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Laser technology reveals ancient city under Cambodian earth
# Ancient Earth
# Ancient Earth

Laser technology reveals ancient city under Cambodian earth

Jun 18th 2013, 9:28 AM 12,189 Views 17 Comments

Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temples.

Column: Proposed road through Kilkenny shows the lack of value placed on heritage
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Proposed road through Kilkenny shows the lack of value placed on heritage

Jun 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 159 Views 61 Comments

Building a central access road in the heart of historic Kilkenny while simultaneously trying to encourage tourism based on the city’s architectural heritage makes no sense, writes Geni Murphy.

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth
# Hidden History
# Hidden History

History hotspot: Carlingford, Co Louth

Jun 8th 2013, 9:15 AM 15,221 Views 18 Comments

As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman shines a spotlight on a town chock-full of interesting sites for you to visit this weekend.

Going for gold: 400 year-old coins go on display at National Museum
# Gold Rush
# Gold Rush

Going for gold: 400 year-old coins go on display at National Museum

May 30th 2013, 5:58 PM 7,474 Views 13 Comments

Eighty one gold coins belonging to a seventeenth century merchant have gone on display at the National Museum of Ireland. Very little chocolate is said to be inside them.

Ancient log boat found on banks of River Boyne
# River Boyne
# River Boyne

Ancient log boat found on banks of River Boyne

May 13th 2013, 11:43 AM 21,321 Views 24 Comments

The find was made by members of the Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service as they cleaned up the river.

Iron Age graveyard throws lights on enigmatic Gauls
# Rise And Gaul
# Rise And Gaul

Iron Age graveyard throws lights on enigmatic Gauls

Apr 20th 2013, 11:30 AM 8,166 Views 12 Comments

Celtic settlement boasts graves of five warriors, clad in impressive weaponry, and several women with jewellery denoting high status.

Thousands of ancient Roman artifacts uncovered in London City dig
# Pompeii Of The North
# Pompeii Of The North

Thousands of ancient Roman artifacts uncovered in London City dig

Apr 9th 2013, 8:39 PM 13,849 Views 10 Comments

Archaeologists have so far discovered around 10,000 objects including writing tablets, clothing, jewellery and pottery.

Meet the 'hair archaeologist' who recreates hairdos from history
# Hairstory
# Hairstory

Meet the 'hair archaeologist' who recreates hairdos from history

Mar 18th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,399 Views 11 Comments

Janet Stephens’s research takes her from museum to library – and she even learned German to study documents which helped uncover the elaborate coiffures of antiquity.

Here’s what posh Irish toilets looked like 700 years ago
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Here’s what posh Irish toilets looked like 700 years ago

Mar 18th 2013, 9:15 AM 30,135 Views 43 Comments

These were the state-of-the-art toilets of the 1300s, although privacy, disposal and the danger of being caught by the wind were still a danger…

PICTURES: Remains of medieval knight found in Edinburgh car park
# Archaeology
# Archaeology

PICTURES: Remains of medieval knight found in Edinburgh car park

Mar 13th 2013, 3:32 PM 18,931 Views 32 Comments

The discovery was made during an excavation in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Skeleton found under car park is King Richard III, say archaeologists
# Dem Bones Dem Bones
# Dem Bones Dem Bones

Skeleton found under car park is King Richard III, say archaeologists

Feb 4th 2013, 1:31 PM 18,052 Views 52 Comments

The announcement by researchers at the University of Leicester was met with loud cheers at a press conference this morning.

Top 5 heritage Irish sites to escape the apocalypse*
# Hidey Holes
# Hidey Holes

Top 5 heritage Irish sites to escape the apocalypse*

Dec 21st 2012, 6:45 AM 11,772 Views 18 Comments

*If you are reading this, it probably hasn’t happened so far this morning.

Pharaonic princess's tomb found near Cairo
# Cairo
# Cairo

Pharaonic princess's tomb found near Cairo

Nov 3rd 2012, 4:45 PM 10,585 Views 8 Comments

Inscriptions on the four limestone pillars at the tomb indicate that the princess is the daughter of King Men Salbo.

Bulgaria claims to find Europe's 'oldest town'
# Prehistoric
# Prehistoric

Bulgaria claims to find Europe's 'oldest town'

Nov 1st 2012, 6:28 PM 9,652 Views 14 Comments

Stone walls excavated by his team near the town of Provadia are estimated to date between 4,700 and 4,200 B.C

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
# Heritage
# Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 24th 2012, 12:59 PM 2,879 Views 1 Comment

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
# Heritage
# Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 23rd 2012, 11:49 AM 2,203 Views 2 Comments

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
# Heritage
# Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 22nd 2012, 11:45 AM 2,861 Views 0 Comments

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?
# Heritage
# Heritage

National Heritage Week: What’s on today?

Aug 21st 2012, 10:13 AM 3,209 Views 2 Comments

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

National Heritage Week: What's on today?
# Heritage
# Heritage

National Heritage Week: What's on today?

Aug 20th 2012, 10:13 AM 3,411 Views 1 Comment

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

National Heritage Week: What's on today?
# Heritage Week
# Heritage Week

National Heritage Week: What's on today?

Aug 19th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,002 Views 8 Comments

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

National Heritage Week kicks off today with 1,550 events
# Heritage Week
# Heritage Week

National Heritage Week kicks off today with 1,550 events

Aug 18th 2012, 8:45 AM 3,635 Views 0 Comments

A record number of events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

Ireland's ancient relics - what are they and how have they survived?
# Relics
# Relics

Ireland's ancient relics - what are they and how have they survived?

Aug 18th 2012, 8:00 AM 15,159 Views 19 Comments

From their religious classification to the clues they provide archaeologists about Ireland’s chieftains and kings, here’s your guide to Irish relics.

Archaeologist brings Ireland's heritage to life in new audio guide
# Abarta
# Abarta

Archaeologist brings Ireland's heritage to life in new audio guide

Jul 15th 2012, 6:00 PM 5,544 Views 6 Comments

Irish archaeologist Neil Jackman says wanted to “create something positive” when he found himself unemployed – and so he rounded up a talented team to bring Ireland’s history to life.

Work on Greek subway system uncovers 2,500-year-old road
# Greece
From The Daily Edge
# Greece

Work on Greek subway system uncovers 2,500-year-old road

Jun 26th 2012, 9:03 AM 6,881 Views 24 Comments

The subway system in Thessaloniki is already four years behind schedule – and not just because of funding problems.

In pictures: Terracotta warriors unearthed
# Warriors
# Warriors

In pictures: Terracotta warriors unearthed

Jun 12th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,974 Views 3 Comments

Over 100 ancient figures have been found at a dig at the Qin Shihuang museum site in China.

Archaeologists unearth treasures at Bible's Armageddon site
# Unearthed
# Unearthed

Archaeologists unearth treasures at Bible's Armageddon site

May 25th 2012, 9:24 PM 8,710 Views 22 Comments

The jewellery was discovered in a jug at the city the New Testament predicts will stage the final battle of Armageddon.

‘Treasure hunters’ pillaging Egyptian artefacts
# Egypt
# Egypt

‘Treasure hunters’ pillaging Egyptian artefacts

May 12th 2012, 5:45 PM 3,518 Views 2 Comments

Thieves are taking advantage of political uncertainty and insecurity to steal valuable historic items.

What location is featured in the earliest depiction of an Irish city?
# Archaeology
# Archaeology

What location is featured in the earliest depiction of an Irish city?

Feb 14th 2012, 7:20 AM 6,684 Views 26 Comments

The original version of this charter (pictured) dates from 1372 – but what city does it represent, and who is pictured in it?

Gallery: 'One of a kind' medieval house discovered in Co Clare
# Discovery
# Discovery

Gallery: 'One of a kind' medieval house discovered in Co Clare

Dec 6th 2011, 3:58 PM 4,506 Views 11 Comments

Archaeologists believe the timber-framed home is the oldest – and only – surviving example in Ireland.

Hidden chambers may exist in Newgrange
# Archaeology
# Archaeology

Hidden chambers may exist in Newgrange

Oct 18th 2011, 1:31 PM 4,319 Views 11 Comments

As a new survey begins in Meath, we take a look at four other archaeological sites where unexpected discoveries have been made…

Second skeleton found under Dublin street... this time a child's remains
# Bones
# Bones

Second skeleton found under Dublin street... this time a child's remains

Oct 15th 2011, 3:49 PM 2,254 Views 5 Comments

An image of the child’s skeleton has been captured as it lies. Yesterday the remains of a 17th century adult were uncovered in the same Smithfield digging site.

In pictures: Body from 17th century discovered in Dublin
# Skeleton
# Skeleton

In pictures: Body from 17th century discovered in Dublin

Oct 14th 2011, 9:02 PM 3,843 Views 19 Comments

The remains were unearthed by builders digging up a Smithfield street.

Ireland's historic buildings could be stripped of protection in new plan
# Heritage
# Heritage

Ireland's historic buildings could be stripped of protection in new plan

Sep 15th 2011, 11:20 AM 3,034 Views 38 Comments

There will be “nothing to stop people bulldozing” sites built in the last 300 years if the proposals are carried through, an archaeologist told TheJournal.ie.

Archaeologists find new Viking site in Temple Bar
# Viking Dublin
# Viking Dublin

Archaeologists find new Viking site in Temple Bar

May 4th 2011, 3:08 PM 5,863 Views 2 Comments

More evidence of Dublin’s original inhabitants turns up at building site in Meeting House Square.

Huge statue of Egyptian pharaoh unearthed in Luxor
# Pharaoh
# Pharaoh

Huge statue of Egyptian pharaoh unearthed in Luxor

Apr 26th 2011, 2:12 PM 1,405 Views 0 Comments

42-foot-tall statue originally discovered in 1928 has finally been unearthed – and archaeologists expect to find a second one nearby.

Archaeologists uncover world's oldest known 'gay caveman'
# Gay Caveman
From The Daily Edge
# Gay Caveman

Archaeologists uncover world's oldest known 'gay caveman'

Apr 7th 2011, 2:29 PM 595 Views 0 Comments

A skeleton of a body that could be 5,000 years old is found in Prague – with its burial state suggesting its owner was gay.

New tombs found in Peruvian Andes
# Peru
# Peru

New tombs found in Peruvian Andes

Feb 25th 2011, 3:22 PM 1,531 Views 0 Comments

Find described as the most important discovery Peru has had in recent years.

Two Pharaonic mummies destroyed in Egyptian protests
# Egypt
# Egypt

Two Pharaonic mummies destroyed in Egyptian protests

Jan 29th 2011, 3:47 PM 4,237 Views 0 Comments

An army unit secured the Egyptian Museum in Central Cairo, but not before two mummies are ruined, reports say.