UK Archaeology

Who Could It Be? Alexander The Great-Era Skeleton 'Was A Mortal Worshipped By Society'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

Archaeologists have found the remains of a skeleton in an opulent tomb dating from the reign of warrior-king Alexander the Great. The discovery wa...

What Has Science Got to Do With the Mary Rose?

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Simon M. Clabby

Last Saturday was the 32nd Anniversary of the Mary Rose's raising from the Solent seabed, which took place on the 11 October 1982 and was broadcast live across the world. We asked the Mary Rose Museum's Conservation Manager Dr Eleanor Schofield the question - what has science got to do with the Mary Rose?

Mesopotamian 'Moon God' Monument Older Than Stonehenge & The Great Pyramid Discovered In Israel

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK

A huge stone monument thought to have been built to honour an ancient god has been identified in Israel. Known as Rujum en-Nabi Shua’ayb or Jeth...

Join an Archaeological Dig... Courtesy of the Internet of Things

Mark Horton | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Horton

Archaeologists like things - in fact things are the very stuff of what we dig up all the time. The very excitement of discovery, when you never know what is likely to pop out of the ground at any moment, is what keep us all going, all those long days in the horizontal rain on windswept hillsides!

Heading for the Hillforts

Mike Collins | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Mike Collins

This place, which in area is the same as 50 football pitches, is dripping with the history that encapsulates the story of the British Isles... These jewels in the National Trust crown have drawn people for a huge variety of reasons. Whether as a place to escape the rat race, a place to be at one with nature or a place to fire the imagination.

'Vampire' Skeleton With Stake Through Leg & Brick In Mouth Unearthed In Poland (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

A skeleton with a brick stuck in its mouth and a stake through its leg bears evidence it was believed to be a vampire, archaeologists in Poland say. ...

LOOK: 800-Year-Old Leg Bones Of Medieval Monk Poking Out Of South Wales Cliff Face

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

A beach walker has discovered the 800-year-old remains of a monk - after she spotted his leg bones sticking out the side of a cliff. Rambler Mand...

WATCH: Couple Find $10m Treasure Buried In Their Garden

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

A couple who stumbled on a stash of old coins buried in their garden have been told they could be worth $10m. The unnamed couple, from California, ...

PICTURES: Mystery Of Unknown Pharaoh King Unearthed In Egypt

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The tomb and remains of a previously unknown pharaoh thought to have reigned more than 3,600 years ago have been unearthed in Egypt. The King’s ...

LOOK: 'Exceptional' Roman Sculpture

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Archaeologists have unveiled an "exceptional" Roman sculpture that was only just found hours before a dig was about to end in London. Experts have ...

Skulls From Roman Burial Ground Found In London

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

Around 20 skulls washed from a Roman burial ground have been unearthed in London. The "unexpected and fascinating discovery" was made during excav...

King Richard III Suffered From A Roundworm Infection

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

King Richard III suffered from an infection of roundworm, analysis of his skeleton has revealed. The body of the king, who ruled England from 1483-...

5,000-Year-Old Iron Beads 'Came From Space'

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Tech

Iron beads used to make a 5,000-year-old Egyptian necklace originated in outer space, a study has shown. Scientists discovered that the beads were ...

5,000 Year-Old Board Game Discovered

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Tech

An incredibly well-preserved 5000-year-old board game has been discovered in Turkey. But nobody knows the rules. Discovery News reports that the...

Remarkable Pictures Of Ancient Roman Boat Found Off Italy

Posted 12.10.2013 | UK

Divers have made an "exceptional" find of Roman artifacts which has been described as one of most important archeological discoveries of last 20 years...

Neolithic 'Halls Of The Dead' Unearthed In Herefordshire

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Two huge 'Halls of the Dead' built 6,000 years ago have been unearthed by archaeologists in Herefordshire, the first of their kind found in the UK. ...

History in the Making

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

We know how much materials matter to us: as Mark Miodownik points out in his new book Stuff Matters we name the stages of civilisation after them - the Stone Age, the Iron Age, and so on. So what can makers in the digital era glean from the Bronze Age?

LOOK: Possible Geordie God Found..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A 1,800-year-old carved stone head of a possible Geordie Roman god has been discovered buried in an ancient rubbish dump. The discovery was made by...

More to Discover Underneath Richard III Car Park?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

A new excavation at the site where King Richard III's skeleton was found hopes to shed further light on the medieval friary which was the site of his ...

King Richard III Buried In 'Hasty And Untidy' Grave

PA | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

The remains of King Richard III, which were discovered under a city car park, were found in a hastily dug, untidy grave, researchers have revealed. ...

LOOK: Fossil Named After Edward Scissorhands

The Huffington Post UK\ | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

An ancient species has been named after Edward Scissorhands because of the shape of its claws. The 505 million-year-old 'Kootenichela deppi' - a no...

Workers Celebrate Four Years Of CrossRail Construction

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Crossrail workers have celebrated a full year of tunnelling by dedicating a birthday cake to one of their boring machines, Phyllis. The faithful ...

2,300 Year Old Mayan Pyramid Bulldozed For Gravel (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK

One of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids has been bulldozed by a construction company to make gravel for road fill. The 2,300 year-old Nohmul (or ...

What Do They Mean? Hundreds Of Mysterious Yellow Orbs Found In Mexico's Temple Of The Feathered Serpent

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

Hundreds of mysterious yellow orbs have been found beneath Mexico’s Temple of the Feathered Serpent. The once-metallic spheres were discovered b...

Why Didn't My Richard III Come Gift Wrapped?

Amy Licence | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK
Amy Licence

It seems there has never been a better time to head outside and start digging up your local car park. Since the bones of Richard III were exhumed in Leicester last summer, archaeology has become more exciting than even two decades of Channel 4's Time Team could have dreamed.