The carvings included interlocking V shapes to invoke the protection of the Virgin Mary.
The marks date to early 1606 and the reign of King James I, a period when superstition and paranoia gripped England.
A mosaic floor made from small white, black, gray, blue, red and yellow pebbles emerged during a dig.
The central theme depicts a chariot in motion driven by Hermes, who is most likely escorting King Philip II to the Underworld. Continue reading â†’
King Philip II's bones are buried in a tomb along with a mysterious woman-warrior.
Officials have finally decided on the reinterment details for the remains of the 15th-century English ruler.
Shakespeare called him a hunchback, but a new three-dimensional model of King Richard III's spiraling spine shows his true disability: adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
New genetic evidence casts further doubt on the authenticity of a grisly French relic: a gourd long believed to be stained with the blood of Louis XVI.
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