801 CE to 900 CE
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-27 15:03
On Sunday March 4, 2007, the History Channel will premiere a two-hour program on the history of the Dark Ages. Long characterized as barbaric and uncivilized, the program will attempt to dispel the myths and explore the real and varied history of the period.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-02-04 00:48
Archaeologists working on the excavations of burial sites near Frøyland in Rogaland County, Norway were excited to find many artifacts including glass beads, scissors and household utensils.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2007-01-19 19:45
A newly discovered 9th Century grave in Western Norway is yielding many treasures. The grave of a female has so far produced jewelry, many pearls, glass beads, scissors, a knife and other household utensils. The quality and size of the finds indicate a high status grave.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-03 14:00
A sacred icon depicting Saint Kliment Ohridski, dating from the Middle Ages, will be on display in Sofia, Bulgaria November 25, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-01 10:15
Love and Virtue, a film about Charlemagne based on The Song of Roland and Orlando Innamorato, will feature an all-star cast including John Malkovich, Peter O'Toole, Stephen Dillane and Darryl Hannah.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-09-25 11:21
Russian and German archaeologists believe they may have found traces of human settlement in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2006-07-26 15:17
As reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 26 July 2006: Irish archaeologists on Tuesday heralded the discovery of an ancient book of psalms, found by a construction worker who spotted something while driving the shovel of his backhoe into a bog.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-07-25 10:07
Members of the public will have an opportunity to help excavate the site of an early Christian cemetery in Pembrokeshire.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-06-17 12:18
On June 17, 900, Fulk, the Archbishop of Reims, was assassinated by the Count of Flanders, who was excommunicated as a result.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-05-11 11:14
The earliest known printed book was created on May 11, 868 in China. The text was the Buddhist Diamond Sutra, a classic work of meditative Buddhism which stresses the importance of avoiding extremes of attachment.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-05-02 13:21
Boris I of Bulgaria died on May 2, 907.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-18 19:19
The discovery of the remains of a village dating from the late Saxon period in Southampton, England has researchers from Oxford Archaeology a buzz. Among the finds were glassware from Italy and Germany.
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
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land! June 13 - 22, 2006 Incipient Shire of Ma’ale Giborim Israel
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.