Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-15 07:17
Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano is recognized as the founder of the first European settlement in Florida which was established near Pensacola in 1559. The settlement was destroyed by a hurricane two years later. Now, with the 450th anniversary approaching, archaeologists are searching for the site.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-09 14:21
Love Spain but can't afford the plane fare? Visit the virtual walking tour of the Alhambra.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-09-04 14:36
Medical researchers working with the 500-year-old pinky of Emperor Charles V of Spain report that the mummified finger shows signs of debilitating gout which would have caused great pain. Charles V abdicated in favor of his brother at the age of 56.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-07-09 16:39
The recent discovery of inscriptions in the Basque language dating to the 3rd century has researchers excited. Considered one of the oldest European languages, Basque has been linked to African, Caucasian or Etruscan tongues or thought to have developed on its own.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-07-09 10:47
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, ancestor of English kings, sailed for Spain on July 9, 1386.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-07-08 08:05
Don Carlos "the Mad" of Spain, son of King Phillip II, was born on July 8, 1545.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-07-01 10:37
Hernan Cortes and his soldiers fled the city of Tenochtitlan on July 1, 1520, an event traditionally remembered as "La Noche Triste."
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-06-18 11:24
Hernando de Soto, the Spanish-born explorer and conquistador, crossed the Mississippi River westward on or about June 18, 1541.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-06-17 15:31
Amateur archaeologists in the state of Georgia are on a mission - or looking for one: the lost mission of Santa Isabel de Utinahica, built in the 17th century somewhere near Jacksonville.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-09 11:12
King Pedro of Castile, called "the Cruel," was excommunicated by the Pope on June 9, 1365 for his treatment of the clergy.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-06-05 22:04
The mystery continues. After years of testing, Spanish researchers are claming that their country possesses the bones of explorer Christopher Columbus.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-15 10:46
On May 15, 756, Abd ar-Rahman was proclaimed Emir of Cordoba, beginning the three-century Umayyad dynasty of Moorish Spain.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-28 19:05
Christie's withdrew from auction five wooden beams from Cordoba's Great Mosque after questions arose about who rightfully owned them.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-28 10:31
The final defeat of the Aztec empire began when Hernan Cortes laid siege to the capital city of Tenochtitlan on April 28, 1521.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-04-18 10:09
Lucrezia Borgia, the daughter of a future Pope and his mistress, was born on April 18, 1480.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-07 12:13
Today is the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Francis Xavier. The Spanish-born missionary studied at the University of Paris and was one of the seven priests who joined Ignatius Loyola to found the Jesuit order.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-04-02 19:39
The Associated Press reports that a construction crew working at Pensacola's Naval Air Station in Florida has discovered a 16th century Spanish ship buried in the sand.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2006-03-27 08:53
More than half of the Camino de Santiago, medieval Europe’s most important pilgrimage route, passes through the ancient kingdoms of Castille and León.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-21 16:52
The Folger Shakespeare Library has posted digitized versions of 16th century Spanish patterns on its website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-26 20:34
Researchers in Spain plan to compare DNA from hundreds of residents of Catalan with the surname Colom to determine if the explorer was an Italian or really a Catalan pirate.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 17:53
New DNA evidence has produced some surprising links between Hispanics living the America's Southwest and Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition 400 years ago.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-11-11 09:53
"España Medieval y el legado de occidente" will be on display at the Museo Nacional de Antropología through February.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-16 11:05
Rio Narcea Gold Mines Ltd., a mining company based in Toronto, Canada, is battling archaeologists for the rights to a gold mine which lies beneath a Roman town in Asturias, Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-07-04 17:30
Archaeologists from the Gibraltar Museum have discovered the pillars of the Gate of Granada, the 14th century main entrance to the city.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-03-06 16:18
The Washington Early Music Festival has announced some of the performers scheduled for its June 2005 Festival concert series, which will be based on the music of Spain and the New World.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-04 17:01
In Heritage & Culture reporter Brendan O'Brien looks at the history and influence of the remnants of the Spanish Armada shipwrecked by a storm in the Irish Sea.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-02-07 19:21
"Spain in the Age of Exploration 1492-1819" will be on display at the Norton Museum of Art, in West Palm Beach, Florida, through May 1, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-16 22:24
Researchers have put together a menu of the food items eaten by Christopher Columbus and his crews on the three voyages to the New World.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-09 12:18
The controversy over the final resting place of explorer Christopher Columbus continues.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-09-26 18:36
A new study by geneticists at Dublin’s Trinity College proves that the Irish and Scots are more closely related to Spaniards than to the Celts of central Europe.