Heritage

What happened to the Nazi gold train?

In 2015, the global media was abuzz with the reports of a purported discovery of a Nazi gold train believed to be buried in Poland.

Has the fate of Amelia Earhart finally been solved?

Deep Sea Vision, an underwater mapping and exploratory company, claims to have solved the fate of Amelia Earhart who went missing in 1937.

Study of Roman pottery reveals complex flavours of wine

Archaeologists have revealed new insights into the techniques used in the production of Roman wine, including how it looked, smelled and tasted.

Black Caesar the Pirate

Black Caesar gained infamy as a pirate and served on the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the flagship commanded by Edward Teach, more commonly known as Blackbeard.

Katherine Ferrers – The unfairly named “Wicked Lady”

Katherine Ferrers was an English gentlewoman and heiress, who allegedly resorted to highway robbery to settle her dwindling fortune, leading to her legendary name as the "Wicked Lady."

York – A true American hero of the Lewis and Clark expedition

Following the Louisiana Purchase by the United States from the French First Republic in 1803, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned an expedition westward to the Pacific Ocean to map the new territory.

The food of the Vikings

The Vikings, or Norsemen were a seafaring people originally from Scandinavia (present-day Denmark, Norway and Sweden), who from the late 8th to the 11th century AD, raided, traded and settled throughout parts of Europe, in a period that became known as the Viking Age.

The hidden chamber at Mount Rushmore

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a colossal sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore, featuring the figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

The truth behind the crystal skulls

The crystal skulls have been the subject of much controversy and speculation, claimed to be the work of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, such as the Aztec and Maya.

WW2 treasure map released to public

A WW2 treasure map has been released by the National Archives, part of the annual Open Access Day in the Netherlands for 2023.

The Art of Mummification

The art of (deliberate) mummification is a long, labor-intensive process, performed by many cultures from across the ancient world.

The mystery of Tutankhamun’s meteoric iron dagger

In 1922, Egyptian excavators led by Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun, an Egyptian pharaoh who was the last of his royal family to rule during the end of the 18th Dynasty.

Legio V Macedonica – The Last Roman Legion

Throughout the history of the Roman Empire, countless legions were raised and disbanded, but one legion endured the entirety, remaining in service to the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire, and marching on into the Middle Ages - The Legio V Macedonica.

The Viking Berserker

In Old Norse sources, Viking berserkers were warriors who fought in a trance-like fury, that later gave rise to the English word, “berserk”.

Rediscovering Gloucester’s lost castle

Gloucester Castle was a Norman-era royal castle, likely constructed by the Anglo-Norman, Roger de Pitres, the post-Norman Conquest Sheriff of Gloucestershire during the reign of William the Conqueror.

The Lost Pyramid of Athribis

Athribis (Tell Atrib), was an ancient city in Lower Egypt, just northeast of Benha on the hill of Kom Sidi Yusuf.

The Vikings in Africa

Throughout the Middle Ages, a movement led by Norse explorers, traders and warriors from Scandinavia (present-day Denmark, Norway and Sweden), led to the exploration of distant lands in pursuit of wealth and colonisation.

The Halifax Explosion

Halifax Nova Scotia, on Canada’s Atlantic coast, was a bustling harbour city during the Great War.

New study helps reconstruct lost chapel at Westminster Abbey

A new study, published in the Journal of the British Archaeological Association, reveals the story of how England’s ‘White Queen’, Elizabeth Woodville, once worshipped at the Chapel of St Erasmus.

Dedicated archaeology community launches on Mastodon

Whilst Twitter appears to be going extinct with all the turmoil and public drama, a new haven for archaeology has been launched on the social network, Mastodon.

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