donderdag, 16 augustus 2018

Maes Howe (Orkney, Scotland)

On the Scottish island of Mainland in the Orkneys is Maeshowe, a tomb dating from the Stone Age. It is listed by UNESCO as...

Broch of Gurness in Orkney, Scotland

On the Scottish island of Mainland in the Orkneys is a broch or settlement dating from the Iron Age. Known as the Broch of...

Taversöe Tuick Chambered Cairn in Orkney, Scotland

On the south coast of the Scottish island of Rousay in the Orkneys is a tomb dating from the New Stone Age called the...
Midhowe Broche

Midhowe Broch in Orkney, Scotland

On the south coast of the Scottish island of Rousay in the Orkneys stands a so-called broch: Midhowe Broch. A broch is a circular...

Empuries in Spain– Ancient city by the sea

The Costa Brava in Catalonia, north of Girona, is an idyllic spot for a Mediterranean holiday. And for anyone interested in history it offers...
Bryn Celli Ddu

Bryn Celli Ddu in Wales reveals a new secret

This article is based on a report which appeared on the walesonline.co.uk website on 18 July 2018. Archaeologists in North Wales have discovered a 4,000-year-old...

Herculaneum – an archaeological jewel

Just like its neighbour Pompeii, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24th...
paestum

Paestum, an ancient Greek outpost in Italy

In the 7th century BC the Greeks established a colony in the south of Italy called Poseidonia. Two hundred years later the city was...
Ötzi the Iceman

Ötzi’s Last Meal

Ötzi is the name given to the mummy of a prehistoric man whose frozen body was discovered in 1991 in the Ötztal in Austria....

World’s oldest bread

Hunter-gatherers were baking bread thousands of years before the birth of farming. This remarkable discovery was made by archaeologists who dug up pieces of...