Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-10 15:41
Scientists believe they have found the skeleton of the 16th century Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. The identification was made using DNA from hair retrieved from the astronomer's books. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-11-11 18:26
A 3,500-year-old gravesite, a Roman military camp, and a medieval road are just three of the possibilities archaeologists are exploring at a dig near Rábapatona, Hungary.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-10-19 12:15
Several months of excavation have unearthed the remains of a second century Roman villa in Budapest, Hungary, thought to be one of the earliest in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-09-15 11:23
A stone clock or calendar dating to the early Middle Ages has been discovered near Mogila, Bulgaria. The stone features a semi-circle inscribed in Greek with a central axis.(photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-09-07 18:04
Hungarians are still searching for their own "Holy Grail," the lost library of Matthias Corvinus, a 15th century king who assembled more than 50,000 hand-copied volumes of religious texts, war stories and biographies, only to have them stolen by raiding Turks.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-09-05 11:53
Mihai Fifor, director of Oltenia Muzeum in Romania, believes that archaeologists have discovered a fort which may turn out to be the long sought-after Dacia Malvensis, a Roman regional capital in southern Romania.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-17 12:13
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Roman spa in Prokuplje in southern Serbia during reconstruction work at a local church. The spa is believed to be of "monumental proportions."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-07-31 08:18
A team of archaeologists led by Nikolay Ovcharov have unearthed a 13th century church in Veliko Tarnovo. The site is believed to have once housed the relics of St. Ivan Rilski.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-02-12 19:06
Lady Marija Kotok of Sylvan Glen in AEthelemarc reports that the latest edition of the Slavic Interest group newsletter and notes from December 2007's Slavic University are now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-02-05 17:48
Up until now, little has been known about the personal life of medieval astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, but author Jack Repcheck brings life to the man in his new book Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began. Owen Gingerich reviews the book for the Sunday New York Times.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sat, 2008-01-26 14:56
The contemporary celebration marks 550 years since the celebrated Hungarian King Matthias brought Italian Renaissance thinkers and artists to Hungary and contributed to the development of humanist ideas in greater Europe.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2008-01-03 08:43
Archaeologists have uncovered parts of Prague's oldest ramparts, dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries. The remnants of the wall, which was part of one of Prague's main entrance gates, were discovered in the cellar of the Academy of Performing Arts building.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 19:45
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of walls dating to the 9th and 10th centuries in Malostranske namesti square in Prague. The 6 meter high walls were constructed of wood and clay.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-11 12:21
Archaeologists working on a site near Usti nad Labem in North Bohemia have discovered a ceramic statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus dating to the late 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-11-29 14:07
State seals, dating to the first Bulgarian Empire (681-1018), were discovered recently during excavation for public buildings. The seals are believed to have belonged to the rulers Simeon and Petar.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-27 19:10
A new castle has been constructed in Byczyna near Opole, Poland for the purpose of studying medieval construction and life. The Polsko-Czeskie Centrum Szkolenia Rycerstwa (The Polish-Czech Center of Knights Training) was constructed for 4.5 milion of polish zloty.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-01 16:53
Archaeologist Kazimir Popkonstantikov has discovered an inscription on a tomb from the Middle Ages in high medieval Bulgarian, a rare instance of the language. The inscription chronicled the burial site of a monk in a 10th century monastery.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-30 19:00
After 359 years in Stockholm, the Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil's Bible, has been returned to the Czech National Library in Prague for an exhibition. The book was supposedly written 800 years ago with the help of the devil.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-09-14 21:12
Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered 15 tombs dating to the 14th century near a medieval fortress in Kardzhali, Bulgaria. Experts believe the graces may have been from defenders of the rock sanctuary of Perperikon which fell under siege by the Turkish emir Orhan in 1362.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-25 20:10
A unique wood-reinforced, medieval ditch has been discovered near Prague, Czech Republic. Experts believe the ditch dates to the 13th or 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-08-03 10:42
Bulgarian archaeologists are working on the remains of the St. 40 Martyrs Church, "one of the oldest and most historically important places of worship in Bulgaria."
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2007-07-17 19:03
Archaeologists in the village of Topolchane, Bulgaria have unearthed artifacts of gold, silver and pottery dating back to the 4th century B.C.E., including a golden mask.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-29 15:15
Art historians are excited about the possible discovery of a Botticelli fresco in the ruins of a Hungarian palace. The large work was found in remains of the palace of Archbishop Janos Vitez, the head of the country's Catholic church from 1465 to 1472.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-25 21:17
Plans to build a parking lot in Pilsen, Czech Republic, have changed after the discovery of children's graves, part of a 15th century Jewish cemetery.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-12 11:23
After a special ceremony on April 19, 2007 to anoint the remains, relics from Bulgaria's legendary 12th century Tzar Kaloyan were re-buried in Veliko Tarnovo 800 years following his death.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-11 20:17
Roman remains and artifacts were discovered recently in Vinkovci during excavations to construct a new sports hall including a fibula, a Roman ornamental clip, dating to the 4th century C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-01 19:56
Czesc Pan Zygmunt Nadratowski has created the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a website for the study of hussars, cossacks or Tatar steppe warriors.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-18 16:24
Bran Castle, near Brasov, Romania, was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's classic Dracula. Now the 14th century castle is up for sale for a "paltry" UK£40 million.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-28 20:21
In an excerpt from the December 2006 issue of National Geographic Magazine, Carol Kaufmann looks at the reasons why Romans, Celts and others dumped their precious treasures into the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-24 19:55
Early Christian burials dating to the 11th and 13th centuries have been found in Chernihiv in the Ukraine. Experts believe that the 30 tombs prove that the city was important in early Russian history.