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Penn State Offers Seminar on the Medieval Household

Pennsylvania State University's Center for Medieval Studies will offer a seminar March 18-19, 2005. This year's theme is the medieval household.

Archaeologists Seek Tombs of Bulgarian Khans

Excavations are being carried out around the site of the ancient Bulgarian city of Pliska in hopes of finding the mausoleum containing the remains of the country's rulers.

Medieval villagers 'passed human TB on to their cattle'

Tuberculosis may have passed from humans to animals, and not the other way around, according to new DNA research conducted on bones from an abandoned medieval village in the Yorkshire Wolds.

Exhibit on Flemish engravings on display in Minneapolis

"Flemish Fantasia: Invention and Imagination in Sixteenth Century Flemish Engravings" is on display at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts through February 27, 2005.

"Crusades: Myths and Realities" to Travel to Four Countries

An exhibition, funded by the European Union, of arts and artifacts from the Crusades has opened at the Municipal Arts Centre of Nicosia in Cyprus.

"Ancanar" film web site receives major update

The creators of the forthcoming Tolkien-inspired film Ancanar have released a major update of the movie's web site, with news of the film's latest progress.

Anglo-Spanish Ties in Tudor Period - New Shipwreck Provides Clues

An Elizabethan trading ship, recently found in the Thames estuary may have been headed on a secret trading mission to Spain.

Stolen Titian Painting Recovered

Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac, a 16th century painting believed to be by Renaissance master Titian, was recovered recently after being stolen from a collector's home.

Oonagh's Own

Mistress Oonagh O'Neill, from the Barony of Politarchopalis in the Kingdom of Lochac, has an extensive web site with photographs, research notes, and other documentation on European ladies' court dresses from the 16th century.

Technically Naked

Technically Naked is a web site about the history and construction of men's and women's undergarments in the 16th century in Europe.

Slovak Spectator: Complete Medieval Village Discovered Under Kia Car Site

Workers near Žilina, Slovakia have begun excavating the ruins of a complete 10th-13th century village beneath the site of a proposed Hyundai/Kia car plant.

New Sections of 5th Century Synagogue Unearthed in Albania

Archaeologists working on the excavation of a 5th or 6th century synagogue near the coastal city of Saranda have uncovered impressive new structures.

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.

Web Gallery of Art

The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum, as well as a searchable database, featuring European painting and sculpture from the 12th-18th centuries.

StarBanner.com: Knights Templar depiction in "The Da Vinci Code" is "hogwash", say scholars

Amanda Greene reports on the mythology of the Knights Templars and their portrayal in books such as The Da Vinci Code. Is it fact ot fiction?

Science Daily: Medieval People Nearly as Tall as Modern

A new study by the Ohio State University states that Northern European men of the early Middle Ages were nearly as tall as modern-day Americans.

National Geographic: New Evidence of Atlantis Found in Spain and Ireland

New evidence from two different sources has placed the legendary Atlantis in either Spain or Ireland.

Face of Anglo-Saxon "Princess" Revealed

Leading edge forensic science has been used to reconstruct the face of the Anglo-Saxon woman known as Mrs Getty.

Medieval Kitchens

This episode of the Links List is about Medieval Kitchens--not the food itself, but the place where it was prepared.

Exhibit on 15th Century Manuscripts at the Getty

''Fit for a King: Courtly Manuscripts, 1380-1450'' will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through August 29.

New Book on the Inquisition Published

Germany was where more male and female "witches" were killed by civilian tribunals around the start of the 15th century, according to a new book on the Inquisition -- about 25,000 out of a population of 16 million -- but the book's editor says that fewer people were killed in the Inquisition than is commonly believed.

History Channel Looks at the Arthur Legend

On Sunday June 20, 2004 at 9:00 p.m. (EDT), the History Channel will present "The Quest for King Arthur."

"Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution" at the Folger

''Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution'' will be on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through October 30.

Get Thee to a Nunnery

This week Dame Aoife provides links for websites dealing with holy orders and monasteries.

King Michael Rightful Ruler of England

History News Network: Australian Michael Hastings is, in truth, King Michael I of England, the heir to the Plantagenet bloodline, and should be living in Buckingham Palace rather than Jerilderie, NSW, according to a British historian.