1401 CE to 1500 CE
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-20 08:55
A team of French scientists hopes that a series of tests will determine if remains discovered near Garches, France are those of 15th century heroine Joan of Arc.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-13 19:23
Laurence B. Kanter, organizer for the Fra Angelico exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, was faced with the extremely delicate job of transporting and unpacking the priceless, and sometimes crumbling, works of art for "the exhibition of a lifetime."
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-02-13 11:37
Using ground penetrating radar, archaeologists are searching Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile to try and locate the remains of the Tollbooth - a 15th century prison.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-02-11 11:58
The crumbling tower of the 15th century Newark Castle was the scene of one of the bloodiest incidents between the English and the Scots. Now the UK's biggest private landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch, has agreed to take on the task of preserving the monument.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2006-02-09 09:07
Archaeologist Angela Karsten has discovered a 15th century French silver coin embedded in the keel of the Newport ship, a medieval vessel uncovered on the banks of the river Usk three years ago, leading experts to believe that the ship originated in France.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-01-27 15:11
Chinese lawyer Liu Gang recently revealed a map he claims proves China's claims to the discovery of America, but the announcement met with a cool reception from Chinese scholars.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-26 20:34
Researchers in Spain plan to compare DNA from hundreds of residents of Catalan with the surname Colom to determine if the explorer was an Italian or really a Catalan pirate.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-15 17:31
Edinburgh's revered Bruntsfield Links, a short-hole golf course, may actually be the grave site of vicitims of the city's Black Plague from the 15th and 17th centuries.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-23 09:09
Experts examining an Iron Age skeleton found discovered buried beneath a medieval ship in Newport, South Wales, say it is "remarkably well preserved." Tests on the bones by forensic archaeologists at Lampeter University, Mid Wales, have shown that they date back to 170 B.C.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2005-12-22 17:51
A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help pay for a project to examine the medieval ship buried in the banks of the River Usk, in Newport.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-12-20 12:39
The Yale University Press looks at Shopping in the Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy, 1400-1600, a new book by Evelyn Welch, which looks at the social anxieties of the Renaissance marketplace.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-19 21:15
The historic Church House at South Tawton was packed to bursting point on Nov. 30, 2005, as visitors came to marvel at the extensive restoration work on the 500-year-old building.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-12-18 14:25
"Antonello da Messina: Sicily's Renaissance Master" will be on display in the European Paintings Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 5.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-12 15:12
Raglan Castle, a 15th century Welsh structure that was originally a Norman motte-and-bailey castle, is being threatened by plans for a cattle market to be built around the site.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-12-07 12:44
"Drawings from Leonardo to Titian: A North Italian Itinerary" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, though February 26.
Submitted by rory07 on Wed, 2005-11-30 18:01
Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howl hungrily throughout the land. A lone rider comes with a missive from the Company of the Azure Rose in the fairest kingdom Trimaris far to the south where alas the sun still shines.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-11-14 17:58
A Swiss reenactment group, the Companie of Saynte George, is dedicated to bringing to life a 15th century military castle garrison complete with craftsmen and their families.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-11-14 12:05
"The Companie of Saynte George tries to bring to life a small late medieval 15th century military company of castle garrison with its attendant craftsmen and their families."
This group is exceptionally careful about authenticity, including requirement of authenticity for items not visible to the public. Their web site has extensive descriptions, drawings, and photographs of period clothing
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 14:05
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Farrell have been signed to star in a new theatrical film set in 15th century Rome which covers the internal struggles of Italy's Borgia family.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-06 15:07
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 Karen on Fri, 2005-10-28 14:47
The Fra Angelico exhibit will be on display in the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 29.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-10-26 14:37
"Dressed in Gold: Books of the Italian Renaissance" is on display at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, through January 8.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-22 12:24
A pair of previously unseen paintings by Leonardo da Vinci are on display at Ancona's Mole Vanvitelliana Museum. The works were once believed to have been painted by one of the master's pupils.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-10-03 12:03
The 2002 fire which devasted part of Edinburgh's Cowgate district opened up a treasure trove for archaeologists with the discovery of hundreds of 15th century artefacts, making the site on a par with medieval sites in London and York.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-26 11:05
Anyone with a few extra thousand dollars may want to bid on a 15th century book of hours up for auction on eBay.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-09-20 16:10
"Prague, The Crown of Bohemia, 1347-1437" will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 3.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-09-20 10:26
"Monumental Sculpture from Renaissance Florence: Ghiberti, Nanni di Banco, and Verrochio at Orsanmichele" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through December 31.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-11 17:16
According to a scholarly study of burials, medieval shoes caused the same kinds of foot problems as modern ones.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-23 15:47
The British Library has made over 250 books documenting European festivals and cermonies from 1475 to 1700 available online.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-10 09:12
Several countries in the Middle East have recently requested copies of 15th century Ottoman maps to help determine modern border disputes.