Robin Hood may not have a place in the true historical record, but it is fair to assume that the legends themselves hold a special place in history. This is not an unearthing of a great secret as to the ‘real’ Robin Hood, nor is it a comprehensive covering of the legends themselves with listless conjecture and debate.
Monthly Archives: October 2011
Thirteenth-century manuscript, overwritten with prayer book, deciphered after years of painstaking work
An analysis of dinosaur teeth suggests the creatures may have migrated from flood plains to uplands during the dry season
A six-legged, 25 gram robot has been fitted with flapping wings in order to gain an insight into the evolution of early birds and insects.
Fishermen, beachcombers, divers and local people in the Western Isles are being urged to report anything unusual they’ve spotted at the shoreline or under the sea to a new archaeological project, launched this week.
Humans may have undergone a gradual rather than an abrupt transition from fishing, hunting and gathering to farming, according to a new study of ancient pottery.
Italian government accused of broken promises by heritage organisations after latest incident of decay
Leonardo’s Last Supper still exists, in great part, due to the romance of its crumbling patina. But like the man who created it, the painting seems to defy understanding
A ritual bath dating to the Second Temple Period has been discovered near Kibbutz Zor’a. The exposure of the bath corroborates historical sources that indicated the existence of a Jewish settlement in the region.
A piece of music composed by in 1799 and lost for over 200 years has been painstakingly reconstructed by a Professor of Music at The University of Manchester.
Two skeletons have been found in Italy, still holding hands after some 1,500 years in an embrace that would not look out of place in the death scene in Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet.
The face of a teenager who died 7,500 years ago has been brought back to life through methods that combine CSI type forensics, clay modeling and art, the University of Stavanger in Norway announced yesterday.
What’s a Stone Age axe doing in an Iron Age tomb? The archaeologists Olle Hemdorff at the University of Stavanger’s Museum of Archaeology and Eva Thäte are researching older objects in younger graves. They have found a pattern.
An extremely rare Egyptian coffin, possibly belonging to the son of a king or queen, has been ‘discovered’ at Torquay Museum – so rare is the coffin that even the British Museum doesn’t have one quite like it.
The Potteries museum and art gallery has scooped a £40,000 heritage grant to stage its largest ever exhibition on the world’s biggest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver.
A new and astonishing chapter has been added to North American prehistory in regards to the first hunters and their hunt for the now extinct giant mammoth-like creatures – the mastodons.
An archaeological excavation at Poggio Colla, the site of a 2,700-year-old Etruscan settlement in Italy’s Mugello Valley, has turned up a surprising and unique find: two images of a woman giving birth to a child.
£5m Egypt project is allowing Oxford’s Ashmolean museum to display stunning objects kept in storage for years
Humans were killing large mammals in North America long before ‘Clovis culture’, study of mastodon remains suggests
A new research centre encompassing experts ranging from historians to biomolecular chemists has been established by the University of York and the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) to investigate human origins.
A FORMER taxi driver has become the first person for 3,000 years to be mummified in the same way as the pharaohs. TV viewers will see Alan Billis turned into a mummy over the space of a few months as his body is preserved using the techniques which the ancient Egyptians used on Tutankhamun.
researchers at Tel Aviv University have uncovered evidence which shows that “modern” blade production was also an element of Amudian industry during the late Lower Paleolithic period, 200,000-400,000 years ago as part of the Acheulo-Yabrudian cultural complex, a geographically limited group of hominins who lived in modern-day Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan