World Monuments Fund leads efforts to restore the cultural heritage of Yemeni city devestated by civil war.
Lawyers used sheepskin as anti-fraud device for hundreds of years to stop fraudsters pulling the wool over people’s eyes, study shows
Workers excavating a trench near the Welsh-English border have discovered a centuries-old tunnel, which may date back to the Middle Ages.
A woman born into slavery in 13th-century Egypt broke the glass ceiling of the time to become a sultan and changed the look of Cairo with her innovative architectural projects.
A team of scientists have found the first evidence of a religious diet locked inside pottery fragments excavated from the early medieval Jewish community of Oxford.
A new study examines the cultural impacts of climate change in Italy during the Early Middle Ages.
Call for Papers for a conference taking place June 22–24 2022, at the University of Debrecen, Hungary.
Scotland’s historic sites get ready to lower their drawbridges once more following the Scottish Government’s route map to lift restrictions across mainland Scotland
This may well be the most interesting story about medieval pillows and bedding you will ever read.
The Musée du Louvre has officially launched a digital database of more than 482,000 items, allowing users to explore the French museum’s wonderful collection.
The Lindisfarne Gospels, the most spectacular surviving manuscript from early medieval England, will go on display in the northern town of Newcastle on loan from the British Library in 2022.
Medieval bone fragments discovered beneath the Palace of Westminster in 1992 have finally given up their astonishing story, thanks to a University of Bradford lecturer.
Scientists have used emerging proteomic techniques to find traces of ancient vaginal fluid, honey and milk on a rare manuscript from the late 15th century.
The researchers conducted an investigation of 449 tile ends with lotus patterns from various periods during the Tang dynasty that had been recovered from the Ximing Temple.
Making use of 2.6 billion pixels, the most detailed digital version of the Bayeux Tapestry has been released online. It offers unprecedented views of the 11th-century embroidery.
We know that Norse settlers came to Iceland in the ninth century, and that Irish monks likely lived on the island before that. However, new research suggests that the ancient Greeks came to the northern island before the year 300 BC.
The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History will begin a project to document thousands of threatened sites and construct an open access database in English, Mongolian and Russian.
New research has uncovered a letter indicating that Hosokawa Tadaoki, lord of the Kokura domain from 1600 to 1620, ordered the execution of Diego Hayato Kagayama, a chief vassal of the Hosokawa family, and the banishment of Genya Ogasawara, both Christians.
A collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and printed books is expected to be sold for over $8,000,000 (US) at auction in April.
The Dewish mosaic will remain in the United Kingdom, as the Dorset County Museum has successfully raised £150,000 to purchase the artefact.
A new study published in the journal Science Advances shows that Bantu-speaking communities in the Congo rainforest underwent a major population collapse during the 5th and 6th centuries CE, probably due to a prolonged disease epidemic, and that significant resettlement did not restart until around 1000 years ago.
For more than 1500 years, this site has held the believed remains of two of the earliest Christians and Jesu apostles: St. Philip and St. James the Younger – relics of the Holy Catholic Church.
The intriguing world of medieval Easter will be unearthed at a new virtual course staged by Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle in conjunction with Durham University’s Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS).
The Records of Early English Drama (REED) research collaboration has pulled back the curtain on two new online resources that bring a vibrant period of historical theatre performance, including the time of Shakespeare, to life.