Posted inIron Age Archaeology

Iron Age Site Full of Mysterious Pits Found in Suffolk, with Elements From Later Periods

Archaeologists from Cotswold Archaeology have been excavating land in the village of Chelmondiston in Suffolk, England. The dig site is located near the coast and uncovered evidence of how people lived in different time periods. Artifacts and structures provided clues about early settlers and medieval villagers. The earliest discoveries were from the Early Iron Age […]

Posted inMedieval Archaeology

Cerne Abbas Giant Shown to Have Been Created as a Rallying Point for King Alfred’s Saxon Armies

For centuries, people have wondered about the origins of the mysterious Cerne Abbas Giant chalk figure carved into a hillside in Dorset, England. New research by Oxford University scholars Helen Gittos and Tom Morcom shed light on this centuries-old mystery. Their findings suggest the giant was originally carved as a meeting point for King Alfred’s […]

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Tooth Analysis Reveals Sarmatian Child Traveled Thousands of Miles to Britain in Roman Times

In 2017, archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) were excavating land near the village of Offord Cluny in Cambridgeshire, England. Among the 42 burials they uncovered was one that would reveal an intriguing story. MOLA studied the remains along with researchers from the Francis Crick Institute and Durham University Archaeology Department. Their analyses […]

Posted inHistory

The Origin and History of the Phrase ‘The Empire on which the Sun never sets,’ used since Antiquity

As is well known, the vast world territories reached by the Spanish Crown during the reign of the Habsburgs, and their maintenance under the Bourbons, are often summed up with the expression “the empire on which the sun never sets,” alluding to the fact that they spanned all five continents. However, this phrase did not […]

Posted inClassical Archaeology

The Most Important Roman Road in the History of Scotland, Later Used by Vikings, Normans, William Wallace and all the Kings of Scotland, is Discovered

Archaeologists in Stirling, Scotland have made an amazing discovery – the remains of an ancient Roman road. Estimated to be nearly 2,000 years old, this road was originally built by the Roman army led by General Gnaeus Julius Agricola in the 1st century AD. It connected to aford, or shallow river crossing, over the River […]