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Roman Shanty Town Discovered

Posted: January 21, 2011 in Articles, History
Evidence of a Roman ‘shanty town’ has been uncovered by archaeologists in Teesdale. These findings come two years after archaeologists carried out a major dig in Bowes where they found a significant amount of remains of what was believed to be a large unplanned settlement which had grown around the local Roman fort.
This settlement was nicknamed a ‘shanty town’ and was considered a very significant find because it was thought to have been inhabited a lot longer then similar settlements further north. Including the settlement of Housesteads on Hadrian’s Wall. (more…)

An important 15th Century inscription has been discovered at Rattadi, a small village in Kundapur taluk. The inscription is thought to belong to the Sangama dynasty of Vijayanagara Empire.

The inscription itself is in Kannada and is thought to date back to the Saka era. The inscription has a great influence in the study of the Vijayanagara Empire and the Tuluva history.

According to the new found histories when Devaraya II was ruling Vijayanagara as its emperor, his officer Bhachanna Odeya appears to have defeated and subdued some ruler of Kabsanaala Durga.

The inscription begins with an invocation to Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva and Bringinatha. It also mentions the date of Saka year 1330.  This corresponds to 1408 AD. After a study of the full text, it is hoped that the epigraph may reveal some more valuable facts of history.

Real life Tomb Raider Arrested

Posted: January 21, 2011 in Articles, History
Italian police claim to have found the lost tomb of Caligula, the Roman Emperor. The police say they arrested a man as he struggled to smuggle a statue of the notorious emperor abroad. This statue was reportedly found at a previously unknown site.
Caligula is often known as an insane emperor after sleeping with his sisters, delighting in murder and trying to appoint his horse into the role of Consul. He only ruled for four years. (more…)

A 1,250 year old temple in Southern India has been saved from collapsing by using a process called ‘granite stitching.’

The temple called the Kailasanathar Temple is located in the town of Ulthiramerur, India and according to studies carried out on its inscriptions it is over 1,250 years old.