English Heritage has shortlisted six designs for a new £4million footbridge linking Tintagel Castle to the mainland The new bridge will span 72 metres across 'one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain' More than 200,000 people visit Tintagel Castle, reputedly the birthplace of the legendary King Arthur, every year The new bridge on the north Cornwall coast is scheduled for completion in 2019 Visitors to Tintagel Castle will literally walk in the footsteps of the legendary King Arthur, thanks to a new £4million footbridge linking the historic site to the Cornish mainland.
Quick, name Scandinavia's greatest cultural exports. Ikea and Abba certainly spring to mind, but long they hit the scene it was the Vikings - those bearded Norse warriors who plundered villages and explored the open sea - who captured the world's imagination.
'It was the remains of a Mongoloid woman of about 30 years old, perhaps one of our ancestors.' Picture: Dmitry Stolyarov/Interior Ministry of Buryatia Natalia Filina, 31, and her husband were digging in their garden when they hit stones.
The Boğaziçi University Byzantine Studies Research Center was opened last week and is the first of its kind in Turkey. Speaking at the ceremony, Boğaziçi University Chancellor Professor Gülay Barbarosoğlu said there has never been a full-time research center for Byzantine studies until now despite the significant role the Byzantines played in shaping Istanbul's history.
A golden ingot, a medieval ring and a 13th century silver pendant have been uncovered in the Nottinghamshire countryside. Four items, found by metal detectors across the county, were officially labelled as "treasure" following an inquest in Nottingham on Monday. Some of the haul discussed at the Council House will now be put on display in museums across Nottinghamshire.
Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we're talking about just war theory. Need a primer? Catch up here. Thomas Madden is professor of history and director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University.
It's perhaps not surprising that grave robbing has a long tradition in China - after all, Chinese civilisation stretches back several thousand years. But a 21st century twist is turning this age-old crime into an epidemic.
Since 1969, when it opened in the spacious baroque palace at the former Archbishop's Seminary, built by the erudite Bishop Alpheran de Bussan (1728-1757), the Cathedral Museum in Mdina has surpassed all predictions, fulfilling its major role of being a crossroad of faith and culture. The...
South and North Korea have unearthed a piece of metal type at an ancient palace in the North's border city of Gaeseong as they wrapped up a joint excavation project, a group of historians said Monday.The block of movable metal type was one of about 3,500 relics that have been excavated at the site of Manwoldae, a Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) palace in Gaeseong, in the six-month project, according to the group of the tw...
For centuries, antique prints, drawings and manuscripts were sliced apart, a standard practice that created individual pieces of vellum and paper for sale or display, in the hopes of drawing attention to the art forms. Institutions are now trying to reassemble the dispersed pages and fragments.
Muhammed Ömür Akkor, a well-known gourmet chef, has published a cookbook titled "Early Islamic Culinary Art: Based on Prophetic Traditions" that presents methods of cooking, kitchen utensils and recipes from the early Islamic period, with special emphasis on the meals in the time of the Prophet Muhammad.
The Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society (IOMNHAS) will be hosting a lecture on Saturday on the maritime power of the Norse Kings of Mann and the Isles and their interaction and conflicts with the Norse Earls of Orkney and other Scottish sea kingdoms.
Lucy Welles firstname.lastname@example.org Just north of Marietta, the Grizer Castle sits atop one of the highest points in the town of Whipple, on a sprawling 80 acres of grounds. There could not be a better location for a castle than historic Washington County.
From the outside, Jason Hall's 1920s-era home fits right in on Regina's College Avenue, south of the downtown. Inside, however, it's a different story. It's quite literally a castle. "It's really a throwback to when they built castles, not necessarily for war but for prestige," Hall said. "Look at me ...
Find out what was funny in the Middle Ages, plus articles on Guinevere, Norse kings, Glastonbury Abbey, the wives of Robert II of Scotland, and more... Click here to buy or subscribe on Joomag Revealing the Myths of Glastonbury Abbey The real history of Glastonbury Abbey, renowned for its links to the legendary King Arthur, has finally been uncovered thanks to ground-breaking new research from the University of Reading.