Update on the “British Pompeii”: A 3,000-year-old world has been unearthed in England’s Fenlands” – CNN.com

Source: A 3,000-year-old world has been unearthed in England’s Fenlands – CNN.com

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The 3,000-Year-Old Wheel Found At ’Britain’s Pompeii’ On Farm Near Peterborough – Yahoo News

“Archaeologists have uncovered the most intact Bronze Age wheel ever found in the UK, at a site dubbed ‘Britain’s Pompeii’. ‘This remarkable but fragile wooden wheel is the earliest complete example ever found in Britain,’ said Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England.”

Source: The 3,000-Year-Old Wheel Found At ’Britain’s Pompeii’ On Farm Near Peterborough – Yahoo News

Mark Byrnes Defends the Magna Carta

In response to Tom Ginsburg (“Stop Revering the Magna Carta”) and David Allen Green (“The Destructive Myth of the Magna Carta”), Mark Byrnes argues that it’s “OK to celebrate Magna Carta.” Read his argument here:

History News Network | It’s Ok to Celebrate Magna Carta.

King John signing the Magna Carta (1215).  Undated illustration, after a painting by Chappel. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

King John signing the Magna Carta (1215). Undated illustration, after a painting by Chappel. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Stop Revering Magna Carta – NYTimes.com

“Magna Carta has everything going for it to be venerated in the United States: It is old, it is English and, because no one has actually read the text, it is easy to invoke to fit current needs.” So true!

Read Tom Ginsburg’s argument de-mythologizing the famous document:

Stop Revering Magna Carta – NYTimes.com.

King John at Runnymede (1215) signing the Magna Carta

King John at Runnymede (1215) signing the Magna Carta

“The History & Legacy of Magna Carta Explained in Animated Videos by Monty Python’s Terry Jones” | History News Network

Do you need to brush up on your Magna Carta history? The British Museum has made a short video on the Magna Carta. It’s a great overview of the basic story of the document and its legacy.

History News Network | The History & Legacy of Magna Carta Explained in Animated Videos by Monty Python’s Terry Jones.