Posts Tagged ‘medieval’

LISTEN: Medieval poop chute exposed in renovations at Jerusalem’s Tower of David

This week The Times of Israel Podcast is taking you on a journey through thousands of years of history and archaeology at the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem’s Old City. While being largely shut due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the museum is undergoing a huge $40 million renewal project. The massive renovation will […]

Metal Detectorist In Scotland Unearths Rare Medieval Knife

Metal detectorists dream of finding something of real historic value. One lucky detectorist in Scotland has made an astonishing find. He has found a very rare and beautifuly decorated early medieval knife in its original scabbard. This find is something of a first and is providing a window into medieval Scottish history. The find was […]

Mass Grave Found in the Netherlands: A Case of Medieval Slaughter?

In the Netherlands, construction workers have made a gruesome discovery. When working in the city of Vianen, they came across an enigmatic mass burial. They have unearthed up to 20 skeletons that could date back to the Middle Ages. Amazingly, it is likely that more skeletons could be found at the mass grave site. Workers […]

Calling Medieval Foodies! Online Courses for Cooking Medieval Food

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. This old adage has now been taken to a whole new level in the northeast of England. A team of university history professors and top chefs, passionate about medieval food, have come together to teach online students how to source […]

The Art of Courtly Love: 31 Medieval Rules for Romance

Love is the universal feeling. From the dawn of time, from the earliest epochs of man, and all throughout the rise and fall of world’s many civilizations, the concept of love drove the wheel of time forward. Love is not only familial – it is romantic too. In the early medieval period in Europe, love […]

Medieval Soldier’s Remains Found in a Lithuanian Lake

Divers and archaeologists in Lithuania have found the remains of a medieval soldier in a lake. The discovery is offering researchers the opportunity to understand more about the people of the Middle Ages. This is because many of the medieval soldier’s personal belongings were discovered in a great state of preservation. The remains of the […]

Medieval Metallic Objects Show Alchemical Mastery In Poland

Another amazing medieval discovery has been made in eastern Europe. This time, hundreds of medieval objects were unearthed in east-central Poland. The discovery was made when excavators were preparing for new gas works in the village of Poniaty Wielkie, Poland. Here, Polish archaeologists found the remains of an ancient alchemical workshop containing over 200 metal […]

Hidden Medieval Portrait Discovered in a Famous Spanish Cathedral

Imagine finding a selfie carved in stone in the high darkness of a medieval church! While working in one of the most famous churches in Europe, a British art historian discovered exactly that. She found a hidden medieval portrait of a stonemason in the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain. This medieval portrait is […]

Where Death Rings in the Hour: The Amazing Medieval Astronomical Clock of Prague

The technical sophistication of the Middle Ages tends to be underestimated. Near the end of the High Middle Ages, mechanical technology such as clocks and water mills, for example, were becoming quite advanced. A particularly impressive example of this technical skill is the astronomical clock at the old town hall in Prague, the modern-day capital […]

Local History Enthusiasts Discover Oldest Medieval Scottish Bridge

A lost medieval bridge, dating back to the 1300s, has been discovered submerged beneath the whiskey-tinted waters of Scotland’s River Teviot. The cities, towns and villages of Middle Age Europe were built around harbors, rivers and canals. If you look at a map of Britain and Ireland, notice the number of major population centers built […]

An Exceptional Medieval Irish Book Returns to Ireland

An incredibly significant medieval book of manuscripts has been returned to Ireland. The Book of Lismore is a collection of hand-written texts that was donated by an aristocratic English family to the University College Cork. Ireland has a long scribal tradition and produced many remarkable medieval books and illuminated manuscripts, such as the Book of […]

British Metal Detectorists Find 3 Rare Medieval Coins Worth Thousands!

Three lucky metal detectorists in Britain have uncovered three incredibly rare medieval coins . Two were found by teenage enthusiasts and the third was found by a family. And all these lucky detectorists earned a small fortune from their finds! The medieval coins they found have been sold at auction for thousands of dollars. And […]

Medieval Warrior Undertakes ‘1066 Battle Walk’ for Men’s Mental Health

An Englishman marched 250 miles from York to Hastings wearing heavy medieval armor to raise cash for a mental health charity. Lewis Kirkbride, of Pittington, County Durham, England, marched from the north eastern city of York to the southern town of Hastings, with the specific aim of helping to raise cash and awareness about the […]

Medieval Graffiti to Repel Witches and Evil Spirits Found In Britain

In Britain, a mysterious discovery has been made in the ruins of a church in an abandoned medieval village. On some stones, archaeologists have found graffiti and some enigmatic marking. It is believed that the markings were made to ward off evil spirits or witches. This discovery is a timely one as we approach Halloween. […]

Long-lost Medieval Friary Found Beneath English Car Park

British archaeologists have long speculated over the most probable site for a long lost medieval Friary that once stood in open countryside near Gloucester, England. Now it’s been discovered, but not in its tranquil English old-world setting, rather, beneath a carpark and bus station. Every British reader knows the poem telling the story of Dr. […]

Scientists Dig for Answers in Medieval Loos!

A medieval toilet may not be the first place you’d want to dig as an archaeologist, but old latrines are surprisingly good at revealing secrets to life in the Middle Ages! A team of scientists looking at medieval gut bacteria samples from two ancient toilets have reported on what is the first scientific attempt to […]

Rasiglia: Medieval Village of Streams is Italy’s ‘Little Venice’

Rasiglia is a small village located in the province of Perugia, in the central Italian region of Umbria. The village, which traces its history all the way back to the Middle Ages, is known also as the Little Venice of Umbria and the Village of Streams. This is due to the fact that Rasiglia is […]

Silver Signature: Medieval Seal Brings a Woman’s Life to Light

Sometimes a small archaeological find can provide really important insights into our past. A metal detectorist found a tiny artifact that belonged to women who lived in the 14th century in Britain. A medieval seal matrix was found and it is helping researchers to understand the life of a woman from a noble family who […]

Sherborne Missal: 44-Pound Medieval Masterpiece Goes Digital

The British Museum has digitized one of the most remarkable Medieval books ever made in England. The Sherborne Missal contains many paintings on a vast array of subjects. Many of the images are masterpieces of English illumination art. Putting the Sherborne Missal into a digital format means that more people can admire this work of […]

The Anarchy: A Whirlwind of Chaos and Warfare in Medieval England

Anarchy. The word itself is enough to paint a stark picture of lawlessness and disorder, a picture of a world in which no rules exist – for anyone. Such a world is bound to collapse under its own weight, like a building without supports, it caves in on itself. But what happens when anarchy actually […]

Medieval Sword Found Preserved in Polish Lake is Over 1000 Years Old!

Polish archaeologists have found a rare medieval sword and other artifacts from the period at the bottom of a lake in Poland. This important artifact has been dated and is over 1000 years old. The weapon was found in a lake that has connections with the Piast dynasty , which was highly influential in the […]

Medieval ‘Wine Windows’ Revived Due to Coronavirus

Centuries-old wine windows found across the city have been reopening as an innovative way to serve food and cocktails. (Associazione Buchette del Vino)

An old tradition has been revived in Florence, Italy due to the COVID-19 crisis. Once again wine windows have been opened to serve customers in one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. This tradition dates back to the Middle Ages when the plague was a part of everyday life. The wine windows are once again in […]

Medieval Remedy Could Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

A possible medical breakthrough has been made by experts, all thanks to a 1000-year-old medieval English medical text. A treatment, that dates to the Dark Ages , is helping researchers to treat a serious condition. The medieval treatment can help medical professionals to treat infections that have become resistant to antibiotics, which is a growing […]

Artist ‘Vandalizes’ Medieval French Castle Of Carcassonne

By Chris Menahan France’s national fund for monuments paid a Swiss artist to spice up the medieval French castle of Carcassonne to “mark its 20 years as a UNESCO World Heritage site.” It didn’t go over very well. The mediaeval French castle of Carcassonne has been vandalised by “artist” Félice Varini Local people objected to […]

Photos: Abgineh Museum; an exhibition of medieval glass works

IFP- The Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran also known as Abgineh Museum is located at 30 Tir Street in the Iranian capital, Tehran. It is located in a historic building of the Qajar period. Opened in 1980, the museum is housed in the mansion of the former prime minister Qavam al-Saltaneh, and from 1953 […]

Yemen: Oxfam slams ‘medieval’ Saudi-led blockade

Press TV- Yemen is being pushed ever closer to famine after 1,000 days of Saudi Arabian-led war and “medieval” blockade, says an international charity group. “For 1,000 days, huge amounts of sophisticated modern weapons have pounded Yemen, and on top of that, we are now witnessing a medieval siege where mass starvation is being used […]

Why Does The New $1 Billion US Embassy In London Need The First Moat Since Medieval Times

If you google “London moats”, you’ll probably alight on a link which will take you to “London’s Top 10 Moats: A Spotter’s Guide”. We had no idea there were so many and could only think of the “obvious” one surrounding the Tower of London, even if it’s waterless these days. According to the […]

New science confirms: Earth was WARMER during Medieval period

(Natural News) A new technical paper that was published in GeoResJ shows that it is not possible to confirm that any recent warming of our planet is due to unnatural causes. After a team of scientists led by Jennifer Marohasy and Dr. John Abbot used big data techniques to assess six 2,000-year proxy temperature series, […]

European Astronomical Clocks – Wonder of the Medieval World

Astronomical clocks are over 1,000 years old. They predict the movements of the stars, sun, moon, and planets. They are also among the most beautifully-designed timepieces in the world. Here are some of the most glorious examples. Source Article from 00

Flyting – Rap Battles Originated in Medieval Europe

Renegade Editor’s Note: Will the other races please stop with all of their cultural appropriation? By Faces of Ancient Europe Flyting is a ritual, poetic exchange of insults practiced mainly between the 5th and 16th centuries. The root is the Old English word flitan meaning quarrel (from Old Norse word flyta meaning provocation). Examples of flyting […]

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