Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-10-24 09:15
A team of archaeologists has discovered a Spanish fort built in the foothills of North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains by Spanish Captain Juan Pardo in 1567, nearly 40 years before Jamestown. Fort San Juan is now considered the earliest European fort constructed in the interior of the United States.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-10-17 16:08
Some residents of Madrid are less than thrilled that a new Apple store will be opening atop the ruins of a 15th century plague hospital. The 20,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open its doors in December 2013, covering the ruins of the medieval building.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-10-13 10:14
Arguably, Hernán Cortés is the most famous - or infamous - of the Spanish explorers. Jessie Szalay, LiveScience Contributor, offers a biographical feature on the conqueror of the Aztec Empire and governor of New Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-09-22 12:27
In 2008, archaeologists unearthed a 13th century Jewish cemetery in Toledo, Spain. A comprehensive study of the burials was recently completed, identifying and cataloguing the 107 tombs. Experts declared the remains “well preserved” and deposited unusually deep in the ground.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-07-25 10:39
A letter from Charles V to Hernán Cortés, proclaiming him Governor of Mexico, has been found in the State Archive in Naples. The letter is one of the oldest sent to the New World.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-07-11 17:40
In 1565, St. Augustine was founded and became the first continuously-occupied European settlement in what would later become the continental United States. For the past 37 years, archaeologist Dr. Kathy Deagan of the University of Florida has spent her summers excavating the area of the "Fountain of Youth" and learn more about the early Spanish settlement. (video)
Submitted by Etienne Le Mons on Mon, 2013-06-24 02:22
Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday 31
August 30-September 1, 2013
Elchenburg Castle at Boonville, NC
Greetings noble friends and neighbors!
We bid you welcome and hope you will join us on a trip to Morocco for the 31st anniversary of the founding of the Barony of the Sacred Stone.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-04-11 18:35
Scientists from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain are studying the remains of a 5th century Roman woman found buried in a Roman cemetery in the archaeological site of La Fogonussa. The woman, aged 30 to 40 years, had suffered from an ovarian tumor.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Mon, 2013-02-25 11:13
A 16th-century Basque whaling galleon, the San Juan, will be re-constructed full-scale and seaworthy.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-11-15 15:07
A Jewish prayer book, created in 15th century Spain, is a survivor. The book includes liturgies for the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement and managed to survive both the Inquisition and the Holocaust.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2012-10-02 15:10
Trepanation, the practice of drilling holes into the skulls of living beings for medical or religious purposes, was rarely performed in the Middle Ages, but the discovery of two skulls in Spain, dating to the 13th or 14th centuries, has made experts scramble for an answer.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2012-09-26 16:56
According to trial records, Catholic priest Pedro Ruiz Calderón not only practiced Black Magic, but he was really good at it. The trial took place as part of the Spanish Inquisition in Mexico City in 1540.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-09-16 13:34
Four people, including the former caretaker at Santiago de Compostela cathedral, have been arrested for the 2011 theft of the Codex Calixtinus Of Pope Calixtus II, a 12th-century collection of sermons and liturgical passages.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-07-04 20:05
The June 2012 issue of History Today features an article, "The She-Wolves of Navarre," by Elena Woodacre which chronicles the lives of five queens of the kingdom of Navarre from 1274 to 1512.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2012-06-25 16:59
Two skulls were found in Spain with holes drilled in them. The skulls were found in a cemetery that dates to the 13th and 14th centuries.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2012-06-04 12:41
Archaeologists have found the earliest evidence yet of Jews on the Iberian Penninsula. An excavation of a Roman villa in Portugal has revealed a marble slab, probably from a tombstone, with a Hebrew inscription dating to 390 CE.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-05-13 12:17
The World Digital Library has posted a digital version of the Book on Geometry, Practice, and Patterns by Juan de Alcega. Published in 1580, the book offers techniques for ordering lengths of fabric based on the measurement of the "ell."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-02 13:56
In 2005, a team of divers with the Barra Sul Project discovered the remains of a ship off the coast of Santa Catarina in Brazil. Now they believe that vessel may have been a lost supply ship sent by Spain to build two forts on the Strait of Magellan.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-04-08 08:22
In September 1516, Judeo-conversa Isabel López, along with her mother María, was arrested by the Inquisition in Cogolludo, Spain, observing the Sabbath by dressing in holiday garb and joining others to celebrate. Her trial is the subject of an article by Renée Levine Melammed for the Jerusalem Post Magazine.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-03-21 18:05
Welcome to Layli al-Waqud! Night of the Bonfires and Bardic Bedlam! Join the Shire of Crystal Mynes and the Shire March of the Grimfells for Layli al-Waqud, the Night of the Bonfires! Featuring Bardic Bedlam!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-01-29 14:16
A medieval German traveler once described Granada, in Moorish Spain, as the “Ornament of the World.” A video posted on the Moroccan Design website showcases the beauty and enlightment of the region.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-12-23 18:08
In the mid12th century, English and Welsh crusaders took part in the siege and capture of the Spanish city of Tortosa. Some apparently liked the climate and decided to stay. In an article for the Journal of Medieval History, Antoni Virgili tells their story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-26 11:39
15 years ago, George Greenia discovered a 13th century medieval Spanish document, missing for centuries, in the archives at the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library. Now the contents and story of discovery of the document have been disclosed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-25 07:15
Peruvian and Spanish archaeologists recently used historical documents from an archive in Spain to help locate the site of Peru's oldest Roman Catholic church near Piura on the country's northern coast. The church was built in 1534.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-11-15 20:16
One of the most important manuscripts in the Bodleian Library's Hebrew collection is the 12th century Mishneh Torah, a guide to Jewish law handwritten and signed by Hebrew scholar Maimonides. The manuscript has now been digitized and is available online.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-30 21:24
In his 2007 dissertation for the University of Nottingham, Norman and Anglo-Norman Participation in the Iberian Reconquista c.1018 – c.1248, Lucas Villegas-Aristizabal considers the contribution of the Normans, especially Crusaders, in the Christianizing of the Iberian Peninsula.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-10-12 15:57
M. Moleiro in Barcelona, Spain is offering a facsimile edition of the Isabella Breviary, a 15th century illuminated manuscript given to Isabella the Catholic to commemorate the double marriage of her children, Infante John of Asturias and Infanta Joanna. (photos, video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-09-17 22:49
In an article for the Jerusalem Post, professor of Jewish history and dean at the Schechter Institute, Renee Levine Melamme tells the story of a family of 15th century "crypto-Jews" tried by the Spanish Inquisition in Ciudad Real.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-08-17 06:45
Walking to Compostella is so 1482! Today, pilgrims reach Santiago de Compostela by bicycle, bus, and even airplane. This is one of many ways that the famed Pilgrim route has adapted to the modern world.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-08-08 14:33
Researchers are about to undertake a Quixotic quest - to find the lost bones of Miguel de Cervantes. They are believed to be somewhere in a convent in Madrid.