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Coin Master

Viking shieldmaidens accompanied men in invasions overseas in far greater numbers than previously believed

If you assumed that it was Viking men who carried out the raids overseas, you just might be wrong. According to a new study, which has made use of …

Justice League is a jagged mess with a Batman and Superman problem

It’s better than Batman v Superman. But it’s more successful as a trailer for Aquaman or The Flash than as a movie of its own.<p>Watching Warner Bros. pump out superhero flick after superhero flick over the past four years has felt a little like watching your favorite Olympic figure skater with plenty …

DC vs. Marvel: Why the Rivalry Is Bigger than 'Justice League'

The companies' friendly rivalry has turned a bit sour as star comics writer Brian Michael Bendis defects and Warners insiders fret about its A-list …

Henry VIII's Hull blockhouse to be excavated in new dig

<b>The remains of an 16th Century blockhouse commissioned by Henry VIII as part of the city of Hull's defences are to be partially excavated.</b><p>Several trenches are to be opened to uncover some of the South Blockhouse near the confluence of the River Hull and the Humber Estuary.<p>The scheduled monument was …

400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia

Almost 400 mysterious stone structures dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, with a few of these wall-like formations …

Archaeology

Neolithic Stonehenge revellers feasted on Scottish beef | Financial Times

The great midwinter rituals at Stonehenge 4,500 years ago saw revellers feast on animals brought from as far away as Scotland, according to an …

Research sheds new light on early turquoise mining in Southwest

Turquoise is an icon of the desert Southwest, with enduring cultural significance, especially for Native American communities. Yet, relatively little …

Anthropology

Archaeologists uncover Anglo-Saxon, medieval items in Suffolk

One of Europe’s largest archaeological digs this year has uncovered a rich tapestry of information about Suffolk’s history during Roman, Anglo-Saxon …

DNA Proves Viking Women Were Powerful Warriors

An elaborate Viking Age grave in Sweden holds the remains of a decorated female warrior from the 10th century, providing the first archaeological …

Archaeology

Lost crew of 18th Century Dutch treasure ship found off coast of Kent

The lost crew of an 18th century Dutch merchant ship has been found by marine archaeologists who were racing against time to preserve the wreck before it is destroyed forever by an invasive sea worm.<p>The Rooswijk sank in bad weather off the coast of Ramsgate in Kent in January 1740, on her second …

Part of Henry VIII’s Birthplace Discovered

Workers at London’s Old Royal Naval College were prepping the site of a new visitors center for the Painted Hall, considered the Sistine Chapel of …

Henry Viii

'Lost city' in Tanzania reveals secrets

Experts working on the 700-year-old abandoned site of Engaruka in Tanzania have revealed farming practices that could be useful in modern agriculture.<p>Researchers from the U.K.’s University of York found that sophisticated irrigation systems and terraces at Engaruka were built to capture eroded …

Winemaking History: 5,000-Year-Old Wine Found In Italy

Archaeologists may have found some of the oldest wine in the world, just the tiniest bit left over on the inside of a clay jar from more than 5,000 …

Rooms from Henry VIII's Greenwich Palace Discovered

Underground rooms from Greenwich Palace, King Henry VIII's birthplace and a center of courtly life, were discovered earlier this year by a team …

Henry Viii

Russian archaeological find solves 13th-century mystery

Rescue archaeology work conducted in the city centre of Yaroslavl prior to installing a new sewer system has turned up an ancient leaden seal from …

Ancient Roman sarcophagi discovered by chance next to Rome's football stadium

Two ancient Roman sarcophagi have been unearthed by chance close to Rome’s modern-day football stadium. The marble coffins boast elaborate bas-reliefs and were probably the final resting place of the children of a wealthy Roman family.<p>They were discovered by chance when an energy utility company …

The same technology used in self-driving cars is also discovering ancient civilizations

In 2012, archaeologists discovered what many had lusted after for decades: pyramids and monuments hidden in the Mosquitia rainforest in Honduras that constituted the remains of an entire lost civilization that thrived more than 1,000 years ago. A few years later in 2015, another huge network of …

Ancient Civilization

Iron Age collection of coins declared treasure

<b>A hoard of gold and silver coins dating back to the Iron Age has been declared treasure.</b><p>They were discovered by two metal detectorists in a field near Riseholme, Lincoln, in February.<p>The find of 282 coins includes rare examples stamped with the names of local rulers living in the area before the …

Archaeology

New Vesuvius bodies discovered: Victims include pregnant women and fetuses

On Aug. 24, 79 A.D. — exactly 1,938 years ago — Mt. Vesuvius erupted in Italy with a thermal energy 100,000 times more powerful than the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended World War II.<p>Vesuvius shot a cloud of stones, ash and volcanic gas 21 miles into the sky and buried at least …

Gate Discovered at Medieval Castle in Slovakia

VINNÉ, SLOVAKIA—<i>The Slovak Spectator</i> reports that Viniansky Castle’s main gate has been found. The ruined castle, located in eastern Slovakia, sat on …

Archaeology

Medieval London was the most violent place in England

And you thought <i>Game of Thrones</i> was rough. Lower-class young men in medieval London were subjected to extreme levels of violence, far worse than other …

The top 4 oldest structures in Russia: What do they look like? - Russia Beyond

<b>1. Russia’s own ‘Stonehenge’</b><p>Structures made of huge stone slabs with mysterious openings at the side can be found in Kuban, the Caucasus, Siberia, and near Solovki, the former prison camp 1,500 km north of Moscow. They are called Dolmen and they’re similar to the famous Stonehenge in the UK.<p>There …

Volunteer army sought for Hadrian Wall conservation plan

<b>A volunteer army is being enlisted to help preserve Hadrian's Wall.</b><p>Severe weather, wear and tear caused by tourism, invasive plant damage, and erosion by animals mean parts of the World Heritage site are deteriorating.<p>A team from Newcastle University will be training volunteers to assess the …

Newcastle University

Medieval Gospel Commentary, lost for 1500 years – now translated and online

The earliest Latin Commentary on the Gospels, lost for over 1500 years, has been rediscovered and made available in English for the first time, …

What would Pompeii be like if Vesuvius Never Erupted?

When you think of Pompeii, you think of the massive eruption in 79 CE and subsequent mass killing of the Romans who inhabited Pompeii and …

Sport During the Byzantine Era

It is without question that chariot racing was the most celebrated sport event of the Byzantine era.

Ancient History