1201 CE to 1300 CE
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-16 16:14
William Noel, Curator of Manuscripts for the Walters Art Museum, reports that the Archimedes Palimpsest Project has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. The project was established to rediscover lost passages from the 13th century Byzantine prayerbook containing at seven treatises by Archimedes.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-16 09:02
800 years after his death, scientists at the University of California San Diego's Center for Interdisciplinary Science in Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) are using advanced visualization technologies to try to find the long-lost grave of the emperor Genghis Khan.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-08 18:50
A 13th century pentambular brooch discovered by a metal detector is Hampshire, England, in February 2008 has been declared treasure by North East Hampshire coroner Andrew Bradley. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-01 18:43
For years, controversy has surrounded the Stone of Destiny, a relic on display in Edinburgh Castle, with skeptics insisting that the Stone was a fake. Now a "mystery man" claims to have found the real stone in a seaside cave.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-09-13 18:46
No one seems to remember why the French repressed the Cagot people for nearly one thousand years. Now Marie-Pierre Manet-Beauzac, the last of the bloodline, is attempting to uncover the truth about a persecuted people. Sean Thomas of the Independent has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-09-06 08:06
Clint Buckner from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem is looking for a few extras for a short film he is producing. The film will be shot the weekends of November 8-10 and November 15-17, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-09-05 14:49
Historic Chinese buildings, some dating to the 13th century, are being lost to progress as an explosion of construction overcomes Beijing's old neighborhoods. Especially at risk are the classic hutongs, narrow alleyways created by Mongols during the Yuan dynasty.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-31 14:24
A team of archaeologists have discovered the over 50 skeletons dating to the 13th century, of Carmelite friars and other later burials. The remains were found at the future site of retail units in Perth Scotland. The experts have also uncovered the site of the friary church.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-16 14:07
The Lincoln Magna Carta, a once forgotten original 1215 version of the document, will be placed on exhibit at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Pearl Street in New York City for three months as part of a fund-raising effort by England's Lincoln Cathedral.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-16 11:23
Bridgette reports that The Report on the Textiles from Burgos Cathedral, Madrid, Spain is now available online in PDF format.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-08-07 17:18
Researchers from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia are hoping to shed new light on the 13th century battle between ships from the fleet of China’s emperor Kublai Khan and the Vietnamese general Tran Hung Dao, who defended the Bach Dang River near Hanoi.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-01 08:27
King Arthur might have been French. Heresy? Not according to the organizers of "King Arthur: A Legend in the Making," a medievalists' conference at Rennes University. Many of the Arthurian tales are set in Brittany in the north of France.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-07-31 08:18
A team of archaeologists led by Nikolay Ovcharov have unearthed a 13th century church in Veliko Tarnovo. The site is believed to have once housed the relics of St. Ivan Rilski.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-30 17:15
An extensive trailer from the latest screen version of Alexander Nevsky is available to view on YouTube. The film is in Russian.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-30 12:13
Life was tough for women in the 13th century, especially those who had lost their husbands and protectors to the Crusades. Experts believe this was the origin of the "beguines — a Roman Catholic laic order that began in the 13th century and branched across northwest Europe."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-16 11:20
LiveScience columnist Heather Whipps writes a weekly column on world-changing events. A recent article discusses how the Spice Trade brought East and West together.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-13 15:35
Police in Leicester, England report that vandals broke into and desecrated a 13th century church in the city's center, overturning lecterns, breaking windows and defecating through a floor panel into the church's medieval foundation.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-04 07:53
Workers on Oxford Castle's mound were surprised to discover the remains of a 13th century, 10-sided tower which once stood on the mound.
Submitted by TristantheTroubadour on Thu, 2008-06-12 12:06
Lord Tristan d'Avignon provides an online copy of his teaching document for medieval games, based on Alfonso X's Book of Games from the thirteenth century.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2008-06-07 14:57
Scientists studying rat remains and seeds eaten by the rats believe humans did not colonize New Zealand until 1280 C.E. because they could not have swum the distances from the nearest islands.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2008-06-06 11:16
"Levantia is a site for the social history of the Roman Empire and Near East, roughly between the ninth and thirteenth centuries. It explores this especially by means of practical reconstruction and experimentation. It also includes discussion of the issues of historiographic method and representation in public contexts."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-04 08:33
Mongol, a 2008 film directed by Sergei Bodrov, tells the story of the early life of Genghis Khan as a slave in 13th century Russia.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-05-30 22:10
The English city of St. Albans takes its history seriously and celebrates yearly with the Beating of the Bounds, a procession dating to the mid 13th century which marks the boundaries of the town.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-05-30 09:02
A two-year restoration project has revealed the breathtaking details of a medieval mosaic pavement, depicting the end of the world, in the floor of London's Westminster Abbey. The floor was originally constructed in the 1260s by Henry III>
Submitted by margaretc on Sun, 2008-05-18 17:27
An online archive of the proceedings of the original Scottish Parliament from its first surviving act of 1235 to its dissolution in 1707 has been launched.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2008-05-13 10:42
A 13th century page from the workshop of William de Brailes was digitized and added to the Iowa Digital Library as its 100,000th item.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-12 17:24
Recent study of a pair of lion skulls discovered during excavations of the Tower of London reveals that the lions originated near the Barbary Coast of Northwest Africa. The skulls, which dated from the 13th or 14th centuries, were carbon dated and tested for DNA.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-22 15:00
New research from the University of Haifa shows that a healthy trade existed between the eastern Mediterranean and China during the 12th and 13th centuries. The trade consisted mainly of ceramics and pottery.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2008-03-05 12:45
A Culture Minister in England has temporarily blocked export of the Dering Roll, the earliest English roll of arms, in order to "provide a last chance to raise the money to keep the roll in the United Kingdom."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2008-03-05 09:20
Starting March 12, 2008, a handwritten copy of the Magna Carta will go on display at the West Rotunda Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington DC.