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Dark Ages Fort Built by Mysterious ‘Painted People’ Found in Scotland

Pictish_Fort

A fort that is more than 1,000 years old, dating back to the time of Alfred the Great, has been unearthed in Scotland, more than 200 years after it was thought to have been completely destroyed. The ancient fort was built by the Picts, a loose confederation of tribes who lived in what is now…

Coins discovery ‘will re-write’ Anglo-Saxon history

Anglo-Saxon Hoard

The Anglo-Saxon coins are said to point to some sort of an alliance in the 870s between Alfred the Great and a rival. Historians say an entire chapter of the Anglo-Saxon period will have to be re-written after a metal detectorist found a huge hoard of coins in a field. James Mather made the discovery…

Northern Cyprus History Holiday

Northern Cyprus boasts a long and interesting history, much of which has made it into the colourful and exciting place that it is today, with its rich tapestry of different cultures and influences. Take an island which may date as far back as 9,000 years; sprinkle in different and often interwoven cultures throughout the centuries…