Higgins Armory Museum

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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 […]

Historvius – new history travel portal website

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Historvius, a recently launched website, is offering viewers great ways to explore and plan out trips to historic places around the world. Information on hundreds of medieval and ancient historical sites is already available with more to come as it allows for users to upload their favorite locations. “I wanted to create the site as […]

Medieval Gdansk

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Gdansk was first mentioned in historical sources in the year 997 and has had a long history of being fought over between Polish and German powers, while at the same time trying to assert its own independence. This port along the Baltic coast was able to grow wealthy as a trading hub and member of […]

Online Map shows Medieval Lincoln

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A new map showing medieval Lincoln is now online. The medieval map, created by the City of Lincoln Council’s Heritage Team, gives historic information about 52 buildings and 80 streets. From the well known Stonebow on High Street and Exchequergate near the cathedral, through to lesser known buildings, like the Witch and Wardrobe Pub and […]

Malbork, Poland

Malbork Castle in Poland. Medievalists.net (Sept 2010)

For any medievalist, no visit to Poland can be complete without a trip to Malbork – the site of an impressive and large medieval castle. Malbork is located along the banks of the river Nogat, near the city of Gdansk. The first sections of the castle were built by the Teutonic Knights around 1280. The […]

Bazylika Mariacka Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny – Gdańsk

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It is the largest brick church in the world. Until 1945 it was the biggest Evangelical Lutheran church in the world and has enough room for 25,000 people. The foundation stone was placed on the feast of the Annunciation on March 25, 1343.  In 1577 , the church (until this point, Catholic) was taken over […]

The Barbican in Krakow

Barbican in Krakow

The Barbican is one of the remaining portions of the medieval walls that once surrounded the Polish city of Krakow. Built around 1498, the Barbican protects one of the main gateways into the city. With walls that are almost three meters thick, seven high turrets and over one hundred and thirty windows or loopholes ideal […]

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku

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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku The castle was built by the Teutonic Order, they named it Marienburg, “Mary’s Castle”. The town which grew around it was also named Marienburg, and since 1945 it is known as Malbork. The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress.   It is one of two World Heritage Sites in […]

Katedra Oliwska – Gdańsk

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Katedra Oliwa is located in the city of Gdańsk, in the Oliwa district of the city. On July 2, 1186, Sambor I Gdański, Prince of Pomerania, founded a Cistercian Monastery and the history of the Cathedral began. The cathedral is 17.7m high, 19m wide and 107m long which making it the longest Cistercian church in […]

Bielsko-Biała – Katedra św. Mikołaja/Zamek książąt Sułkowskich

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Bielsko-Biała is a city in southern Poland located 1 hour south of Katowice and approximately 1 and 1/2 hours south-west of Kraków. Bielsko-Biała is composed of two former cities on opposite banks of the Biała River, Bielsko and Biała. Bielsko-Biała is one of the most important cities of the Beskidy region. A fortified settlement was […]

Isle of Man hosts Festival of Archaeology

Rushen Abbey from 1656

The Isle of Man will be celebrating all things archaeological from July 17th to August 1st. The celebrations are to coincide with the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of British Archaeology, and will be the first time the Island has run its own Festival of Archaeology. Manx National Heritage in association with other organisations has […]

Guide to Medieval Lincoln

One of England’s oldest towns, Lincoln has a very interesting medieval history. This guide will point some of the historic sites in Lincoln and describe the role of the town in the Middle Ages. The origins of Lincoln go back to the 1st century BC, when a Celtic settlement existed on the site, which is […]

L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland

Norse long house recreation, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Photo by D. Gordon E. Robertson

L’Anse aux Meadows has been a National Historic Site since 1977. Parks Canada operates a Visitor Centre which displays artifacts discovered during the archeological excavations.

Guide to Carcassonne

Situated in a strategic position on the Aude River between the Toulousain and the Mediterranean port of Narbonne, the city of Carcassonne served throughout the Middle Ages as a military stronghold and center of administration. Occupied at least since the first century A.D. by the Romans, Carcassonne was a major Visigothic stronghold after the fifth […]

Travel Videos: Florence

Here are list of travel videos featuring the city of Florence (Firenze), Italy.

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