Researchers have restored La Belle, a 17th-century French ship found in 1995. The restoration of the La Belle took 17 years in all. “Voracious” undersea worms did most of the damage to the ship, Fix said, by burrowing through the ship’s timbers. Archaeologists had to heave fragile, waterlogged wood out of
A Roman mosaic from the 4th century A.D. has undergone conversation work at the ancient city of August Traiana in Bulgaria. The Dionysus’s Procession mosaic has been shown to the media and the public at a special ceremony in the Stara Zagora Regional Museum of History, four years after its discovery
The ancient city of Pompeii has been in the news as of late due to poor preservation practices which have caused structures to collapse. Now the European Union has sent $145 million to aid in conservation efforts. The European Commission will keep constant control over the (Italian) plan (to protect) Pompeii,'
A conservator at York Archaeological Trust is heading to Ireland to examined parts recovered from the HMS Lusitania which sank off the Irish coast in 1915. He said: “The Lusitania’s telegraph will, I hope, provide evidence of the very last command given to the engine room by its captain immediately after
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
Nearly 5,000 ancient trees under which King Henry VIII courted Jane Seymour have been saved by conservationists. "A handful of Savernake's trees are well over a thousand years old and have been here longer than some of Britain's oldest buildings," said Ben Lennon, planning and environment manager from the Forestry Commission. "They