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Lost town found in Ireland

The lost down of Dunlace, which was razed to the ground in the 1614 Irish rebellion, has been found. Archaeologists have said that because it was abandoned, jewellery, pottery, stone and wooden homes and even a road are still very well preserved. The town is believed to have first emerged in the

300-year-old shoes found in castle wall

A collection of 300-year-old shoes have been found within the walls of the Liedberg Palace in Germany. Eight women’s, men’s and children’s shoes were uncovered within the wall during restorations at the Liedberg Palace in Korschenbroich, a spokesperson for the Neuss district authority said. Scholars working for the authority believe

Medieval fortifications unearthed at Prague castle

The remains of a 9th century moat, a rampart dating back to the 10th-11th centuries, and an illustration of the castle have been unearthed in Prague. This one of a kind depiction was found on the lowest level of the stonework. As Ms. Marikova-Kubkova said, "this is the first

13th Century castle up for sale

Have you ever dreamed of owning a castle? Now you can, for as low as $130,000. Ewloe Castle, built by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, is to to be auctioned with four other lots which are expected to fetch more than £500,000 in total. Although privately owned, the castle is under the custodianship of

1,400-year-old ancient city found in Turkey

The remains of a castle and ancient city have been found in south Osmaniye province in Turkey. Stating that the castle and the ancient city were surrounded by city walls and that they have found ceramic pieces, Associate Professor Füsun Tülek told the Anatolia news agency: "We found Umayyad ceramics dating

Ancient castle damaged by vandals

Vandals have damaged the wall of a Cornish castle which dates back to the 11th Century AD. The offenders struck in the early hours of Sunday and pulled a number of large stones from the wall of the Great Hall at Launceston Castle. English Heritage, which maintains and runs the castle on