The remains of a long-lost medieval chapel, comparable to some of the greatest in Europe, have been uncovered at Auckland Castle in northeastern England.
A mass burial of bodies, known to be victims of the Black Death, has been discovered at the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital at Thornton Abbey, in eastern England.
A rare, glass gaming piece has been discovered during an archaeological dig on Lindisfarne
Fans of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales can now access the medieval work through a new mobile app. It is the first major literary work augmented by new scholarship, in any language, to be presented in an app.
Three member of the same family have been ordered to pay £160,000 in fines after damaging a deserted medieval village in Warwickshire, England.
The grant will fund a three-year project to catalog 53,000 digitized manuscripts and create an online database of authors and titles
The project involves digitizing and cataloging 78 codices, or books, and 406 medieval manuscript fragments from a consortium of 22 Midwestern institutions, including IU Libraries’ Lilly Library.
Geneticists have taken DNA samples from the remains of over 30 members of the Piast dynasty to determine their ancestry.
One of the earliest works to examine the history of medicine, written in the 13th century, has been translated and made freely available online.
A new research project has been launched to examine the local governments of the historic cities of Augsburg and Aberdeen, and how they evolved in the late Middle Ages.
A 5-week exploration of Medieval British history and culture, from 13th July – 14th August 2020
A 1500 year-old stone slab was discovered in Israel last week – found by a teenage boy who was out looking for mushrooms.
Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troop, and who later became a medieval historian, has passed away at the age of 77.
Christopher Tolkien, the son and literary heir of J.R.R. Tolkien, has passed away at the age of 95.
Feeling the need to get in shape and exercise? It might be time to consult the 16th century writings of Sir Thomas Elyot on how to have a good workout.
The oldest known city view of Venice, dating from the mid-14th century, has been discovered in a manuscript of an Italian pilgrim.
The new interpretation suggests the inscription deals the conflict between light and darkness, warmth and cold, life and death.
The Medieval Academy of America has joined several other academic organizations in condemning the recent threat by US President Donald Trump to bomb cultural sites in Iran.
The mysterious disappearance of Greenland’s Norse colonies sometime in the 15th century may have been down to the overexploitation of walrus populations for their tusks, according to a study of medieval artefacts from across Europe.
Israeli archaeologists have discovered a set of seven gold coins stashed in small clay juglet. The coins date back to the ninth century.
France’s culture ministry has announced that “Christ Mocked” a painting by the 13th century artist Cimabue, is to be kept in the country as a national treasure.
Art experts have experienced something of a Christmas miracle after discovering what could be a 16th century painting of a nativity scene hidden under another work of art.
Birch bark tar was used in prehistoric times in England. Now, researchers have discovered that this manufactured product was even used in early medieval England.
If you wanted to see the manger where Jesus Christ was born, or the finger bones of Saint Nicholas (the original Santa Claus), you could have done so at an English abbey in the 15th century.