White Horse of Uffington is a dog, claims vet

Animal expert says 3,000-year-old Oxfordshire landmark may have to be renamed It is one of Britain’s most-loved ancient hill figures, careering across the downland. Now vets are being urged to question whether the White Horse of Uffington was meant to be a horse at all. Challenging the traditional description of the Oxfordshire landmark, retired vet Olaf Swarbrick […]

Archaeologists identify oldest Muslim graves ever found in Europe

Skeletons in three graves in southern France, found facing towards Mecca, are believed to date from the eighth century Archaeologists working in southern France have identified three graves that are believed to represent the oldest Muslim burials ever found in Europe, dating to the eighth century. The skeletons at medieval site at Nîmes were found facing Mecca, […]