Genetic Study Provides New Insights Into Anglo-Saxon Migrations From Continental Europe To England

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Image shows grave goods from inhumation grave 3532 at Issendorf cemetery, undated photo. (Landesmuseum Hannover/Newsflash)

A study led by UK and German scientists has revealed that Anglo-Saxons were only 24 per cent English. Early-medieval mass migrations influenced the formation of British society by increasing its…

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Medieval Boat Used To Ferry Pilgrims Discovered

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Divers explore a part of a medieval passenger boat found in the port of Ribadeo, Spain, undated. The findings represent the first material evidence of the transport used in the pilgrimage to Compostela. (Xunta de Galicia/Newsflash)

Diver explores the remains of an ancient boat used to ferry medieval pilgrims on their way to one of the world's holiest shrines. The boat is said to have been…

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Boffins Amazed To Find 1,400-Year-Old Folding Chair In Woman’s Grave

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Photo shows the approximately 1400-year-old iron folding chair found by archaeologists laying in a woman's grave in Middle Franconia, Germany, undated photo. The iron folding chair has been underground at a depth of around two meters ever since. (BLfD/Newsflash)

Archaeologists in Germany have unearthed a 1,400-year-old folding chair from an early medieval woman's grave. The surprise find was made in Endsee, Bavaria state, south-eastern Germany, earlier this month. The…

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Ancient Egypt Shrine And Statue Fragments Found At City That Once Housed Cleopatra’s Needle

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A silicified sandstone pedestal of King Amasis (570525 BC) is also among the recovered artefacts from the ancient Egyptian city of Heliopolis. (Simon Connor/Newsflash)

Archaeologists researching the ancient temple city of Heliopolis have made remarkable discoveries documenting intense temple construction activities in Ancient Egypt. Heliopolis - which literally means City of the Sun -…

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How Cross-Dressing Knights Of Old Showed Off Their Lances

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Exhibition view at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Austria's capital Vienna. (KHM-Museumsverband/Newsflash)

Armoured knights used bizarre upturned codpieces to attract woman at parties, a new exhibition of medieval clothing has revealed. And the fashion was often adopted by bold, 'gender-fluid' noblewomen to…

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Dozens Of Mysterious Clay Faces Appear In Spanish City For Third Time In Three Years

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Dozens of faces made of clay rest on a wall in the Ribera del Guadalquivir located in Cordoba. (@attikus_fish/Newsflash)

Dozens of mysterious clay faces have appeared in a Spanish city wall after the unidentified artist first introduced the heads in urban areas in 2019 and 2020. The third set…

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Rare Medieval Viking Helmet Unearthed In Romania

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The unique medieval helmet, of Viking origin, from the 10th-13th centuries, that was found during work on the Siret River 11 years ago and was recovered on February 7, 2021

A medieval helmet of Viking origin - among only a handful of known examples of its kind in Europe - has been unearthed in Romania. The helmet, believed to be…

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Worlds Narrowest Public Street Chases Guinness World Record

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The street Callejon de Urries in the Spanish comarca of Cinco Villas in the autonomous community of Aragon

This medieval alleyway is believed to be the narrowest public street in the world, and residents of the tiny Spanish town of Urries are trying to get it listed in…

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