Archive - Apr 8, 2006

Medieval Welsh Site Being Excavated

An archaeologist has purchased land in Wales, convinced it is the site of a medieval village.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 8, 1492

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Lorenzo de Medici, called "The Magnificent."

Headless Bodies in York Cemetery Gladiators?

Researchers have suggested that the remains discovered in a Roman cemetery in York, England might be those of gladiators. The bodies were all of tall, strong men, and all were headless.

Heirs to Concordia of the Snows Named

Their Excellencies Baltasar and Lucia, Baron and Baroness of Concordia of the Snows in the East Kingdom, have announced that they have heirs.

Seeking the Colorful Past

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Cheryl Porter will present a slide lecture presented by the University of Iowa's Center for the Book. The lecture will address the history, geography, iconographic importance, and techniques of color manufacture, with specific refrence to medieval manuscript paintings.

The lecture will take place at 8 p.m. in Gerber Lounge of the English Philosophy Building.

For more information, visit the website: Location:
University of Iowa, Iowa City, English Philosophy Building, Gerber Lounge