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Centuries of Preserved Shipwrecks Found in the Black Sea

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... and a medieval Italian vessel that likely dates to the 14th century. “We know that the Italians were quite prominent in the Black Sea in medieval trade ...
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An international team of sailors and scientists surveying a sector of the Black Sea for clues about how prehistoric humans responded to rising sea levels have found something much different—41 well-preserved shipwrecks spanning over a thousand years of history, from the ninth century to the 19th century. The crew made the discovery while mapping the floor of the sea with sonar and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). They were studying a period about 12,000 years ago when the Black Sea grew much larger, an episode that ultimately contributed to the preservation of the shipwrecks. “When the last ice age ended about 12,000 years ago, the Black Sea was really the Black Lake,” says Jon Adams, principal investigator on the project and director ...
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Columbus ships Pinta & Nina visit Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE - The "Pinta" and the "Nina," replicas of Columbus' ships, are docked at Calhoun's on the River, 400 Neyland Drive, in Knoxville, until ...
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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:30 am Columbus ships Pinta & Nina visit Knoxville Special to Surroundings The Daily Post-Athenian | KNOXVILLE - The "Pinta" and the "Nina," replicas of Columbus' ships, are docked at Calhoun's on the River, 400 Neyland Drive, in Knoxville, until their departure early Wednesday morning, Nov. 2. The ships arrived on Oct. 21. The "Nina" was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship "the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built." In 2005, the "Pinta," also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and as the first ship to site land in the New World. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the 15th Century. Both ships tour together...
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Ancient ships found in 'dead zone' bring sailing history alive

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Archaeologists mapping the depths of the Black Sea have by chance discovered 41 ships from the Middle Ages, with masts still standing and ropes left ...
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A computer-generated image of one of the 41 wrecks found at the bottom of the Black SeaRodrigo Pacheco-RuizIt’s an eerie glimpse into the world of Marco Polo. Archaeologists mapping the depths of the Black Sea have by chance discovered 41 ships from the Middle Ages, with masts still standing and ropes left as sailors coiled them.The finds confirm that the Black Sea’s “dead zone” — where organisms that destroy timber and rope cannot survive because of the lack of oxygen and light — is a trove of archaeological material.Some of the ships date from the era of Marco Polo at the end of the 13th centuryGetty ImagesThe international team, with specialists from the University of Southampton, is surveying Bulgarian waters to try to find out when ...
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Bei den Wikingern aus Großenbaum

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When the Vikings from Großenbaum
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Die Familie Tebernum tritt regelmäßig als Wikingersippe „Corvus Monedula“ auf Mittelalter-Festivals, bei Handwerkermärkten und im Archäologischen ...
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The family Tebernum is a regular as Viking clan "Corvus Monedula" at medieval festivals, craft markets and in the archaeological...
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An Werktagen verrichtet Dennis Tebernum in Alltagskleidung seinen Job bei der Stadt Duisburg. Wenn dann aber das Wochenende anbricht, schlüpft der IT-Fachmann auch schon mal in eine Tunika, setzt sich eine Robbenfellmütze auf den Kopf und stülpt eine rote Gugel, eine Art Kapuze, über. Seine Frau Jessica Tebernum ist häufig in einem Mantel gewandet, der mit aufwändig verarbeiteten Fibeln verziert wurde. Und auch die Kinder Nathan und Cindy tragen Kleidung aus dem Frühmittelalter. Genauer gesagt: aus dem ausgehenden neunten Jahrhundert. Die Familie Tebernum tritt regelmäßig als Wikingersippe „Corvus Monedula“ auf Mittelalter-Festivals, bei Handwerkermärkten und im Archäologischen Freilichtmuseum Oerlinghausen auf. „Wir wollen dabei den Bes...
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On weekdays, Dennis Tebernum performed his job with the city of Duisburg in everyday clothes. But then the weekend dawned, sometimes slips the IT professional in a tunic, sits on the head a seal fur hat, and inverts over a red cowl, a type of Hood. His wife Jessica Tebernum is often clad in a cloak, which was decorated with elaborately processed Fibulae. And the children of Nathan and Cindy wear clothes from the early middle ages. More precisely, from the late ninth century. The family Tebernum is a regular Viking clan "Corvus Monedula" at medieval festivals, craft markets and in the Archaeological Museum of Oerlinghausen. "We want this ESP..."
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Les Médicis, Maîtres de Florence : carton d'audience pour la série de SFR Play

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The Medici, masters of Florence: carton of audience for SFR Play series
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... Moyen-Age à celle de la Renaissance et la prise du pouvoir de la prestigieuse dynastie des Médicis très influente dans les domaines de la culture, ...
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... Middle Ages to the Renaissance and the seizure of power of the prestigious dynasty of the Medici very influential in the fields of culture,...
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Depuis ce mardi 25 octobre, les deux premiers épisodes de Les Médicis, Maîtres de Florence sont disponibles sur SFR Play en France. Chaque semaine, le service distille deux aventures. Cette création originale et exclusive produite par Altice Studios et créée par Frank Spotnitz, scénariste de X-Files, retrace le passage de l’époque du Moyen-Age à celle de la Renaissance et la prise du pouvoir de la prestigieuse dynastie des Médicis très influente dans les domaines de la culture, de la finance et la politique. Au casting, les téléspectateurs retrouvent Dustin Hoffmann (Rain Man) dans le rôle du patriarche Giovanni de Médicis et Richard Madden, vu dans Game of Thrones, qui prête ses traits à Cosimo de Médicis. Sur Rai Uno, le pilote a capti...
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Since this Tuesday, October 25, the first two episodes of the Medici, masters of Florence are available on SFR Play in France. Each week, the service distills two adventures. This original and exclusive creation produced by Altice Studios and created by Frank Spotnitz, screenwriter of X-Files, traces the shift from the era of the middle ages to the Renaissance and the seizure of power of the prestigious dynasty of the Medici very influential in the fields of culture, finance and politics. The cast, viewers found Dustin Hoffmann (Rain Man) in the role of the Patriarch Giovanni de Medici and Richard Madden, seen in Game of Thrones, who lends his features to Cosimo de Medici. On Rai Uno, the pilot was busy...
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Dämon und Aufklärung

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Dämon and enlightenment
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Bereits im 10. Jahrhundert sind die teuflischen Peinigungen des Heiligen zunächst in Fresken und dann in der mittelalterlichen Buchkunst zu Bildern ...
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The diabolical tortures of the Saints in frescoes and then in the medieval book art images are already in the 10th century...
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Als wäre „Halloween“ nicht genug: auch „Grusel-Clowns“ treiben ihr Unwesen. Foto: dpa Die katholische Kirche lehrt: „Dass es geistige, k?rperlose Wesen gibt, die von der Heiligen Schrift f?r gew?hnlich Engel genannt werden, ist eine Glaubenswahrheit. Das bezeugt die Schrift ebenso klar wie die Einm?tigkeit der ?berlieferung.“ „Engel“, sagt der Katechismus, „sind rein geistige Gesch?pfe.“ Sie haben „Verstand und Willen“. „Sie sind personale und unsterbliche Wesen.“ Gleichwohl sollen wir sie uns nicht als unabh?ngig freischwebende Wesen vorstellen. Denn „Christus ist das Zentrum der Engelwelt. Es sind seine Engel. Sie sind sein, weil sie durch ihn und auf ihn hin erschaffen sind.“ Doch wer von Engeln spricht, darf ?ber den Himmelssturz der...
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As "Halloween" was not enough: "Horror clowns" do their mischief. Photo: dpa the Catholic Church teaches: "that's intellectual, k? rperlose beings are by Holy Scripture, f? r gew? similar angels are called, is a truth of faith." "This testifies the Scripture just as clearly as the once? activity of? berlieferung." "Angel", the Catechism says "mental terms are purely? pfe." You have "Mind and will". "They are personal and immortal creatures." However should we not let them as independent? independent free-floating creatures present. Because "Christ is the center of the Angel world. It is his Angel. "They are his, because through him and in him to create them." But who speaks of angels, may? about the sky falling...
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The sun of God: Historic cathedral built in the 11th century becomes the oldest building in the world ...

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An 11th century cathedral has become a pioneer in green energy by having solar panels installed on the roof. Gloucester Cathedral is being fitted with ...
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A 1,000-year-old cathedral has been given a 21st century makeover with a bank of ultra-modern solar panels.Some 150 panels are being fitted on the roof of Gloucester Cathedral, just inches from the stone gargoyles that have adorned the building for centuries. The £100,000 green energy project is part of a larger £6million scheme restore and preserve the cathedral for future generations. It is believed to be the oldest building in the world to be fitted with solar panels. The panels will generate 25,000 kilowatts of energy each year - enough to power seven semi-detached homes or make 250,000 cups of tea.Laying the first panels on Tuesday, Reverend Canon Cecilia Thomson said it was a 'historic' moment. She said: 'We started on this project...
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Smithsonian's Quran exhibit aims to dazzle and educate

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... they tell you when you have to prostrate yourself,” he said, pointing to a complex geometric emblem in an early 14th-century manuscript by Abdallah ...
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c. 2016 Religion News Service(RNS) Islam prohibits the depiction of God or prophets, and some Muslims believe drawing any animate being is also forbidden. Certainly no such images appear in the Qur’an, its central holy book.So there are no pictures per se in the first major exhibit of Qur'ans in the U.S., “The Art of the Qur’an,” on display at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on the National Mall until February 20.But the more than 60 Qurans on display present a visually stunning tour of more than 1,000 years of Islamic history, told through the calligraphy and ornamentation that grace the sacred folios.“We can convey a sense of how artists from North Africa to Afghanistan found different ways to honor the same text,” said Jul...
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The value of religious instruction

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Around the 14th Century in Europe, many scientists suffered at the hands of religious extremists who believed that the Bible should be read literally, ...
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Around the 14th Century in Europe, many scientists suffered at the hands of religious extremists who believed that the Bible should be read literally, and that challenging this view was heresy.One of the most famous was Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543). He postulated the idea that the Earth revolved around the sun, anathema to the theocracy, who believed that the Earth was at the centre of the universe. Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) was burned at the stake for expanding upon the ideas of Copernicus. He also suggested the insightful theory that other stars may have worlds revolving around them.And there was Galileo,a challenger to the centric views of Christianity, building upon the views of Copernicus. He spent the last years of his life, fr...
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How 'Kingdom Come' Doubles Down on History

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There are some outliers, sure, but even they typically embrace a different kind of fantasy. Kingdom Come: Deliverance, with its 15th century backdrop ...
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That any RPG would venture outside the realms of medieval fantasy is uncommon. There are some outliers, sure, but even they typically embrace a different kind of fantasy. Kingdom Come: Deliverance, with its 15th century backdrop of a civil war that raged in the Holy Roman Empire, is the rare exception.Warhorse Studios is based in Prague, the capital of the Holy Roman Empire in 1403, when Kingdom Come’s narrative and history takes place. To set the stage: In 1378, King Charles IV of Bohemia — what is now the Czech Republic — died with his son and heir Wenceslas ascending to the throne. By 1400, the Czech nobility had grown tired of Wenceslas’s “idleness” and weakness as a monarch, and they sought to force their king into abdication, gaini...
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