A metal detector exploring an area in southwest Denmark has discovered an early medieval gold ring. Experts believe it also reveals the existence of an elite family with connections to the Merovingians.
Malbork Castle in Poland is one of the country’s most famous medieval sites. Some physical parts of that history have now been returned to the castle in recent weeks.
The University of Tübingen has awarded the 2024 Leopold Lucas Prize to David Nirenberg, a leading medieval historian. The award committee recognized Nirenberg’s research on the relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the Middle Ages and today.
Inkulinati, a turn-based strategy game, launches today. Gamers on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One can now get into the Middle Ages by playing with characters right out of medieval manuscripts
An important hoard of 122 Anglo-Saxon pennies that were found by two metal detectorists, in 2019 near Braintree in Essex sold for a hammer price of £325,560 at an auction held by Noonans Mayfair. They had been expected to fetch up to £180,000 with the proceeds of the hoard being shared between the two finders and the landowner.
A previously overlooked entry in a 15th-century manuscript has been uncovered, providing vital new evidence that one of medieval England’s most influential figures was, contrary to belief, a saint.
An important hoard of 122 Anglo-Saxon pennies that were found by two metal detectorists, in February of 2019 near Braintree in Essex will be offered for sale at Noonans Mayfair on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. They are expected to fetch up to £180,000.
Archaeologists working at the site of The Crane in Gdansk, Poland, have discovered a late medieval badge: a piece of tin shaped into a turtle dover and with the Latin inscription: “AMOR VINCIT OMNIA” – “Love conquers all”.
One of the things that Norse living in Greenland lacked was wood. A new study reveals that while some people could make use of local trees and driftwood, the wealthier people could have wood imported from North America and Europe.
Medieval manuscript writers created a system of shorthand known as ‘Tironian Notes’. A new project hopes to develop a digital tool to decipher it.
Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books returns to The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht this year with a splendid selection of precious manuscripts and rare books. Their highlights this year the Pèlerinage de la Vie Humaine, the Histoire Ancienne, and the Liechtenstein Tacuinum Sanitatis. All three are outstanding, historically significant books that convey the breadth and beauty of medieval manuscript illumination.
The Hirota people, who lived on the southern Japanese island of Tanegashima between the 3rd to 7th century CE, practiced cranial modification, according to a new study.
Fans of the Middle Ages and LEGO will have another reason to be happy, as the Danish company has created a new set: Medieval Town Square.
To mark the anniversary of Mary Queen of Scots’ death, Historic Environment Scotland has released a digital 3D model of Mary’s face based on her death mask.
For hundreds of years during the Middle Ages, Kaltenborn monastery was thriving in central Germany. Archaeologists are now exploring the ruins of that monastery to help understand its downfall in the 16th century.
Eurasia’s ancient and medieval history has seen several empires emerging out of the Steppe. A new study explores the rise of the Xiongnu, who foreshadowed the coming of the Huns and the Mongols.
Early medieval London extended further west than previously thought, as archaeologists have uncovered remains of buildings underneath the National Gallery at the north end of Trafalgar Square.
The Bruce Museum is creating a novel way of looking at arms and armor. Their upcoming exhibition pairs man-made items with those created in nature.
How states and civilizations rise and fall has been an enigma that has puzzled historians for years. An analysis of hundreds of ancient and medieval societies reveals that they become more fragile as they age.
French archaeologists have identified more than 2,000 medieval coins from four different caches in the city of Guérande, about 330 miles southwest of Paris.
Secret, coded letters penned by Mary Queen of Scots while she was imprisoned in England by her cousin Queen Elizabeth I have been uncovered by a multidisciplinary team of international codebreakers.
A burial mound explored last June in Norway holds the remains of a ship that predates the Viking age. Archaeologists believe this is Scandinavia’s oldest known ship burial.
Powick Old Bridge, a medieval bridge in the English city of Worcester, is now closed after a part of the bridge collapsed into the River Teme.
By the end of the Middle Ages, accusations of witchcraft were being made to mostly women. A new study finds another reason why this was the case in early modern England.