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.
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.
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 […]
By Zoe Brooks, Czech Tours I have my perfect job. It combines two of my loves – history especially medieval history and the Czech Republic. Having successfully taken a party of 30 archaeology enthusiasts around some of the sites and sights of South Bohemia, I set up Czech Tours Ltd to offer off-the-shelf and custom-made historical […]
By Sarah Läseke Today, as in the Middle Ages, the Cathedral of Antwerp is situated in the centre of the city among narrow cobbled streets and crooked houses. Built between the fourteenth and sixteenth century, Antwerp Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady) is the largest Gothic church in the Low Countries. The […]
The Higgins Armory Museum is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, about an hour’s drive from Boston. The museum hosts one of the world’s largest collections of historical arms and armour, with over 500o pieces dating from the Middle Ages, as well as items from ancient civilizations and other parts of the world. Medievalists.net visited the museum […]