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Columbus Ships, The Nina And The Pinta, To Land In Chattanooga

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... was launched in Brazil and is the first ship to site land in the New World. Historians consider the caravel the space shuttle of the 15th century.
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On Thursday, Nov. 10, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Chattanooga. The ships will be docked at the Chattanooga Pier, next to the Tennessee Aquarium, 100 Riverfront Parkway, until their departure early Monday morning, Nov. 28. The ships will be closed on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. 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 is 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 as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the p...
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Le Puy : sous les pavés, les ossements humains

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The Puy: under the cobblestones, the human bones
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... celui que voudront même rejoindre certains nobles et bourgeois du XIVe siècle, dans la tourmente de la peste noire et la peur de l'au-delà », note le ...
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"... one that may even reach some nobles and burghers of the 14th century, in the turmoil of the black death and the fear of the beyond", notes the...
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On distingue bien les éléments du squelette.  Il n’a pas fallu creuser beaucoup pour mettre au jour de nouvelles sépultures, place du Clauzel. À peine a-t-on ôté quelques pavés que déjà le passé ressurgit. La présence de ces ossements n’a pas échappé à l’œil averti de Sylvain Bruand qui note - non sans humour - que « le chantier du Clauzel est encore tombé sur un os ! ». Les ossements ont été mis au jour mardi lors des travaux de terrassement. En amont, comme le veut la réglementation, la Ville a informé les services archéologiques compétents de l’ouverture du chantier. Ces derniers n’ont pas émis de réserve. Déjà, en 2009... Ce mercredi, la Ville a repris contact avec eux pour les informer de la découverte et décider des suites à donner...
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There are many elements of the skeleton.  It took to dig much for update of new graves, of the Clauzel. Just removed a few cobblestones that already the past resurfaces. The presence of these bones has not escaped eye informed Sylvain Bruand which note - not without humour - that "the construction site of the Clauzel fell again on a bone! The bones have been updated the Tuesday during excavation work. Upstream, according to the regulation, the city informed the competent archaeological services of the opening of the construction site. These were not issued reserve. Already, in 2009... On Wednesday, the city resumed contact them to inform them of the discovery and decide on the follow-up...
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Eine Reise zurück ins Mittelalter

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Ebern - Passend zum Lutherjahr 2017 haben die Mitarbeiter des Seniorenzentrums St. Elisabeth das Mittelalter zum Sommerfest wieder aufleben ...
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Das Museum will Eindrücke in das damalige Leben im Kloster vermitteln. (Bild: MKK) Das Dominikanerinnenkloster Klingental war im mittelalterlichen Basel von grosser religiöser wie wirtschaftlicher Bedeutung. Nun lädt das Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement sowie die Kantonale Denkmalpflege zu einer Sonderaustellung ein. Präsentiert werden zahlreiche Relikte und Kunstwerke des Klosters. Die Ausstellung beginnt am 29. Oktober 2016 und dauert bis 23. April 2017. Das im Jahr 1274 gegründete und nach seinem Gönner, dem Ritter und Minnesänger Walther von Klingen benannte  Kloster war ein geschätzter und vielbesuchter sakraler Ort, schreibt das Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement in einer Medienmitteilung. Im Zuge der Ausstellungen finden nun viele Relikte u...
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The Museum wants to convey impressions in life in the monastery. (Image: MKK) The Dominican monastery Klingental was religious as economic importance in medieval Basel of great. Now invites the construction and traffic Department, as well as the cantonal monument preservation for a special exhibition. Numerous relics and works of art of the monastery will be presented. The exhibition starts on October 29th, 2016 and lasts until 23 April 2017. The monastery, founded in 1274 and named after his patron, the Knight minnesinger Walther of blades was a valued and much-visited sacred place, writes the construction and traffic Department in a press release. In the course of the exhibition, many relics u find...
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The real Alfred the Great

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... English inscription “Aelfred mec heht gewyrcan”: “Alfred had me made”, and it is believed that the Alfred in question must be the ninth-century king.
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In 878 King Alfred had to flee for his life when Twelfth Night celebrations at his residence in Chippenham, Wiltshire, were rudely interrupted by a surprise Viking attack, well outside the normal campaigning season. Alfred took refuge in the marshes at Athelney in Somerset, where he allegedly burnt the cakes, a story first recorded in the 11th century. The point of this anecdote was to emphasise how low the King’s fortunes had sunk in order to make his comeback at the battle of Edington (also Wiltshire) later in the same year all the more dramatic. By defeating the Viking leader Guthrum, Alfred ensured that his kingdom of Wessex in southern England remained free of the Viking occupation that had overrun the eastern half of the country, a...
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Morocco: Oldest library in the world undergoes restoration

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A ninth-century library in Morocco, widely believed to be the oldest in the world, is undergoing restoration to preserve its ancient treasures for future ...
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A ninth-century library in Morocco, widely believed to be the oldest in the world, is undergoing restoration to preserve its ancient treasures for future generations. The al-Qarawiyyin library, founded by a woman in the former Moroccan capital Fes, is home to some of the rarest and most unique manuscripts in the world. Today, the curator, Abdelfattah Bougchouf is the only person who has access to the room where the rarest texts are kept under watch from security cameras. What gives it (the library) its importance and value is that it contains a human heritage that interests the entire world. “What gives it (the library) its importance and value is that it contains a human heritage that interests the entire world. It is a rare heritage yo...
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Denkmäler | Weitere halbe Million Euro für Restaurierung von Kirche

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Monuments | Another half million euros for the restoration of Church
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Die spätgotische Hallenkirche aus dem 13. Jahrhundert mit einer Ausstattung der Spätrenaissance gehört zum Ensemble des ehemaligen ...
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The late-Gothic Hall church from the 13th century with features of the late Renaissance belongs to the ensemble of the former...
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Zittau (dpa/sn) - Für die Restaurierung der Klosterkirche St. Peter und Paul in Zittau stehen weitere 500 000 Euro zur Verfügung. Der Freistaat ergänzt die 250 000 Millione Euro aus dem Investitionsprogramm des Bundes für nationale Kultureinrichtungen im Osten in gleicher Höhe aus seinem Denkmalförderprogramm. Die Kirche sei ein bedeutendes Kulturdenkmal, sagte Innenminister Markus Ulbig (CDU) bei der Übergabe des Fördermittelbescheides an den Oberbürgermeister am Mittwoch. Damit sollten die Voraussetzungen geschaffen werden, die umfangreichen Sammlungen des Städtischen Museums wie Etaphienschatz, zum Reformationsjubiläum 2017 angemessen zu präsentieren.Das Geld soll vor allem für die Wiederherstellung der Fassade des Kirchenschiffs sowi...
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Another 500,000 euros available are Zittau (dpa/sn) - for the restoration of the monastery church of St. Peter and Paul in Zittau. The free State supplemented the 250 000 million euro from the investment program of the Federal Government for national cultural institutions in the East in the same amount from his Memorial programme. Interior Minister Markus Ulbig (CDU) said the Church was an important cultural monument, at the handover of the funding decision to the Mayor on Wednesday. Thus, the conditions should be created in 2017 adequately to present the extensive collections of the Municipal Museum such as Etaphienschatz, to the Reformation Jubilee. The money should mainly for the restoration of the facade of the nave dinin...
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The real Alfred the Great

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Alfred took refuge in the marshes at Athelney in Somerset, where he allegedly burnt the cakes, a story first recorded in the 11th century. The point of ...
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In 878 King Alfred had to flee for his life when Twelfth Night celebrations at his residence in Chippenham, Wiltshire, were rudely interrupted by a surprise Viking attack, well outside the normal campaigning season. Alfred took refuge in the marshes at Athelney in Somerset, where he allegedly burnt the cakes, a story first recorded in the 11th century. The point of this anecdote was to emphasise how low the King’s fortunes had sunk in order to make his comeback at the battle of Edington (also Wiltshire) later in the same year all the more dramatic. By defeating the Viking leader Guthrum, Alfred ensured that his kingdom of Wessex in southern England remained free of the Viking occupation that had overrun the eastern half of the country, a...
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Thomas More: saint or sinner?

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He was named after the 12th-century bishop Thomas Becket, who also happens to have been born just steps away from More's home. It seems that ...
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As the sun set over London on 30 April 1517, tensions in the city were ready to ignite. The sweating sickness had struck the city the year before, and it had been an especially harsh winter. Londoners vented their miseries against the city’s foreigners. Ambassadors fearfully reported that “there was a plot to cut to pieces all the strangers in London” on May Day 1517.    Rapidly losing their nerve, London’s officials called a meeting at the Guildhall that very evening. They needed someone with court connections to seek assistance from the Privy Council and the lord chancellor. They decided on a young lawyer and undersheriff of London named Thomas More.    But their efforts came too late. By 11pm violence was breaking out in the heart of ...
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Morocco: Oldest library in the world undergoes restoration

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... precious books in its archives is a 9th centre Koran written in ornate Kufic script on camel skin and Ibn Khaldun's Mukkadimah from the 14th century.
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A ninth-century library in Morocco, widely believed to be the oldest in the world, is undergoing restoration to preserve its ancient treasures for future generations. The al-Qarawiyyin library, founded by a woman in the former Moroccan capital Fes, is home to some of the rarest and most unique manuscripts in the world. Today, the curator, Abdelfattah Bougchouf is the only person who has access to the room where the rarest texts are kept under watch from security cameras. What gives it (the library) its importance and value is that it contains a human heritage that interests the entire world. “What gives it (the library) its importance and value is that it contains a human heritage that interests the entire world. It is a rare heritage yo...
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Visit Krakow's medieval main square, Rynek

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The 14th century stained glass is particularly ornate with striking beams of light creating a kaleidoscope of colour in the chancel below. Since medieval ...
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Riviera Travel has been providing luxury escorted European and worldwide escapes for more than 30 years. This market-leading company also specialises in exclusive river cruises on the Rhine and superb city breaks to Eastern Europe. Telegraph readers are most impressed with the diversity of their tours, the professionalism and knowledge of the local guides, and the value for money Riviera Travel delivers. Ninety-seven per cent of travellers return to the company to book their next escape, and 2017 brings a new direction that caters for solo travellers looking to explore Africa, Asia and Europe’s hidden gems. This holiday is provided by, and your resulting contract and booking conditions will be with, Riviera Travel (registered in England ...
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