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Roman flood bank found under demolished Gloucester bus station

by Dave Sadler
A flood bank built by the Romans has been discovered under a recently demolished bus station in Gloucester. Experts say the area would have suffered from flooding around the 3rd to 4th century AD so banks would have been created to…

Join the Time Truck and Tune Hotels to explore Spitalfields’ archaeology

by Dave Sadler
Nowadays when we think of London we picture a vibrant, exciting city, buzzing with people. We rarely stop to think about what’s underneath the streets that are now lined with black cabs, Boris bikes and thousands…

York’s hidden history goes online

by Dave Sadler
HUNDREDS of historic records that reveal the secrets hidden under York streets are now available at the touch of the button. The City of York Council’s Heritage Team has made more than a thousand reports about York’s history and archaeology available via an interactive map on the…

St. Elphin’s Church, Warrington; Graves and Historical Graffiti

by Dave Sadler
We think of graffiti as a modern phenomena, but it has been around for thousands of years, the desire to let the world know you have been at a certain place by etching your name on a building or an object being too overwhelming…

Where Is London’s Oldest Surviving Bridge?

by Dave Sadler
Getting from one side of the Thames to the other is more picturesque via one of the city’s bridges rather than rumbling along underground. Any Londoner or tourist could reel off a list of London’s bridges, but which has been in situ the longest? The current incarnation…

Volunteers help unearth secrets of Northwich salt mine

by Dave Sadler
RESIDENTS with a passion for history have been helping to unearth the secrets of another salt mine in Northwich. As part of Saltscape’s Community Archaeology project volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life were trained in basic archaeological…

Not so jovial after all: how historians misunderstood William the Conqueror

by Dave Sadler
The history books refer to William the Conqueror as jovial and generous, among other surprising qualities recorded in an 11th-century Latin text written after the king’s funeral. In fact, historians have…

17th-century plantation castle found hiding in plain sight

by Dave Sadler
How do you not notice a 17th-century castle hiding in plain sight in the middle of your town? That’s a question the people of Clones, Co Monaghan, are asking themselves following the discovery of a four-storey plantation castle behind a…

The French Sleeping Beauty: The abandoned castle left to deteriorate due to lack of funds

by Dave Sadler
Worldwide there are historical buildings at risk of either falling into ruins over time or being destroyed for the sake of modern expansion.  One of those buildings is the Château…

Inside the World’s Only Surviving Tattoo Shop For Medieval Pilgrims

by Dave Sadler
In Jerusalem’s Old City today, you can find a uniquely obscure historical relic—the sole surviving pilgrimage tattoo business, Razzouk Ink. It’s a place where ancient artifacts meet contemporary machines, rich…
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