Beowulf is possibly the most famous example of Anglo-Saxon literature.The heroic epic was created between the 8th-11th century and is set in Scandinavia.
The remains of a majestic female statue uncovered at the archaeological site of Tayinat in Turkey may challenge our understanding of the public role of women in the ancient world. Paleontologists claim that ancient Britons ate their dead relatives before inscribing markings on their bones in spooky prehistoric rituals. Archaeologists have announced the unearthing of strong evidence of the location of the lost Roman city of Julias; home of three apostles of Jesus: Peter, Andrew and Philip. A new study suggests that the remains of an ancient Egyptian, believed to be the Third Dynasty pharaoh Sa-Nakht, could belong to the first and oldest known human giant. By Anna Liesowska A fighter from almost 3,000 year ago was ready to impale his enemies, expecting battles after death, with a 'mirror' on his eye.
Excavation is digging or related types of salvage work, scientifically controlled so as to yield the maximum amount of data. The excavation of a site, however, involves the destruction of the primary evidence, which can never be recovered.
Excavation should therefore never be undertaken lightly or without an understanding of the obligations of the excavator to the evidence he destroys.
They were heavier, and had longer legs and smaller wings, and might have eventually become flightless in another million years, Rawlence said.
It had been thought the black swans living in New Zealand now were the same species as those found in the fossil record.