Category: Archaeology

Daily History Byte: In pictures: Romans and their dead

The Museum of London Docklands will be opening an exhibit this May about the Romans of Londinium and their beliefs and practices about death and life after death. An exhibition exploring how Romans treated their dead is to open in London. Take a closer look at some of the artefacts on display… Source: In pictures:

Daily History Byte: New Thoughts on the Death of Ötzi the Iceman

In 1991, explorers found the corpse of an ancient man in the wake of a receding glacier. Named Ötzi, his remains date back to about 5300 years ago. His death has remained a mystery, but a recent conference has yielded some additional theories that may shed light on this enduring tale. Source: New Thoughts on the

Daily History Byte: Adonis: Europe’s oldest known tree

Scientists from Stockholm University, the University of Mainz, and the University of Arizona recently discovered this tree in Greece. There are a few other millennial trees in existence, but this one is the oldest known in Europe. A Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing in the highlands of northern Greece has been dendrocronologically dated to be