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British piers, Alabama buildings named among 25 at-risk monuments

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Historical gems around the globe, ranging from a Syrian bazaar and the last active synagogue in Alexandria to England's Blackpool Piers and Alabama civil rights buildings, are threatened by war, disasters and urbanization, a monument conservation group said on Monday. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Annesley Hall in Nottingham, England

Dating to the middle of the 13 th century, Annesley Hall is a historic country estate in a precarious state of dilapidation. The decrepit stately home has a ruined church, a history of bold seafaring adventurers, ghosts and unrequited love. Show More Summary

Stonehenge and the National Trust

Stonehenge (c) David Gill Stonehenge is part of one of the most important prehistoric (and historic) landscapes in England. A members' resolution has been presented to the National Trust AGM on Saturday (21 October 2017) that aims to...Show More Summary

New clues on the historical origin of the vaccine used to eradicate smallpox

(Publicase Comunicação Científica) For centuries, researchers assumed that the active ingredient in the vaccine providing immunity against smallpox was the cowpox virus but a study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates otherwise.

Conde on Historic Gravestones in Boston, 11 Oct.

As part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month, the New England Historical Genealogical Society is hosting a free lecture on 11 October by Ta Mara Conde, founder of Historic Gravestone Services.The society’s description of “Stories in Stone: America Through Its Early Burial Grounds” says:Burial grounds are outdoor museum: accessible and open to all. Show More Summary

A Missing Pearl

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South Portland, Maine is your classic New England small town. The historic city is famous for its working waterfront, where fish, like any good New England town, runs the economy.

Historic estate where ‘Great British Bake Off’ was filmed wants $6.7M

Harptree Court is located in North Somerset, England Fans of The Great British Bake Off (known as The Great British Baking show in the U.S.) might recognize this historic Georgian estate for sale in North Somerset, England. The nine-bedroom manse is set on over 51 acres, on which seasons three and four of the smash-hit reality cooking show were shot. Show More Summary

New scientific dating research unravels the story of life in prehistoric Orkney Read

A new study, published today in Antiquity journal, is challenging the previously understood narrative for prehistoric life on Orkney. It was led by Professor Alex Bayliss of Historic England and is based on the interrogation of moreShow More Summary

Ancient British stone circles were used for ‘Neolithic parties’, study finds

The Ring of Brodgar originally had 60 stones, but now has 27 Colin Richards, Historic England Orkney is home to a host of Neolithic stone houses, stone circles and elaborate burial monuments, but a new study into the area has allowed experts to add a new purpose to the prehistoric communities’ use of some of these sites – partying. Show More Summary

Palace make unwanted history as Davis ruins Hodgson’s debut

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London (AFP) – Roy Hodgson was unable to stop Crystal Palace hitting an historic low as Steven Davis sealed Southampton’s 1-0 win at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Former England boss Hodgson was taking charge of Palace for the first time following his appointment on Tuesday as successor to the sacked Frank De Boer. Show More Summary

Mystery Chesil Beach Shipwreck Designated Following Wessex Archaeology Fieldwork

We recently blogged about the German First World War submarine UC-70 and about how our survey work and advice helped Historic England to legally protect the wreck. However, this submarine is not the only nationally important shipwreck site to have been recently protected as a result of our work for Historic England. Show More Summary

Vengeance for Super Bowl LI? Atlanta United routs New England Revolution

Atlanta United's historic 7-0 rout might help make up for the Falcons' Super Bowl collapse vs. the Patriots.        

Saltburn Cliff Lift in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England

The Saltburn Cliff Lift is a historic funicular railway system located in Saltburn-by-the-Sea in Cleveland, England. It underwent a series of modernisations in the mid-20 th century, but recently a process of restoration has returned...Show More Summary

Stone stackers at ancient sites could face jail, warns Historic England

Pastime of creating ‘fairy castles’ is feared to be putting protected monuments such as Stowe’s Hill in Cornwall at risk The public body responsible for looking after some of England’s most historic places has issued a stern warning to people who indulge the art of stone stacking in protected spots. Show More Summary

Wind-powered machine mimics the sound of 500 galloping horses

How do you bring an ancient landscape to life? Architecture studio NEON breathes life into England’s historical Chesters Roman Fort by recreating the sound of 500 galloping horses. Architect Mark Nixon led the design of Cavalary 360,...Show More Summary

New England Patriots: What Does Loss to Chiefs Really Mean?

On Thursday night, the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots lose to the Kansas City Chiefs. What exactly does that mean? Hello, NFL history buffs. First things first. Yep, these are the historical factoids. All told, the eventual Super Bowl champion is 41-9-1 in season openers. Show More Summary

The Amazing Story of the 1938 New England Hurricane

As hurricane season is heavy upon us the weather experts are predicting a very tumultuous month ahead. This harrowing tale of a historic hurricane in New England back in 1938 serves a stark reminder of the power of mother nature as well...Show More Summary

Kareem Hunt, Chiefs stun Patriots with historic outburst in NFL opener

Tyreek Hill, Alex Smith and rookie running back Hunt punctuate Kansas City's charge after trailing by three at halftime, spoiling New England's Super Bowl celebration, 42-27.

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