‘Find of the century’: medieval hoard of treasures unearthed in Cambridge

An early medieval graveyard unearthed beneath student accommodation at Cambridge University has been described as “one of the most exciting finds of Anglo-Saxon archaeology since the 19th century”. King’s College discovered the “extensive” cemetery, containing more than 60 graves, after demolishing a group of 1930s buildings which had recently housed graduates and staff in the… Read More ‘Find of the century’: medieval hoard of treasures unearthed in Cambridge

Divers recover a WWII Enigma Machine from the Baltic Sea

When Nazi naval officers tossed their ship’s Enigma encryption machine overboard, they probably thought they were putting the device beyond anyone’s reach. Blissfully unaware that Allied cryptanalysts in Poland and at Bletchley Park in the UK had broken the Enigma code, the Nazis had standing orders to destroy their encryption devices to keep them out… Read More Divers recover a WWII Enigma Machine from the Baltic Sea

Tomb of Rome’s mythical founder Romulus unearthed

A tomb that was buried thousands of years ago and revered by ancient Romans as the resting place of their city’s mythical founder Romulus has now been rediscovered beneath the Forum in Rome. The underground tomb and the temple built around it are thought to date from the sixth century B.C., according to archaeologists. Ancient Romans… Read More Tomb of Rome’s mythical founder Romulus unearthed