‘Plague sceptics’ are wrong to underestimate the devastating impact that bubonic plague had in the 6th–8th centuries CE, argues a new study based on ancient texts and recent genetic discoveries.
It is not only the oldest institute at Notre Dame, but also the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States and a leader in the study and teaching of all aspects of medieval culture.
An exceptionally rare 15th century illuminated manuscript almanac was sold for £95,000 at auction last week. It was expected to only sell for between £10,000 and £20,000.
The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) is launching a new online streaming platform next month. CCTdigital.com will feature films about church heritage and the history of churches, including much from the medieval past.
A new exhibition opening next month at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford, will trace the long history of Anglo-Dutch relations. North Sea Crossings: Anglo-Dutch Books and the Adventures of Reynard the Fox, will begin on December 3rd.
Volcanic eruptions may have triggered abrupt climate changes contributing to the repeated collapse of Chinese dynasties over the past 2,000 years, according to new research.
A five-day virtual cookery course which will recreate a medieval Christmas with recipes from Germany, France and England, will be hosted by the team at Eat Medieval next month from December 6th to 10th.
Ulla Moilanen studied medieval graves in Finland and found out that the period was more diverse than previously thought.
Archaeologists in the Canadian province of Newfoundland have come across a medieval coin, discovered on the site of England’s first attempt at the colony in present-day Canada.
A rare English illuminated medieval prayer roll, believed to be among only a few dozen still in existence worldwide, has been analysed in a new study to expose Catholic beliefs in England before the Reformation in the sixteenth century.
A find of 131 gold coins along with four other gold objects dating to 1,400 years ago stands to be the largest find to date of gold coins from the early medieval period in England.
Archaeologists have mapped Karakorum, the capital of the Mongolian Empire established by Genghis Khan, in unprecedented detail – all without having to dig anything up.
Archaeologists in central England working on the HS2 project have uncovered a set of incredible rare Roman statues whilst excavating a Norman Church in Stoke Mandeville.
The first-ever exhibition to consider Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots together, putting them both centre stage and giving them equal billing, is now open at the British Library.
New research examines the mechanisms that drove innovation, spread, and adoption of new military technologies during ancient and medieval times.
A new analysis of the tomb of Edward the Black Prince – who was due to become the King of England – has shed new light on the ingenuity of royal artists in the 14th century.
The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum, will run from November 6th to February 27, 2022.
The largest tannery yet discovered at a monastic site in Britain has been identified at Fountains Abbey in northern England, revealing some remarkable new evidence about the community of monks and lay brothers who lived there.
Scottish police are investigating the theft of stones from Yester Castle.
Archeologists working in the Golan Heights have uncovered mosaic floors dating back to the sixth century. It is believed to be part of a Byzantine basilica that was originally the legendary Church of the Apostles.
The Norse presence in North America has been attested to by written accounts and archaeological evidence. Now, an international team of scientists have…
The sword’s discovery suggests that the natural anchorage where it was found was also used by ships in the Crusader period.
The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor, created around the year 1300, is set to sell for between $4 million to $6 million (US) at an auction next week, despite calls to keep the medieval manuscript in France.
An international research team of geneticists, archaeological scientists, and archaeologists has published the genome sequence of a unique individual from al-Andalus known as the ‘Segorbe Giant’.