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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-09-19 13:11
David Rapp of Haaretz International takes a look at the Vienna Genesis, a 6th century illuminated biblical codex held by the Austrian National Library in Vienna.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-09-17 10:16
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?
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-09-02 02:03
Gary Lee and Jim Wilkinson used a metal detector to discover a 4th century Roman baptismal font near Grimsby, England.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-08-24 16:51
The remains of a 12th century crusader-era man were discovered recently during excavations in the Jaffa, Israel flea market.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2004-08-23 10:35
Fans of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code are seeking the Holy Grail for themselves at Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2004-08-16 11:33
A solid silver cross, inscribed with the word, "IESVS" has been dated to the 1200's by historians at the British Museum.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-07-10 09:35
Several hundred early Christian Byzantine artifacts which were stolen 30 years ago have been returned to the Republic of Cyprus.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-07-05 17:22
A wall painting of an Anglo-Saxon Saint dating from the 10th century has been discovered at Deerhurst Church near Tewkesbury, England.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-06-25 19:25
The demolition of a garage in Gloucester will enable the original cloister of the Blackfriars Priory to be restored.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-06-24 17:03
A British historian is claiming that St. Mark's Tomb in Venice contains not the bones of the saint but those of Alexander the Great.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-06-21 15:04
Two skeletons in a 1200-year-old cliff-face cemetery have been discovered in Pembrokeshire, Wales by archaeologists lowered on ropes.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-06-18 13:34
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.