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Early medieval mosaics discovered in Israel

Archaeologists working in Israel have discovered mosaics from the early Middle Ages. They were found in a residence that was…

Researcher discovers another astronomy book written by Galileo Galilei

An Italian historian has discovered that an early 17th-century treatise on astronomy was actually written by Galileo Galilei under a…

Geoffrey Chaucer’s Day-Jobs

By Kathryn Walton Geoffrey Chaucer is one of the most famous poets of the Middle Ages, but like many struggling…

Who worked as servants in the Middle Ages?

By Lucie Laumonier A look at the women, men and children who worked as domestic servants in medieval southern France,…

The Famous Headdress of Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir

By Beth Rogers One of the most famous pieces of clothing in Icelandic saga literature is the headdress that appears…

Clothing as Humanity: Ghosts, Werewolves, and the Fashion of Redemption

By Karin Murray-Bergquist Clothing can reflect many traits in a narrative — class, region, family, religion — and at times,…

Coastal castles in England at risk, English Heritage warns

Six medieval and Tudor-era castles are at risk from coastal erosion, and English Heritage has launched a fundraising campaign for…

Low water levels along French river help to reveal medieval fishery

The harsh drought across Europe this summer has led to water levels dropping heavily in lakes and rivers. This has…

A Mediterranean Divide: Islamic versus Christian Experiences of the Black Death

A Mediterranean Divide: Islamic versus Christian Experiences of the Black Death Lecture by Monica H. Green Given online by the…

More faces from the Middle Ages revealed

The ability to digitally reconstruct how people from the Middle Ages looked like has greatly improved in recent years. This…