The prospect of an exciting new dig at York….!

The York Archaeological Society is hoping that an important new dig in the city is going to attract thousands of tourists. It will be an excavation into the city’s Roman history, and being outdoors will be an advantage in these times of Covid 19 restrictions. This can only be a good thing when so many… Continue reading The prospect of an exciting new dig at York….!

York’s “Viking” tourism is recovering, but not yet for Richard….

York Archaeological Trust says “….’Limiting admission numbers has probably had the most significant impact on our performance, but we have extended our opening hours at JORVIK Viking Centre throughout the school holidays, opening an hour earlier at 9am and closing at 8pm seven days a week’….” The Viking Centre is able to accommodate the required… Continue reading York’s “Viking” tourism is recovering, but not yet for Richard….

Relatively recent archaeological digs in York….

Archaeology isn’t all about the really old. The photographs accompanying this article show York digs in only recently gone decades. But, of course, there is also a lot of interesting information about York’s more distant past! This article tells of various archaeological projects that took place in the 1970s and 80s.

Blind and partially sighted visitors to be catered for at York attraction….

From the link at the end of this article:- ‘BLIND and partially sighted people will be able to appreciate some of York’s attractions better under a new scheme by York Archaeological Trust (YAT) and York Blind and Partially Sighted Society. ‘Visually impaired inspectors will visit YAT’s centres at Barley Hall, Richard III Experience in Monk… Continue reading Blind and partially sighted visitors to be catered for at York attraction….

Jorvik – Reconstructing the Viking Age

Originally posted on Giaconda's Blog:
The Viking settlement at Jorvik, modern day York, is the largest excavated Viking site in England. Jorvik was an important trading centre due to its river links along the Ouse to the Humber estuary and North Sea and also an important political centre, the largest of the of the six fortified…

A return to the East Riding (2007)

I had visited York twice before, the first time with my primary school thirty years ago, and am thus familiar with the classic medieval and subsequent attractions. On my second visit, my late mother and I went to the same venues, thus I was determined to visit the subsequently built Jorvik centre. In this I… Continue reading A return to the East Riding (2007)