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The six tonne cannon was transported from Edinburgh Castle for specialist restoration and conservation work.
£3.3m is being invested to transform unused historic buildings into wealth generating businesses in three towns and cities across the UK
New research has uncovered the earliest known practical piece of polyphonic music, an example of the principles that laid the foundations of European musical tradition.
Google Street View has launched a new collection of historic Scottish sites, allowing people to now explore a number of the nation’s picturesque castles, forts
Driving away bad luck, the evil eye and, in short, envious people—this was one of the purposes of mosaics in Ancient Rome, according to research
Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could hold the key to food security in the future, according to new research
White coat with black spots: almost every child knows “Lilla Gubben” the horse of Pippi Longstocking. But what about the popularity of spotted and speckled
Analyzing varnishes and decorations could provide a new way to identify mandolin “Old Masters”
A team of international scientists have discovered that the smallest member of the Mary Rose crew – the ship’s dog – was a he, and
Two researchers have published a paper advancing our understanding of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient Greek mechanism that modeled the known universe of 2,000 years
On August 14, 1864, in a Union Army camp in Georgia, a captain from Wisconsin plucked a plant, pressed it onto a sheet of paper,
A few years ago, the oldest known piece of clothing ever discovered in Norway, a tunic dating from the Iron Age, was found on a
Through the ages, women have suffered greatly because of wars. Consequently, to protect themselves and their offspring, our female ancestors may have evolved survival strategies
An epic new history of England offers some eye-catching conclusions on Englishness – suggesting, among other things, that a “remarkable” level of cultural unity and
Manchester scientist Ernest Rutherford – famed for “splitting the atom” – also deserves better recognition for helping to pioneer a system we now know as
Eastbourne Pier, industrial treasures and the shipwreck Hazardous have been added to the Register. 15 years on from the first Register, we have the most
If you found yourself up against Henry VIII at a jousting tournament, it might have been advisable to let the king win. It proved to
Some of mankind's earliest and most mysterious artistic achievements—including prehistoric cave paintings, canyon petroglyphs and megalithic structures such as Stonehenge—may have been inspired by the
A new encyclopaedia includes contributions from 1,000 experts from 54 countries.
Europe’s historic buildings attract visitors from across the world. However, keeping the popular historic sites energy-efficient without significant construction works can be somewhat of a
Shropshire Council is gambling with public money and elector confidence by keeping housing allocations by Old Oswestry hillfort in its development masterplan, say campaigners.