1501 CE to 1600 CE
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-10-26 15:37
"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 Sun, 2005-10-23 09:38
Archaeologists just won't give up. New plans are afoot to "scour" Roanoke Sound in search of clues to the fate of the Lost Colony.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-22 13:24
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, 2005-10-17 14:57
It appears that everyone but William Shakespeare wrote the playwright's work. The new candidate was an Elizabethan diplomat named Sir Henry Neville.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-10-17 11:36
"Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated Khamsa, 1597–98" will be on display at the Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for the Arts of South and Southeast Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 12.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-15 17:59
As work on the wreck of Henry VIII's flagship the Mary Rose continues, archaeologists announced that the anchor has been recovered.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-08 17:48
Alex Hildred, Excavation Director for the Mary Rose project, believes that they may have discovered the tudor rose figurehead for the ship. The paddle-shaped, decorative piece of oak was uncovered recently in a planned attempt to raise one of the ship's main beams.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-07 20:16
Maritime archaeologists have announced plans to raise an 11-meter timber from the bow of the warship Mary Rose.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-10-05 10:06
"Titian and the Commander: A Renaissance Artist and His Patron" will be on display at the Getty, in Los Angeles, through February 5.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-01 18:12
A 16th century stronghouse, built during Northumbria's border wars with the Scots, will be saved thanks to an UK£80,000 grant from English Heritage. The structure is located on a working farm near Doddington, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-23 21:52
Three 16th and 17th century maps have recently been stolen from bound volumes in the British Library. The theft is just the latest in a rash of crimes targeting libraries and museums.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-09-11 09:34
"Consuming Splendor: Luxury Goods in England, 1580-1680" will be on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, DC, through December 31.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-09 12:08
The National Archives has an online tutorial on Palaeography, the science of reading old handwriting.
Submitted by Zabava on Tue, 2005-09-06 14:04
A belorussian Bible dating back to the time of the Reformation has been found in Germany.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-23 16:47
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 13:15
New York Times reporter Holland Cotter reviews the exhibit "Hope and Healing: Painting in Italy in a Time of Plague, 1500-1800," which is on display at the Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum through September 25, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-08-06 17:35
Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend, a traveling exhibition co-sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, will by touring the United States between October 2003 and March 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-19 14:05
"Early Modern Notes," a costuming website for re-enactors, discusses sources for information on late period garb.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2005-06-26 12:41
A cache of 16th Century jewelry has been found in Kaliningrad and is said to be unlike any found previously in the area.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2005-06-25 10:13
A small pearl brooch in "La Fornarina" was the clue used by art historian Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz to suggest that Raphael and the woman long thought to be his mistress were actually secretly married.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-06-20 11:49
"Pearls of the Parrot of India" is on display at The Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, through September 11.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-06-06 11:34
The Washington Post reports on a citywide Shakespeare festival planned for 2007 in the U.S. capital, bringing together everyone from the Folger Shakespeare Library and Washington Shakespeare Company, to The Tiny Ninja Theatre.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-30 15:03
An article in British Archaeology Magazine reports that medieval cereal crops have been discovered in thatched roofs in southern England.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-05-19 09:47
Le Poulet Gauche is virtual re-creation of a family-run tavern in 16th century France, with detailed "interviews" with the various family members and employees. The Le Poulet Gauche web site contains extensive information on how to develop a persona and how to fill in the "little things" that give your existing persona more reality and texture.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-15 10:06
Anthropologists working with nine skeletons discovered in May 2004 in Amsterdam's Maastricht district believe that the remains are of members of the Staatse leger (State army) who were killed during the siege of the city.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-10 15:06
Soil samples taken from the site of London's Elizabethan Rose Theatre reveals that the 16th century theatre experience was "a huge party."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-24 16:11
A newly-discovered bas-relief may be the first known self-portrait of Renaissance artist Michelangelo.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-16 16:13
Researchers working on the Medici crypt in Florence, Italy are puzzled. The tiny body discovered in the tomb of Filippino, the four-year-old son of Grand Duke Francesco I, was that of an infant.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-05 11:24
Columnist Vincent D. Balitas reviews a new book on Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe for the Washington Times.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-04 18:01
In Heritage & Culture reporter Brendan O'Brien looks at the history and influence of the remnants of the Spanish Armada shipwrecked by a storm in the Irish Sea.