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Take a trip on it with us to see houses of straw, God, history and sport on the East Coast Main Line

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The 14th century grade-I listed Lumley Castle is another historic landmark. Meanwhile the floodlights of Durham County Cricket's Riverside stadium ...
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The East Coast Mainline has long been seen as the jewel in the crown of the UK railway network. Not only because it covers the lucrative Edinburgh, Newcastle to London route but also because of the breathtaking scenery, historic monuments and landmarks passengers can see from their trains. Particularly when they travel through the North East. So, all aboard, for our list of the first class sights you can see on its near 400 mile route. The East Coast Main Line starts at Edinburgh Waverley and around 30 miles later it crosses the border into England, soon after which you reach the first of our landmarks you can see from your carriage window . . . 1 - The historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed From the vantage point of the Royal Border Bridge...
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700-year-old banknote found in ancient Chinese sculpture

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Also part of the collection is a 13-14th century wooden sculpture of a Luohan inside of which our specialists were thrilled to discover a rare, Ming ...
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ARMADALE, Australia, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A 700-year-old banknote was found inside an ancient wooden Chinese sculpture at an Australian auction house. Mossgreen auction house shared photos of the upcoming "The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art" which features several ancient sculptures, including the one that held the rare banknote."Also part of the collection is a 13-14th century wooden sculpture of a Luohan inside of which our specialists were thrilled to discover a rare, Ming Dynasty banknote when they catalogued the piece," the auction house said. "The sculpture and banknote will be on view alongside the many other highlights of this fine collection." The auction house staff discovered the initially unassuming, crumpled piece ...
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In the name of the popes: How the Church shaped Europe

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... examples of the documents that popes in the Early and High Middle Ages, between approximately the 6th and 13th centuries, sent to recipients.
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How did Europe become what it is today and what role did the institution of the Church play? As part of the project 'Regesta Pontificum Romanorum' historians of Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) are working together with the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities to comprehensively examine all papal contacts from their beginnings through to 1198. The official confirmation of the gift of a relic, a pope's authoritative decision in a controversial legal matter or a letter on the occasion of the crowning of an emperor - those are just some examples of the documents that popes in the Early and High Middle Ages, between approximately the 6th and 13th centuries, sent to recipients. The popes' written contact to the ...
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Archäologie: Uralter Mosaikboden bei Jericho wird restauriert

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Archaeology: Ancient mosaic floor at Jericho is restored
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Fast so groß wie zwei Basketballfelder: Ein Mosaikboden aus dem 8. Jahrhundert im heutigen Westjordanland soll wieder in altem Glanz erstrahlen.
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Almost as big as two basketball fields: A mosaic floor from the 8th century, the present-day West Bank and Gaza to shine again in its former glory.
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1 von 1 Den Palast gibt es nicht mehr, der Mosaikboden hat die Jahrhunderte überdauert. Foto: Atef Safadi 1 von 1 Nach zwei Jahrzehnten ist ein Mosaikboden in Palastruinen der historischen Stadt Jericho erstmals wieder sichtbar geworden. Das 825 Quadratmeter große Mosaik stammt aus dem 8. Jahrhundert und soll bis 2018 restauriert werden, wie die palästinensische 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 Präsenz auf diesem Land und einer der wichtigsten Pfeiler in unserer Geschichte», sagte Maaja. Jericho wurde schon in der Bibel erwähnt und liegt in der Nähe des Toten Meeres im ö...
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1 of 1 there is no longer the Palace, the mosaic floor survived the centuries. Photo: a mosaic floor in the palace ruins of the historic city of Jericho has become visible for the first time again Atef Safadi 1 by 1 after two decades. The 825-square-metre mosaic dates from the 8th century and should be restored until 2018, as the Palestinian Tourism Minister, Rula Maaja announced on 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 historic presence in this country and one of the most important pillars in our history," Maaja said. Jericho has been mentioned in the Bible and is located near the dead sea in the ö...
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Morlaix. L'ancienne église des Jacobins révèle ses dessous

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Morlaix. The old church of the Jacobins reveals her underwear
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Découverte inédite : un bout de mur en schiste, datant très probablement de l'église primitive du XIIe siècle, a été mis à jour. Les résultats vont être ...
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New discovery: a piece of wall in shale, most likely dating from the early Church of the 12th century, has been updated. The results will be...
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Le chantier archéologique préventif, initié par l'Etat pour préparer les travaux de réhabilitation du musée des Jacobins, à Morlaix, vient de se terminer. Après trois semaines de fouilles dans l'ancienne église attenante reconstruite au XIIIe siècle, l'équipe de l'Inra (Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives) a fait "de très intéressantes découvertes". Quatre des cinq sondages ont permis de découvrir des crânes, fémurs et même un linceuil, datant pour certains du XIIIe ou XIVe siècle, pour d'autres du XVIIIe ou XIXe siècle. Plusieurs formes de caveaux ont également été identifiées. Découverte inédite : un bout de mur en schiste, datant très probablement de l'église primitive du XIIe siècle, a été mis à jour. Les résul...
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Preventive archaeological site, initiated by the State to prepare the rehabilitation works of the Museum of the Jacobins in Morlaix, has just ended. After three weeks of excavations in the adjoining Church rebuilt in the 13th century, the Inra (national Institute for preventive archaeological research) team did "very interesting discoveries". Four of the five polls allowed to discover skulls, femurs and even a linceuil, dating back to some of the 13th or 14th century, others from the 18th or 19th century. Several forms of vaults have also been identified. New discovery: a piece of wall in shale, most likely dating from the early Church of the 12th century, has been updated. The resul...
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ACTUEL MOYEN ÂGE (41) – Les liens sacrés du mariage

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CURRENT MIDDLE AGES (41) - links sacred marriage
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Jusqu'au XIIe siècle, le statut du mariage chrétien est en réalité assez flou. Les rites de formation d'un couple sont divers en Europe et l'Église n'en a ...
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Until the 12th century, the status of the Christian marriage is actually rather vague. The rites of formation of a couple are diverse in Europe and the Church has...
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ACTUEL MOYEN ÂGE (41) ? Les liens sacrés du mariage [jeudi 20 octobre 2016 - 15:00] Tous les jeudis, Nonfiction vous propose un Actuel Moyen Âge. Aujourd'hui, le divorce de Brad Pitt et Angelina Jolie nous replonge au coeur de l'indissolubilité du mariage au Moyen Âge...   Il y a quelques semaines, Brad Pitt et Angelina Jolie annonçaient leur divorce. Hollywood – et la terre entière – était en émoi. Pas que les divorces ne soient pas fréquents dans le cinéma, mais ce couple était devenu le symbole d’un amour qui devait être éternel. Mais pourquoi vouloir que les mariages durent toujours ? Pendant longtemps au Moyen Âge, cela n’a pas été le cas. La conception, de laquelle nous héritons, qu’un mariage est censé durer « jusqu’à ce que la mo...
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CURRENT MIDDLE AGES (41)? Links sacred marriage [Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 15:00] on Thursdays, Nonfiction offers a current Middle Ages. Today, the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie takes back us to the heart of the indissolubility of marriage in the middle ages...   A few weeks ago, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced their divorce. Hollywood - and the whole earth - was astir. Not that divorces are not frequent in the cinema, but this couple had become the symbol of a love that was to be eternal. But why would you want that marriages last forever? For a long time in the middle ages, this was not the case. The design, which we inherit, a wedding is supposed to last "until the mo...»
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Archäologische Grabungen: Die Schätze des Judengässli

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Archaeological excavations: the treasures of Judengässli
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Der Grund: Wegen historischer Pläne wurden auf dem Areal die Überreste eines mittelalterlichen jüdischen Friedhofs vermutet. Ein heikles Thema ...
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The reason: Because of historical plans, the remnants of a medieval Jewish cemetery were suspected on the grounds. A touchy subject...
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von Daniel Fritzsche 20.10.2016, 14:19 UhrFunde von der Eiszeit bis zu den barocken Schanzen: Archäologen haben auf der Kunsthaus-Baustelle Überraschendes ausgegraben. Auf einen jüdischen Friedhof sind sie – zum Glück – nicht gestossen.Ein imposantes Stück Stadtgeschichte haben die Archäologen am Heimplatz freigelegt, rechts ein Stück der alten Schanzenmauer. (Bild: Hochbaudepartement)Knapp ein Jahr lang haben Experten der städtischen Archäologie in der Baugrube beim Kunsthaus gehämmert und gepinselt – unter komplettem Ausschluss der Öffentlichkeit. Presse oder weitere Besucher waren auf der «Chipperfield»-Baustelle nicht zugelassen. Der Grund: Wegen alter Pläne wurden auf dem Areal die Überreste eines mittelalterlichen jüdischen Friedho...
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Daniel fritzsche 20.10.2016, 14:19 UhrFunde from the ice age to the Baroque hills: archaeologists have dug out something surprising on the construction site of the Kunsthaus. They - have not encountered a Jewish cemetery to the luck -. Archaeologists at home have uncovered an imposing piece of city history, right a piece of the old wall of the hills. (Image: Structural Engineering Department) For nearly a year, experts of urban archaeology in the pit at the Kunsthaus have hammered and painted - complete exclusion of the public. Press or other visitors were not permitted on the «Chipperfield» construction site. The reason: The remains of a medieval Jewish Friedho were on the area due to old plans...
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Eintauchen in eine andere Zeit

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Immersion in a different time
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Im Spexarder Bauernhaus dreht sich in der zweiten Woche der Herbstferien alles rund um das »Abenteuer Mittelalter«. Das Angebot ist Teil der ...
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The Spexarder farmhouse around which revolves in the second week of the autumn holidays» adventure middle ages «.» The offer is part of...
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Artikel vom 20. 10. 2016Als VHS-Leiterin Dr. Birgit Osterwald (rechts), Dr. Burghard Lehmann (3. von rechts) und Dr. Regina Bredenbach-R?sch (links) den Kindern einen Besuch abstatten, werden sie von kleinen Rittern und einem edlen Burgfr?lein empfangen. Mit Jens Meyer (2. von rechts) und Martina Augustyniak (2. von links) verbringen die Kinder eine spannende Woche G?ersloh (gpr). Kleine Ritter in bunten Kost?en und mit Helmen und Schwertern ausgestattet laufen eifrig um das Haus, ein Burgfr?lein in rosafarbenem Kleid und mit einer stattlichen Kopfbedeckung schaut dem bunten Treiben interessiert zu. In der Hand h?t es fest umschlossen den Schatz, den es kurz zuvor gemeinsam mit den Rittern gefunden hat: ?atzengold? fl?tert es geheimnisvo...
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Article by the 20 10 2016Als VHS head Dr. Birgit Osterwald (right), Dr. Burghard Lehmann (3rd from right) and Dr. Regina Bredenbach-R? sch (left) the children pay a visit, they are of little Knights and a noble Burgfr? lein received. Jens Meyer (2nd from right) and Martina Augustyniak (2nd from left) children spend an exciting week of G? ersloh (gpr). Little Knight in colorful costume? s and equipped with helmets and swords a Burgfr run busily around the House,? lein in pink dress and with a stately headgear interested in watching the hustle and bustle. In the hands of h? t it determined wrapped the treasure has taken shortly before together with the Knights:? spare gold? FL? tert's geheimnisvo...
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Concerts d'Automne à Tours, un nouveau festival pour célébrer les musiques anciennes

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Autumn concerts to Tours, a new festival to celebrate the old music
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... polyphoniques et des motets créés dans la grande chapelle du Palais des papes d'Avignon au XIVe siècle, La Venexiana présentera une rencontre ...
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... polyphonic and created motets in the main Chapel of the Palace of Popes in Avignon in the 14th century, the Venexiana will present a meeting...
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Avec Concerts d'Automne, la ville de Tours compte affirmer sa place de capitale des musiques anciennes. La cité tourangelle regorge des talents et de richesse : quatre ensembles spécialisés à la renommée internationale, le Centre d'études supérieures de la Renaissance, associée au Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, ainsi qu'un département de recherche à l'université François Rabelais. C'est l'une des premières questions que l'on est en droit de se poser lorsqu'on découvre - ou redécouvre - la richesse de la ville de Tours en matière de musiques anciennes. Pourquoi a-t-il fallu attendre aussi longtemps pour voir apparaître un festival qui célèbre cette spécificité tourangelle ? Voilà plus de quarante ans que Tours est devenue une pl...
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With Concerts d'Automne, the city of towers has affirm its position as capital of the old music. The tours city is full of talent and wealth: four sets dedicated to international fame, the graduate of the Renaissance Center, associated with the Center for baroque music of Versailles, as well as a University Research Department François Rabelais. It is one of the first questions one is entitled to ask when we discover - or rediscover - the wealth of the city of Tours in early music. Why wait so long to see a festival that celebrates this tourangelle specificity? That's more than forty towers has become a pl...
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Dozens of ancient shipwrecks spotted deep beneath the Black Sea

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Others sank in the 13th century, when Marco Polo was plying his trade across the globe. Most other wrecks from these time periods have been found ...
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Image of a medieval shipwreckRodrigo Pacheco-RuizBy Andy CoghlanMarco Polo himself may have recognised this medieval trading ship. It’s one of the 40 or so shipwrecks newly discovered on the bed of the Black Sea north of Turkey. Some of these vessels sank when the Byzantine Empire was in its heyday 1000 years ago, and some during more recent Ottoman times. Others sank in the 13th century, when Marco Polo was plying his trade across the globe. Most other wrecks from these time periods have been found in much shallower waters, where they have been eaten away down to just their hulls. But the new haul was preserved for centuries on the seabed thanks to low-oxygen conditions that prevent the decay of timber. As a result, the architecture of ...
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