Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-16 10:36
Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of a 300-year-old, perfectly-preserved broom in the excavated latrine of the St. Ulrich Church monastery in Paderborn, Germany. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-03-21 16:03
Charlemagne liked a challenge, and he believed that the youth of his empire should be challenged as well. For that reason he commissioned an English scholar named Alcuin to compile Problems to Sharpen the Young, a collection of puzzles and brainteasers.
Submitted by Elinor Strangewayes on Thu, 2009-03-12 12:45
The City Archives building in Cologne, Germany collapsed unexpectedly on March 3, 2009. Six stories of archival storage were destroyed, including documents dating from the 10th century and the minutes of Cologne town council meetings recorded in an unbroken line back to 1376.
Submitted by Morag filia Scayth on Sat, 2009-03-07 10:41
Maev Kennedy takes a tour around the treasures of the Black Death exhibition at The Wallace Collection, London, including a tiny perfume bottle that was owned by a victim of a superstitious anti-plague pogrom.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-02 18:22
The Treasures of the Black Death exhibit at London's Wallace Collection showcase two hoards of medieval jewelry dating to the 14th century. The treasures were owned - and buried with - Jewish families who perished during the Black Plague. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-20 16:49
A tiny silver penny, minted in the time of King Pippin III of the Franks, was recently sold at auction for EU€34,000.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-29 15:20
The New York Times reports that the Morgan Library and Museum in New York plans to create a digital copy of one of its Gutenberg Bibles and post it on the library's website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-10 10:21
Take a tour of Aachen, Charlemagne's 8th century capital, with a reporter from the Inverness Courier, from the city's nasty-tasting hot spring water to Frederick Barbarossa's 12th century chandelier.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-12-21 09:21
Archaeologists have discovered a 3rd century Roman battlefield near Göttingen in Lower Saxony, Germany which may rewrite the history of the Roman army in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-03 18:58
Scholars are still puzzled by 16h century map created by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller which depicts a vast ocean west of the Americas years before its discovery by Vasco Núñez de Balboa.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-11-25 12:01
German scientists are taking an unusual approach to studying the domestic life of 16th century churchman Martin Luther. They are digging through his garbage.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-11-03 17:34
A new website will soon allow visitors to take a 3D tour of the city of Cologne as it would have been 2,000 years ago. The city, a major trade center, became the Roman Empire's major northern outpost.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-09-11 08:15
Workers at a building site in central Berlin have stumbled across a huge medieval cemetery containing 2,000 bodies dating to the 14th century. Many of the remains are those of children.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-02-16 16:29
Several Viking Age sites around the Baltic Sea have been proposed as UNESCO Heritage Sites. The locations include Haithabu, a village in Germany, and the Dannevirke, a series of earthen walls.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2008-02-13 16:42
An archaeological dig in downtown Berlin has uncovered evidence that the German capital is at least 45 years older than had previously been established.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-19 13:45
Gael Stirler shares research on medieval holiday season of Fasching, celebrated for more than three months from mid-November until Easter in southern Germany. Also known as the Tolle Tagge (Crazy Days), Fasching can trace its roots back to the 4th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-16 20:07
Portions of a Roman barge, dating to as early as the 2nd century C.E., will soon be removed from its muddy resting place according to archaeologists. It may well be the "oldest Roman transport vessel left in central Europe."
Submitted by Racaire on Sun, 2007-11-25 17:38
Soon a new exhibition will be on display at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich (Bavaria/Germany).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-18 08:26
Straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean, a 400-year-old automaton clock includes a skull that laughs, screams, bites and launches snakes from its eye sockets. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-16 15:00
Let the revels begin. Their Excellencies, the Baron and Baroness of Atenveldt proudly invite you to ring in the holiday cheer with Them as They celebrate the Yule season on the night of December 15th, 2007 in the Germanic style to honor our beloved Baron Otto's heritage. So dress up in your finest German garb, tie on your bells and holly leaves and come join the revelry. In fact, there will be a prize given by Their Excellencies for Their choice of the best German party garb seen during the night. Location:
Barony of Atenveldt (Phoenix, Arizona)
Submitted by Tobias Morgan on Tue, 2007-11-06 08:41
A hobby historian has discovered the oldest known recipe for bratwurst, dating the German sausage to the fifteenth century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-11-03 12:37
A 750-year-old church in Heuersdorf, Germany was recently moved to make way for a coal mine. The move happened when the village's 59 residents lost their battle to keep their church.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-01 08:50
Crazy British guy (and Drachenwald Earl Marshal) Master AEthstan can storm a castle single-handed - and unarmed! A five-minute video posted on YouTube demonstrates how. Stop!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-28 20:08
The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas will present a major exhibit of the works of Germany artist Albrecht Dürer September 8-November 25, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-20 15:04
Australian Historical Swordplay Conference 2007: German Medieval & Renaissance Martial Arts
Saturday 22nd to Monday 24th September
The AHSF Conference 07 website is up. You can find it here:
The Con will cost $185 for early birds. The price will rise, so sign up
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2007-05-10 11:32
Four Queens: The Provençal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, is a nonfiction history book set in 13th-century medieval Europe and follows the story of the four daughters of Count Raymond Berenger V and Beatrice of Savoy.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-09 15:16
The "Swiss-Army-knife" of its time, a gunpowder flask/sundial compass watch is featured in a watch enthusiasts' blog complete with a large, detailed photo. The object was created in Germany around 1590.
Submitted by David Bahler on Wed, 2007-05-02 22:13
I need some help researching and recreating clothing for my personna. He is a mid 16th century Swiss (Canton of Bern, somewhere rural) Anabaptist. The main difficulty here is finding just what the early Anabaptists dressed like, my research has led me to believe it will be something of a simplified version of common peasant clothes of that time -peasant clothes are hard to find too. I already (mostly) know about regular shirts, pants, etc. What I need to know is what would be authentic regarding Jackets/coats, vests, etc.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-20 18:06
The Pushkin Museum of Fine art in Russia will display a collection of Merovingian artifacts. The museum is located in Moscow.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-30 17:30
Constructions workers in Cologne, Germany have discovered a 3rd century stone tablet dedicated to the god Jupiter. The tablet is just one of over 10,000 artifacts unearthed from the construction site.