I’m bogged down keeping up with my business during the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, so just another “In the News” post this week.
Archaeologists have identified about 40 previously unknown monuments near Newgrange in an “exceptionally successful” survey.
A University of Dundee student has digitally revealed the face of one of Scotland’s oldest druids, believed to have been more than 60 years old when she died during the Iron Age.
A 2,500-year-old perforated seal tooth that may have been worn as a pendant, a weaving comb carved from bone, pottery, and shards of Roman glass have been discovered at Swandro, a coastal Iron Age site on the largest of the Orkney Island.
A large Norse “drinking hall” was discovered on an island of Scotland, archaeologists say, and is believed to have been used by a viking chieftain named Earl Sigurd way back in the 12th century.
Officials in Fife have put out a call for the remains of Lilias Adie, who died in prison in the early 1700s after being accused of witchcraft.
Robert Fortune knew his tea. In 1843, the Scottish botanist sailed to China, funded by the Royal Horticultural Society, to study the varieties of the drink grown there that had become hugely popular in Britain. But when the British East India Company reached out to him in 1848 and requested he return to China, it was for a very different mission — this time not to study, but to steal.