The Eastern Roman Empire
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 15:44
Residents of Nashville, Tennessee have the rare opportunity to view "some of the finest medieval art in the United States" when the Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art now through June 7, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-10 14:09
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-04 15:48
Archaeologists are working amidst rocket-fire to complete the excavation of a Byzantine village, complete with a large bathhouse, near Gaza in Israel. Because of the existence and size of the luxury bathhouse, experts believe that the area was inhabited by wealthy residents.
Submitted by Stevecsd on Mon, 2009-03-02 16:56
The Medieval Academy of America is a web site devoted to scholarly research of the medieval period. They offer a magazine, Speculum, which has been published since at least 1975. There is a searchable index of articles if you are interested in a particular subject.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-03-01 17:54
Judith Herrin of Princeton University recently delivered the 18th Runciman Lecture in London. Her topic was "We are all the children of Byzantium," a discussion of how Byzantine history and culture influenced - and continues to influence - life in Europe.
Submitted by William Castille on Thu, 2009-01-01 08:15
Israeli archaeologist Doron Ben-Ami is excited about the discovery of a hoard of 7th century coins found concealed in a Jerusalem wall. The coins, which bear the likeness of Byzantine emperor Heraclius, were most likely hidden to keep them from invading Persians.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-17 11:38
Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority report that a 5th century Byzantine bathhouse has been discovered in Zikhron Ya‘aqov, Israel. The "magnificent" structure is well-preserved and believed to have belonged to a private residence. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 10:05
The discovery of a simple mosaic floor beneath Temple Mount's Aksa Mosque has led archaeologists to speculate that the Mosque may have superceded a Byzantine church, but other experts disagree.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-11-20 11:45
An amazing assortment of artifacts have been found beneath the waters on the Marmaris Sea near Istanbul with the discovery of what is thought to be the "first Byzantine port of the ancient city of Constantinople." The treasures are giving archaeologists a glimpse of life in 4th century Byzantium.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-11-18 13:53
Visitors to Byzantium: Treasures of a lost empire at London's Royal Academy of Arts are in for a treat. Over 350 seldom-seen artifacts from the museum's collection and others will be on display until March 22, 2009. Rachel Campbell-Johnston of the Times Online has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-16 15:14
William Noel, Curator of Manuscripts for the Walters Art Museum, reports that the Archimedes Palimpsest Project has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. The project was established to rediscover lost passages from the 13th century Byzantine prayerbook containing at seven treatises by Archimedes.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-11-04 17:41
Archaeologists working in the Sanliurfa province of southeastern Turkey have discovered the remains of a 5th or 6th century C.E. early Byzantine palace featuring a mosaic of goddess the Kticic.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-21 14:45
This year, we will be featuring a Byzantine/Roman Feast that is just to dine for. As usual, we will have our Best-Use-of-Bells, Byzantine/Roman table setting, and Brick Spoon competitions. We will also have a return of the Silver Tongued Devil competition.
So, don your best sheets, pack your feast gear and join us
for a fun filled day of classes, Helgi's bead making, Consorting 101
for you and your Consort,just to name 2, and of course as usual, a
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-16 16:51
The city of Istanbul has a long history of interest in athletics and games dating to the earliest days of New Rome, where gladiators battled. Freelance writer John Crofoot has the story for Today's Zaman.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-09-09 07:23
Metal detector enthusiast Andy Sales, from Deal, England, was fortunate recently to uncover a 5th century "gold tremissis bearing the image of the Byzantine emperor, Anastasius the First." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 18:07
Bulgarian archaeologist Prof Nikolay Ovcharov has discovered a 12th century still believed to have been used in the study of alchemy in the remains of a Byzantine mansion near the village of Tatul, Bulgaria.
Submitted by palmyratraders on Sun, 2008-08-17 09:30
Palmyra Traders began merchanting in 1993. They specialize in top quality, hard to find merchandise for the medievalist.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-11 05:47
1500 years ago, the Justinian Plague swept through the world killing as many as 100 million people. Recently the remains of hundreds of people, believed to have been victims of the plague, were discovered in Castro dei Volsci, Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-07-05 12:32
Medieval Bursa, near Istanbul, Turkey, became a cultural and economic center of the Ottoman Empire. Today, with it's cobbled streets and bazaars, the city offers tourists a peak into the past. Erik Fearn looks at the city for the Star Online.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2008-06-06 10:16
"Levantia is a site for the social history of the Roman Empire and Near East, roughly between the ninth and thirteenth centuries. It explores this especially by means of practical reconstruction and experimentation. It also includes discussion of the issues of historiographic method and representation in public contexts."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-22 14:00
New research from the University of Haifa shows that a healthy trade existed between the eastern Mediterranean and China during the 12th and 13th centuries. The trade consisted mainly of ceramics and pottery.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-03-04 13:32
A jaded den of deceit and treachery is the common perception of the medieval Byzantine Empire, but a new book by Judith Herrin offers a different interpretation, one that includes a rich cultural and religious life. M.M. Bennetts has the review for the Christian Science Monitor.
Submitted by Ron The Hurler on Fri, 2008-02-29 12:25
Onager offers replicas of ancient catapults as used by the Romans and other cultures up until the medieval period. These are fully functional wooden kits. Makes a great display piece, science project or gift for anyone with an interest in history, engineering or physics.
Submitted by damien on Fri, 2008-01-04 22:09
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 12:19
Jewish scholars are having to rethink opinions about life and culture in early Byzantine times after the discovery of a 5th century synagogue, complete with elaborate mosaic floors.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-11 08:07
The remains of a late Roman-Byzantine-era synagogue have been discovered in the Arbel National Park near the Sea of Galilee. The building is thought to date from the 2nd to 4th century C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-25 18:21
An new exhibit, Early Christian Art Between Rome and Byzantium, will showcase over 90 works from twenty Italian museums at the Intesa San Paolo's Palazzo Leoni Montanari. The show runs until November 18, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-20 14:12
The Barony of Selviergard invites the Knowne World to attend a feast honoring Constantine the Great in traditional Byzantine style! Please bring your banners, flags, tapestries and other decorations to make the hall more colorful.
The victor of the heavy combat tournament will be awarded the purple
chlamys, a traditional gift from the ancient Basillius' of that time
as a show of his great prowess and favor from the powers that be.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-18 12:27
A team of Israeli archaeologists working on a site near the city of Tiberias have discovered an ancient Byzantine church believed to date from the 5th century.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-08-17 07:05
An elaborately-decorated mosaic floor dating to the 6th century has been discovered near the Israeli city of Palmahim. The floor is thought to have belonged to the dining area of a Byzantine villa.