Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-06-22 16:02
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a nearly 1,000-year-old church in Skien, Norway, the country's oldest found to date. The discovery may prove that Christian conversions occured earlier than expected.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2005-06-20 14:50
Two Brazilian doctors who are also art lovers think they have uncovered a "secret lesson" in human anatomy in the famous Sistine Chapel frescos.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-06-13 14:13
Humor is ageless, or so believes John Emerson in his weblog 700 Year Old Jokes, a collection of humorous stories from a 13th century Persian Bishop.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-10 17:25
Producers of the film version of Dan Brown's bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code have hit another roadblock. Officials of London's Westminster Abbey have refused to allow the production crew to film there.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-22 11:14
In a review for the New York Times, Robert D. Kaplan looks at Columbia University professor Mark Mazower's new book Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-19 16:12
The Monastery, a new series airing on the BBC, challenges modern men to live the lives of medieval monks in the Benedictine Worth Abbey in Sussex, England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-04-27 10:13
"Kingdom of Heaven," a documentary about the upcoming film depicting the 12th century Crusade, will debut on A&E May 4, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-23 14:10
The funeral of Pope John Paul II has sparked much interest in the history of the papacy. In an interview for NPR's Morning Edition, Renee Montagne discusses papal vestments with Father Mark Frances.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2005-04-14 08:25
"Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible" will be on display at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts through July 3.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-04-11 09:58
Kingdom of Heaven, the historical epic about the Third Crusade scheduled to be released this spring, is the subject of a copyright controversy in which author James Reston Jr. accused film director Ridley Scott of stealing his research.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-09 11:40
Live Science, an online magazine, looks at the history of the Shroud of Turin and offers a factsheet with established facts about the Shroud.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-03 17:33
The St. John's Bible, a modern work being created by period means, will go on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art April 10, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-26 07:40
All Saints' Church in Beckingham, England has been saved thanks to community efforts which secured a grant from English Heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-19 16:22
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 17:15
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 18:10
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 16:40
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 16:55
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 14:46
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 18:20
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 20:55
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 10:03
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 13:52
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 15:21
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 20:38
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 10:33
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 17:10
Dame Aoife discusses Medieval Psalters in this week's edition of Aoife's Links.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-12 17:30
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 09:40
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 08:00
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.