so terrible that one ancient writer believed the world was coming to an end.
UEKEN, SWITZERLAND—A farmer in northern Switzerland discovered a cache of 1,700-year-old Roman coins in his cherry orchard and alerted the regional …Switzerland
A Passion for Antiquities: Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman (October 13, 1994 to April 23, 1995)
The J. Paul Getty …Museums
Topic: English history: the Middle Ages and the Magna Carta
Time: 45–60 minutes
• To develop students’ fluency through a jigsaw reading …Middle Ages
An underground chamber that was a place of worship for a mysterious cult 2,000 years ago has opened to the public for the first time
A mysterious Roman basilica built for the worship of an esoteric pagan cult and now lying hidden more than 40ft below street level has opened to the public for the …Rome
It wasn’t good policy that saved ancient Zeugma. It was a good story. In 2000, the construction of the massive Birecik Dam on the Euphrates River, …Archaeology
They guard the forests, can administer justice and hold their role for life. Verderers are Robin Hood’s worst nightmare – and at the Forest of Dean they’ve been around for 797 years.United Kingdom
SAN CALOCERO, ITALY—The remains of a severely malnourished young girl have been found in a pit covered with heavy stone slabs by a team led by …Middle Ages
King Francis I of France carried ground up mummy with him at all times in case of emergency. That's because mummy was widely used medicinally for …Mummies
Fresh excavations at famed site of Monte Verde suggest humans reached South America by 18,500 years agoLatin America
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—In the eighteenth century, Qatar’s historic city of Al Zubarah had a successful pearl fishery and was a center of commerce …Qatar
What is it?
A writing tablet
Ca. A.D. 100
Locally sourced wood and carbon ink
Vindolanda Fort, Northumberland, northern England
Paper by Angela Boyle, Associate Consultant for Oxford Archaeology
Given at the 2012 Haskins Society Conference, held at Boston College, on November 3, …Murder Mystery
A previously unknown "fourth strand" of ancient European ancestry has been discovered by sequencing ancient genomes extracted from human remains that …DNA
LOD, ISRAEL—Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority discovered a second high-quality mosaic floor in the southern part of a …Middle East
The stories of Roman lives are written their bones: diet, disease, childbirth and trauma all leave their mark. Individual skeletons can tell rich tales, but the fullest information comes from large groups, when we can look at populations. So what can we learn about about a Roman community from …University of London
The Ashmolean's major summer exhibition features over 200 spectacular and unusual objects rescued from the bottom of the Mediterranean
One of the …Archaeology