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Thousands of medieval Islamic tombs were arranged in secret patterns and clusters ‘little like galaxies,’ researchers find Using satellite imaging, archaeologists found more than 10,000 tombs...

Around 200 skeletons are unearthed at one of Britain’s best beaches after archaeologists excavate 1,500 year-old cemetery at site of a medieval trading post Archaeologists are doing excavation work...

Lost medieval road is uncovered near the site of the Battle of Bannockburn that may have been used by Robert the Bruce on his way to fight the English 700 years ago Archaeologist Murray Cook of Stirling...

Medieval plague victims were buried individually with ‘considerable care’, new analysis of teeth reveals Researchers found medieval plague victims were buried individually with ‘care’ It...

Lost medieval village is uncovered next to the motorway in North Lanarkshire with a treasure trove of ‘remarkable’ goods including an ancient iron DAGGER left to protect the buildings from...

Cancer rates in medieval Britain were ten times HIGHER than previously thought, with up to 14% of adults found to have the disease at the time of their death Archaeologists studied remains of 143 Medieval...

Food fragments discovered in an 800-year-old medieval TOILET in Oxford are earliest evidence that Jewish people in Britain followed a Kosher diet Archaeologists excavated the historic St Aldates Jewish...

Medieval lawyers wrote on parchments made from SHEEPSKIN because its structure made fraudsters’ attempts to remove or modify text obvious, study finds Lawyers specifically used sheepskin as anti-fraud...

Faces of medieval dukes who ruled the Czech dynasty some 1,700 years ago are reconstructed using scans of the men’s skulls and DNA analysis Researchers used radiocarbon dating to identify Czech Dukes...

DUBROVNIK’S medieval city walls – check. Clear waters of the Adriatic Sea – check. Shiny marble streets – check. The only thing missing was the people. In that heady period last ­summer in between...

Chemical residues of grapes in medieval containers found in Sardinia and Pisa hint at a thriving WINE trade in Islamic Sicily – despite the fact the community likely didn’t drink alcohol Researchers...

Medieval Europeans all STOPPED burying their dead with grave goods around 1,300 years ago – showing cultures and ideas were already spreading rapidly in the region In the 6th century, almost all burials...

Medieval Chinese coin unearthed in Hampshire points to bustling trade in luxury goods from the Far East more than 700 years ago Chinese coin found in Hampshire dates from 11th century during Song dynasty It...

Mysterious mass grave of 20 medieval skeletons that may have been stacked inside a wooden box is unearthed in the Netherlands – and experts say there could be more City works excavating a mote in Vianen...

Five hundred-year-old excrement from Medieval toilets reveals how changes in diet since the 15th Century may have triggered diseases such as irritable bowels, allergies and obesity Researchers analysed...

One in four people in Medieval Europe may have had a parasitic roundworm living in their guts, grave samples reveal Researchers from Oxford took samples of human remains from seven sites These included Worcester...