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Remains of 200-year-old pub found in Manchester

An excavation ahead of some construction work in Manchester has led to the discovery of the remains of a 200-year-old pub. Archaeologists made the discovery of untouched bottles of booze and personalised crockery containing the former landlord’s name. The find came during work to prepare for the building of a 13-storey skyscraper

Saxon burial ground found under pub parking lot

Nine Saxon graves have been found underneath the parking lot of a village pub in Haddenham, England. At the start of the month, Pre-Construct Archaeology was invited to excavate a small site in the car park of the Three Kings pub, at the heart of the village, before developers moved on

Roman pub found in Scotland

Archaeologists working in Scotland have found what they believe are the remains of a Roman pub. The forts are thought to date from around 70 AD, about 50 years before Hadrian’s Wall was built. The University of Liverpool team found the wine bar in a “vicus”, or small civilian settlement, using a

18th century pub food

Slate has posted a cool article where they look at what an 18th century pub landlord would make for lunch. On the menu are "water souchy," a soup made from freshwater fish, wine, vinegar and parsley, as written by William Verral, an early champion of French food and landlord of the

Pre-17th century skeleton and WWII weapons found in pub

Workers rebuilding a pub ravaged by fire in Norfolk have discovered a cache of WWII guns and ammo and a skeleton which dates back to before the 17th century. Mystery surrounds the circumstances behind the two burials which were discovered by contractors rebuilding the historic pub that was destroyed last

10 of the world’s oldest companies

Mental_Floss has compiled a list of 10 of the world's oldest companies. Kong? Gumi Co., Ltd, just saw the end of its long run a couple of years ago. Up until 2006, the Japanese construction company had been going strong since 578 A.D. Yep, you read that right – 578 A.D.