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
July 28, 2015 Scientists write that sea-level rise (3.4 mm/yr) is faster in the Chesapeake Bay region than any other location on the Atlantic coast of North America, and twice the global average (1.7 mm/yr). They ... read more
July 28, 2015 The light-sensing molecules that tell plants whether to germinate, when to flower and which direction to grow to seek more sunlight were inherited millions of years ago from ... read more
July 27, 2015 The Viking hit-and-run raids on monastic communities such as Lindisfarne and Iona were the most infamous result of burgeoning Scandinavian maritime prowess in the closing years of the Eighth ... read more
July 20, 2015 For the first time, advanced technologies made it possible to read parts of a damaged scroll that is at least 1,500 years old, discovered inside the Holy Ark of the synagogue ... read more
July 23, 2015 New research reveals that some of the earliest civilizations in the Middle East and the Fertile Crescent may have been affected by abrupt climate change. These findings show ... read more
July 23, 2015 Measurements of iron speciation in ancient rocks were used to construct the chemistry of ancient oceans. Analysis suggests that it took less oxygen than previously thought to ... read more
July 22, 2015 Animal populations on islands tend to develop weird traits over time, becoming big or small or losing the ability to fly. One less-studied pattern of evolution on islands is ... 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