Heritage

Explorers find lost plane of WWII fighter ace

A team of explorers from Pacific Wrecks have discovered the lost plane of WWII ace pilot, Richard Bong.

Soldiers’ graffiti depicting hangings found on door at Dover Castle

Conservation of a Georgian door at Dover Castle has revealed etchings depicting hangings and graffiti from time of French Revolution.

Bronze Age treasures stolen from Ely Museum

Thieves have broken into Ely Museum and stolen historical treasures dating from the Bronze Age.

Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng – Iceland’s Pompeii

In 1104, Hekla, a fissure stratovolcano in the south of Iceland erupted violently with a VEI of 5, covering over 55,000 km2 (roughly half of Iceland) in a layer of rhyodacitic tephra.

New insights into origins of the Stone of Scone

The Stone of Scone, also known as the Stone of Destiny, is a block of sandstone with deep-rooted symbolism in Scottish monarchy and kingdom.

Fort Drum – The Concrete Battleship

Fort Drum, nicknamed the "Concrete Battleship", is a fortified island situated at the mouth of Manila Bay in the Philippines.

The Ma’nene Ceremony

In the Tana Torajan Tribal culture on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, death is not the end for some, but part of a journey that is shared with direct family members.

The Real Poldark

Ross Poldark is the main Protagonist in a series of novels set during the late 18th century by author, Winston Graham.

Legends of Norse Settlers drove Denmark towards Greenland

In the year 985, Erik the Red, a Viking explorer, led a group of Icelandic farmers to establish a settlement on the west coast of Greenland.

Archaeologists search for the legendary Kingswood elephant from the Bostock and Wombwell’s menagerie

Archaeologists are conducting a search for the legendary elephant beast from the Bostock and Wombwell’s menagerie travelling ‘beast show’.

The loss of the Britannic – Titanic’s sister ship

The Britannic was one of three Olympic-class ocean liners built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard for the White Star Line during the early 20th century.

Archaeologists use artificial intelligence (AI) to translate 5,000-year-old cuneiform tablets

A team of archaeologists and computer scientists have created an AI program that can translate ancient cuneiform tablets instantly using neural machine learning translations.

The British Citizen Award Releases June 2023 People’s Honours List

On Thursday 29th June at the Palace of Westminster, 26 individuals from around the UK will be awarded the prestigious British Citizen Award for their exceptional endeavours which have positively impacted communities up and down the country.

SASA: combatting the decline in ancient studies

Over the past several years there has been a decline in ancient studies for which this downward trend may be due to a lack of interest or a focus on STEM and technical courses with careerist attitudes designed solely to get jobs. This is despite liberal arts and social sciences being the foundations of modern democracy and society.

The “Great Tower of London” – London’s failed Eiffel Tower

In 1891, construction began on the "Great Tower of London", also known as Watkin’s Tower, at the site of present-day Wembley Stadium in what was the rural Middlesex hamlet called Wembley.

The search for the lost city of Zerzura

Nothing stirs the imagination more than legends of a lost city shrouded in mystery. One such legend is Zerzura, a mythical city or oasis in the Sahara Desert, supposedly in Egypt or Libya.

The fall of the Praetorian Guard

The Praetorian Guard were an elite unit within the Imperial army, serving primarily as personal protectors and intelligence operatives for the Roman emperors.

The Caste War of Yucatán

The Caste War of Yucatán was a conflict that took place in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico during the second half of the 19th century.

Dunmore Cave – A Viking Massacre

Dunmore Cave is a cave system in County Kilkenny, Ireland, formed over millions of years by glacial meltwater chemically dissolving the permeable lower carboniferous limestone.

Evidence of Indo-Roman relations

The Roman Empire stretched from its territorial holdings across the Mediterranean Sea, Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia, but the Empire had trading links that connected far beyond the empire’s borders.

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