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Stirling Castle perched imperiously upon a vast crag of rough primeval rock enfolded on every side by its sweeping lines of carved …Middle Ages
Archaeologists in Israel have found a rare inscription of the name of an apparently influential person from the time of King David, a name that is …Bible
YORK, ENGLAND—Steve Ashby of the University of York thinks that Viking raiders of the eighth century were motivated by more than the acquisition of …Wealth
MIAMI, FLORIDA—Abrupt climate change may have affected some of the earliest civilizations in the Middle East and the Fertile Crescent, according to a …Climate
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA—Marcello A. Canuto of Tulane University and Tomás Barrientos of the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala announced at a press …Archaeology
The British Library and National Library of Israel Announce Partnership to Digitize Hebrew Manuscripts
As part of the National Library of Israel’s International Digital Library of Hebrew Manuscripts initiative, the National Library of Israel …Middle East
ARCHAEOLOGISTS working on the battle of Fulford project have uncovered an ancient road through the ford from which Fulford gets its name.
Chas Jones, …Ancient History
In the late 1300s, an anonymous English scribe made a book that could reveal the phase of the moon on any given evening. The book contained a volvelle, a set of overlapping parchment disks that the reader would rotate to calculate astronomical information. Related to the astrolabe, the volvelle has …Middle Ages
A prehistoric disaster, possibly an epidemic, may be responsible for the remains of nearly 100 bodies found stuffed into a 5,000-year-old house in …Archaeology
What do the ruins of an ancient Roman city in Syria and some of the most iconic buildings in Washington and London have to do with each other? A new exhibit aims to connect US audiences with antiquities under fire in Syria's civil war.
Once upon a time there was a beautiful girl named Haliphat. She …Architecture
CAIRO: Two 3,800 year-old ancient Egyptian wall reliefs and a Greek temple facade were unearthed in the Red Sea port of Berenice, the Antiquities …Egypt
The last state school to teach classical Greek at A-level has announced it will no longer do so. That’s not just a shame, argues Harry Mount – it’s a mistake
One afternoon last autumn, I had a revelation that took me back 25 years, to my school days.
I was on the Sacred Way in Ephesus, one of the …Great Books
While searching for a mooring from a previous trip, researchers off the coast of North Carolina discovered a well-preserved shipwreck and artifacts …Shipwreck
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an 18th-century village buried beneath Montreal's busiest highway interchange.
Over the past few months, …Quebec
Uncovering the past The dig by Lækjargata can be viewed from the sidewalk, and is definitely one of the must-sees in downtown …Iceland
Byzantine bowls found at Sutton Hoo
The Byzantine Silver Bowls in the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial and Tree-Worship in Anglo-Saxon England
By Michael D. J. …Middle Ages
Jorge de Torres, Project Cataloguer, African Rock Art Image Project, British MuseumPainted image of long-horned cow with human figure underneath, …Rock Art
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—A new large-scale genome study is adding to the debate over how the peopling of the Americas occurred. An international team of …Life Sciences
Humans living in wood huts were growing grain with pesky proto-weeds 11,000 years earlier than thought, international team of scientists finds.Agriculture
The Amazon rainforest, often thought to have been pristine wilderness before the modern era, was once domesticated, and was reclaimed by the wild …Amazon
A 300-metre section of an ancient carriage way dated to the 4th century BC was discovered by archaeologists at the Megalo Kavouri beach in the …Archaeology
Using state-of-the-art techniques, an international team of specialists has been busy piecing together a chronology of construction for the …Archaeology
Fresh excavation work has begun at Keynsham cemetery, near Bristol, on the site of a possible Roman temple.
In 1877 substantial remains of a large Roman building were uncovered by workers building mortuary chapels.
Archaeologists have spent two years conducting geophysical surveys in part of the old …Cemeteries
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown source of ancestry for some native peoples in Brazil, suggesting a new wrinkle in the story of the settlement of the Americas. The finding does not change the broad outlines of what scientists believe: that the Americas were settled by people who …DNA
What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham.
Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence.
The pages of the Muslim holy text had remained unrecognised in the university …Manuscripts
Archaeologists think it could be one of the world's oldest known boat building communitiesArchaeology
A cluster of buildings, covered with lush green weed, in the Pakistani city of Taxila is the treasure trove of a lost civilisation that once thrived …
Brothel scene; Brunswick Monogrammist, 1537; Gemäldegalerie, Berlin
Regulating Prostitution: Everyday Life in the Late Medieval Austrian …Middle Ages