Keep your historical mind in shape…

Happy Spring to You All! I have put together several links that may be of interest to those who want to keep their keen historical minds in shape. There are some wonderful seminars, workshops and travel opportunities for those who want to hone their skills and contribute to some amazing historical projects or learn from…

Italy celebrates as 5,000 plundered artefacts worth €50m are returned

Italy is celebrating the greatest single recovery of its looted cultural patrimony after 5,361 ancient artifacts stolen by Italian and Swiss criminals were displayed by authorities in Rome, following a complex, 14-year criminal investigation. The precious haul, said to be worth more than €50m (£38m), contains objects dating from the eighth century BC to the…

Tomb of Vlad the Impaler may have been found in Italy

Tomb of Vlad the Impaler may have been found in Italy Vlad III was Prince of Wallachia at times between 1448 and 1476. Because of his reputation for excessive cruelty and sadism, Vlad was given the nickname the Impaler and would later become the inspiration for the character Dracula. In the fall of 1476 he…

Italy’s ‘abandoned’ Riace Bronzes back on show in Calabria

BBC News – Italy’s ‘abandoned’ Riace Bronzes back on show in Calabria Two of Italy’s greatest archaeological treasures are going back on show in their museum after a protracted renovation process that put them at the centre of a national controversy.