1201 CE to 1300 CE
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-15 10:28
Archaeologists from Manchester University working on a hilltop site near Mellor, England, have found an iron arrowhead and believe that it was used to "slay poachers hunting on the king’s land."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-12-21 19:22
A 13th century marble nativity scene by sculptor Arnolfo di Cambio in the oratory of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome is scheduled to be removed from the church for restoration.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-12-06 14:43
Malmesbury House, a 13th century manor, caught fire November 23, 2005. Fire crews were able to stop the blaze, but the extent of damage is unknown at this time.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-12-06 00:23
In Italy, 13th century frescoes in the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, which were damaged in a 1997 earthquake and thought to be irreparable, are now being restored with the help of computers.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-05 19:22
An 800 year-old well was uncovered in the center of the town of Sheffield, England. The well was discovered on the land surrounding Carmel House, a 13th century manor house which is being converted into shops.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-12-04 12:34
Experts believe that they have discovered the 700-year-old tomb of England's King Edward the Confessor beneath the floor of Westminster Abbey.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-11-07 17:27
Residents of the Pacific Northwest will have the opportunity to hear the Greek Byzantine Choir, directed by Lycourgos Angelopoulos, when they present a Christmas concert in Portland and Seattle.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-06 16:07
The skulls of two lions dating to the 13th and 15th centuries, discovered in the moat of the Tower of London, give credence to historic accounts of the Tower's fabled Menagerie, a popular tourist attraction in medieval times.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-03 11:03
On November 6-7, 2005, the History Channel will present The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross, a "clear-eyed look at the first three crusades, the battle between the Crescent and the Cross, which still shapes the Middle East and relations between the two great religions in our present day world."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-05 16:17
A team of archaeologists has begun excavations around the cathedral church in Turku, once the capital of Finland. The original church was built there in 1300.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-04 16:30
In an article for The Scotsman, Jim Gilchrist looks at the real man behind the Victorian - and Mel Gibson's - version of William Wallace.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-04 10:13
Chinese archaeologists are excited about the discovery of an ancient war ship from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The 20-meter-long ship was found in Dengzhou Harbor in Penglai in China's Shandong Province.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-08-06 10:10
The Gardens of Ninfa, once thought to be one of the most beautiful in Italy, are being restored, thanks to the efforts of three generations of women.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-26 17:26
Kirkliston, site of the famous Kirkliston Distillery, was also the location of the camp of Edward I on the eve of the Battle of Falkirk. A new archaeological excavation there may stall plans to build a housing development.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-17 16:29
Ordnance Survey of Southampton, England, is set to release a new historical map of ancient Britain, complete with place names, roads and landmarks.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-28 18:13
Archaeologists have reported that at least four statues have been stolen from a recently-discovered 13th century temple to Shiva near Bogra, Bangladesh.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-28 12:04
A 13th century document discussing a land dispute in Scotland, which was taken to England by Edward I in 1296, has been returned to Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-09 15:02
The commercial web site Esoteric Creations has posted an article on the history of linen and the importance of its use in the clothing of the people of Egypt and Middle Ages Europe.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-05-06 09:10
If your boss says, "Pay no attention to me. I am just a peaceful pastoral nomad," then maybe you should worry! Here are five easy ways to spot if your boss is like Genghis Khan.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-16 13:26
Researchers believe they have found the true mausoleum of Genghis Khan, but not necessarily his actual burial site.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Tue, 2004-12-07 10:16
A mural in the Italian town of Massa Marittima, dating to the 13th century CE, was thought to be a fertility symbol but is now believed to be a work of political propaganda. (PG-13)
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, 2004-11-06 22:09
South Africa plans to attract visitors to a new national park, the centerpiece of which will be excavations from the Mapungubwe Kingdom.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-10-16 10:04
A paper by osteoarchaeologist Trevor Anderson, published in the British Dental Journal, discusses medieval dental hygiene and health, and says the practices of the time were more advanced than is popularly believed.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-14 13:34
Excavations beneath the floor of Hexham, England's 14th century Moot Hall have revealed a previous structure.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2004-10-07 13:11
A team of Japanese and Mongolian archaeologists have found what may be the palace of Genghis Khan on a steppe 150 miles east of Ulan Bator.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-08-31 18:00
Mongolian historian Tengus Bayaryn believes that conqueror Genghis Khan was not only literate but a scholar of Taoist philosophy.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-07-18 09:04
Shish, a London restaurant, is offering free DNA tests in an effort to identify descendents of Genghis Khan. Those whose DNA matches receive a free meal.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-06-25 19:25
The demolition of a garage in Gloucester will enable the original cloister of the Blackfriars Priory to be restored.