Research by a University of Southampton professor has revealed the story of the medieval plumbers who maintained a complex water supply system, which was centuries
Studying a famous Leonardo self-portrait, a team of scientists has developed a new, nondestructive way to gauge degradation of ancient paper art and docs.
NIGHT after night, while guns thundered and soldiers died on the battlefields of France, the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London dutifully carried out
The routes of slave trade in Eastern Europe in the medieval and pre-modern period extended all the way to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia.
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid MP has appointed 7 new Commissioners with effect from 1 June 2014.
Fascinating Wall Paintings Recounting Jerusalem’s Crusader History were Revealed while Organising the storerooms in Saint-Louis Hospital near the Old City.
It is well established that modern humans originated in Africa, before moving out to inhabit rest of the planet.
CL’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, which holds one of the top specialist collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world, has launched an interactive
The dating of some mice fossilized bones found in Ponta de Sao Lourenco suggests that house mice landed on the island before 1036.
During the First World War artists were widely believed to be spies and, around much of the country, painting became illegal.
As Ireland marks the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf – portrayed as a heroic encounter between Irish and Vikings which defined the nation’s identity
Chickens living just a few hundred years ago may have looked far different from the chickens of today
The villages of Romania, particularly those in Southern Saxon Transylvania, are a unique survival. These villages, the hay meadows and the forests which surround them
The early modern period (1500-1800) saw a surge in the keeping of records. A conference later this week (9-10 April 2014) at the British Academy
An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world’s oldest weather reports—and could provide new evidence about the chronology
A team of Greek and German researchers has shown that the colours of sunsets painted by famous artists can be used to estimate pollution levels
Sophie McGeevor (Faculty of History at Cambridge University) explains how her research into a collection of autobiographies by working class women is helping to fill
Emotional expressions on Greek tombstones from the Hellenistic period (323-31 B.C.) help increase our understanding of social communication and cultural values.
From the Statue of Liberty in New York to the Tower of London or the Sydney Opera House -- sea-level rise not only affects settlement
Researchers have discovered how Native Americans may have survived the last Ice Age after splitting from their Asian relatives 25,000 years ago.
The open air plays of the ancient Greeks may offer us a valuable insight into the Mediterranean climate of the time, reports new research in
The fate of migrants moving to cities in 17th- and 18th-century England demonstrates how a single pathogen could dramatically alter the risks associated with migration