Isaac Newton’s own annotated copy of his Principia Mathematica is among his notebooks and manuscripts being made available online by Cambridge University Library.
Staff in Wessex Archaeology’s Salisbury office are taking part in a pilot project entitled ‘Operation Nightingale’ to explore the potential of using archaeology as a tool in the rehabilitation of injured servicemen and women.
A hand-carved reconstruction of a ‘Dark Age’ Early Christian cross has been unveiled in the village of Aberlady to mark the ancient pilgrimage route used by the monks of Iona and Lindisfarne.
Volunteers’ find in national park adds to discoveries pointing to richer cultural history of northern England than assumed
Introducing more light pollution to show off these ancient stones would only disconnect us further from the landscape they inhabit
A new exhibition opens today featuring some of the most remarkable treasures from 350 years of book collecting at the Royal Society.
Archaeological dig reveals hundreds of objects, from six oak-tree boats to a bowl of food
Two University of Bristol archaeologists are part of EUROTAST, a new European-funded network which will bring together an unprecedented range of young researchers to examine one of the most traumatic chapters in world history: the transatlantic slave trade.
The University of Bradford has secured almost £750K to safeguard skeletons from world-renowned collections based in Bradford and London.
For over 100 year his grave has been a Mecca for admirers of the Irish playwright and author who wish to honor and remember this remarkable man. However these devotees who have smothered Oscar Wilde’s grave with kisses have contributed to its near destruction. Action by both the Irish and French authorities will ensure that fans will no longer be able to get so close to the stone memorial as lipstick marks are eroding it.
Archaeologists led by the University of Birmingham with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection have discovered evidence of two huge pits positioned on celestial alignment at Stonehenge. Shedding new light on the significant association of the monument with the sun, these pits may have contained tall stones, wooden posts or even fires to mark its rising and setting and could have defined a processional route used by agriculturalists to celebrate the passage of the sun across the sky at the summer solstice.
The remarkable success of Historic Scotland’s artist-in-residence project is being celebrated with a new exhibition at Stirling Castle, where works inspired by the iconic landmark will capture the site’s turbulent history and outstanding built heritage.
The Qurta rock art – a series of carved images of birds, animals and some human figures – is at least 15,000 years old, according to an analysis of grains of sediment blown onto the rocks from the Nile river banks.
Historic monument should not be used as a billboard for the Games, say civic groups and politicians
The Oxford museum unveils its new galleries, which include many mummies never before exhibited
The past archaeological lives of the St Paul’s Cathedral site have been revealed in a new English Heritage book.
Cargo bought by British gentlemen in 18th century, then captured by French, sheds light on Georgian travellers’ tastes
An excavation has revealed a fortified early medieval settlement and unearthed significant artefacts which position a tiny Scottish village as a seat of major political power and influence.
Dowsers who claim to be able to locate archaeological features from maps are invited to enter a specially devised competition
The University of Salford is to manage a huge archaeology project that will see digs in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester as well as Blackburn over the next four and a half years.
Woven bag filled with amber and shale beads among items unearthed in isolated Devon peat mound
Bonn archeologists discover a huge ancient Greek commercial area on Sicily.