801 CE to 900 CE
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-02-21 09:44
An almost complete (though broken) Anglo-Saxon sculpture of an angel has been found under Lichfield Cathedral.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-02-10 10:24
The British Museum just paid UK£357,832, the largest sum ever for a gold Anglo-Saxon coin.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-01-10 09:42
Scientists have analysed a over 500 skeletons and believe they have found evidence of teeth decoration, possibly used to indicate rank or prowess. Caroline Arcini of Sweden's National Heritage Board found the evidence only on male remains.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-05 15:09
ABC News takes a new look at one of the oldest controversies of the Catholic Church: Pope Joan, a 9th century woman who, according to legend, disguised herself as a man to serve as Pope.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-10 13:18
How did our ancestors keep track of time before clocks, wristwatches and cellphones? They used daymarks.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-02 03:30
Metal detecting enthusiast Tim Pearson, of Denaby, England, recently found a 9th century Saxon Aestel, which looks like a four inch long bottle, and may have served as a holder for sticks used to turn pages of religious books.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-17 08:57
Researcher Nancy Marie Brown of Penn State University writes about archaeological research being done in Iceland. The team is hoping to demonstrate concrete evidence for the Viking sagas.
Submitted by Zabava on Thu, 2005-09-08 17:01
While playing in their yard, three five-year-old boys from northern Norway found a silver buckle and a necklace with a dragon motif that have surprised many archaeologists. The pieces are identified as Viking jewelry and date back to 800-900 CE.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-08-15 08:21
A group of archaeologists from Cardiff University in Wales are searching a clifftop in Pembrokeshire hoping to discover a medieval cemetery. A skeleton dating to that time was found previously in the area.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-09 09:19
Archeologists have discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon settlement on Coulsdon's Farthing Downs near London, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-07-08 22:47
The Skidbladner, a 26 meter replica of a Viking longship, abandoned after a failed attempt to sail to North America, will find a new home on Unst, the most nothernly of Scotland's Shetland Islands.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-19 15:50
New research shows that Viking raiders were armed by German weaponsmiths who sold their wares to the 9th century Norse.
Submitted by GiovannaL on Fri, 2005-06-17 09:47
Unto the members of the Knowne Worlde, the Incipient Shire of Ma’ale Giborim extends an invitation to All and Sundry to a most unique event; a ten-day trip to the Holy Land of Israel, whereupon you will visit ruins, excavations, sites and buildings spanning a Biblical to Ottoman timeline.
Shop in the Arab Shuk in the Old City of Jerusalem, visit the ancient monasteries scattered throughout the north and west, enjoy horseback riding near the Horns of Hittim and partake in a feast in a Crusader castle. Wade in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, swim in the Sea of Galilee and stroll along the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. To see a more complete itinerary, and our Shire FAQ (which addresses concerns about travel to Israel), please go to www.sca-israel.org
Deadline for reservations: March 1, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-04 15:35
Last February several longboats full of intrepid Vikings sailed up the River Ouse to claim the City of York.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-04 08:15
Producer Ridley Scott's dream project Tristan and Isolde, starring James Franco, Sophia Myles, and Rufus Sewell, has been scheduled for release in February 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-30 14:23
Natural gas workers at a site in Milford Haven were surprised to unearth what may well be a metalworks plant dating to the 9th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-06 14:02
The piece of an engraved stone throne, discovered in Mainz, Germany in 1911, has been identified as belonging to a throne once used by the Emperor Charlemagne.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-05 12:20
New research has shown that medieval Arab scholars respected the philosophical and scientific accomplishments of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-11-25 08:21
Researchers are excited by the discovery of a 13th-14th century town on the dry bottom of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-30 10:03
A virtually intact Viking village, which researchers call "Ireland's equivalent of Pompeii," discovered in Ireland recently may be left unexcavated.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-17 17:52
A 9th century, gold, Anglo-Saxon penny sold for over US$400,000 recently, a world record for a British coin.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-16 05:05
A new book by historian Alex Woolf claims that Scottish hero Kenneth MacAlpine was actually a Pict.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-09-28 15:41
A man walking his dog on a footpath near Bedfordshire, England idly picked up a coin believed to be worth 120,000-150,000 pounds.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-09-11 11:40
A new study by the Ohio State University states that Northern European men of the early Middle Ages were nearly as tall as modern-day Americans.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2004-08-30 13:23
Archaeologists have uncovered the grave of a woman who died around 900AD and was buried (near what is now north Dublin) with a collection of artifacts, including a stunning oval brooch from Scandinavia.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2004-08-29 12:50
A replica Viking ship, based on a 9th century ship constructed in Dublin, is in the final stages of preparation at the Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde in Norway.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-07-21 16:03
Workers doing cleanup work around Romsey Abbey in Hampshire County, England, found more than they bargained for: 14 Saxon graves. (Corrected URL)