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
AFP (Apr. 18, 2016) Kumamoto castle in south Japan is damaged after two powerful earthquakes which killed more than 40 people and left buildings in rubble and houses buried in mud.
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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.
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July 21, 2016 A new project has investigated how different generations have re-used ancient sacred places. Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have recently excavated a Bronze ... read more
July 22, 2016 Rope and twine are critical components in the technology of mobile hunters and gatherers. In exceptional cases impressions of string have been found in fired clay and on rare ... read more
July 22, 2016 The death of King Albert I of Belgium in 1934 -- officially a climbing accident -- still fuels speculation. Forensic geneticists have now compared DNA from blood found on the ... read more
July 21, 2016 Long before the advent of social media, human social networks were built around sharing a much more essential commodity: food. Now, researchers reporting on the food sharing ... read more
July 21, 2016 A new study of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas shows that at least two major groups of bacteria have cospeciated with these hosts, with a lineage ... read more
July 21, 2016 Neanderthals once populated the entire European continent. Around 45,000 years ago, Homo neanderthalensis was the predominant human species in Europe. Archaeological findings ... read more
July 21, 2016 When mineral-rich water drips from a cave's ceiling over centuries and millennia, it forms rocky cones that hold clues to the Earth's past climate. Now, researchers in Australia and the UK have found ... 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