1001 CE to 1100 CE
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-22 15:04
Archaeologists working in Norwich, England have discovered city walls dating back to Viking times. “Our finding gives us the old geography of the city and lets us look at the history of the defensive mechanisms used in Norwich at the time," said Andy Hutcheson, archaeology manager for NAU Archaeology.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-09 07:03
Over 60 silver coins from Europe, central Asia, and the Middle East have been found in a vegetable patch on the island of Gotland, Sweden. The discovery proves the extent of trade or looting of the Vikings.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-09-07 18:03
Archaeologists from English Heritage have yet to formulate a theory about the change in shape of medieval skulls between the 11th and 13th centuries. The shape changed from a long, narrow head to a rounder shape.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-07 18:09
A class of teenagers on a class dig have discovered the remains of a woman believed to have been Saxon in Chediston, England. The woman was buried in classic Christian style in a churchyard.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-27 15:35
“Wo sich Himmel und Erde Begegnen” (Where heaven and earth meet) read posters advertising Stift Klosterneuburg, a 900-year-old monastery near Vienna, Austria, one of the oldest working monasteries in the country. Sarah Wildman of the New York Times visits.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-07-08 15:28
Archaeologists in Oestfold, Norway are trying to understand how an Inca Indian came to be buried in the Norwegian city in the 11th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-07-03 17:45
A controversy has arisen over the authenticity of La Tizona, purported to be the sword of legendary Spanish hero El Cid. The sword was purchased recently for UK£1m by authorities in the Castilla Leon region, but others in the Culture Ministry claim that the sword is a fraud.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 13:18
British television personality Dan Snow provides several short videos pertaining to English Heritage sites online. The films include a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-04-10 11:11
avidavid62 has posted an animated version of the Bayeux Tapestry on YouTube where the paintings actually move. The film was created by David Newton.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-21 10:10
Critics of a plan to move three 1000-year-old Viking ships to a new museum believe that the plan could destroy the irreplaceable artifacts.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-01-01 19:31
An article by Birgitta Wallace for the online version of the Canadian history magazine The Beaver looks at the settlements of the Vikings in North America and their reasons for abandoning their settlements in the New World.
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-26 18:25
A dream will come true next summer for a group of would-be Vikings who have volunteered to sail the Danish ship Havhingsten on a seven-week, 1,000-mile voyage.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-11-17 08:51
Seven stones have been discovered in the vicinity of Denmark's 10th century Jellinge stones. One or two of the new stones may also have runic inscriptions.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-03 08:43
Several video clips from the 2006 Battle of Hastings reenactment have been posted on the Living History website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-11-02 12:55
Martin of Rivenstar recently attended the Battle of Hastings reenactment and shares photos taken by Lady Johanna.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-10-14 12:30
The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14, 1066 between William the Bastard's Norman forces and the Saxon defenders under King Harold II. It changed forever the culture and language of the British Isles.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2006-10-11 21:35
On October 14 and 15, the annual Battle of Hastings reenactment will be webcast live by the BBC. The reenactment of the famous 1066 battle between King Harold the Saxon and William the Norman takes place on the very site of the original event, which gave William the Conqueror his nickname.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-09-26 11:51
On September 26, 1087, William II of England, known as William Rufus, was crowned king. He succeeded his father, William the Conqueror.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-08-31 10:45
Leofric, Earl of Mercia and the husband of Lady Godiva, died on August 31, 1057.
Submitted by jofoster81 on Sun, 2006-08-20 10:09
The Domesday Book, a handwritten recording of lands and properties under William the Conqueror, is on display and also available on the internet.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-08-18 13:59
Teams of experts from North and South Korea will band together to excavate the ancient site of the Koryo Kingdom in North Korea. The site is the location of a royal palace and tombs constructed in the 10th century CE.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-08-12 15:41
Excavation of a future construction site in Southampton, UK produced artifacts from the eleventh, fourteenth and twentieth centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-07 16:12
Researchers excavating a site in Bolsterstone, England believe they may have found the home of Robin Hood. Experts base their claim on the belief that the mythical Robin Hood was based on the son of the Earl of Huntingdon.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-07-16 13:11
On July 16, 1054, the Pope excommunicated Michael Cerularius, Patriarch of Constantinople, setting in motion the events which would divide the Eastern Orthodox from the Roman Church.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2006-07-06 15:01
The bodies of 44 medieval monks and workers discovered during the contruction of an overpass in Partney, England, were reburied in mid-June.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-06-17 08:20
In 2003, when construction workers set out to build a new parking lot for Vietnam's legislature, they were surprised to discover the remains of a 1,000-year-old century citadel buried beneath the city.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-06-04 12:21
The first Roquefort cheese was made on June 4, 1070. Roquefort is a ewes' milk cheese with distinctive veins of blue mold.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-05-19 17:11
The 11th Century skeleton of a young Anglo-Saxon Christian male has found to contain a rare form of mitochondrial DNA identified as Romani.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-30 13:47
The brightest supernova seen in historical times appeared on April 30, 1006.