Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-08-20 07:30
In 2007, Rita J. King and Joshua Fouts collaborated to create Al-Andalus, a virtual Alhambra, on Second Life, in order to explore the concept of Convivencia, the "Spanish term for the harmonious 'living together' of Muslims, Christians and Jews in the southern Iberian Peninsula during the Islamic caliphat." (photos)
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2010-06-07 19:08
At Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, visitors can see the results of a new excavation in a remote corner of southeastern Georgia.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-06-02 10:38
Computer scientists at the University of Kentucky will turn their attention to a pair of medieval manuscripts this summer.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2010-05-21 19:01
Reserachers from the University of Barcelona have discovered evidence of Egyptian Blue pigment on the altarpiece of the 12th century church of Sant Pere de Terrassa.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2010-05-10 10:06
“Uneasy Communion: Jews, Christians and the Altarpieces of Medieval Spain” opened recently at the Museum of Biblical Art near New York's Lincoln Center. The exhibition takes a historical approach to Jewish contributions to Christian art in the two centuries before they were expelled from Spain by Queen Isabella in 1492.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-01 15:32
Unexpectedly, the Inquisition has been spreading through the Kingdom and has arrived on the frozen shores of the hinterlands of Selviergard!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-03-07 17:07
As winter recedes and Artemisia welcomes the new and glorious Monarchs from the Northern lands, our thoughts turn to exploration.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-03-03 08:23
Archaeologists working on excavations in the chancel of the Church of Sant Feliu Girona in Catalonia, Spain, have discovered the remains of a 6th or 7th century tombs, as well as an ancient Roman temple.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-03-01 12:03
VCAW-IMI (Visual Culture of the Ancient World & International Museum Institute at USC) will present a lecture series dealing with the ancient world in March and April 2010. The lectures will take place at USC and at the Getty Villa.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-02-27 16:29
An article on Boston.com looks at the power of purifying fire in European myth and imagination in two festivals, Up Helly Aa and the Feast of Saint Anthony the Great. (22 large photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-23 12:38
A team of archaeologists at the Santa Maria de Santes Creus monastery in Tarragona, Spain have used non-intrusive methods to investigate the tomb of Pere el Gran (1240-1285), one of the country's most important rulers. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-01 12:36
"In the centre of Segovia, between the old town and the new town, there is a Roman relic that makes Hadrian's Wall look like a heap of rubble. Segovia's famous aqueduct is nearly 30 metres high and more than 800 metres long, and although I'd seen countless photos of it, that's still no substitute for the real thing. Standing before it for the first time takes your breath away," writes Guardian travel writer William Cook about Segovia, Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-09-17 17:07
According to Mark Piesing of The Guardian, volunteering on the late Roman archaeological site in Clunia, Spain leaves one feeling more like Gil Grissom than Indiana Jones, yet volunteering for digs is more popular than ever. Piesing set off to find out why.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-09-09 12:55
The weekend of September 25-27, the shire of Gryphon's Mark will be hosting A Day at the Faire. Merchants will be an integral part of this event. Because of this, they will be placed in the center of activities. Just like a real fair! We need merchants of any size - blanket merchants as - well as
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-08-28 19:30
Once again, Stowe-on-the-Wowld is running this event inspired by Moorish Spain. Heathens and Infidels will clash in the afternoon tourney after which there will be a lavish feast in sumptuous surroundings.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-26 08:23
Negotiations between the Spanish government and Jewish leaders concluded recently with the reburial of more than 100 medieval Jews whose final resting places were disturbed during construction of a school in Toledo, Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-18 15:15
Pennsic attendees may want to take a side trip to Washington D.C. to view an exhibit of Spanish art and ceremonial armor. The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits From Imperial Spain will be on display at the National Gallery of Art through November 1, 2009. (photos)
Submitted by Ageless-Artifice on Mon, 2009-07-13 15:45
This company sells body care products (salves, powders, etc.) made from original historical recipes and packaged in reproduction containers. Each item comes with the original recipe.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-04 16:08
For 400 years, city officials in Cadiz, Spain have been charged with the task of repairing and restoring the city's massive walls. The masonry walls, damaged in 1596 by the English, serve to keep out the ocean.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-25 09:42
An important link between the joined histories of England and Spain remains covered by wooden panels in a ruined church in Soria, Spain. The panels depict the murder of St. Thomas a Becket, an act that sat heavily on the shoulders of king Henry II of England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-05-21 10:44
A new study by geneticists from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain shows that inbreeding may have weakened the male line and brought about the end of the Hapsburg dynasty. The last king, Charles II of Spain, died in 1700 without male heirs.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-05-19 16:50
New research by experts at the University of Cordoba and the School of Arabic Studies seems to indicate that the first tulips in Europe were brought to Islamic Spain by way of Byzantium. The bulbs could then have been brought to Holland, where they became the country's symbol.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-04-20 18:42
Researchers and lovers of the Alhambra, the 14th century palace in Castile, Spain, have long puzzled and marveled at the Arabic inscriptions which cover the walls and arches of the building, wondering "What are these walls telling me?" Now Juan Castilla, from the School of Arabic Studies at Spain's Higher Scientific Research Council, has produced a video which claims to translate 3,116 of more than 10,000 inscriptions carved around the building.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-11 12:22
Medieval re-enactment is afoot in Drachenwald in the form of a plan to take part in the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela "using as medieval gear as possible," an endeavor in the footsteps of thousands of medieval pilgrims.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-04-10 11:37
Madness in the form of battle fever has once again descended upon the Barony of Endless Hills! The Spanish Inquisition is upon us!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-04-07 12:41
The idea is to make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela using as medieval gear as possible.
In short, our " frame of reference" is romantic history as seen by the SCA. The trip will take a minumum of seven days, we will walk approximately 150 kilometers and this will cost (approximately) from 200€ to 500€ (depending how much you have to fly).
Submitted by trbrown on Thu, 2009-03-05 19:23
Monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California are rebuilding an 800 year old chapter house transported from Ovila, Spain to California in 1931 by William Randoph Hearst.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-02-02 08:15
Archaeologists studying the chemistry of 14th century Moorish architecture have found that burnt animal bones were mixed with other materials to create a protective covering for walls. Analysis of the walls, coupled with the discovery of a 14th century brick oven, have led to the conclusion.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-18 17:20
A team of Spanish researchers are using records of agricultural rites kept by the Cathedral of Toledo to reconstruct a pattern of droughts that plagued the country between 1506 and 1900.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-04 17:37
Rhys Terafan Greydragon has posted photos of an elaborate military pavilion, once owned by Carlos V of Spain, on his greydragon.org website. The photos were taken at the Museo del Ejercito in Madrid, Spain.