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Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-04-02 14:29
Art historians around the world are never quick to validate a "lost" work by one of the great masters. Thus is the case of La Bella Principessa, a small, "pen-and-ink portrait of a Florentine woman with a Mona Lisa-esque smile," believed to have been created by Leonardo da Vinci. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2015-03-23 10:08
Modern people doodle when bored. So too, apparently did medieval scribes, according to Dr Erik Kwakkel, a book historian at Leiden University, Holland, who posts "medieval eye candy" that he comes across during the course of his research on his blog. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2011-12-09 08:38
What to get your medieval geek this Christmas? CNN recommends a copy of the Known World Handbook, or perhaps a rapier from Darkwood Armory.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Tue, 2011-09-20 11:45
The type of bacteria which caused the European "Black Death" plague in the mid-1300s has been identified as Yersina pestis, according to a news report on CNN.com. That particular strain of bacteria no longer seems to exist, although a different form still affects people in a number of countries.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-01-31 08:36
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and Mexican authorities have joined forces to intercept a catapult used by drug smugglers to hurl pot from Mexico into Arizona.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-12-13 21:56
The remains of the "busy metropolis of Londinium" may lie beneath half a meter of the Duke of Northumberland's Syon Park, the proposed site of a lixury hotel. The Roman landscape was discovered by archaeologists before hotel construction began.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sun, 2010-08-22 13:10
A large 2,200 year old gold coin has been found in Israel. The coin was issued by Ptolemy Vin 191 BCE and was minted in Egypt.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2010-08-16 12:14
Travel writer and television host Rick Steves offers his thoughts on castles to vists that are off the beaten path. The castles are in ruins and offer a dramatic charm all their own. [photo]
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2010-03-19 17:20
Excavation work in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games in London has uncovered the bodies of 51 Vikings who were beheaded and thrown into a mass grave.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-02-24 20:17
Devotees of past eras have found a blessing in a number of social networking websites such as Living History World Wide. Henry Hanks of CNN has the story.
Submitted by trbrown on Thu, 2009-03-05 20:23
Monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California are rebuilding an 800 year old chapter house transported from Ovila, Spain to California in 1931 by William Randoph Hearst.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-05-05 19:07
Scientists working in the Bamiyan region of Afghanistan have discovered oil paintings on the walls of caves dating to the 7th centuries, 800 years before the earliest European oil paintings were created. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2008-01-16 09:16
An article from Time and CNN reports on the large number of works of art stolen from houses of worship each year, a tragic loss of irreplaceable items that represents a lucrative business for thieves.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-11-01 14:09
Robert Goulet, best known as Sir Lancelot in the original Broadway production of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 73.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-27 14:07
For several decades, Israeli archaeologist Ehud Netzer has been looking for the tomb of King Herod. Now he believes he has found it at Herodium, a flattened hilltop in the Judean Desert.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-03-28 16:56
Beyond Capricorn, a new book by Australian author Peter Trickett, theorizes that the Portuguese, rather than the Dutch or British, are responsible for the discovery of Australia. The theory is based largely on a 16th century maritime map.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-05 22:09
Welcome to the modern Middle Ages! Researchers and craftsmen are working together to construct an authentic medieval castle in the forests of Burgundy, France. Ten years into the project, Guedelon Castle is about 1/3 completed.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-31 19:50
Residents of Manchester, England have declared Her Majesty owner of of an abandoned and vandalized house thanks to a 607-year-old law that turns over ownership of abandoned buildings to the Crown.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-15 08:04
New records released by the British National Archive show that Anthony Hall, who claimed to be a descendent of Henry VIII in the early 20th century, deserved to be declared insane for threatening to lop off the head of King George V.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-07-12 16:30
Egypt opened its doors to foreign dancers and asked its hometown heroes to stay out of the competition at the Alf Leila We Leila Festival (Belly Dancing World Cup 2006). Since an Egyptian has won nearly every year of the competition, the local contestants decided to see what the rest of the world had to offer.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-22 08:36
Not as famous as the nearby Stonehenge, but much more accessible, is the stone circle at Avebury, the largest in Europe. CNN takes a look at the mysterious Avebury circle in this report.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-07-23 15:34
A retired grocery clerk from Yuba City, CA may be the next Earl of Essex. Bill Capell, also known as the Right Honorable Lord William Capell, earned the right to put his name forward and possibly be chosen by the Queen with the death of his cousin, the last Earl of Essex.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2005-07-21 17:40
In 2000, archaeologists working on a Roman bath at the site of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii, Italy, were thrilled to discover a wicker basket containing a treasure trove of silver artifacts.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-22 09:19
The first exposure many SCA members have had to fantasy and science fiction stories was from author Andre Norton. She died March 17, 2005 at the age of 93.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-11-25 20:51
American researcher Robert Sarmast claims to have discovered the legendary island of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-11-12 20:01
The skeletal remains of a tiny adult female discovered on an Indonesian island have researchers fantasizing about hobbits.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-08 14:50
Fans of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code are innundating sites in France in search of answers.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2004-09-30 11:56
A Texas teenager allegedly used a sword to kill a neighbor during an argument.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-09-03 20:25
The medieval garden at the Hotel de Cluny, France's National Museum of the Middle Ages, was inspired by medieval tapestries.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-08-06 18:11
For the first time since 1649, England is looking to hire a national court jester. Qualifications? "Merriness and owning an outfit with bells."