Science Fiction Was Around In Medieval Times – Here’s What It Looked Like

Science fiction may seem resolutely modern, but the genre could actually be considered hundreds of years old. There are the alien green “children of Woolpit”, who appeared in 12th-century Suffolk and were reported to have spoken a language no one could understand. There’s also the story of Eilmer the 11th-century monk, who constructed a pair…

Here Are The Five Ancient Britons Who Make Up The Myth of King Arthur

King Arthur is probably the best known of all British mythological figures. He is a character from deep time celebrated across the world in literature, art and film as a doomed hero, energetically fighting the forces of evil. Most historians believe that the prototype for Arthur was a warlord living in the ruins of post-Roman…

Scottish Archaeologists To Uncover Ancient Clan Macdonald Castle

A team of archaeologists in Scotland Have begun working on uncovering new information at the ruins of an ancient castle, the former stronghold of Clan Macdonald. Working on the isle of Islay, located in the Inner Hebridies, the 40 strong team of archaeologists and scientists yesterday began a three-week dig at the ruins of Dunyvaig…

Archaeologists Find Fourth Gold Coin at Rusokastro in Bulgaria

Archaeologists working at the Rusokastro fortification in Bulgaria have unveiled their latest find – a 14th century coin dated to the Byzantine period of Emperors Andronikos II and Andronikos III. Described as having been split in half, the gold coin bears the image of the Virgin Mary and the walls of Constantinople with the other…