1101 CE to 1200 CE
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-30 18:24
What is being called "one of the biggest hoards" of 12th century silver coins has been found by metal dectorists near Knaresborough, England. The 178 coins date to the reign of Henry I. Meanwhile, in Gloucester, four pennies, of an unknown variety, have been found. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-23 19:44
The discovery of green tea leaves in Chinese tombs may prove that infused tea was being served as far back as the 12th century, instead of only in modern times, as previously believed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-23 06:15
The discovery of an early medieval church and graves dating to the 5th-12th centuries, has temporarily stopped construction of a subway line in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-13 07:45
In July 2010, Starz Entertainment will premiere an 8-hour mini-series basis on Pillars of the Earth, the novel by Ken Follett which chronicles the construction of a cathedral in 12th century England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-09 12:10
An ad campaign by the British Museum in which the famous Lewis Chessmen are referred to as "Norwegian" has angered Scottish Members of Parliament.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-01 16:33
Archaeologists working at a fort on Ilheu de Pontinha, just off the coast of Madeira, have discovered a carefully-preserved nail dating to the first or second century CE, leading to speculation that it might be a relic related to Christ.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-03-27 17:31
Excavations at Magdeburg Cathedral have revealed the grave which experts believe is that of Archbishop Wichmann von Seeburg, a key adviser to Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbaross, who died in the late 12th century. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-03-04 19:17
A team of young archeologists is excavating the site of the St Mary Magdalen leper hospital in Winchester. A BBC video chronicles the recent finds at the site. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-02-07 13:44
A century after the Norman Conquest, the relationship between the French and the English was anything but cordial, if you can believe a 396-line poem written by an Anglo-Norman cleric.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-01-26 20:06
The latest film version of the Robin Hood saga is scheduled to debut in theaters May 14, 2010. The film is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-01-25 16:08
A broken water main near the medieval burial site in York city centre washed human remains into the street on Christmas Day. The flooding occurred next to All Saints Church, where parisoners have been buried since the Nomrna Conquest.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-01-09 14:04
From Legio Draconis: a website with photos of the amazingly-preserved leather from Novgorod, Russia including sheathes, pouches and incredibly, whole boots and shoes, dating to the 12th and 14th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-25 19:07
The recent devastating fire at St. Brandon's Church in Brancepeth, near Durham City, England was a tragedy, but one with "a silver lining." what the fire revealed were 20 medieval tombstones dating to the 12th and 13th centuries. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-18 09:25
Boat timbers dating to 1100 have been discovered at Loch na h-Àirde, Scotland, leading experts to believe that the loch was "almost certainly the focus of crucial maritime work, whether boat building, repair and maintenance or as an inland harbour."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-26 12:50
Ewloe Castle, a Welsh structure built in the 13th century by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, is scheduled to be auctioned December 8, 2009. Starting bid? UK£80,000. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-21 12:51
Fighting heroically, while looking good and living well, seems to be the theme of an exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868 runs through January 10 , 2009. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-11-07 19:24
The discovery of two Crusader-era murals in a church in Syria may offer archaeologists insight into the history of Christianity during the Middle Ages. The murals are the first found in the Middle East which depict heaven and hell as subject matter.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-14 15:10
The St. Albans Psalter, one of the world's best examples of manuscripts from the Romanesque period, is a cherished possession of the the Dombibliothek Hildesheim in Hildesheim, Germany. The removal of its binding has enabled the Dom-Museum Hildesheim to display individual leaves from the book in a special exhibit which will run December 9, 2009 until January 24, 2010. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-06 14:20
Archaeologists working on excavation of a fortress on Trapezita Hill in the central Bulgarian town of Veliko Tarnovo have discovered a fragment of a 12th century vessel using the sgraffito technique. The very rare fragment bears the name and image of a person.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-09-18 18:27
A new study shows that some Lebanese men carry genes traceable to Western Europe, a heritage, say researchers, from Crusaders who established settlements and castles in the country in the 11th through 13th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-09-09 17:39
Archaeologists working on a dig at the Cistercian Bective Abbey in Co Meath, Ireland believe they have evidence of the country's first environmentalists. The abbey monks, dependent on handouts from their neighbors, worked hard to become as self sufficient as possible.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-09-01 19:43
Officials at English Heritage Lottery have announced that the Holm Cultram Abbey in Abbeytown, England has received a grant for UK£48,000 to carry out an extensive at the Cistercian abbey.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-08-29 12:37
On her medieval history page, Karen Larsdatter shares research and links on beard styles of the Middle Ages -- from peasants to princes -- from 12th century to the 15th.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-26 09:31
It took two years and cost UK£2.45m, but English Heritage's project to recreate the opulence of Henry II's England has paid off. A team of experts has restored Dover Castle's Great Tower to its creation in 1179 after the visit of the French king to the shrine of Thomas Becket. (photos)
Submitted by Ageless-Artifice on Mon, 2009-07-13 16:45
This company sells body care products (salves, powders, etc.) made from original historical recipes and packaged in reproduction containers. Each item comes with the original recipe.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-28 12:17
18-year-old Conor Sandford of Kilmore, Ireland believed he was picking up a soda can ring from the hole on his father's farm. What he actually found was a 12th century silver ring, "very well-preserved, and it was relatively unworn." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-11 20:18
Archaeologists working in the Bero region of Jharkhand, India have discovered the remains of Khukhragarh Fort, a 12th century stronghold of the Nagvanshi rulers. The discovery was the first concrete evidence for the existence of the dynasty.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-06 15:53
Engineers working on a construction project near Detinets, Russia, the site of the citadel of the ancient Novgorod, have found fragments of medieval sarcophagi and stone crosses believed to date to the 12th-13th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-25 10:42
An important link between the joined histories of England and Spain remains covered by wooden panels in a ruined church in Soria, Spain. The panels depict the murder of St. Thomas a Becket, an act that sat heavily on the shoulders of king Henry II of England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-23 15:35
A team of archaeologists using a geophysical survey have discovered what is believed to be Capel y Groes, a grange chapel built in 1165 and connected to nearby Strata Florida Abbey. The church was last recorded on maps in the mid 19th century and considered "lost" since that time.