A stone burial cist containing the remains of a Bronze Age woman have been found in the Scottish Highlands. A Bronze Age grave uncovered in the Highlands has revealed the remains of a woman in her forties who was suffering from toothache before she died 4,000 years ago. Archaeologists from Glasgow-based Guard
The remains of 12 dogs buried by the Aztecs between 1350-1520 A.D. have been found beneath an apartment building in Mexico City. Aztecs believed dogs could guide human souls into a new life after death on earth, and could guard pyramids and other monuments when buried under them. The dogs were buried
Graffiti dating back to the medieval ages has been found in Mingary Castle in Scotland. "One 'picture' looks remarkably like Ardnamurchan lighthouse, another seems to be a ship, above, while a third suggests to me that the plasterer's name may have started with a capital 'I'." Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland, Mr
Reader Joe Shervall has created a visual guide to deciphering and understanding your family's coat of arms. It breaks down the elements that make up a coat of arms and explains the variations and differences associated with the different design choices. Thanks to Joe Shervall and MyFamilySilver.com!
A 4.4-billion-year-old gem found on an Australian sheep ranch is the oldest known piece of Earth yet found. Scientists using two different age-determining techniques have shown that a tiny zircon crystal found on a sheep ranch in Western Australia is the oldest known piece of our planet, dating to 4.4 billion
A 4,000-year-old skeleton has been found in a school playground in Scotland. The archaeologists stumbled upon the well-preserved bones in late January while looking for evidence of the village’s medieval harbour. The body was curled up in a foetal position common in the Bronze Age, and positioned alongside a pottery food or
A wooden sarcophagus dating back 3,600 years has been found in Luxor, Egypt. The sarcophagus is important for the detailed depictions of bird feather shapes and sizes painted on its lid, motifs that have earned it the title of Feathers Sarcophagi, according to Egypt's antiquities minister Mohamed Ibrahim. The 2 metre long,