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Latest Italian earthquake devastates medieval sites

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... that shook Italy Sunday morning took a heavy toll on historic churches and other landmark buildings, some dating back to the Middle Ages.
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A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit central Italy on Sunday, Oct. 30, in the same region where almost 300 people were killed by an earthquake in August. No deaths were immediately reported. (Reuters) ROME — A strong earthquake that shook Italy on Sunday morning took a heavy toll on historic churches and other landmark buildings, some dating back to the Middle Ages. No deaths were reported and there were only “tens” of injuries, but the physical damage was extensive. In Preci, the walls of a hillside cemetery came crashing down on top of the Abbey of St. Euticius, founded in the 5th century by a group of Syrian monks and hermits and now crushed under the weight of its own burial ground. The old town of Arquata del Tronto, in the central region...
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Ritter und Gaukler erobern Wesel

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Knights and Jesters conquer Wesel
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Andreas Pella beispielsweise, ist ein wahrer Experte in Sachen Mittelalter. Zusammen ... Noch bis Sonntagabend war das Mittelalter zu Gast in Wesel.
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Andreas Pella, for example, is a true expert in medieval times. Together... The middle ages guest in Wesel was until Sunday evening.
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Wesel.   Der Westfälische Hansetag zu Wesels 775. Geburtstag wurde zum bunten, fröhlichen Fest. Zahlreiche Schaulustige bevölkerten die City und ließen sich von der mittelalterlichen Atmosphäre verzaubern „Jeder wird sich ein persönliches Highlight aussuchen“, hoffte Thomas Brocker von Wesel-Marketing. Denn wenn Gaukler, Ritter und Händler die Stadt besuchen und sogar Bürgermeisterin Ulrike Westkamp sich in mittelalterliche Kleidung hüllt, dann wissen die Weseler, dass wieder Hansefest ist. Kunterbunt und fröhlich ging es bei dem proppenvollen Stadtfest zu. Buden, Attraktionen und Programm lockten zahlreiche Besucher in die Innenstadt. Der traditionelle Umzug und die Begrüßungsworte der Bürgermeisterin am Freitag gaben den Startschuss fü...
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Wesel.   The Westphalian Hanseatic League to Wesel was 775th birthday to the colorful, cheerful celebration. Many onlookers crowded the city and let yourself be enchanted by the atmosphere of medieval Thomas Brocker hoped "Everybody will choose a personal highlight", Wesel-marketing. Because if tumblers, Knights and merchants visit the city and even Mayor Ulrike West k. is cloaked in Medieval clothing, then the Wesel know that Hanseatic Festival is back. Kunterbunt and Merry was at the packed City Festival. Booths, attractions and program attracted numerous visitors to the city centre. The traditional parade and the welcome words of the Mayor on Friday gave the go-ahead for...
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Townsmen: Mittelalter-Städtebau-Simulation kommt auf den PC

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Townsmen: Medieval city Builder comes to the PC
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30. Oktober 2016 um 16:02 Uhr: Die von den mobilen Endgeräten bekannte Städtebau-Simulation "Townsmen", die im Mittelalter angesiedelt ist, wird ...
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October 30th, 2016 at 16:02: the urban planning simulation "Townsmen", which is located in the middle ages, known from the mobile devices will...
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30. Oktober 2016 um 16:02 Uhr: Die von den mobilen Endgeräten bekannte Städtebau-Simulation "Townsmen", die im Mittelalter angesiedelt ist, wird im nächsten Monat auf Steam landen. HandyGames und Headup Games haben kundgegeben, dass die Städtbau-Simulation „Townsmen“, die im Mittelalter spielt, bald auf dem PC verfügbar sein wird. Ab dem 30. November ist der Titel auf Steam erhältlich.„Townsmen“ erinnert an Klassiker des Genres wie „Die Siedler“ oder die „Anno“-Riege. Hierbei dürfte es sich um eine erweiterte Fassung des gleichnamigen kostenlos spielbaren Ablegers für iOS-, Windows und Android-Mobilgeräte handeln. Die Aufgabe des Spielers wird es sein, sorgfältig ausgearbeitete Siedlungen zu erschaffen und zu verwalten. Darüber hinaus gi...
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October 30th, 2016 at 16:02: the urban planning simulation "Townsmen", which is located in the middle ages, known from the mobile devices will land next month on steam. HandyGames and Headup games have known given that the city building simulation "Townsmen", which takes place in the middle ages, will soon be available on the PC. From 30 November on steam is available." Townsmen"is reminiscent of classics of the genre such as"Settlers"or"Anno"-team. This should be Windows and Android powered devices to an advanced version of the same name free playable offshoot for IOS. The player's task will be to create carefully worked out settlements and to manage. Moreover, gi...
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Sie erlebten den Dom wie im Mittelalter

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They experienced the Cathedral as in the middle ages
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Sie erlebten den Dom wie im Mittelalter. Eine Taschenlampenführung lässt die Kathedrale in neuem Licht erscheinen. Die Heiligen stehen dabei im ...
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They experienced the Cathedral as in the middle ages. A flashlight tour makes the Cathedral in a new light. The saints are in the...
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Geschichte Eine Taschenlampenführung lässt die Kathedrale in neuem Licht erscheinen. Die Heiligen stehen dabei im Vordergrund. Von Daniel Geradtz, MZ 30. Oktober 2016 15:33 Uhr Die Heiligenfiguren im Dom standen im Vordergrund der Taschenlampenführungen. Foto: altrofoto.de Regensburg.Lange Lichtkegel aus Taschenlampen strahlen die kleinen Altäre im Dom an. In ihnen stehen die Heiligenfiguren, die häufig von privaten Gönnern gespendet wurden. Auf die Steinfiguren hat es die Gruppe an diesem Abend abgesehen. Vor dem Heiligen Michael macht sie Halt. Da die Menschen die Kathedrale an diesem Abend von der Rückseite aus betreten, ist er einer der ersten, den sie erblicken. Es ist die „Nacht der Heiligen“, die das Bistum am Samstag und somit we...
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History a flashlight tour makes the Cathedral in a new light. The saints are in the foreground. By Daniel Geradtz, MZ October 30, 2016 15:33 Uhr, the statues in the Cathedral stood in the foreground of the flashlight tours. Photo: altrofoto.de Regensburg.Lange cone of light from torches light the small altars in the Cathedral. In them, there are the statues of the Saints, which were often donated by private patrons. The stone figures it has targeted the group this evening. She makes a stop before Saint Michael. As people enter the Cathedral this evening from the back side, he is one of the first, they behold. It is the "night of Saints", which the diocese on Saturday and so we...
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Old Norse legends

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One source, 'Austrfaravisur', dating back from the early 11th Century in Sweden, is written by Icelandic Sigvatr Þórðarson – or Sigvatr the skald ...
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Sacrifice to the Elves (Álfablót), of pagan religion, was held in autumn between the fall equinox and at the end of harvest. It is mentioned in Old Norse sources just three times. How are you spending this time of year...?Jack-o'-lanternPhoto: William Warby/Flickr Álfablót is believed to have been a tradition of local celebration by an individual or one family to honour the male ancestors and spirits. It was a very secret and intimate ritual. Female ancestors have their own time of celebration (Yule). Sacrifice to the Elves began near the end of October and carried on to the start of November, with elves and land-spirits being amongst those honoured during this time. Strangers or outsiders were not welcome. The tale of the Christian trav...
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Mireille Thiesse fait voyager en pays de Putanges médiéval

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Mireille Thiesse makes travel in medieval Putanges country
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Sur la motte, il n'y a plus de château, mais il reste des pierres pour témoigner de l'existence du château disparu au XIIe siècle, à cause des guerres de ...
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On the mound, there is more Castle, but there stones to testify to the existence of the Castle disappeared in the 12th century, wars of...
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Mireille Thiesse raconte l'histoire du Pays de Putanges. - Mireille Thiesse après une carrière professionnelle qui l’a fait voyager dans de nombreux pays, est revenue depuis plusieurs années, dans sa région d’origine et habite Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais, pour s’adonner à sa passion de l’histoire de la Suisse Normande qu’elle connaît pour y avoir exploré routes, chemins et rivières. Spécialiste en histoire médiévale de la Normandie, elle a obtenu un diplôme universitaire d’Études Normandes de Caen. Le tome I réédité et épuisé Auteur de nombreux articles sur le patrimoine et l’histoire locale dans le magazine Itinéraires de Normandie, elle écrit aussi des articles thématiques dans Un autre regard. Remarquable conteuse, Mireille Thiesse avait ...
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Mireille Thiesse tells the story of the country of Putanges. -Mireille Thiesse after a career that made him travel to many countries, came back several years, in his region of origin and live Pierrefitte-in-Cinglais, to indulge in his passion for the history of Switzerland Norman she knows to there have explored roads, railways and rivers. Specialist in medieval history of Normandy, she got a university degree studies Normandy in Caen. Volume I reissued and sold out author of many articles on heritage and local history in the magazine routes of Normandy, she also writes of the thematic articles in another look. Remarkable storyteller, Mireille Thiesse had...
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Rediscovering the Story of Egeria, a Remarkable 4th Century Female Pilgrim

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The Galician monk Valerio of Bierzo, who lived in the 7th century, claimed that Egeria traveled between 381 and 384. Valerio's letter calls her Aetheria, ...
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Egeria was a young woman who decided to make the trip of a lifetime and go to the Holy Land. But what inspired her to make that journey and walk half of the world all alone? She was born in beautiful green Galicia and grew up surrounded by pagan stories and sacred sites related to pagan traditions. The people in this area have always known about magic and pagan rituals. Thus, Christianizing Galicia was a very slow process. In fact, even now many people of this North-West part of Spain believe in witchcraft and supernatural creatures. It is likely that Egeria was still a young woman when she decided to change her life. Her incredible story was forgotten for seven centuries. Much of the information about her has been lost, but there is sti...
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Rediscovering the Story of Egeria, a Remarkable 4th Century Female Pilgrim

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Her impressive journey was very well-known until the 11th century, when her book was compiled in the Codex Aretinus . Only the middle part of her ...
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Egeria was a young woman who decided to make the trip of a lifetime and go to the Holy Land. But what inspired her to make that journey and walk half of the world all alone? She was born in beautiful green Galicia and grew up surrounded by pagan stories and sacred sites related to pagan traditions. The people in this area have always known about magic and pagan rituals. Thus, Christianizing Galicia was a very slow process. In fact, even now many people of this North-West part of Spain believe in witchcraft and supernatural creatures. It is likely that Egeria was still a young woman when she decided to change her life. Her incredible story was forgotten for seven centuries. Much of the information about her has been lost, but there is sti...
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Manuscripts and monasteries

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Probably the most lavishly illustrated Book of Hours that has survived is the Tres Riches Heures which belonged to the early 15th century French ...
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Spectrum » ArtsPosted at: Oct 30, 2016, 1:08 AM; last updated: Oct 30, 2016, 1:08 AM (IST)ART & SOULThe tradition of manuscript illustration in the West is lavish in design, detail as well as the material usedB.N.Goswamy “A monastery without books is like a state without its troops, like a castle without walls, a kitchen without utensils, a table with no dishes upon it, a garden without herbs, a meadow without flowers, a tree without leaves.” — Jakob Louber Prior of the CarthusianConvent in Basle “He (the miniaturist Oderisi of Gubbio) is a master of those arts which are called illumination in Paris. Behind this term lies the Latin illuminare, meaning ‘to light up’. (His work) lights up the pages.” — Dante Writing about the Purgatory sec...
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Les fous du Moyen-Âge se battent à l'épée à Loudéac !

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Lovers of the middle ages fighting sword in Loudéac!
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Retour au Moyen-Âge. Rémi Hoffmann est dans le coin. Lui, c'est le coscénariste du film diffusé le soir même, Les Seigneurs d'Outre Monde. C'est la ...
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Back to the middle ages. Rémi Hoffmann is in the corner. This is the co-writer of the film released the same evening, the Lords of off world. It's the...
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Des animations médiévales se sont déroulées ce samedi devant le cinéma de Loudéac, avec la projection de deux films de cet univers. Dont un film amateur français, Les Seigneurs d’Outre Monde. Ce samedi après-midi, les coups pleuvent devant le cinéma de Loudéac. Le bruit des épées qui s’entrechoquent résonne dans la rue. Retour au Moyen-Âge. Rémi Hoffmann est dans le coin. Lui, c’est le coscénariste du film diffusé le soir même, Les Seigneurs d’Outre Monde. C’est la première fois depuis sa sortie, début 2016, que le film est diffusé en Bretagne. « Pourtant, nous avons tourné dans la région, explique le scénariste. Mais aussi dans le Val-d’Oise, en Picardie, en Normandie… », énumère-t-il.Si ce film a une particularité, c’est qu’il est enti...
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Medieval entertainment took place this Saturday in front of the cinema of Loudéac, with the screening of two films of this universe. Including a film amateur french, the Lords of off world. This Saturday afternoon, flying in front of the cinema of Loudéac. The sound of swords clashing resonates in the street. Back to the middle ages. Rémi Hoffmann is in the corner. This is the co-writer of the film released the same evening, the Lords of off world. This is the first time since its release, early 2016, the film is broadcast in Britain. "Yet, we shot in the region, says the writer. But also in the Val-d'Oise, in Picardy, Normandy... ", enumerates. If this movie has a special feature, it is entirely...
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