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New findings on the history of the early-Islamic caliphate palace Khirbat al-Minya

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... the cultivation of which initially triggered an economic boom in the Middle Ages in the Holy Land but subsequently led to desertification across large ...
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IMAGE: Early-Islamic glass weight of just 12 millimeters in diameter with an Arabic inscription found at Khirbat al-Minya view more Credit: photo/©: Dr. Volker Grünewald, Department of Ancient Studies, JGU Archaeologists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany started excavations in September 2016 at Khirbat al-Minya, an early-Islamic caliphate palace on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Led by PD Dr. Hans-Peter Kuhnen of the Department of Ancient Studies at JGU, the team is hoping to find out how the site looked before the palace was built and whether the building was used for different purposes after the catastrophic earthquake of 749 AD. The palace, which was still under construction at the time, suffered ma...
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Alter Mosaikboden bei Jericho wird restauriert

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Old mosaic floor at Jericho is restored
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Das 825 Quadratmeter große Mosaik stammt aus dem 8. Jahrhundert und soll bis 2018 restauriert werden, wie die palästinensische ...
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The 825-square-metre mosaic dates from the 8th century and should be restored until 2018, as the Palestinian...
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Nach zwei Jahrzehnten ist ein Mosaikboden in Palastruinen der historischen Stadt Jericho erstmals wieder sichtbar geworden. Das 825 Quadratmeter gro? Mosaik stammt aus dem 8. Jahrhundert und soll bis 2018 restauriert werden, wie die pal?tinensische Tourismusministerin Rula Maaja am Donnerstag mitteilte. Die Steinbilder waren zu ihrem Schutz 20 Jahre von Sand und Erde bedeckt gewesen. „Dieser Mosaikboden ist ein Zeugnis unserer stolzen historischen Pr?enz in diesem Land und einer der wichtigsten Pfeiler in unserer Geschichte“, sagte Maaja. DT/dpa Ihre Meinung zu diesem Thema zur Startseite
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After two decades, a mosaic floor in the palace ruins of the historic city of Jericho has become visible for the first time again. The 825 square metres large? Mosaic dates from the 8th century and until 2018 to be restored, as the pal? tinensische Tourism Minister Rula Maaja announced Thursday. The stone images, 20 years of sand and Earth had been covered for their protection. "This mosaic floor is a testament to our proud historical PR? enz in this country and one of the most important pillars in our history", Maaja said. DT/dpa your opinion on this topic to the home page
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When the Vikings met the Greeks: Lion of Piraeus etched with Nordic runes

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... of the word Vikings, or Northmen as they were also known, used to strike fear in the hearts of the British just before and during the high middle ages, ...
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The mere utterance of the word Vikings, or Northmen as they were also known, used to strike fear in the hearts of the British just before and during the high middle ages, once these raiders found their way to the west and mainland Europe. Their contact with the French and British has been a subject of extensive research, not to mention successful movies and TV series. They fought bloody battles with both the French and Britons and slaughtered many monks along their marauding raids on Monasteries. But for the Byzantine Greeks in the south of Europe, these northmen, who became ol were known as the Varangians, and never caused a problem. On the contrary, they were sought after as fighters for the Emperor’s Guard. In the 10th Century Byzanti...
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Vast 8th c. mosaic floor uncovered near Jericho - for a day

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A laborer from the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities works at the site of a 7th century, 827 square meter (8900 square ft) mosaic ahead of ...
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Archaeologists have removed the protective cover from one of the Middle East’s largest carpet mosaics — but only for a day. Visitors got a glimpse on Thursday of the sweeping geometric and floral patterns in vibrant red, blue and ochre stones. The 827-square-meter (8,900 square feet) mosaic covers the floor of the main bath house of an Islamic palace near the biblical town of Jericho. The palace was destroyed by an earthquake in the eighth century. Since being excavated in the 1930s and 1940s, the mosaic largely remained hidden under canvas and soil to protect it against sun and rain. Palestinian Authority Tourism Minister Rula Ma’ayah said the mosaic, which depicts 38 scenes in 21 colors, will be covered again until construction of a pr...
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Vast 8th c. mosaic floor uncovered near Jericho - for a day

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A laborer from the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities works at the site of a 7th century, 827 square meter (8900 square ft) mosaic ahead of ...
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Archaeologists have removed the protective cover from one of the Middle East’s largest carpet mosaics — but only for a day. Visitors got a glimpse on Thursday of the sweeping geometric and floral patterns in vibrant red, blue and ochre stones. The 827-square-meter (8,900 square feet) mosaic covers the floor of the main bath house of an Islamic palace near the biblical town of Jericho. The palace was destroyed by an earthquake in the eighth century. Since being excavated in the 1930s and 1940s, the mosaic largely remained hidden under canvas and soil to protect it against sun and rain. Palestinian Authority Tourism Minister Rula Ma’ayah said the mosaic, which depicts 38 scenes in 21 colors, will be covered again until construction of a pr...
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Erste Bayerisch-Tschechische Landesausstellung eröffnet

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First Bavarian-Czech national exhibition opens
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Am Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2016, eröffnete der Bayerische Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer zusammen mit dem Ministerpräsidenten der ...
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On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, the Bavarian Minister-President Horst Seehofer gave together with the Prime Minister...
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    Eröffnungsfestakt im Aufseßsaal und anschließender Empfang – 800 Gäste aus Politik, Wirtschaft , Kultur und Kirche im Germanischen Nationalmuseum – Besondere Exponate der Ausstellung in der BildergalerieNÜRNBERG (nf/jrb) - Bedeutender Tag im Germanischen Nationalmuseum. Der Freistaat Bayern und die Tschechische Republik nehmen den 700. Geburtstag Kaiser Karls IV. zum Anlass für eine gemeinsame Landesausstellung. Karl IV. gehört zu den bedeutendsten und facettenreichsten Herrschern der böhmischen und deutschen Geschichte.Eröffnet wurde die Landesausstellung von Bayerns Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer und dem tschechischen Ministerpräsidenten Bohuslav Sobotka. Viele prominente Gäste verfolgten die Eröffnung im Aufseßsaal und besuchten...
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    Opening ceremony day in the Aufseßsaal and subsequent reception - significant 800 guests from politics, economy, culture and Church in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum - special exhibits of the exhibition in the BildergalerieNÜRNBERG (nf/jrb) - in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum. The State of Bavaria and the Czech Republic take the 700th birthday Emperor Charles IV. the occasion for a joint exhibition of the country. Charles IV. is one of the most important and most diverse rulers of the Bohemian and German history. the exhibition was opened by Bavaria's Minister-President Horst Seehofer and the Czech Prime Minister, Bohuslav Sobotka. Many prominent guests followed the opening in the Aufseßsaal and attended...
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Schlossumbau fördert Überraschung zutage

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Castle reconstruction promotes surprise revealed
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Während der Winterpause wird im Schloss Spiez rege an Schlosskirche und Neuschloss restauriert und umgebaut. Im Frühjahr 2017 präsentiert sich ...
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During the winter break, in the castle of Spiez rege at Church of the Castle and New Castle, restored and rebuilt. In the spring of 2017 presents itself...
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Spiez21. Oktober 2016Während der Winterpause wird im Schloss Spiez rege an Schlosskirche und Neuschloss restauriert und umgebaut. Im Frühjahr 2017 präsentiert sich das Schloss neu. Erste Überraschung bei den Bauarbeiten ist die Entdeckung von Mauern aus dem 13. oder 14. Jahrhundert.Mauern aus vergangener Zeit: Beim Umbau der Schlosskirche wurden alte Gemäuer entdeckt.Foto: zvg In der Winterpause werden Fassade und Dach der Schlosskirche auf Schäden untersucht und Mängel behoben. Der Turmhelm erhält neue Schindeln, wofür bereits ein Gerüst bis zur Turmspitze gestellt wurde. Von Franz Josef Remigius Bossart im Jahre 1831 erbaut, ist die Orgel der Schlosskirche eines der letzten Werke der Orgelbauerdynastie Bossart aus Baar. Nach längeren w...
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Spiez21. October 2016 while of the winter break is in the castle of Spiez rege at Church of the Castle and New Castle, restored and rebuilt. The Castle newly presented in the spring of 2017. First surprise when the construction work is the discovery of walls from the 13th or 14th Jahrhundert.Mauern from the past: old walls were discovered during the reconstruction of the Castle Church. Photo: zvg during the winter break be facade and roof of the castle church examined for damage and defects corrected. The Spire receives new shingles, for which already a scaffolding was put up to the top of the tower. The organ of the Castle Church, one of the last works of the organ builder dynasty Bossart from Baar is by Franz Josef Remigius Bossart in 1831 built. After long w...
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When the Vikings met the Greeks: Lion of Piraeus etched with Nordic runes

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In the 10th Century Byzantine Emperor Basil II of Constantinople first enlisted Varangian fighters to serve as imperial personal bodyguards. Known as ...
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The mere utterance of the word Vikings, or Northmen as they were also known, used to strike fear in the hearts of the British just before and during the high middle ages, once these raiders found their way to the west and mainland Europe. Their contact with the French and British has been a subject of extensive research, not to mention successful movies and TV series. They fought bloody battles with both the French and Britons and slaughtered many monks along their marauding raids on Monasteries. But for the Byzantine Greeks in the south of Europe, these northmen, who became ol were known as the Varangians, and never caused a problem. On the contrary, they were sought after as fighters for the Emperor’s Guard. In the 10th Century Byzanti...
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Geschichte: Als die Reliquien in die Stadt kamen

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History: The relics in the city were
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Röckelein, die in Hamburg zum Thema Reliquientranslationen nach Sachsen im 9. Jahrhundert habilitierte und heute Mittlere sowie Neuere ...
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Röckelein, which Professor in Hamburg, Germany on the subject of relic translations to Saxony in the 9th century and today medium and newer...
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Wildeshausen Der Rathaussaal in Wildeshausen ist am Mittwochabend gut gefüllt gewesen; denn zahlreiche Bürger wollten den Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Hedwig Röckelein hören. Unter dem Titel „Wer, wann, wohin, warum? Der Heilige Alexander kommt nach Wildeshausen“ referierte die Wissenschaftlerin über die Hintergründe, Abläufe und Nachwirkungen der Überführung der Reliquien des Heiligen Alexander von Rom nach Wildeshausen.Röckelein, die in Hamburg zum Thema Reliquientranslationen nach Sachsen im 9. Jahrhundert habilitierte und heute Mittlere sowie Neuere Geschichte in Göttingen lehrt, kam auf Einladung des Bürger- und Geschichtsvereins nach Wildeshausen. Sie erläuterte die Ursprünge der feierlichen Übertragung von Reliquien, den sogenannten Reli...
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Wildeshausen the Town Hall in Wildeshausen, Oldenburg has been well filled on Wednesday night; because many citizens wanted to hear the lecture of Prof. Dr. Hedwig Röckelein. Under the title "who, when, where, why?" The Saint Alexander comes to Wildeshausen"lectured the scientist about the background, procedures and effects the transfer of the relics of Saint Alexander of Rome to Wildeshausen. Röckelein, who qualified as a professor and now medium and teaches modern history at Göttingen, came at the invitation of the civic and history Club to Wildeshausen in Hamburg on the subject of relic translations to Saxony in the 9th century. She explained the origins of the solemn transfer of relics, the so-called reli...
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Wiederaufbau des ältesten Holzhauses Europas ausgezeichnet

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Excellent reconstruction of Europe's oldest wooden house
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Im späten 13. Jahrhundert ist es erstmals ergänzt worden. Die zweigeschossige Konstruktion mit dem flachen "Tätschdach" ist typisch für ein ...
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In the late 13th century, it has been complemented for the first time. The two-storey structure with the flat "Tätschdach" is typical for a...
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Der Preis ist mit 2000 Franken dotiert. Er wurde am Freitag im Weiler Schornen zwischen Sattel SZ und Oberägeri ZG verliehen, wie die Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Kulturgüterschutz mitteilte. Die Morgartenstiftung habe mit dem Wiederaufbau nicht nur das 800-jährige Haus gerettet, sondern ermögliche mit einer Multimediapräsentation einer breiten Bevölkerungsschicht einen Einblick in die Lebenswelt um 1300, heisst es in der Mitteilung. Ein Besuch im Holzhaus beim Morgarten-Schlachtfeld könne als Ausgangspunkt für eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit Schweizer Heldengeschichten dienen. Das sogenannte Nideröst-Haus ist ein Wohnhaus aus der Zeit von 1176 bis 1315. Im späten 13. Jahrhundert ist es erstmals ergänzt worden. Die zweigeschossi...
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The prize is endowed with 2000 Swiss francs. He was awarded between Sattel SZ and Oberägeri ZG on Friday in the hamlet of Schornen, as reported by the Swiss society for the protection of cultural heritage. The Morgartenstiftung saved to rebuild not only the 800 years House, but allows an insight into the world with a multimedia presentation of a broad population around 1300, according to the release. A visit to the wooden house at the Morgarten battlefield could serve as a starting point for a critical examination of Swiss hero stories. The so-called Nadi House is a House dating from 1176 until 1315. In the late 13th century, it has been complemented for the first time. The zweigeschossi...
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