3,000-year-old bridge known as the Devil"s sunbathing spot is washed away as 2012 comes to a very wet close

Wiped out by a raging river: 3,000-year-old bridge known as the Devil's sunbathing spot is washed away as 2012 comes to a very wet close Bridge swept away by raging river, after trees carried in flood snap cablesAncient construction in Exmoor, Somerset, could date back to 1000 B.C. It has 17 giant slabs – largest being 8ft long and 5ft wide – spanning 180ft | UPDATED: 15:12 GMT, 1 January 2013 A stone bridge reputed to be 3,000 years old was swept away as flooding continued to bring chaos to parts of Britain yesterday

2,000-year-old Roman theatre discovered in back garden of archaeological school

Unique 2,000-year-old Roman theatre discovered in back garden of archaeological school Roman remains reveal first British example of ancient cockpit-style theatreHad a large nearly circular orchestra pit with a narrow stage set much further back than in traditional theatresFound at site where Kent Archaeological Field School is basedArchaeologist Dr Paul Wilkinson said: 'It really is an amazing find, the first one in Britain, and it is just beyond my garden' | UPDATED: 16:48 GMT, 25 December 2012 Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Bronze Age Roman theatre – dating back 2,000 years. Dr Paul Wilkinson, founder of the Kent Archaeological Field School, believes it is the first of its kind to be found in Britain.

Roman tomb of General Marcus Nonius Macrinus who inspired Russell Crowe"s Gladiator may have to be reburied

Tomb of Roman general who inspired Russell Crowe's Gladiator could be reburied as Italy can't afford to preserve it Burial place of Marcus Nonius Macrinus was found near river Tiber in 2008 It will be filled in unless 2m can be found to protect it from winter weather | UPDATED: 10:54 GMT, 10 December 2012 When archaeologists unearthed the well-preserved tomb of a second-century Roman general that had lain under muddy clay for 1800 years, their find was hailed as the most important ancient Roman monument to come to light for decades. The burial place of Marcus Nonius Macrinus, the general who advised Emperor Marcus Aurelius and fought Germanic tribes in the second century, was found at Saxa Rubra, north of Rome, in 2008, and boasted marble pillars and Latin inscriptions. But despite the joy of historians who pored over the important ancient mausoleum, Italian authorities say it may now have to be reburied as they cannot afford the preservation works necessary to keep it open.

Welcome to the Hotel of Doom: The 3,000 room monstrosity in Kim-Jong Un"s starving dictatorship North Korea no foreigner has stepped inside……

Welcome to the Hotel of Doom: The 3,000 room monstrosity in Kim Jong-Un's starving dictatorship no foreigner has stepped inside… until nowThe world's biggest hotel is set to open in North Korea next yearWhen it opens it will be 26 years after building work began It is built in Pyongyang, a city so poor it cannot light up the streets at nightOur writer risked his life to be the first foreigner inside Ryungyong Hotel | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 8 December 2012 It’s 5.45am on an icy winter’s morning and I am jogging through the pitch-black, potholed streets of one of the strangest and most sinister cities in the world.