Thomas Bartovics

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The Mystery of Extraordinarily Accurate Medieval Maps

One of the most remarkable and mysterious technical advances in the history of the world is written on the hide of a 13th-century calf. Inked into …

Saints or Sinners? The Knights Templar in Medieval Europe

What did medieval contemporaries think of military orders such as the Knights Hospitaller and Teutonic Knights? Helen Nicholson investigates.<p>In …

Viking death squads found in mass grave shows how Anglo-Saxons hit back at the invaders

The Viking death squads who got a taste of their own medicine: Mass grave shows how the Anglo-Saxons hit back at invaders<p>54 skeletons were discovered …

Archaeologists uncover a scene of horror at 'Swedish Pompeii'

Swedish archaeologists have uncovered what appears to be a 5th-century murder mystery at an island fort that's being compared to Italy's Pompeii ruins.<p>"It's more of a frozen moment than you normally see in archaeology," said Helene Wilhelmson, a researcher who specializes in the study of bones at …

Archaeology

Badger Unearths Medieval Graves, Leads Archaeologists To Warrior Burial Site In Germany

Archaeologists may often rely on research or hunches to lead them to a discovery. But it seems two archaeology hobbyists in Germany needed only the assistance of a helpful badger.<p>In a striking find last autumn that was publicized this week, a badger unearthed medieval graves in the eastern state of …

How do we know about the Vikings?

Sources and contemporary accounts<p>The Vikings have left many traces of their settlement which are still visible today. Archaeology provides physical evidence of their conquests, settlement and daily life. The study of place-names and language shows the lasting effect which the Viking settlements had …

New Books on Medieval Women

<b>Elfrida: The First Crowned Queen of England</b><p>By Elizabeth Norton<p>Amberley Publishing, 2013<br>ISBN: 9781445614861<p>Contrary to popular belief, Anglo- Saxon …

Great Illuminated Bibles of 12th-century England: A Study of Splendor

<b>Great Illuminated Bibles of 12th-century England: A Study of Splendor</b><p>Lecture by Rodney M. Thomson (University of Tasmania)<br>Given at the Arizona State …

Love and Marriage: Medieval Style

By Danièle Cybulskie<p>I think the most widespread impression of medieval marriage is that of a cold, loveless, and practical union, made simply for the …

Richard III: judicial review over reburial of remains to start this week

A High Court battle over where the remains of Richard III should be buried is to get under way on Thursday.<p>The judicial review, which was due to take …

Prisoners of War in the Hundred Years War: The Golden Age of Private Ransoms

<b>Prisoners of War in the Hundred Years War: The Golden Age of Private Ransoms</b><p>By Rémy Ambühl<p>PhD Dissertation, University of St Andrews, 2009<p>BNF …

The Tie that Binds: Peasant Marriages and Families in Late Medieval England

<b>The Tie that Binds: Peasant Marriages and Families in Late Medieval England</b><p>By Judith M. Bennett<p><i>Journal of Interdisciplinary History</i>, Vol.15:1 …

Soldiers of the Second Crusade Leave From Devon

Richard Cavendish describes the launch of the Second Crusade on May 19th, 1147.<p>The departure of over ten thousand crusaders from the port of …

The Medieval Walking Dead

<i>On January 1, 1091, an army of the dead came to Normandy. For one priest, it would be a night that he would never forget.</i><p>The medieval world believed …

The Vatican and Oxford University team up to digitize 1.5 million pages of medieval manuscripts

The University of Oxford and the Vatican have jointly created a digital project that will put online over 1.5 million pages of medieval and biblical …

The Interaction between the Crusaders and Muslims in the East: Myth and Reality

<b>The Interaction between the Crusaders and Muslims in the East: Myth and Reality</b><p>By Ma’en Omoush<p><i>Jordan Journal for History and Archaeolog</i>y, Vol 5, No 2 …

High status Anglo-Saxon burials in Suffolk, England, may be linked to ancient King of East Anglia

In a surprise find in the village of Exning in Suffolk, England, 20 graves have been unexpectedly uncovered on land slated for development. The …

Did This Medieval Sword Actually Belong To Ivan The Terrible?

Ever since this 12th century blade was discovered under a tree in 1975, archeologists have wondered how it got all the way from Sweden to Siberia. A …

Hieronymus Bosch, the Trendiest Apocalyptic Medieval Painter of 2014

The Garden of Earthly Delights is now on leggings, in children's books, and getting name-checked by cool bands. Why?<p>The paintings of fanatical late medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch were popular for their little nightmare details: a man playing a flute made out of his own nose, or a bird-monster …

Rare self-portrait of a medieval artist

<b>Rare self-portrait of a medieval artist</b><p>While a lot of medieval manuscripts with colourful drawings survive, we are usually not shown the artists who decorated the pages. This image is therefore exceptional, because it does. In fact, we see him drawing the decorated letter that contains, well, himself! This is, in other words, a rare medieval self-portrait. The artist shows himself surrounded by paraphernalia of the trade, such as brushes and pots of paint. He even puts his name next to himself, …

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Maps of medieval times

In the Middle Ages, it was rare for many people to lever leave the village in which they were born, so map-making wasn’t exactly in demand by the …

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Mysteries of medieval graffiti in England's churches

<b>Medieval graffiti of straw kings, pentagrams, crosses, ships and "demon traps" have been offering a tantalising glimpse into England's past. What do the pictures reveal about life in the Middle Ages?</b><p>A project to record the graffiti, which began in Norfolk, has now been rolled out to other areas and …

A Bestiary Of Largely Forgotten Medieval Creatures

While dragons and unicorns have long topped the A-list of mythical animals, medieval bestiaries are filled with an assortment of bizarre creatures …

Ancient History