Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-05-23 14:12
Salt Lake City book dealer Ken Sanders didn't expect much when working a fundraider in Sandy, Utah. His boredom was relieved, however by the offer for appraisal of a tattered copy of the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle, "one of the earliest and most lavishly illustrated books of the 15th century."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-05-09 20:29
A group of Roman history enthusiasts in Germany have constructed a replica of a Roman military riverboat. The Lusoria Rhenana is scheduled to take her maiden voyage in the summer of 2011 near Woerth-am-Rhein.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-04-22 19:23
On March 30, 2011, the world's oldest printed star charts, created by German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, were auctioned by Sotheby's auction house in London. The woodcuts were first printed in 1515. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2011-04-19 09:29
The scull of a leper who died fighting is one of several interesting burials identified at an Italian cemetery used between 500 and 700 CE. The cemetery likely contains remains of Germanic Lombards or Avars.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-02-07 11:15
While searching for historic baptismal certificates to share with her students, Wisconsin teacher Debra Court stumbled across an old book. Further research has shown the book to be a hand-illustrated, German Bible dating to 1670. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-02-02 13:40
“These additives gave Celtic beer a completely different taste than what we’re used to today,” said Hans-Peter Stika of the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart about the use of mugwort, carrot seeds or henbane to flavor Iron Age beer.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-01-31 12:25
Thousands of charred barley grains have been found in ditches in the early Celtic settlement of Eberdingen-Hochdorf, Germany. The site may have been used to make beer for a nearby religious center.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-01-26 08:51
Archaeologists have found gold and amber jewelry in a Celtic tomb near Herbertingen, Germany. They believe the tomb belonged to a noble woman from the area. The tomb is part of a region that was an important Celtic trading center in the 7th-4th centuries BCE.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-12-18 19:08
A plaster wall in the former St. Katherina Church near Langerwehe, Germany, bears the pictographic signatures of 15th century workers during a building renovation. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2010-11-17 09:02
An elaborately painted 16th century chapel damaged during the Second World War is being restored not with paint but with light.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-11-09 21:18
Vision, a new film by German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta, tells the story of 12th-century Benedictine nun Hildegard von Bingen and her "her frequent skirmishes with the male-dominated Catholic hierarchy." V. A. Musetto of the New York Post has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-05 17:45
It is with pleasure that I announce the Feast of Saint Ursula, where we shall celebrate our third victory at Inter-College War on the trot (take THAT, Blessed Herman!) with a relaxed and convivial tavern feast in a late-period German style.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-10-23 15:51
A group of experts from Berlin Technical University's Department for Geodesy and Geoinformation Science have cracked a 2nd century map of Germany created by Ptolemy, re-dating many of the country's cities by 1,000 years.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-10-19 16:38
"The discovery of Arabic coins at the coast of the Baltic sea proves that there was global trade more than 1,200 years ago," said Greifswald historian Fred Ruchhoeft about the discovery of 82 Arabic coins in a northern German field.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-09-28 17:05
82 silver coins dating from the 7th to 9th centuries have been found in Germany near the Baltic Sea. The coins originate from Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and northern Africa and indicate strong trade between Europe and the Middle East at that time.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-09-18 13:43
Archeologists in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein are excited over the discovery of a five-meter (16 feet) wide portal through the Danevirke, a 30-kilometer (19-mile) stone wall built across Norhtern Germany by the Norse in the 8th century. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-09-16 13:39
The Shire of Pavlok Gorod invites one and all to attend the Newcomers' Feast: "A Royal Feast in Germany." Savor the simple yet sophisticated dishes of German cooks of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-08-16 07:30
Guttenberg on the iPhone? Really? The Bavarian State Library has released an iPhone app that allows users to download and view rare manuscripts. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-08-12 12:20
In celebration of the 625-year anniversary of the University Library of Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany, the Codex Manesse, one of the most important manuscripts of the Middle Ages, will be exhibited at the library 26 October 2010 - 20 February 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-08-02 08:08
Experts were surprised to find a handwritten copy of a medieval law book in the cellar of the Sundsvall Library in northern Sweden. The copy of the Sachsenspiegel is only the second known copy of the 12th century legal code.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2010-07-28 17:30
Two skeletons and other artifacts dating to the Thirty Years War were found in Stralsund, Germany. Muskets engraved with the owners initials have helped identify the bodies as Hapsburg soldiers.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2010-07-13 15:10
Unlike the famous mummies of Egypt, the preserved corpses lying in the crypt of a Berlin church are almost unknown. Although they are nearer to us in space, time and philosophy, no one is quite sure why hundreds of 18th-century German nobles were mummified.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-06-30 07:55
The corpse was identified as royalty. Bones found in the Magdeburg Cathedral in 2008 proved to be those of a granddaughter of Alfred the Great: the Saxon Queen Eadgyth, the who died in the 10th century at the age of 36.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2010-05-31 16:33
For 400 years, the people of Oberammergau have staged the Passion Play once a decade as a thanksgiving for being spared from the Black plague. Now, a new kind of plague is testing the faith of performers and audiences .
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2010-05-27 17:44
The leaning tower of Bad Frankenhausen in the German state of Thuringia has tilted since at least 1640, and it now leans at an angle of 4.8 degrees -- sharper than the more famous tower in Pisa, Italy, which has only a 3.9 degree slant.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-05-16 12:29
Eight high quality shoes dating to around 1708 were discovered recently in the Gothic tower of a palace in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-26 18:04
This summer, twenty students from the University of Regensburg in Germany are foregoing their usual pizza and computers in favor of Roman gladiator training.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-03-27 17:31
Excavations at Magdeburg Cathedral have revealed the grave which experts believe is that of Archbishop Wichmann von Seeburg, a key adviser to Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbaross, who died in the late 12th century. (photo)
Submitted by Groomporter on Wed, 2010-03-03 12:31
A video on YouTube exhibits and describes a deck of German playing cards from the 16th century CE.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-03-01 17:15
Duke Ulstead the Unsteady as announced that the Kingdom of Ansteorra will host the Known World Party at Gulf Wars 19 on March 19, 2010.