Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today we hear of the Peter the Great’s tax on the beards of […]
Rebirth of the Viking warship that may have helped Canute conquer the seas
“The largest Viking warship ever found, it was discovered by chance in 1996 at Roskilde. It is estimated that building it would have taken up […]
Human history preserved in tree rings of prehistoric wooden wells
First farming communities in Europe were skilled carpenters, made water wells out of wood Prehistoric farming communities in Europe constructed water wells out of oak […]
QoD: Why the Trowel?
Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. Today we answer the question – Why […]
Research finds crisis in Syria has Mesopotamian precedent
Research carried out at the University of Sheffield has revealed intriguing parallels between modern day and Bronze-Age Syria as the Mesopotamian region underwent urban decline, […]
GB: Spitfires in Burma: Exclusive Interview!
Our resident Archaeological legend is fresh, (well not so much fresh as gin soaked) from his explorations in the grounds of Archaeosoup Towers! Today, ‘Gin’ […]
The Roman road more travelled uncovered at York Minster
“Further links to the York’s Roman past have just been discovered beneath York Minster.” During construction work on the new visitor development in the […]
AF: Do Blondes Have More Fun?
Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today we tackle an age-old question… Do blonds really have more fun? For […]
Secrets of Manchester’s mummies revealed by a trip to the hospital
Pioneering research brings new stories of Egyptian life and death to revamped Ancient Worlds gallery at city museum
Welcome to Aspects of Archaeology. In this series we take a closer look at different aspects of the world of archaeology. Today we examine Geographic […]