A historian has rejected the consensus view that the Wirral was the likely site of one of the biggest battles in British history, claiming instead that a new case for County Durham is overwhelming. … Continue Reading
As well as uncovering 10,000 year-old mammoth tusks in Siberia and 5,000 year old icemen in the Ötztal Alps, climate change in the Norwegian mountains is revealing other “glimpses of the frozen past.”… Continue Reading
Roman soldier Lucius Valerius Geminus came from the Alpine foothills of northern Italy, but died in the town of Alchester, Oxfordshire, aged 50. His tombstone is to go on public display for the first time.… Continue Reading
The archaeological team which unearthed the remains of Richard III under a car park in Leicester has discovered a 1,700-year-old Roman cemetery under another car park in the city centre.… Continue Reading
From the first appearance of Ice Age artefacts, throughout the art of all civilisations, the human face has been preserved in defiance of space and time. This timeline shows our long fascination with our own image…… Continue Reading
French archaeologists have unearthed the remains of 5 Celtic warriors and several women in a 2,300 year-old cemetery southeast of Paris. The site is yielding a stunning array of Iron Age finds from the ancient civilisation of Gaul.… Continue Reading
A dig in the heart of London, just yards from the River Thames, has yielded 10,000 finds from the first 4 centuries of the city’s existence, which experts say “will transform our understanding” of Roman London.… Continue Reading
The Shroud of Turin is one of the most studied and controversial artefacts in human history. Is it the authentic 1st century AD burial cloth of a Middle Eastern man (believed to be Jesus Christ), or the work of a brilliant medieval European forger? … Continue Reading
Over the past century the world’s heritage has been deliberately destroyed through the mindless stupidity of marauding armed forces, religious and political fanatics, and thoughtless idiots. Here are 10 examples of cultural vandalism to mourn.… Continue Reading
ScotlandsDNA believes that everyone who carries one of 3 variants of the red-hair gene is a direct descendant of the first redhead ever to have it - two variants originating in West Asia around 70,000 years ago, and a younger variant originating in Europe around 30,000 years ago.
Earth’s history and future in a 2 year timeline. The evolution of humans has been astronomically unlikely, and the odds are that our species will blink out of existence, just like all of our closest relatives.
The sad death of actor Charles Durning on Christmas Eve brings into focus the wartime service of the ever dwindling 'greatest generation'. Here is a list, by no means definitive, of 50 notable people who served (with varying degrees of distinction) in uniform in WW2.
It is said that everyone on the planet is just 6 steps away from knowing every one else. Images of history's biggest icons show some very unlikely links, including Elvis Presley and Queen Victoria, and Marilyn Monroe and Rasputin.
The press recently hailed the 'remarkable discovery' by a 12 year-old genealogist that 42 out of 43 US presidents have King John as a common ancestor, but the most remarkable aspect of this story would be the odd one out who isn't descended from him.
From the first appearance of Ice Age artefacts, throughout the art of all civilisations, the human face has been preserved in defiance of space and time. This timeline shows our long fascination with our own image...