A Medieval Potion Proves Its Worth as an Effective Bacteria Killer

A 1,000-year-old recipe to treat eye infections could lead to an unorthodox way of combating antibiotic resistance. Read More >>

Dead Medieval Woman ‘Gave Birth’ to Baby in Coffin

Italian archaeologists have uncovered a medieval grave containing the remains of a woman and a foetus lying between her legs. It’s a grim example of a “coffin birth,” say the researchers, but there’s even more to this horrific Middle Ages tragedy than that. Read More >>

Listen to a Song That Hasn’t Been Heard For a Thousand Years

An ancient song repertory lost since the 11th century has been reconstructed by researchers from the University of Cambridge. Read More >>

What Mars Would Look Like Mapped by Medieval Cartographers

What can one expect to find out on the dusty plains of Mars? This new map shows you through the eyes of a medieval cartographer. Read More >>