High taxes were always a problem in the Roman Empire, so what’s new?

Inscriptions tell us, that throughout history people always complained about the high taxes charged by the central government.

UK Government announces new plans to protect treasure finds

Plans to widen the definition of treasure so more archaeological finds can be protected for the nation have been outlined by the government today.

Turkish courts reject converting Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

Plans to turn the Byzantine-era structure, formerly a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral and Museum back into a mosque has been turned down by the country's highest courts.

Hadrian’s Wall and Great Wall of China to sign unique agreement as Minister launches new heritage strategy

Hadrian’s Wall and The Great Wall of China will sign a unique collaboration agreement to increase the historical and cultural understanding of the two sites, Heritage Minister John Glen announced today as he set out his priorities for heritage.

Erasing history: why Islamic State is blowing up ancient artefacts

One of the many tragedies that have unfolded in the wake of the Islamic State (IS) is their smashing of statues and the destruction of ancient archaeological sites. Indeed, the rapid and terrifying advance of the IS has proved fatal for much invaluable heritage.

How the archaeological review behind the Dakota Access Pipeline went wrong

This summer, Tim Mentz Sr. took to YouTube to tell the world about the destruction of his cultural heritage. A former tribal historic preservation officer of the Standing Rock Sioux, Mentz wore a baseball cap, rimless glasses and two thin braids of graying hair. He was upset and spoke rapidly about the area behind him, an expanse of the Great Plains cut by a new 150-foot-wide road.

Campaigners dumbfounded by double standards over Shropshire hillfort sites

A campaign group has accused authorities of staggering double standards over development affecting Shropshire’s historic landscape.

Legal expert makes fact-finding visit to threatened hillfort

A specialist planning lawyer has met with campaigners to discuss the prospect of legal action against development affecting the setting of Old Oswestry hillfort. The...

Council blind spot over hillfort housing jeopardises county plan, warn campaigners

Shropshire Council is gambling with public money and elector confidence by keeping housing allocations by Old Oswestry hillfort in its development masterplan, say campaigners.

Culture Secretary appoints Commissioners to English Heritage

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid MP has appointed 7 new Commissioners with effect from 1 June 2014.

Migration: Britain’s hospitable past

In the midst of current controversies over immigration law and policy.

Free-for-all building threat to National Park

Severe blow if changes to planning laws are introduced.

Raining cats and dogs – running for power in the past

Modern politicians may feel they have it tough – but they should thank their lucky stars.

Culture Minister prevents Cabinet from leaving the UK

Export bar placed on an exquisite French Empire medal cabinet.

Directive from history drives discrimination against Christians in the Middle East

Christian’s experiencing discrimination driven by a directive issued over 1300 years ago.

Nazi Execution Machine Uncovered

71 years ago, members of the German resistance group called the White Rose Group were arrested

Black Power in Britain becoming “forgotten history”

Britain’s little-known Black Power movement

Does economy affect religion? Does religion affect economy?

Religion and social economy don't outwardly appear to be related. However each can affect the other in context, form and intensity.

Is English Heritage being turned into a government development agency?

Observers of the politics of culture and heritage are asking why there has been such a muted response to the publication of the new English Heritage “Improvement Plan for Planning Services” when the consequences of the new relationships and priorities set out in the document could be so far reaching.

Possessing the Past: The use and abuse of archaeology in building nation-states

Historical artefacts can be used as a powerful tool to reinforce group identity and forge a nation-state, but their use can have adverse consequences such as the oppression of minorities.

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