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Potential Site for Viking 'Thing' discovered

Archaeologists believe that they have identified one of the Norse ‘Thing’ sites on the island Bute. 48 more words


612 A.D. Constantine III is Born

3 May – Constantine III born Heraclius Novus Constantinus a future Byzantine Emperor was born on this day in 612 A.D. 54 more words


627 – Battle of the Trench

31 March

The Battle of the Trench was a 27 – day long siege of Yathrib (now Medina) by Arab and Jewish tribes. The strength of the confederate armies is estimated around 10,000 men with six hundred horses and some camels, while the Medinan defenders numbered 3,000. 179 more words


1,500-year-old wine presses found in Netivot, Israel | Ancientfoods

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November 2015

The excavation revealed the remains of a late Byzantine period village dating to the 6th and 7th centuries. One of the most impressive finds of the excavation is a sophisticated wine press that was used to mass-produce wine. 117 more words


632 – The Farewell Sermon of the Islamic prophet Muhammad

9 March

The Farewell Sermon (Khuṭbatu l-Wadāʿ), also known as Muhammad’s Final Sermon or The Last Sermon, was delivered by the Islamic prophet, Muhammad on this day in 632 in the Uranah valley of Mount Arafat, during the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj. 65 more words


Archaeologists discover previously unknown Anglo-Saxon industrial island in Lincolnshire | Culture24

An Anglo-Saxon island which could have been a monastic or trading centre in Lincolnshire is being described as one of the most important discoveries in decades by archaeologists, who say hundreds of dress pins, 21 styli and a “huge” number of 7th and 8th century coins are merely an “enticing glimpse” of an ancient settlement… 24 more words

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Book Review - The Cross and the Curse

Last Thursday I gave a talk to a local WI group. I told them much more than they probably wanted to know about the history of the area – I probably mentioned the Anglo Saxons, once or twice. 719 more words