Happy Birthday to Harriet Ann Boyd-Hawes! Born in 1871, the American archaeologist specialized in ancient Greece and was among the first women to direct a major archaeological field project.
After working as a teacher, in 1896 she enrolled at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, but had to finance her own fieldwork when her requests to assist on archaeological digs were discouraged. In 1901, a Greek schoolteacher showed Boyd a site where, in three field seasons, she uncovered the traces of a Late Bronze Age (1,500 BCE) Minoan town, Gournia, including houses, cobbled streets, and a palace. Boyd later wrote that “the chief archaeological value of Gournia is that it has given us a remarkably clear picture of the everyday circumstances, occupations, and ideals of the Aegean folk at the height of their true prosperity.”
Read the latest update on our mission to bring one of the Sunbeam 1000hp's mighty V12 engines back to life.
If you think this thorny dragon’s exaggerated spikes get it noticed in the wild, think again. Technically known as a moloch, the Australian lizard is notoriously hard to spot. The 8-inch animal remain..
We are excited to announce that one of Beaulieu’s biggest events has been chosen as a finalist in Tourism South East’s Beautiful South Tourism Awards which celebrate excellence in tourism.
Have you always wondered what it would be like to spend the evening in a haunted building on a real ghost hunt?
Then why not take the plunge and join the Hampshire Ghost Club as they embark on a para..
It’s Squid and Cuttlefish Day!
The common cuttlefish has a devastating approach to hunting its prey: confuse and conquer. To hypnotize and lure victims, cuttlefish use their amazing camouflage, putt..
It’s time for Trilobite Tuesday!
Most trilobite fossils are a single color, but some can display a surprising range of hues depending on where they’ve been found and what minerals have influenced the..