1401 CE to 1500 CE

Hiëronymus Bosch Action Figures

Disturbingly fascinating, a collection of plastic sculptures of figures from paintings by Renaissance artist Hiëronymus Bosch can be viewed online.

Woodcut Masterpieces on Display in New York

A treasury of Renaissance woodcuts will be on display at the Grolier Club in New York City, featuring manuscripts from the collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald.

New Exhibit on the Early History of the Bible at The Walters

"The Early History of the Bible" will be on display at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, through May 1, 2005.

GeoTimes: Geologist Believes Kensington Rune Stone May be Authentic

The debate continues. Scott Wolter, a geologist and president of American Petrographic Services in St. Paul, Minnesota, believes that the markings on the famous Kensington Rune Stone date from 1700 or earlier.

Herald: Rosslyn Chapel Besieged by "Da Vinci Code" Followers

The popularity of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code could lead to the literal downfall of Rosslyn Chapel.

Islamic Renaissance Workshop to be Presented in Maryland

The Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland will present "The Impact of Islamic Culture on the Arts of the Renaissance," a day-long workshop, on February 4, 2005.

York Minster Glass Receives Facelift

The 15th century east window of England's renowned York Minster is being painstakingly repaired.

Northshield Dance Seminar XIX

Please join us for a day and night full of dancing as the Shire of Inner Sea presents: Northshield Dance Seminar XIX, March 19, 2005.

Prince Charles Offers Plants to 'Elizabethan' Garden

Prince Charles has offered some plants from his Highgrove estate for a proposed Elizabethan garden at a cottage in Cornwall, said to be the family home of Sir Francis Drake's first wife.

Jeff Brown Pottery: Medieval Raeren Stoneware Pottery

This potter offers a collection of stoneware jugs, mugs, and bottles, based on interpretations of original examples, diagrams, and photographs of Raeren pottery of the 15th century.

William Caxton Document on Display in London

Visitors to London will be able to see Britain's oldest printed document on display at the National Archives.

Exhibit seeks to identify the Master of the Embroidered Foliage

"Medieval Mystery," which explores the origins of a group of similar late 15th century Netherlandish paintings of the Virgin and Child, will be on display at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, through January 2.

Photos and an original pantoum from Mists Investiture

It's not a misshapen creature that haunts an opera house! A pantoum is a 15th century Malaysian poetry form, and Sir Balthazar has written one in honor of Princess Quentyn of the Mists. Balthazar has also published his photos from the Investiture.

Gutenberg May Not have Invented the Printing Press

Has Johannes Gutenberg been wrongly credited with the invention of the printing press? An Italian researcher thinks so.

Collegium Cantorum to Perform in Atlantia

Britton Morgan has announced that Collegium Cantorum ("a company of singers") will present two concerts in November, 2004 in the Washington D.C. Area.

Discovery Channel: Michelangelo's David Not Perfect

Michelangelo's David, long thought to be the model of male perfection, is not as perfect as once believed. He is missing a back muscle.

Discovery Channel: Medici Murder Mystery Solved

The exhumation of remains from the Medici Family tomb in Florence, Italy has set to rest the question of whether or not family members were murdered.

King's Wall Protected Against Invasion and Plague

A section of the "King's Wall" constructed in Edinburgh, Scotland by James II has been discovered during excavation for a building site.

What Columbus Ate

Researchers have put together a menu of the food items eaten by Christopher Columbus and his crews on the three voyages to the New World.

Medici Mummies to Tell Tales?

On Sunday October 17, 2004, at 9:00 pm (EDT) TLC will present Mummy Detective: The Crypt of the Medici, a program examining the remains of 50 members of the Medici family to see how they lived — and how they died.

Sforza Hours Complete at Last

A page stolen from the Renaissance manuscript, the Sforza Hours, has at last been returned to the masterpiece.

DNA Test Results to Determine Columbus' Grave Uncertain

The controversy over the final resting place of explorer Christopher Columbus continues.

Time Team Denied Access to Rosslyn Chapel

Tony Robinson of Channel 4's Time Team has been denied access to look for the Holy Grail in Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel.

Da Vinci Code Fans Flock to Historic Sites

Fans of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code are innundating sites in France in search of answers.

Mystery of Royal Mistress' Death

Historians are using DNA and modern forensic technology to investigate the death of Anges Sorel, mistress to Charles VII of France.

Unleash your Inner Leonardo

The point of this Themes list is for you to unleash the inner Leonardo da Vinci in the children. He was inventor, writer, painter, scientist and mathematician, to name but a few of his occupations. If we all had just a little Leonardo in us, the world might be a better place.

Discovery: Scientists Seek Santa Maria

Archaeologist Kathleen Deagan believes she may have found the resting site of Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria.

Myrtle Beach Online: Da Vinci Code Fans Flock to Scottish Chapel

Fans of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code are seeking the Holy Grail for themselves at Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel.

TV viewers select 15th century sites for 'Restoration'

British viewers of the program 'Restoration' have selected the Old Grammar House, built between 1434 and 1460 in Birmingham, and the Saracen's Head, built in 1492 in the nearby village of Kings Norton, to be restored with a grant of over 3 million pounds (over US$5.5 million).

Renaissance Roundel Auctioned for £7 million

A rare bronze roundel discovered under a stairway in Devon, England, has brought nearly UK£7 million in a recent auction, a record for a Renaissance piece.