The ruins of Bannerman's castle some 50 miles north of New York City are all that's left of a once glorified warehouse made to look like a Scottish castle. A trust has fixed up the structure's residence and hopes to raise money to fix the walls.
AFP (Oct. 15, 2013) The ruins of Detroit's proud industrial past have become something of a tourist attraction in the now bankrupt city. But development is revitalising some of the grandest ruins downtown, leaving ruin ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Aug. 24, 2012) A "time tunnel" through prehistoric Chinese ruins is being built, allowing visitors to experience the ancient ruins and see what life was like 2 million years ... watch video
National Geographic (Nov. 27, 2001) In the Polish city of Krakow, Professor Janusz Smolski leads the restoration and renovation of Wawel Castle. Other buildings are restored after damage from pollution from a nearby ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 8, 2011) In Guédelon in northern Burgundy, 45 craftsmen are building a medieval castle. Here archaeologists can experience the actual conditions under which a medieval groined vault was built, with but ... watch video
AFP (Nov. 14, 2014) Napoleon's personal possessions, including his iconic cocked hat, are being auctioned off this weekend at a special sale at Fontainebleau Castle. Buyers are expected to bid hundreds of thousands or ... watch video
AFP (Jan. 29, 2015) Artefacts from the Battle of Waterloo go on display at Windsor Castle to mark the 200th anniversary of the momentous battle. The exhibition includes contemporary prints, drawings and personal ... watch video
Reuters (Aug. 7, 2013) Its rich history makes it a tourist destination.
Now, Rome's new mayor pays homage to the streets once ruled by emperors by closing them off to traffic.
Tourists and some proud locals are welcoming ... watch video
Feb. 10, 2016 The Roman Emperors used to spend their summers in the city of Baia, near Naples. With the passage of time, however, the majority of their luxury villas became immersed under ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Researchers have recreated the universe's primordial soup in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the 27 km long particle accelerator. The ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 For more than 70 years, fossilized arthropods from Quercy, France, were almost completely neglected because they appeared to be poorly preserved. Experts have now been able ... read more
Feb. 4, 2016 DNA evidence lifted from the ancient bones and teeth of people who lived in Europe from the Late Pleistocene to the early Holocene -- spanning almost 30,000 years of European ... read more
Feb. 4, 2016 The key to an inherited deficiency, predisposing people to emphysema and other lung conditions, could lie in their Viking roots. Archaeological excavations of Viking latrine ... read more
Mar. 18, 2015 A new study shows that courtship rituals evolve exceptionally fast among cichlid fish in Lake Malawi. Only in shallow waters where the light is good, males attract females by building sand ... read more
Dec. 3, 2014 Archaeologists have revealed for the first time the plan of a network of buildings in a once thriving medieval city at the historic site of Old Sarum, near Salisbury. A research team of students and ... read more
July 26, 2012 Archaeologists have uncovered a hoard of real-life buried treasure -- a trove of gold coins at the 13th century Crusader castle of Arsur between the ancient ports of Jaffa and ... read more
July 3, 2012 Entirely in keeping with medieval construction methods, a castle is being erected in the Austrian town of Friesach. The project, which is scheduled to last 30 years, is being accompanied by a number ... read more