Roman bathhouse found under Carlisle Cricket Club May27

Roman bathhouse foun...

By livius drusus An archaeological survey at the Carlisle Cricket Club’s Edenside ground has discovered the remains of an extraordinarily important Roman bathhouse and dozens of artifacts. Archaeology contractors Wardell Armstrong were called in to survey the site of a proposed new...

Franz Xaver Mozart finally steps out of his dad’s shadow May26

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By livius drusus Born on July 26th, 1791, Franz Xaver Mozart was barely four months old when his father Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart breathed his last on December 5th, 1791. He and his older brother Karl Thomas were the only two of Wolfgang and Constanze’s six children to survive to...

Tiny medieval bird found at Bamburgh Castle May25

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By livius drusus Archaeologists excavating Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland have discovered an artifact whose historical significance is as large as its dimensions are small: a copper alloy fragment decorated with a stylized representation of a bird of a type often found in early medieval...

U.S. Army Base Hospital #4 Receives Royal Greeting in England May24

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By Circulating Now By Susan Speaker ~ On May 18, 1917, the Base Hospital #4 group arrived in Liverpool on the HMS Orduna. They were the first of the American Expeditionary Force to join the Great War and the British gave them a warm welcome. The unit’s enlisted men and several officers...

Test of Rollo’s descendants’ bones gangs agley May24

Test of Rollo’s desc...

By livius drusus Last year, a team of French, Danish and Norwegian researchers exhumed skeletal remains from the tombs of two medieval dukes of Normandy, direct descendants of Rollo, the 10th century Viking raider who so effectively plundered the towns along the Seine that King Charles the...

Henge, human remains found in Warwickshire May23

Henge, human remains...

By livius drusus An archaeological excavation of a field slated for development in Newbold-on-Stour near Stratford, Warwickshire, has discovered traces of a Neolithic henge and rare human remains dating back almost 6,000 years to around 4,000 or 3,000 B.C. A geophysical survey indicated the...

Large cache of embalming materials found in Middle Kingdom tomb May22

Large cache of embal...

By livius drusus Archaeologists with the Middle Kingdom Theban Project have rediscovered a large cache of mummification materials in the necropolis of Deir el-Bahari on the West Bank of the Nile at Luxor. The Spanish archaeological mission, led by Dr. Antonio Morales, found 56 amphorae and...

Ancient bronze stud stolen from Pompeii exhibition May21

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By livius drusus Today in people are the worst news, a bronze artifact from the 6th century B.C. has been stolen from an exhibition at the archaeological site of Pompeii. The object was a door ornament on loan from the National Archaeological Museum of Basilicata in Potenza. It’s not of...