Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-19 17:22
Ten feet beneath a farmer's field near Linlithgow, Scotland lies a secret: a network of 14th century sandstone tunnels.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-16 18:15
The Codex Sinaiticus, the earliest copy of the New Testament, is scheduled to be digitized and published on CD-ROM.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-08 19:10
Sections of an 800-year-old archaeological site in the city of Acre have been scheduled to open to the public in June of 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-02-28 17:40
The Vatican has announced that a team of archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the tomb of St. Paul in Rome's St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-25 17:55
An essay in the New York Times by Cristina Nehring discusses five books on Heloise and Abelard.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-24 15:46
A museum in Lornardo Da Vinci's hometown Vinci, Italy, is holding a trial to sort out the facts from fiction in Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-02-22 19:20
In his book Secret Sights II: Unknown Medieval Ireland, author Rob Vance accuses St. Patrick of taking bribes from his wealthy female patrons.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-02-21 21:55
Norwegian archaeologists are excited by the discovery of what is probably the country's oldest church. Located in the city of Skien, the church is believed to have been built in the 11th century.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-17 11:03
City fathers in Milan, Italy have banned a French clothing company's advertisement featuring an all-female version of Da Vinci's famous painting of the Last Supper.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-02-07 14:52
The producers of the Da Vinci Code movie may choose to build their own version of Rosslyn Chapel rather than deal with restrictions imposed by the building's trustees.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-06 16:21
A last-minute effort to save importation of the 14th century Macclesfield Psalter has been successful. The manuscript will be retained by the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-04 21:38
A new study to date the controversial Shroud of Turin places the cloth as much older than previously believed.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-02 11:33
No, this message isn't going to repeat in an endless loop.... Curious about the medieval origins of Groundhog Day. Dame Aoife has found the answer.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-01-28 18:10
Dame Aoife discusses Medieval Psalters in this week's edition of Aoife's Links.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-12 18:30
The grand master of the Knights Templar has sent a letter to the Vatican demanding an apology for persecution of the group during the 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-02 10:40
An Israeli collector has been charged with forgery in the case of the "James Ossary," the burial box of the brother of Jesus.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-01 09:00
John Cleese's famous rant "What have the Romans done for us?" in the Monty Python film The Life of Brian has been voted the funniest movie scene ever.
Submitted by Aoife on Mon, 2004-12-27 08:41
Aoife's Links this week are all about holiday celebrations from the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-12-16 13:39
Two new books on the Crusades have hit the shelves. New Yorker writer Joan Acocella does the review.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2004-12-15 12:29
According to forensic research conducted for a BBC2 documentary, "The Real Face of Santa," Saint Nicholas was short, olive-skinned and had a broken nose.
Submitted by Christian de Ho... on Sun, 2004-12-05 17:35
The PATERNOSTERS e-mail list at Yahoo! Groups is for people interested in historical rosaries, paternosters, and other prayer beads. If you re-create, research, collect, or just admire and are interested in the variety of historical rosaries (etc.), you are very welcome to join this list!
Submitted by Christian de Ho... on Sun, 2004-12-05 17:31
Paternoster-Row is about the history of medieval rosary beads, paternosters, and prayer beads, with illustrations, replicas, and bibliography.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-04 12:08
An article by Cassandra Franklin-Barbajosa for National Geographic traces the history of tattoos, including the use of the Jerusalem cross during the Crusades.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-30 05:24
A cemetery dating to the 14th century, was discovered recently in downtown Zagreb, Croatia during road construction.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-23 09:23
Archaeologists working on a site near Loch Lomond have discovered evidence of settlements dating back 3500 years, including a 7th century Christian cemetery.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-17 09:15
Archaeologists working on Bamburgh Castle may have discovered a medieval chapel mentioned by the Venerable Bede as possessing the arm of St. Oswald.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-08 15:30
Tony Robinson of Channel 4's Time Team has been denied access to look for the Holy Grail in Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel.
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 Milica on Sun, 2004-10-03 20:01
St. Leonard's, the oldest Cistercian nunnery in Scotland, is the site of a new excavation that has delivered on its promise of impressive artifacts.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-09-29 19:58
Workers excavating a quarry in Forfar, Scotland have discovered 17 graves dating back to the dawn of Christianity in the country.