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Vikings didn’t just murder monks and pillage monasteries – they helped spread Christianity too

Vikings are often seen as heathen marauders mercilessly targeting Christian churches and killing defenceless monks. But this is only part of their story. The Vikings played a key role in spreading Christianity, too.

Iran’s cultural heritage reflects the grandeur and beauty of the golden age of the Persian empire

It’s simply not possible to do justice to the value of Iran’s cultural heritage – it’s a rich and noble history that has had a fundamental impact on the world through art, architecture, poetry, in science and technology, medicine, philosophy and engineering.

Early humans revealed to have engineered optimized stone tools at Olduvai Gorge

Early Stone Age populations living between 1.8 - 1.2 million years ago engineered their stone tools in complex ways to make...

Researchers analyze artifacts to better understand ancient dietary practices

New research from anthropologists at McMaster University and California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), is shedding light on ancient dietary practices, the evolution of agricultural societies and ultimately, how plants have become an important element of the modern diet.

How the Aztecs could improve modern urban farming

Roland Ebel of the Sustainable Food Systems Program at Montana State University conducted a research project to determine the extent to which an ancient Aztec agricultural technique could benefit 21st century horticultural needs.

Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth – By Mike Ingram

Andy Brockman, conflict archaeologist and editor of thePipeLine heritage news website, talks to author Mike Ingram about his new book which combines the latest archaeological research with a re-examination of  the English and French archive sources, in order to re-examine the bloody Battle of Bosworth. 

Day of the Dead: From Aztec goddess worship to modern Mexican celebration

Day of the Dead might sound like a solemn affair, but Mexico’s famous holiday is actually a lively commemoration of the departed.

Science reveals improvements in Roman building techniques

The Romans were some of the most sophisticated builders of the ancient world. Over the centuries, they adopted an increasingly advanced set of materials and technologies to create their famous structures.

New study suggests the original location of the Bayeux Tapestry is finally solved

New evidence, published in the Journal of the British Archaeological Association, has confirmed that the Bayeux Tapestry was designed specifically to fit a specific area of Bayeux's cathedral.