The Ninth Legion ‘Hispana’, the lost legion of Rome that marched into the murky fog of history and into legend. The nature of its disappearance in the early second century AD – if it ever truly disappeared at all – has sparked a wealth of interest from the media and academia, as a result it is now immortalised in thousands of words of print and rolls of film.
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Where is archaeology going? As archaeologists, it’s not exactly in our nature to postulate about the ...
For the last thirty years archaeologists inspired primarily by the feminist movement, have become mo ...
Following the amazing discovery of the Egyptian king's near-intact tomb by Howard Carter in 1922, Tu ...
In the framework document for consultation 2013: ‘The National Curriculum in England,’ produced by t ...
The Ninth Legion ‘Hispana’, the lost legion of Rome that marched into the murky fog of history and i ...
In the framework document for consultation 2013: ‘The National Curriculum in England,’ produced by the Department for Education, worryingly, prehistory has been afforded a cursory mention amongst a rather impressive coverage of history from the Romano-British period to the 20th Century.
Following the amazing discovery of the Egyptian king’s near-intact tomb by Howard Carter in 1922, Tutankhamun became a household name worldwide. By Robyn Antanovskii
For the last thirty years archaeologists inspired primarily by the feminist movement, have become more aware of ‘gender assumptions’ when
Where is archaeology going? As archaeologists, it’s not exactly in our nature to postulate about the future. Written by James Spry
We think we understand the Vikings and their ways as a culture of warriors and pirates. The Vikings plagued the coast of early medieval Britain, robbing from monastic and secular sites until they finally set up permanent residence in the Danelaw.
For the last seven years the Culver Archaeological Project (CAP), under director Rob Wallace, has been investigating the historical environment of the Upper Ouse Valley in the parishes of Barcombe and Ringmer.
Accidentally discovered by a Turkish sponge diver in 1982, the remains of the 3,300-year-old Uluburun shipwreck lie 10km off the coast of southern Turkey.
Inscriptions tell us throughout history people have always complained about the high taxes charged by central government. The Roman Empire has produced a number of inscriptions that record these complaints and one of best preserved and most revealing was found in Roman City of Rhodiapolis nearly 5 years ago.
The construction of megalithic monuments in Atlantic Europe is not restricted to a single purpose, nor do they reflect one aspect of the community that built them.
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and second wife of Henry VIII was executed within the grounds of the Tower of London. Her crime was a trumpeted up charge of adultery with two men of the court, and incest with her brother. The real reason for her execution was to remove Anne, who was an obstacle to Henry remarrying and having an heir.
When you think of Northern Labrador, the images that come to mind for most people are of snow and ice covered rugged mountains, or Caribou or perhaps Polar Bears.
During the height of the Greek Bronze Age, a volcano erupted on the ancient Greek island of Thera (modern Santorini). The violent eruption sent six times more magma and rock into the Earth’s atmosphere than the notorious Krakatoa eruption in 1883. Robyn Antanovskii
Recent excavations carried out by Canadian archaeologist Patricia Sutherland may have further complimented our knowledge of Norse exploration into the New World. The excavations were carried out to establish the extent of Norse presence in the Americas and to further inform our knowledge of interactions between indigenous people and Norse explorers.
Britain is a wealth of treasure; it glitters not with gold, but with stories. It holds tales of the mundane, the horrific, and the mesmerising.
As Channel 4 announces Time Team will not return as a regular series Andy Brockman looks back on twenty years of legendary TV Archaeology and tries to assess it significance and legacy.
The palace civilisations of Crete in mainland Greece are buildings that illustrate phenomenal architecture and artistic designs that are distinctive when compared to surrounding Asian and Near Eastern structures (Branigan, 2004).
. Great works of art and literature are likely to survive for a fair amount of time through replication or conservation, whether or not they are stored digitally. But there are limits to physical preservation, and the destruction of intentionally conserved records tends to be down to human, rather than natural processes.
Ministers are considering placing further restrictions on Odyssey Marine Exploration and the Maritime Heritage Foundation as pressure builds on the Cameron Government to stop the Banks and Hedge Fund investors backing Odyssey profiting from the grave and property of lost Royal Navy sailors.
In 1460 the first Battle of Northampton saw the forces of the Duke of York, father of King Richard III, assault the fortified encampment of the Lancastrian Army of Henry VI and amid gunfire and the clash of thousands of soldiers win the day.
How will our descendants in the very distant future view us, assuming they exist? Will they have a better understanding of us than we do of, say, the Romans? Or will differential preservation lead them to think we lived in a mad world full of glazed china figurine shrines, toilet bowls as status symbols, and the ritual deposition of jewellery in sinks?
The New Culture Minister will be defined by her attitude to Cuts, HMS Victory 1744 and the Proposed relaxation of planning laws says Andy Brockman in this analysis of today’s surprise appointment of new Culture Minister Maria Miller to David Cameron’s Cabinet.