A large Norse hall has been discovered during excavations at Skaill Farmstead, on the island of Rousay, Orkney.
The J. Paul Getty Museum has opened its latest exhibition, which looks at invention of printing technology in the 15th century gave rise to a rich cross-fertilization between mechanical innovation and painterly tradition.
English Heritage has announced that a series of jousting events being held this month will be a bit different from the medieval version. These events will included VAR (Video Assisted Referee) sports technology.
Medieval historians have uncovered part of an erotic poem known as The Rose Thorn.
Visitors to The Met Cloisters will get to see a special exhibition for the rest of the year, as The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy has officially opened.
Researchers used thirteen Arctic ice cores from Greenland and the Russian Arctic to measure, date, and analyze lead emissions captured in the ice from 500 to 2010 CE, a period of time that extended from the Middle Ages through the Modern Period to the present.
More human activity has been found at L’Anse aux Meadows, the only confirmed site in North America where the Vikings had a settlement.
Archaeologists working in Israel have discovered the remains of a mosque dating to seventh or eighth century, as well as a Byzantine-era farm.
Scottish archaeologist working in the town of Paisley have found the answers to a centuries-old mystery about the location of a medieval tunnel.
Archaeologists digging along the southern wall of the Old City of Jerusalem on Mount Zion have announced the discovery of a ditch and artefacts that have been linked to siege and conquest of the city in 1099 during the First Crusade.
Leiden University Libraries and Brill Publishers have launched Codices Vossiani Graeci et Miscellanei Online – the digitized collection of famous Greek manuscripts and mixed Greek and Latin manuscripts of Isaac Vossius (1618-1689).
Later this month a memorial stone will be unveiled in a picturesque English churchyard to one of the most important figures in the history of women’s literature, more than five centuries after she passed away.
London’s Victoria and Albert Museum will be launching two art history courses that will allow students to experience it’s world-class medieval collection like never before.
A unique find of two boat burials from the Viking Age have been discovered in Sweden. One of the two graves was intact with remains of a man, a horse and a dog.
It’s the treasure that unearthed the dramatic history of seventh century England and the world of its warrior elite. Ten years ago on 5 July 2009, the Staffordshire Hoard was discovered in a farmer’s field near Lichfield.
International Symposium in Paris, September 12-14 2019
A British Academy-funded investigation interprets the 15th century goldsmith and sculpture Lorenzo Ghiberti’s incomplete ‘Third Commentary’ reflecting on artistic progress.
The International Medieval Congress, one the largest academic conferences about the Middle Ages, has started this week at the University of Leeds.
A recently completed study indicates that the material of the jewellery found together with human remains at a Finnish water burial site originates in southern Europe, contrary to what researchers had previously thought.
Unicorns, lions, and griffins – you can find real and fantastical beasts in Los Angeles, as the J. Paul Getty Museum hosts an exhibition on Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World.
One of the medieval towers in the Afghan city of Ghazni has collapsed, with video footage showing its dramatic fall.
The findings suggest that the political upheaval following the Vandal sack of Rome in AD 455 and the 6th century wars between the Ostrogoths and the Byzantines may have had a direct impact on the food resources and diet of those working at Portus Romae.
A community archaeological dig in part of the former Abbey of St Edmund in southeastern England has unearthed a medieval ring and pottery.
A grape variety still used in wine production in France today can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant, scientists have discovered.