Archive - Dec 6, 2009

Robert of Canterbury elevated in Drachenwald

Nerissa reports that Robert of Canterbury has been elevated to the order of the Pelican at the Fall 2009 Kingdom University in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. (photos)

Treasure hunters lead researchers to 13th century Welsh manor

Metal detectorist John Lyon was thrilled to find a hoard of 44 coins dating to the 13th century in a farmyard near Pinchbeck, Wales, but the real discovery may be the source of the coins: a 13th century "well-built house" with a possible ecclesiastical connection.

Graveyard reveals medical secrets of medieval Ireland

The history of medieval medicine in Ireland got a major boost with the discovery of a previously unknown medieval church and graveyard in Ballyhanna, County Donegal. Among the surprises was evidence of successful brain surgery performed around the year 800.