Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-04-11 19:35
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 12:13
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 16:07
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 16:10
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 17:56
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 14:34
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 21:05
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 17:59
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 13:41
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 13:17
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 14:56
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 09:22
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 19:05
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 15:16
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 19:08
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 12:39
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 08:15
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 21:16
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 22:24
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 16:57
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 23:49
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 07:45
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 15:33
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-07-30 09:17
Pilgrims to the cathedral Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain might have been guided there by the Codex Calixtinus, a 12th century guidebook which has mysteriously disappeared from the church.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-07-27 14:28
Tradition says that a 16th century mechanical monk, now owned by the Smithsonian Institution, was created by Juanelo Turriano for Spanish Emperor Charles V. The monk walks, prays, and kisses a wooden cross. (photo and video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-07-21 21:02
Tangwystyl reports that she has posted an album showcasing Spanish pottery painted at her class at A&S and June Crown in the Kingdom of the West.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-07-18 15:50
A 16th century Chinese bronze in the form of a Foo Dog has been found off the Pacific coast of Baja, Mexico. The artifact is believed to come from the cargo of the galleon San Felipe which disappeared in 1576.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-07-10 18:22
On the A Midsummer Night's Blog, Puck has published an article on the Spanish defensive technique called the Atajo.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-06-27 08:16
The Columbus Foundation will sponsor a tour of two of its historical replicas, the Niña and the Pinta, to locations in the northeast and Great Lakes of the United States in 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-06-23 11:01
Anne-Marie Desaulty believes coins can tell a story. She and colleagues from the University of Lyon are using mass spectrometry to study isotopes of lead and copper found in coins of the 16th and 17th centuries in hopes of discovering the cause of the great Price Revolution.