Ancient DNA analyses of skeletal remains of plague victims from the 6th century AD provide information about the phylogeny and the place of origin of
The rediscovery of a mystery animal in a museum's underground storeroom proves that a non-native 'big cat' prowled the British countryside at the turn of
The remains of 2 First World War soldiers have finally been laid to rest nearly 100 years after they were killed in action.
A Chinook helicopter airlifted one of the RAF's historic aircraft to a new jet museum
The UK's largest artillery piece, 1 of 12 surviving wartime railway howitzers in the world, is being moved for exhibition in the Netherlands.
Seventy years ago, a Wakefield firm of shop-fitters and joiners made a unique contribution to D-Day – by building Landing Craft, despite being located equidistant
With the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo approaching, many historians have been inspired to look again at the events of 18 June 1815
Homer's great masterpieces, The Iliad and The Odyssey, have been dated to around 762 BCE by new research based on the statistical modelling of language
Humans cannot live on wine alone and, as in the case of wine-culture, evidence for wheat and bread consumption in Georgia also goes back to
How long inns along the coastlines of Scandinavia and around the Baltic have existed is very difficult to say; however, the first written records we
Experts in Indological Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich are in the process of analyzing 2000-year-old Indian Buddhist documents that have only recently come to
Ankara accused of blackmailing museums into returning artefacts while allowing excavation sites to be destroyed
The ground-breaking interdisciplinary project ‘Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Italian Renaissance Home’ will aim to demonstrate that religion played a key role
UC history research examines how border areas and frontiers of the past adapted to major political, cultural and social shifts, specifically in terms of the
Study of a mysterious 100-year-old interactive toy – perhaps the Wikipedia of its day – is painting a vivid picture of Spain’s path into the
In the University of Copenhagen’s Papyrus Carlsberg Collection there are more than 100 papyri dedications to the god, Soknebtunis.
Heritage Daily has learnt that a book written in Latin that once belonged to Barack Obama’s Irish ancestor, is to go on sale in Dublin
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
The discovery of a notebook in a private collection has led our Richard III archaeological team on a voyage of discovery.
The library was assembled over the course of two years, in collaboration with Google, using advanced technology first developed by NASA.
The first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Northern Europe made cheese more than 7,000 years ago is described in research by an international team
Cambridge University Library is to release digital versions of some of the most significant religious manuscripts in the world - following on from last year’s