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Temple to Minerva found under Milan cathedral

A temple to the goddess Minerva has been found underneath the main cathedral in Milan. Archaeological excavations to unearth the remains of the large city that, beginning in 292 A.D., was the capital of the Western Roman Empire for over a century continue despite funding difficulties. So far, part of the

15th century scale model of Florence cathedral found

Archaeologists working near the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence have found a small brick dome which they believe might be a scale model for the cathedral which was built by Filippo Brunelleschi between 1420 - 1436. “Although at the moment we cannot confirm the small dome was the demostration model

Religious relic stolen from Dublin cathedral

A religious relic, the heard of the 12th-century St. Laurence O'Toole, has been stolen from the Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. It is the most recent case in a rash of thefts that have taken place in Ireland. After scrutiny of closed-circuit television video, the police are now concentrating on two

Historic cathedrals face repair struggle as conservation grant is cut

Historic cathedrals in England will be facing a struggle to undertake vital repair work as English Heritage is withdrawing a nearly $5 million repair grant. The impact will be particularly acute on older buildings. Lincoln cathedral, which dates from the 12th century, receives around a quarter of its income for conservation