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6th-century tomb reveals longest sword from ancient Japan

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Photo/Illutration The decoration on the hilt of a sword excavated from an ancient tomb in Ebino, Miyazaki Prefecture, is considered the oldest example ...
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EBINO, Miyazaki Prefecture--Textbook-changing discoveries were made after artifacts found in an early sixth-century tomb in the Shimauchi district here in southern Kyushu were examined, rewriting the histories. The Ebino education board announced Oct. 24 that experts confirmed the two swords found in the underground tunnel tomb designated no. 139 in a burial site, excavated between 2014 and 2015, are both historic findings. One is the longest sword ever excavated from ancient tombs in Japan, and another’s hilt is covered with ray skin, making it the oldest ray-decorated item found in East Asia. The swords were placed by skeletal remains in the tomb no. 139, and both are signs of high social status. “The swords suggest there was a powerfu...
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Des archéologues à la gare de Vitry

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Archaeologists at the station of Vitry
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Les chercheurs de l'Inrap étudient les restes d'une maison bourgeoise et d'une nécropole du Moyen Age sur le chantier du métro. Sur les chantiers ...
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Inrap researchers are studying the remains of a mansion and a necropolis from the middle ages on the construction of the subway. On construction sites...
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Les chercheurs de l’Inrap étudient les restes d’une maison bourgeoise et d’une nécropole du Moyen Age sur le chantier du métro. Sur les chantiers de construction du Grand Paris Express, il est courant de croiser des foreuses et des déblais. Des squelettes datés du Haut Moyen Age et des archéologues pinceaux à la main, un peu moins. C'est pourtant le cas à Vitry-Sur-Seine. Depuis le 29 août, une équipe d'une douzaine d'archéologues et d'ethnologues de l'Inrap (l'Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives) creusent les sous-sols de la station Gare de Vitry, sur la future ligne 15. A la faveur d'un accord passé en 2008 entre la Société du Grand Paris, c'est l'institut qui aura la charge de gérer les fouilles préalables sur l...
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Inrap researchers are studying the remains of a mansion and a necropolis from the middle ages on the construction of the subway. On the construction sites of the Grand Paris Express, it is common to come across some drills and dirt. Skeletons dated the high middle ages and archaeologists brushes in hand, a little less. It is the case at Vitry-Sur-Seine. Since Aug. 29, a team of a dozen archaeologists and of ethnologists of the Inrap (national Institute of preventive archaeological research) digging the basement of the station station de Vitry, on the future line 15. Through an agreement between the company of the Grand Paris in 2008, it is the Institute which will be responsible for managing the preliminary excavations on l...
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Herbignac L'évolution du goût du Moyen-Âge à la Renaissance

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Herbignac evolution of the taste of the middle ages to the Renaissance
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Entre Moyen-Âge épicé et Renaissance sucrée, comment les goûts ont-ils évolués ? Mercredi 26 octobre, 15h, Château de Ranrouët, Herbignac.
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Between spicy medieval and Renaissance sweet, how tastes have they evolved? Wednesday, October 26, at 15 h, Castle of Ranrouet, Herbignac.
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Herbignac L’évolution du goût du Moyen-Âge à la Renaissance, 26 octobre 2016, Herbignac Herbignac L’évolution du goût du Moyen-Âge à la Renaissance mercredi 26 octobre 2016, organisé par château de Ranrouët, service patrimoine. Fanny vous propose un voyage dans le temps pour découvrir la cuisine d’autrefois. Entre Moyen-Âge épicé et Renaissance sucrée, comment les goûts ont-ils évolués ? Mercredi 26 octobre, 15h, Château de Ranrouët, Herbignac. Gratuit. Réservation : 02 40 88 96 17, chateau.ranrouet@cap-atlantique.fr, www.chateauderanrouet.fr     Herbignac @
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Herbignac evolution of the taste of the middle ages to the Renaissance, October 26, 2016, Herbignac-Herbignac evolution of the taste of the middle ages to the Renaissance on Wednesday 26 October 2016, organized by Ranrouet Castle, heritage service. Fanny offers you a trip in time to discover the cuisine of the past. Between spicy medieval and Renaissance sweet, how tastes have they evolved? Wednesday, October 26, at 15 h, Castle of Ranrouet, Herbignac. Free. Reservation: 02 40 88 96 17, chateau.ranrouet@cap-atlantique.fr, Herbignac www.chateauderanrouet.fr @.
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The Medieval Movement of Holy Women That Shaped Belgian Cities

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The movement founds its origin in 12th century when mulieres religiosae, holy women, began grouping together in cities of present day Belgium, the ...
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A beguinage in Bruges, Belgium. Navy8300/CC BY-SA 3.0On June 1, 1310, a woman named Marguerite Porète was burned at the stake in Paris after she had refused to retract her book, The Mirror Of The Simple Souls. She was a particular kind of woman, devout to the point of fanaticism, and her book about Christian mysticism regarded as heretical by the Church. “Marguerite Porète is a very interesting case," says Walter Simons of Dartmouth College. “She made the mistake of wanting to make a point of her heresy. And that suited a lot of people quite well.” Both the Church, who at the beginning of the 14th century was becoming increasingly worried about heretical movements, and the French crown saw in Porète an easy target, an unmarried, wanderin...
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The Medieval Movement of Holy Women That Shaped Belgian Cities

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Both the Church, who at the beginning of the 14th century was becoming increasingly worried about heretical movements, and the French crown saw ...
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A beguinage in Bruges, Belgium. Navy8300/CC BY-SA 3.0On June 1, 1310, a woman named Marguerite Porète was burned at the stake in Paris after she had refused to retract her book, The Mirror Of The Simple Souls. She was a particular kind of woman, devout to the point of fanaticism, and her book about Christian mysticism regarded as heretical by the Church. “Marguerite Porète is a very interesting case," says Walter Simons of Dartmouth College. “She made the mistake of wanting to make a point of her heresy. And that suited a lot of people quite well.” Both the Church, who at the beginning of the 14th century was becoming increasingly worried about heretical movements, and the French crown saw in Porète an easy target, an unmarried, wanderin...
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Before the bombs came: Coventry Cathedral is restored to its former beauty with a reality app that ...

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An app using Google Tango will detect the position of visitors relative to their surroundings and provide a reconstruction of the 14th-century building.
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It was famously destroyed by the Luftwaffe in November 1940, with heavy bombing leaving only its tower, spire, outer wall and the tomb of its first bishop.But Coventry Cathedral has been virtually rebuilt thanks to new technology which will provide a digital recreation of what it looked like before the Blitz.An app using Google Tango will detect the position of visitors relative to their surroundings and provide a reconstruction of the 14th-century building. Virtually rebuilt: Coventry Cathedral has been brought back to life thanks to new technology How it appeared: The app will provide a digital recreation of what it looked like before the Blitz The app using Google Tango will detect the position of visitors relative to their surroundin...
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Fr. Fidel Villarroel, OP, acclaimed historian and prolific saint-maker; 87

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... the “positio” or cause for canonization of Lorenzo Ruiz and his Dominican co-martyrs during the Christian persecutions in Japan in the 14th century.
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Spanish Dominican friar Fr. Fidel Villarroel, OP. PAUL QUIAMBAO Spanish Dominican friar Fr. Fidel Villarroel, O.P., whose historical spadework led to the canonization of Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, the first Philippine saint, died Sunday (Oct. 23) at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Hospital. He was 87. An acclaimed historian of the Catholic Church in the Philippines and Asia, Father Villarroel was a longtime professor of Church history at the UST Ecclesiastical Faculties, where he mentored two generations of leading clergy and religious, some of them becoming bishops and even papal ambassadors. All of the Philippine papal nuncios serving the Holy See diplomatic missions have been his students at UST, including the apostlic nuncio to the ...
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UFO in 15th century painting 'proves aliens visited Dracula'

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The TOOTH is out there: 'Alien craft' spotted in 15th century painting 'in Dracula's home. ALIENS have been visiting the homeland of Count Dracula for ...
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GETTY/FLYINGDISK SPOTTED: Does this painting depict an alien spacecraft? Dan D Farcas Phd is convinced he has unearthed conclusive proof alien life has been visiting Romania for centuries.In his new book, UFOs over Romania, he claims a painting hung in the Medieval Citadel in Sighisoara, Transylvania, could be proof of alien visitations.Tourists visiting the church have been left baffled by the 400-year-old work of art, which depicts a strange object resembling a flying saucer.The painting is said to have first appeared at the church around the 15th century. GETTY/FLYINGDISK RIDDLE: No one knows exactly when and who painted the work of art Professor Farcas, 76, who has a PhD in maths and computers, is not exactly sure who created the pai...
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„Stimmen, die uns verwöhnen“

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"Voices that spoil us"
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Das Vokalensemble schlug einen Bogen vom Trinitatisgesang aus dem 15. Jahrhundert mit dem Hymnus "Alta trinita beata" bis zum schlesischen ...
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The vocal ensemble struck an arc of the Trinity vocals from the 15th century with the hymn "Alta trinita beata" until the Silesian...
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Die elf Sänger des Vokalensembles Hubert Velten schickten am Kirchweihsonntag in der katholischen Stadtpfarrkirche zarte und berührende Gebete zum Himmel. Die Gruppe genießt mit der Liebe zur alten Chormusik landesweit Renommee.(dob) Zur Marienfeier begrüßte Dekan Alexander Hösl rund 100 Zuhörer. Der Geistliche versprach einen musikalischen Hochgenuss, da es sich bei den Sängern um ehemalige Domspatzen handle. "Das sind Stimmen, die uns verwöhnen und uns in Gebetsstimmung versetzen wollen." Alte Tradition Das Vokalensemble schlug einen Bogen vom Trinitatisgesang aus dem 15. Jahrhundert mit dem Hymnus "Alta trinita beata" bis zum schlesischen Marienlied "Es blüh'n drei Rosen". Dazwischen folgten das gregorianische "Ave Maria", in dem es u...
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The eleven singers of vocal ensemble Hubert Velten sent delicate and touching prayers to heaven on consecration Sunday in the Catholic parish church. The group enjoys reputation with the love for the old choral music throughout the country. (dob) Celebrating Marie Dean Alexander Hösl welcomed around 100 listeners. The priest promised a musical treat, because the singers were former domspatzen. "These are voices that want to spoil us and put us in prayer mood." Old tradition the vocal ensemble struck an arc of the Trinity singing from the 15th century with the hymn "Alta trinita beata" to the Silesian Marie song "bloom n three roses". In between followed by the Gregorian "Ave Maria", in which it u...
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Byzantium or Medieval Greece?

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I prefer Medieval Greece to Eastern Roman Empire because, starting in the seventh century, most emperors were Greek and the language of the state ...
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I received my master's degree in "Byzantine" history and during my studies I never questioned the legitimacy of "Byzantine" in describing or distorting the history of the Greeks after their forced conversion to Christianity in the fourth century of our era. Greece had been a Roman province since 146 BCE. Emperor Constantine, for reasons unfathomable to this day, dumped the many gods Greco-Roman civilization for the one Jewish-Christian god. He triggered that civilization earthquake in his new capital, Constantinople, now Istanbul. But neither Constantine, later emperors, nor Christian Greeks and Christian Romans would imagine their empire was Byzantium or that they were Byzantines. They considered themselves Roman. I prefer Medieval Gree...
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