Prince Philip dead: Duke of Edinburgh not to have a state funeral but a royal ceremonial funeral

The Duke of Edinburgh is expected to have a royal ceremonial funeral and Union Jack flags will fly at half-mast around Britain following his death today aged 99. Prince Philip will not lie in state and there will be no state funeral because he had insisted that he did not want the ‘fuss’.  Instead a … Read more

Archaeologists unearth Roman ceremonial carriage from villa in Pompeii

What happened?   Mount Vesuvius erupted in the year AD 79, burying the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis, and Stabiae under ashes and rock fragments, and the city of Herculaneum under a mudflow.   Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy, is the only active volcano in continental Europe and is thought to be one of the … Read more