Category: European

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: 9 of the world’s most awesome aqueducts

Aqueducts were created to port water from one place to the other. But that didn’t mean that they also weren’t works of art in their own right. This article highlights nine of them across Europe and Asia. Ancient and beautiful, these stunning aqueducts – from Peru to France to India – have stood the test

Reflections on Richard III

I have followed the progress of Richard III over the past two-and-a-half years with great interest ever since archaeologists discovered the body in September 2012 amidst the ruins of Greyfriars Church in Leicester, UK. Last week. after heated debates surrounding his reburial, he was reinterred at Leicester Cathedral with ceremony due a deceased monarch (those

Some Scratchy Issues Concerning the Black Death

“Ring around the roseys Pocket full of posies Ashes, ashes We all fall down.” This endearing childhood nursery masks a darker reality that most young children would cringe at if they discovered the origin of this rhyme as a ditty about the Black Death. Most people know two things about the Black Death.