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Spanish Armada maps saved from export to the US after hurried funds drive

The maps date back to 1589 and remain the earliest surviving representations of naval battles.  A rare collection of 10 maps that depict the defeat of the Spanish empire were salvaged before being so...
Berlin News

Saturn, Hitler’s alleged alligator, embalmed in Moscow

Hitler’s alleged alligator is now taxidermy and will be exhibited in a museum.  Saturn, having survived the bombing of Berlin during WWII, died last May in the Moscow Zoo, and will be on display at...
Vienna News

Ancient Greek Battle helmet of an elite Illyrian warrior found in Croatia

Ancient Greek Battle helmet of an elite Illyrian warrior found next to a 2000-year old rock-cut tomb. Experts restoring damaged ancient graves stumbled across a tomb belonging to a warrior. Inside wa...
Copenhagen News

Melting ice patch uncovers ancient hunting arrows

Norway uncovers a ‘hidden collection’ of ancient reindeer hunting arrows from melting ice patch Archeologists in Norway uncovered a trove of tools exposed from a melting ice patch. The new find compr...
London News

New Holocaust memorial for London

Top architects and artists shortlisted for Holocaust monument near Westminster. The ten shortlisted designs for a new Holocaust Memorial in London have been announced by the organisers of the inter...
Dublin News

Irish president commissions 1916 sculpture

People's Acorn chosen for grounds of Áras an Uachtaráin. A sculpture by Dublin artist Rachel Joynt has been chosen as the winning 1916 commemorative piece for the grounds of the president's residen...
Oxford News

Plans to revamp Museum of Oxford

Oxford city council seeks heritage grant to treble museum space. The exhibition space of the Museum of Oxford could treble by 2020 if the city council is successful with its proposal to seek £1.6 m...
Dublin News

Irish state buys Easter Rising site

Moore St buildings bought for €4 million The Irish state is to purchase the Moore Street site that was the scene of the rebels' last stand during the 1916 Easter Rising, an insurrection mounte...
Berlin News

German documents record world war one

Germany's Federal Archives have made 700,000 documents, photos, film footage and recordings of world war one available in a special section of its website. Here are photos not just of the war zones...
Dublin News

Dublin builds replica Viking house

Botanic Gardens hosts Viking structure Construction of a Viking house using traditional building material and methods is nearing completion on the grounds of the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin...
Dublin News

Restoration of Dublin's O'Connell Tower

Visitors to climb round tower for first time in four decades Visitors to Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery will be able to climb the giant O’Connell Tower for the first time in more than four...
Madrid News

Madrid to search for Cervantes

The search for the body of poet, novelist and playwright Miguel de Cervantes could start in March or April now that the Madrid regional government has given its permission. The project will search...
Brussels News

Belgium appeals for world war one documents

Brussels City Museum is calling for the loan of documents, letters, correspondence, diaries and objects relating to world war one for an exhibition its is organising in 2014 to mark the outbreak of th...
Copenhagen News

Denmark demolishes dangerous Nazi bunkers

Demolition starts on 120 Nazi world war two bunkers along the west coast of Denmark at the end of July. The first one scheduled for destruction is on Langerhuse beach near Harboore. The German-buil...
Jersey News

Jersey releases Red Cross stamps

To coincide with Liberation Day celebrations in Jersey on 9 May the Jersey Post is to release new stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement....
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