1401 CE to 1500 CE
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-11 12:29
A new exhibition, "Mona Lisa Secrets Revealed," uses technology to unlock questions that have plagued art historians for generations, including, "What happened to the lady's eyebrows?"
Submitted by Tobias Morgan on Tue, 2007-11-06 08:41
A hobby historian has discovered the oldest known recipe for bratwurst, dating the German sausage to the fifteenth century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-17 19:17
In the blog Cabinet of Wonders, Heather McDougal compares the free discussion of bloggers to the dissemination of information after the creation of the printing press.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-17 14:33
Spanish scientists are trying to learn more about Christopher Columbus' early years by studying the DNA samples taken from those bearing the explorer's name.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-08 18:08
Russian archaeologists have discovered 75 graves dating from the 15th to 18th centuries C.E. in Veliki Novgorod. The experts hope that more tombs will be found.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-06 12:18
A new book by French journalist Marcel Gay claims to prove that Joan of Arc was a French royal who did not die on the stake but was rescued by the English.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-04 09:40
Science meets the martial arts in the Stortford Archery Club's online article The Physics of Medieval Archery. The piece was written by Gareth Rees.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-24 20:48
A new study by Sue Niebrzydowski of Bangor University's Institute of Early and Modern Studies says that women of 600 years ago had unprecedented power and independence.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2007-09-23 11:42
"The Dawn of the Burgundian Century" will be on display at the Groeningemuseum through January 6, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-17 10:12
A new scientific technique has been used to study the painting techniques of Leonard Da Vinci. One of his works of art was "bombarded with a narrow beam of high-energy ions" revealing that the master did not mix his colors on a palette, but applied them directly to the canvas.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-13 10:48
Metal detector hobbyist Stephen Henstridge of Ford in England recently discovered a 15th century silver ring bearing a seal embossed with the letter R. The ring has been declared treasure. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-29 07:46
Demand for information about a new theory by amateur scholar Slavisa Pesci pertaining to the meaning of Da Vinci's last supper painting has caused crashes of several internet sites.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-28 20:08
The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas will present a major exhibit of the works of Germany artist Albrecht Dürer September 8-November 25, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-18 16:47
Researchers working in St Mark's Basilica in Florence, Italy have exhumed the bodies of two Medici-era literary figures hoping that they can solve the mystery of the men's deaths.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-08-09 13:58
Archaeologists in Eindhoven, Netherlands have discovered the remains of a 15th century gate, one of three that guarded the medieval city. The Woensel Gate stood in the middle of a wooden bridge which spanned a moat.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-04 13:19
Due to the climate, it's common to find ancient documents in boxes or caves, or even hidden beneath the sand of Timbuktu, but now a push is on to save many of these precious manuscripts.
Submitted by margaretc on Tue, 2007-07-17 08:28
"Almost 9,000 people" gathered to watch Knights of Royal England demonstrate their jousting skill at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland recently.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2007-07-09 11:56
"Desiderio da Settignano: Sculptor of Renaissance Florence" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC, through October 8.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-07-04 14:33
A bronze disc, believed to have decorated the harness of the horse of a 15th century lord, has been discovered in Surrey, England. The decoration may have belonged to Henry Stafford, the second Duke of Buckingham.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-30 11:30
We invite one and all, young and old to join us for a day of fighting and feasting, arts and sciences, glory and revelry to be remembered! Our event autocrated by the talented Lord Liam MacanTsaoir is themed on the battle of Agincourt that was fought in northern France as part of the Hundred Years' War. The battle was fought on a rainy day, the feast day of Saint Crispin, in 1415 between the English and Welsh army of King Henry V and the French army of King Charles VI. Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Dorseyville, Pennsylvania)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-29 15:15
Art historians are excited about the possible discovery of a Botticelli fresco in the ruins of a Hungarian palace. The large work was found in remains of the palace of Archbishop Janos Vitez, the head of the country's Catholic church from 1465 to 1472.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-25 21:17
Plans to build a parking lot in Pilsen, Czech Republic, have changed after the discovery of children's graves, part of a 15th century Jewish cemetery.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2007-06-19 18:15
Re-enactors in Russia are preparing an elaborate re-enactment of the 1453 battle for Constantinople, in which it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks.
Submitted by Istanpitta on Fri, 2007-06-08 11:46
Istanpitta Early Music Ensemble will again be performing at Pennsic this year.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-08 09:33
15th Century France - a time of many changes for France and despite wars and plague, there is happiness! The latter part of the 15th century The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries were commissioned by the La Viste family. They depict the 5 senses and Love.
This years 12th Night will embody elements that will tintalate your 5 senses and let's not forget LOVE. Come and be prepared to See, Hear, Smell, Touch and (let's not forget the feast), Taste. Of course "A mon seul desir" (meaning: "to my only desire"), will play an important part. Mistress Mirianna and Mistress Gabrielle are working on creating the six tapestries, which will hang in the hall. There will still be room for your banners, so please bring them to hang in the hall alonside the tapestries.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-06-05 16:38
Mistress Judith of Northumbria will host a 15th century revel at the upcoming Pennsic War. The revel will feature dancing with period music.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-04 19:10
Imagine standing beneath a magnificent 14th century church mural and letting your eyes wander along its length. This is what you can experience at the panoramas.dk website which offers fullscreen panoramas of various medieval Danish church ceilings.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-05-31 07:16
Fine art met culinary art in Siena, Italy recently when delicate frescos by Renaissance painter Lorenzo di Pietro were cleaned with a salad-dressing-like mixture of oil and water.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-27 10:42
What inspired Renaissance artists? According to a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was the Islamic world. Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797 showcases works that borrowed from the eastern traditions. Blake Gopnik of the Washington Post has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-25 20:18
The discovery of some archival documents may have solved the mystery of the identity of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The woman may have had humble origins and lived a few hundred feet from the Ponte Vecchio.