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Medieval remains and pottery found in Georgia monastery

Archaeologists working on the excavation at the church of Ayios Nikolaos, on the site of the 10th century Georgian Monastery, at Gialia village in Paphos, have discovered four ossuaries containing human remains.

Mural shows that Koreans visited 7th century Uzbekistan

A mural, discovered in 1965 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, may prove that envoys from Korea visited the country in the 7th century. A replica of the original mural, now destroyed, is on display at the National Museum of Korea.

[AET] Slavic University

Slavic University is coming to Aethelmearc! The Russians are Coming!!! The Russians are Coming!!!

A history of alcoholic beverages in Russia

Russians are known for their love of vodka, but in the Middle Ages, the Russians displayed great talent at creating other alcoholic beverages including mead. Later, in the early 16th century, monks developed the first recipe for vodka.

Heating system confirms Korean settlement of Russian province

A large "ondol," under floor heating system, dating to the 10th century, was discovered recently at an excavation in the Russian town of Kraskino. The discovery confirms that the Russian maritime province was settled by Koreans.

Storming the castle - Russian style

A group of Russian medieval re-enactors "had fun storming the castle." The photos are posted on the English Russia website.

Melee in Russia

Video clips of several battles of a live-steel re-enactment group from Russia have been posted on YouTube. The clips depict armored combatants and combat archers taking part in a melee battle.

Pre-Mongol burial artifacts found in Detinets, Russia

Engineers working on a construction project near Detinets, Russia, the site of the citadel of the ancient Novgorod, have found fragments of medieval sarcophagi and stone crosses believed to date to the 12th-13th centuries.

10th century Russian tabletweaving featured in "Archaeological Textiles Newsletter"

Ingvild of the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that the December 2008 issue of the Archaeological Textiles Newsletter includes an article by Kirill Mikhailov, "New Finds of Viking Age Textiles in Ukraine and Russia" which discusses the 10th-century, brocaded, tabletwoven bands.

Russian horse tomb stumps archaeologists

The discovery of a 14th century tomb at Staraya Russa holding the remains of 14 horses puzzles archaeologists. The experts feel the site was not used for slaughter or rituals, but have no other explanation for the mass grave.

16th century pottery kiln found in Russia

Excavations have uncovered a 16th century pottery kiln near Tula, Russia. The kiln may have been used to make bricks for the Tula Kremlin. (photo)

Russian archaeologists find Khazar capital

Archaeologists from Astrakhan State University believe they have discovered the long-lost capital of the Khazar kingdom in southern Russia. The Khazars were a semi-nomadic people who converted to Judaism between the 8th and 10th centuries.

Trailer for the new "Alexander Nevsky" film online

An extensive trailer from the latest screen version of Alexander Nevsky is available to view on YouTube. The film is in Russian.

Medieval baby bottles found in Veliky Novgorod

Archaeologists working at excavations in Veliky Novgorod, Russia have discovered leather and horn bottle used to feed infants. The bottles were crafted by medieval Slavs.

New film chronicles slave life of Genghis Khan

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.

“Put down your lance, Vance!”

Security was tight for the April 1, 2008 meeting of U.S. President George W. Bush and Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko, as captured by Reuters photographer Grigory Dukor, who observed security's reaction to guys in armor.

Slavic Interest Group newsletter and program notes online

Lady Marija Kotok of Sylvan Glen in AEthelemarc reports that the latest edition of the Slavic Interest group newsletter and notes from December 2007's Slavic University are now available online.

Choral sounds from the Male Choir of St. Petersburg (Russia)

A video on YouTube features the Male Choir of St. Petersburg, Russia, an a capella choir of 25 singers who will be making their American debut in 2009.

Errant Knight Jewellery

Errant Knight offers stunning hand-made authentic artefact replicas including court belts, sword and armour belts and jewelry. All items are thoroughly researched to ensure historical accuracy.

Russian birchbark manuscripts online

Researchers from the Novgorod Museum Reserve are in the process of translating ancient Russian manuscripts written on birchbark in Old Slavonic and posting the translations online. (photo)

Viking clothing found in Pskov, Russia

Peter Beatson has published an extensive online report detailing the work of researchers E. Zubkova, O. Orfinskaya, D. Likhachev on the discovery of Viking-age textiles in three chamber graves in Pskov, Russia in 2006.

75 medieval graves found in Novgorod

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.

Newcomer's Feast

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The members of the Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod welcome one and all to join us in celebrating the food and culture of late period Russia. The morning will be dedicated to classes, and the afternoon and early evening to a four course feast prepared by Gwenhyvar Ferch Rinn, separated by a variety of presentations.

Site Information: Springhill Hall behind St. Paul's Lutheran church 3077 E.Rezanof / Kodiak, AK. Site Location:
Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)

Russian participants to re-enact battle for Constantinople

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.

Russians can't get enough English history

According to author Adrian Blomfield, "Anglo-Russian relations may be in worse shape than at any time since the Cold War, but that has failed to dent the enthusiasm of thousands of young Russians who spend their weekends recreating British historical battles."

Yurts invade Canada

The Muhlberger's Early History website has a story about how yurts are now being manufactured and sold throughout Canada as cheap housing. (Photo)

Medieval Reenactors: Livonia vs Russia

A set of photos from a reenactment of the 1242 Chudskoe Lake battle in Pskov, Russia is available online.

Russia's Caucasus "the mountain of tongues"

A 10th-century geographer, traveling in Russia's Caucasus Mountains, referred to them as the "mountain of tongues" due to the diversity of languages preserved in the isolated villages. This diversity continues today in an area which supports 34 ethnic groups.

Merovingian treasures displayed in Russia

The Pushkin Museum of Fine art in Russia will display a collection of Merovingian artifacts. The museum is located in Moscow.

Bones of Saint Philipp for sale in Russia

The skull and bone purported to be holy relics of Saint Philipp are for sale by a private owner on a Russian website. The Russian Orthodox Church has called the sale "blasphemous."