The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever discovered.
Scientists have for the first time sequenced an ancient RNA genome.
The Israel Antiquities Authority is launching today an upgraded version of its Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library.
John Colenso, a 19th-century missionary who caused outrage for his sympathetic work with Zulus in South Africa.
Severe blow if changes to planning laws are introduced.
The medieval monk Jocelin of Furness has been little studied by historians
Making historic buildings more energy efficient is not only a matter of technology.
The future for Britain’s last pristine Spitfire station continues to hang in the balance.
The Forth Bridge is UK’s latest nomination for World Heritage site status.
Plans are drawn up to protect some of the distinctive historical features in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.
The battle to preserve cultural heritage from looters and vandals is long fought.
An international team of scientists has discovered that two of the world's most devastating plagues
An Arabic etymological can provide new knowledge about Arab identity and cultural history.
An important manuscript of the Lancelot-Grail, it lay forgotten and unopened for five centuries.
71 years ago, members of the German resistance group called the White Rose Group were arrested
We go up and down them all the time – but seldom do we think about their historical development.
Cambridge at the start of the Second World War.
The infrastructure built to support the ground-launched cruise missile (GLCM)
The 17th century saw unprecedented changes in our understanding of the universe.
Britain’s little-known Black Power movement
The Icelandic sagas of the Norse people are thousand-year-old chronicles
As the referendum on Scottish independence approaches in 2014