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Remains may belong to Viking King of Ireland

Human remains found in East Lothian, Scotland in 2005 may belong to Guthfrithsson, the King of Dublin and Northumbria from 934 to 941. Olaf was a member of the Uí Ímar dynasty who, in 937, defeated his Norse rivals in Limerick and pursued his family claim to the throne of York. He

Archaeologists may have found Richard III’s skeleton

Archaeologists have been searching for the body of King Richard III underneath a parking lot in England. Now they have uncovered human remains and are proceeding to genetically test them to see if they belong to the king. Archaeologists searching for the body of England's King Richard III under a city

Is King Richard III’s final resting place underneath a car park?

Archaeologists believe they have located the final resting place of King Richard III - underneath a council car park in Leicester, England. Historical records show that Richard III was buried in the church of a Franciscan friary in Leicester shortly after his defeat and death at the hands of Henry Tudor's

2,000-year-old relief bust of king found in Turkey

Archaeologists working in the ancient city of Stratonikeia in Turkey have found a relief bust depicting a king which dates back 2,000 years. Dr. Bilal Sö?üt, a professor of archeology at Pamukkale University and head of the excavations, told the Anatolia news agency that they found a street in the ancient

No king found in suspected king’s tomb

Archaeologists working in Stockholm, Sweden, have found the remains of nine people in a tomb previously thought to have belonged to King Magnus Ladulås who lived in the 13th century A.D. The Swedish King Magnus Ladulås (1240-1290 a.d.) is buried in the Riddarholmen church (Riddarholmskyrkan) in Gamla Stan, Stockholm. This is

Irish Bog body actually that of sacrificed King

Last week I posted that the legs of an Iron Age woman had been found in bog in Ireland. It turns out that the body is actually male, and may be that of a sacrificed Irish king. Initially the body was examined on site. They experts had believed that it was

Tomb of Mayan king found in Guatemala

The 1,600-year-old tomb of a Mayan king has been found in Guatemala. The 1,600-year-old tomb was discovered on May 29 beneath the El Diablo pyramid in the city of El Zotz. It is packed with of carvings, ceramics, textiles, and the bones of six children, who might have been sacrificed

New book claims King Arthur was a “genocidal warlord”

According to a new book, The Celtic Revolution by Dr. Simon Young, King Arthur was a "genocidal warlord whose deeds would have been the stuff of Nuremburg trials today". "He almost certainly was a historical figure and there are three or four major candidates. Warlords in the fifth and sixth centuries