Who Were The Celts? The British Museum Offers Answers with New Exhibition

Gundestrup Cauldron Silver  Gundestrup, northern Denmark, 100 BC–AD 1 © The National Museum of Denmark. The British Museum. Photo by Medievalists.net

The British Museum just opened its latest exhibit, Celts: Art and Identity this past Thursday, covering 2,500 years of Celtic history. The exhibit explores Celtic identity and how it eveolved from the time of the Ancient Greeks to the present through art, culture, daily life, religion and politics.

5 Cool Celtic Things at the British Museum

(L) Horned helmet. Bronze, glass, Found along the Thames river near Waterloo, London, England (200-100 BC). (R) Greek helmet, bronze. Olympia, South-Western Greece (460 BC), The British Museum.Photo by Medievalists.net.

I attended the opening of the British Museum’s, Celts: Art and Identity exhibit on Sept 24th. It showcases stunning art, jewellery, weaponry, daily and religious objects to tell the story of the Celtic people.

Szczecin: Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes

View of the castle taken from the top of St. Jakub’s Basilica. (Photo by Medievalists.net)

My visit to Berlin included a quick stop across the border to Poland, to visit Szczecin and the Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes.

Final Month to See British Library’s Magna Carta Exhibit

Magna Carta, London copy, 1215, on display in Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy. Photography © British Library. Cotton Augustus II. 106

It’s August, and summer has begun its inevitable wind down. Unfortunately, this means the British Library’s spectacular exhibit, Magna Carta: Law, Liberty and Legacy is winding down as well. This is the final month to catch a glimpse of the famous 800 year old document before the exhibit comes to a close on September 1st.

Ireland’s Ancient East campaign to showcase country’s medieval sites

Rock of Cashel - photo by Giorgio Galeotti / Flickr

The Irish government has started a tourism campaign – Ireland’s Ancient East – in hopes that the country’s heritage will attract another 600,000 overseas visitors per year.

Top 10 Medieval Ruins in England

Top 10 Medieval Ruins in England

Haunting and beautiful, the ruined sites of England offer a way for people to see the Middle Ages in a raw way, revealing how centuries of abandonment have changed these castles and churches.

10 Things to See at Southwark Cathedral

High Altar Screen - Southwark cathedral , 1520 AD.

My 10 favourite things about Southwark Cathedral.

Charlemagne still kicking 1200 years later or Morangles Early Medieval Holidays


T.S. Morangles takes a trip to see all things Carolingian and Merovingian!

Top 10 Medieval Castles in France

top 10 medieval castles France

Here is our list of the top 10 medieval castles in France – ones that have retained its appearance from the Middle Ages.

Quiz: Can You Name the Location of These Churches?

name these churches

Which city are these famous churches located? It’s a mix of medieval and non-medieval, so beware for some difficult ones!

THINGS TO SEE: Murder in the Cathedral

Death of Thomas Becket

This is my review of the T.S. Eliot’s play, “Murder in the Cathedral”, on at St. Bartholomew in Smithfield, London.

Top 10 Medieval Castles in Wales

top 10 medieval castles wales

Wales is home to some of the most fascinating castles on the British Isles – these medieval fortresses have fought over for hundreds of years and display some unique architectural heritage

Top 10 Medieval Castles in Scotland

top 10 medieval castles of Scotland - Eilean Donan

Interested in visiting a medieval castle in Scotland? Here is our picks for the 10 best Scottish castles that date from the Middle Ages.

Top 10 Medieval Castles in England

Top 10 Medieval Castles in England

Here is our list of ten castles you can explore that have largely remained the same since they were built in the Middle Ages.

What to See in Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey Review

A review and tour of Westminster Abbey

What to See at The Tower of London

Tours: Tower of London. Photo by Medievalists.net

Here is a list of our ‘Must sees’ and things you can skip if you’re pressed for time when you tour the Tower of London.

Exploring abandoned castles in France

Abandoned castles in France

A look at one website that documents abandoned medieval castles and other sites in France.

Twilight Tours at the Tower of London!

The White Tower - The Tower of London

A review of the Twilight Tour at the Tower of London!

St. Augustine’s Tower – Hackney, London

St. Augustine's Tower - Exterior

My trip to St. Augustine’s Tower in Hackney, London.

York Minster Revealed shows 2000 years of history

York Minster Revealed shows 2000 years of history

A brand new visitor attraction has opened at York Minster last month.’Revealing York Minster’ tells the story of the last 2000 years at the historic site, from the Romans to its modern day custodians.

A Companion and Guide to the Norman Conquest

A Companion and Guie to the Norman Conquest

Peter Bramley’s beautifully illustrated field guide and companion to the Norman Conquest gives full details of both the events and the personalities associated with each of these sites, together with the historical background and the reasons for the end of Anglo-Saxon rule.

Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland

Eilean_Donan_castle  - photo © Guillaume Piolle / CC-BY-3.0

One of the most famous castle’s in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle dates back to the 13th century.

I’m the King of the Castle: Historvius launches social-travel game

Tourists can share their tips and pictures from places they’ve visited and build their virtual empire as they travel

Leading history travel website Historvius.com has launched a new social-travel game allowing people to truly become King of the Castle or even Emperor of the Colosseum. Users can rule historic sites they’ve visited, earn points, titles and badges, share with their friends and build their very own virtual empire while they travel.

The Spanish Touch – Barcelona and Catalonia’s Medieval Treasures

Barcelona's Cathedral - photo by Jorge Lascar

Barcelona’s medieval district is rightly considered one of the best preserved in Europe. There is literally a story on every street, and around every corner a legend.

Guilty Pleasures: Luxury In Ancient Greece And The Medieval World

Michael Scott - photo courtesy University of Cambridge

For some, it’s about fine wines, penthouses, exclusive clubs and designer clothes. For others, it can be as simple as settling down for the afternoon with a good book. Now a two-part BBC miniseries, presented by Cambridge University academic Dr Michael Scott, is to reveal how the ambiguous meaning of luxury is the very thing […]

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