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Bedrock of England’s Economy Formed by Coins Made of Byzantine Silver

A recent chemical analysis has revealed the Byzantine origin of silver coins that stimulated trade and helped bring about the development of new towns. These were used beginning in the seventh century in England. Starting around 660AD, for many decades...

Archaeologists in Search of King John’s Lost Treasure

Researchers from the West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Archaeological Society (WNKLAS) are on a hunt to find King John’s missing treasure. King John, born in 1166 at Beaumont Palace in Oxford, England, was the youngest son of Henry II and...

England’s Largest Ever Gold Nugget Found by Detectorist

A metal detectorist in Shropshire, UK, who was an hour late for the dig and had a faulty metal detector, has unearthed England's largest ever gold nugget, worth £30,000 ($38,000). Richard Brock, 67, joined an organized outing on farmland in...

Demetrios: The Ancient Greek Who Traveled to England

A man called Demetrios was among the first of the ancient Greeks to have traveled to England more than two millennia ago. Two small copper-alloy tablets almost two thousand years old in the Yorkshire Museum in Central England have provided...

The Stunning Trojan War Mosaic Found in England

Archaeologists in the UK have recently uncovered a stunning mosaic from the Roman era depicting the famous battle between two protagonists of the Trojan War: Achilles and Hector. The artwork, measuring eleven meters (thirty-six feet) by almost seven meters (22.9...

Scientists Reveal Secrets of World’s Oldest Uncracked Egg

Scientists discovered an ancient chicken egg, estimated to be around 1,700 years old. They found it during a dig in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire between 2007 and 2016. This egg is thought to be the only one of its kind in...

King Charles Diagnosed With Cancer

King Charles III of the United Kingdom was diagnosed with a form of cancer during his recent treatment for an enlarged prostate. King Charles, has been diagnosed with a still undisclosed type of cancer for which he began regular treatments...

British Man Strikes Gold Finding Bronze Age Cloak Fastener

A British amateur metal detectorist literally struck gold by making a great archaeological discovery of a gold cloak fastener that dates back to the Bronze Age. The 54-year-old Jonathan Needham found the precious 3,000-year-old artifact on a patch of land...

Couple Finds Gold Coins Worth $850,000 Under Kitchen

While renovating their home, a couple from the United Kingdom discovered an unexpected cache of rare gold coins. The couple found an unusual cup under the kitchen floor, hidden between old floorboards. Initially thought to be a trivial find, it...

Ancient Pagan Temple or Cult House Discovered in England

Archaeologists in England, have found ancient remains that might be from a pagan temple or a cult house. These remnants are about 1,400 years old and were discovered at Sutton Hoo, a big burial area in Suffolk, eastern England. The...