Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-04-12 11:33
Giotto di Bondone was appointed Chief Architect of Florence Cathedral on April 12, 1334. He designed a bell tower for the Cathedral, but it was not finished until after his death.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-07 12:13
Today is the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Francis Xavier. The Spanish-born missionary studied at the University of Paris and was one of the seven priests who joined Ignatius Loyola to found the Jesuit order.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-04-06 12:31
As many as a million Mexicans have watched an annual reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ unaware that a pyramid of the Teotihuacan culture lay under the soil on which they stood.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-04 14:03
The Shire of West Dragoningshire invites all lords, barons, knights, squires, along with their ladies and all other gentles of any station to join them in the Winchester Pilgrimage, 12-14 May 2006.
Nestled in the water meadows alongside the River Itchen, in the shadow of St Catherine's Hill and only 20 minutes walk from the centre of Winchester, lies the medieval buildings of the Hospital of St Cross & Almshouse of Noble Poverty.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-04-03 12:48
The University of New Mexico's Institute for Medieval Studies will host Medieval Innovations: How the Middle Ages Changed Western Culture, a series of six lectures and a concert, Monday, April 3-6, 2006 on the university's main campus in Albuquerque.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-11 09:43
A cache of 6th century Coptic manuscripts has been discovered at the Monastery of Deir al-Surian in western Egypt. The find includes a single completed manuscript and hundreds of fragments from the 6th through 10th centuries CE.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2006-03-09 14:04
Following on the recent discovery of the Anglo-Saxon Lichfield Angel, the grave and church of the St Chad have been discovered at Lichfield.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-05 13:19
A recently unearthed Aztec mural, painted shortly after the Spanish conquest, combines Aztec mythology with Christian symbols including a large black and white cross.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-03-03 08:09
A war grave found near Chester, England, has helped to locate the earliest firmly identified battlefield site in England.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-02-28 18:12
At more than 800 years old, it is known as the King of Holderness. But St Augustine's Church in the heart of Hedon is slowly crumbling.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2006-02-25 10:09
Two scholars discuss a historic flashpoint and its relevance today. Antonia Ryan conducted an e-mail exchange with two scholars of the Crusades -- one who writes about Christian perspectives and one who studies the Muslim experience of these medieval wars.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-02-21 08:44
An almost complete (though broken) Anglo-Saxon sculpture of an angel has been found under Lichfield Cathedral.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-20 08:55
A team of French scientists hopes that a series of tests will determine if remains discovered near Garches, France are those of 15th century heroine Joan of Arc.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-02-04 14:10
A Tudor chapel, originally built by Henry VII, has been discovered at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England. The original vault has been found completely intact.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-28 17:38
An article for NPR's Morning Edition looks at the history of the Swiss Guard, who have guarded the Pope for over 500 years.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2006-01-27 08:15
Dame Aoife brings us a veritable galaxy of links this week, concerning astronomy not only as a natural science but also as a medieval navigation and timekeeping aid.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-22 15:50
Boyana Church near Sofia, Bulgaria has received a UNESCO grant to help with restoration in the aftermath of 2005's floods.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-21 12:08
In a speech delivered to the American Enterprise Institute, Robert Louis Wilken of the University of Virginia, looks at the legacy of Augustine, thinker and writer.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2006-01-19 13:39
"Ink & Blood: Sacred Treasures of the Bible" will be on display at the Florida International Museum through May 14, 2006.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2006-01-19 10:14
Have you been bad? Very bad? Dante Alighieri has an eternal home for you. Use this quiz to find out which of his seven levels of Hell you will inhabit. [PG-13]
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-08 15:25
A mysterious Christian icon known as Veronica's Veil is being considered for recognition by the Catholic Church. The veil is purported to carry the imprint of Christ's face and resides in a remote monastery in Italy's Abruzzi region.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-07 10:03
A seal bearing what is thought to be an image of Christ and a cross has been unearthed in Tiberias, Israel. The seal has been dated to the 6th century.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-01-06 08:28
Volunteers in the village of Nobber have uncovered a 10th Century cemetery, 12th Century church and concrete graves in the shape of Celtic crosses.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-05 17:59
Vincent Fernandes of the Daiji World looks at the origins of Boxing Day from its roots at the feast of St. Stephen to a day celebrating donating to charity.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-05 14:09
ABC News takes a new look at one of the oldest controversies of the Catholic Church: Pope Joan, a 9th century woman who, according to legend, disguised herself as a man to serve as Pope.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-31 11:20
Diane Roberts of NPR's Weekend Edition offered a very politically correct holiday greeting on Sunday, December 18, 2005 with a look at the winter holiday season, ancient Roman style.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-25 09:08
Fra Angelico was the model of a self-effacing medieval monk whose art was an expression of religion. Pope John Paul II beatified the 14th century monk, bringing him one step closer to sainthood, and his name and his genius are still celebrated 550 years later.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-12-21 18:22
A 13th century marble nativity scene by sculptor Arnolfo di Cambio in the oratory of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome is scheduled to be removed from the church for restoration.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-12-14 17:44
Squabbling over repairs to the basilica commemorating the birthplace of Jesus may endanger the Church of the Nativity, according to Telegraph reporter Tim Butcher. He writes that the three Christian communities in charge of maintaining the church cannot agree on restoration methods.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-10 19:37
An illuminated festive tree will grace a medieval fortress in Cumbria after a deal to secure funding.