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Darnick Tower: Nelson woman selling 15th century storied Scottish castle given to her by eccentric ...

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Fionna Heiton of Nelson with a brochure for Darnick Tower, a 15th century Scottish castle that has been in the Heiton family since it was built in 1425.
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ADELE REDMOND Last updated 12:26, October 20 2016 MARTIN DE RUYTER/FAIRFAX NZ Fionna Heiton of Nelson with a brochure for Darnick Tower, a 15th century Scottish castle that has been in the Heiton family since it was built in 1425. The family are selling the castle. Royalty watched battles from its turrets, thieves plundered its armour and a great novelist roamed its halls.Now a 15th century Scottish castle owned by a Kiwi is on the market for a good cause.The Heiton family have owned Darnick Tower, near Melrose in the Scottish Borders, since it was first built in 1425 on land granted by King James I. Nelson woman Fionna Heiton, middle, with her partner Durga Aran, far left, their 14-year-old twins Rhona and Jamie Aran, and her father, Jo...
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Secret treasure: Historic banknote found inside ancient Chinese sculpture

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This date itself is estimated to be sometime in the 14th century, as both the bank note and carving style suggest the artwork was created during China's ...
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And for Ray Tregaskis, head of Asian art at Australia-based Mossgreen auction house, the rare opportunity felt like the discovery of a lifetime. Tregaskis came across the treasure while inspecting the underside of a 14th-century wooden Buddhist sculpture. There, hidden inside the cranial cavity, he found a crumpled-up piece of paper. Upon closer inspection, the unassuming parchment turned out to be a 700-year-old Ming Dynasty banknote -- among the earliest printed currency in China."This is the first time, that we know of, that a banknote has been discovered inside a wooden Buddhist sculpture," says Tregaskis."We were surprised, astonished, and once we had translated (the text), very excited!"Full of surprisesAntique Buddhist sculptures ...
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Martinimarkt am Wochenende: Das Mittelalter kehrt in Wipperfürth zurück

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Martini market on weekends: the middle ages returns in Wipperfürth
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Zur Reise mit der Zeitmaschine lädt der mittelalterliche Martinimarkt am kommenden Wochenende in die Hansestadt. Gaukler, Silberhändler, Ritter ...
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On the journey with the time machine, the medieval market invites this weekend in the Hanseatic City. Jester, silver traders, Knights...
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Wipperfürth - Zur Reise mit der Zeitmaschine lädt der mittelalterliche Martinimarkt am kommenden Wochenende in die Hansestadt. Gaukler, Silberhändler, Ritter und Mägde erobern den Marktplatz. Das Spektakel öffnet Samstag zwischen 15 und 20 Uhr und am Sonntag von 11 bis 19 Uhr seine Pforten. Die kleinsten Besucher können ihr eigenes Schwert anfertigen, bei Märchenerzählerin Fabulix den Sagen vergangener Zeiten lauschen oder die Artistik mit brennenden Keulen verfolgen. Die Erwachsenen testen, ob die Räuchermischung „Liebeszauber“ hält, was sie verspricht, nehmen Filz- und Lederarbeiten unter die Lupe und probieren Beerenmischungen mit den Namen „Koboldfeuer“ und „Elfentau“. Eine besondere Atmosphäre versprechen die Veranstalter, wenn mit ...
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On the journey with the time machine, the medieval market invites Wipperfürth - next weekend in the Hanseatic City. Tumblers, silver traders, Knights and maidens conquer the market place. The show opens its doors Saturday between 15 and 20: 00 and on Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm. The smallest visitors can customize her own sword, with storyteller Fabulix listen to the statements of the past or with burning clubs follow the artistry. Adults test whether the smoking mixture keeps "Love spell" what it promises, make felt and leather work under the microscope and try Berry blends with the name "Goblin fire" and "Elf pressure". The organizers promise a special atmosphere if with...
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Schlammbeiser Statue

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Relatively early in the Middle Ages Giessen came up with a latrine innovation: They built small wooden boxes on the outside of the walls of the houses ...
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Until 1913 the town Giessen, Germany had one special profession. It was the "Schlamp-Eiser," the men who walked the city and collected the feces of the citizens of town.  Relatively early in the Middle Ages Giessen came up with a latrine innovation: They built small wooden boxes on the outside of the walls of the houses which included a pit latrine connected to a wooden pipe, which led feces down into a wooden bucket placed in the small spaces between the houses. When the buckets were full, the feces had to be brought somewhere, but the spaces in between the houses were extremely narrow and it was hard to reach the buckets. Hence the Schlamp-Eiser was born. Using a long bent iron bar, men pulled out the filled buckets, collected the fece...
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« L'Adoration de l'Agneau mystique » : renaissance d'un chef d'œuvre à Gand

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"The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb": rebirth of a masterpiece in Ghent
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Et là, en restaurant, on trouve un espace, on retrouve une matière lumineuse. On retrouve des plis aussi du XVe siècle qui avaient été simplifiés par ...
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And there in the restaurant, one finds a space, we find a luminous material. There are folds also from the 15th century which had been simplified by...
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Restauré depuis 2012, L’Adoration de l’Agneau mystique se révèle sous un jour nouveau. Les volets extérieurs du retable des frères Van Eyck sont à nouveau visibles depuis une semaine, à Gand. Mais il n’a pas encore fini de surprendre. L’Adoration de l’Agneau mystique, chef-d’œuvre de la peinture primitive flamande (1432), est l’une des œuvres d’art les plus connues au monde après la Joconde. Et pourtant, 600 ans après, le polyptyque des frères Van Eyck réserve encore des surprises. En témoigne sa saisissante restauration en cours à Gand, dans le nord de la Belgique. «On peut dire que c’est l’équivalent de la redécouverte de la Sixtine après la restauration du plafond de Michel-Ange», dit Marie Postec, conservatrice-restauratrice à l’Inst...
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Restored from 2012, the Adoration of the mystical lamb is revealed in a new light. The shutters of the brothers Van Eyck altarpiece are visible again last week in Ghent. But he has not yet finished to surprise. The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, masterpiece of primitive painting Flemish (1432), is one of the best-known works of art in the world after the Mona Lisa. And yet, 600 years after, the Polyptych of the Van Eyck brothers surprises again. Evidenced by its ongoing restoration striking in Ghent, in the North of the Belgium. "We can say it's the equivalent of the rediscovery of the Sistine choir after the restoration of the ceiling of Michelangelo", says Marie Postec, curator-Restorer in the Inst...
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Review: “Vinland Saga”

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Vinland Saga is a manga set in England during the start of the 11th century and focused on the Viking invaders. Written and illustrated by Makoto ...
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Sophia Uy ’19 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer Vinland Saga is a manga set in England during the start of the 11th century and focused on the Viking invaders. Written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura, the series stars a young Viking named Thorfinn who is driven by his singular desire to avenge his murdered father: the great warrior Thors. As far as historical fiction epics go, Vinland Saga is a sprawling, violent, and intricate tale of revenge, redemption, and what it means to be a warrior. When teenage Thorfinn is first introduced, he is working for a commander by the name of Askeladd. It is soon revealed that the man he works for is the very same man who brutally murdered his father when he was a child. Thorfinn’s only desire is t...
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Klänge aus Skandinavien begeistern

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Inspire sounds from Scandinavia
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Feierlich, sakral und meditativ – so wirkte der Hymnus aus dem 12. Jahrhundert. Eine hörenswerte Tonfolge von gro-ßer Geschlossenheit, bei der ...
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Ceremonial, religious and meditative - so was the hymn from the 12th century. A worth listening tone sequence of big ßer unity, at the...
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Bayerisch-tschechische Landesausstellung über Karl IV. eröffnet

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Opened Czech-Bavarian State exhibition about Charles IV.
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Nürnberg - Kaiser Karl IV. mochte Nürnberg: Für den Mittelalter-Herrscher war es der zweithäufigste Aufenthaltsort. Die ehemalige Reichsstadt bietet ...
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Nuremberg - liked Emperor Karl IV. Nuremberg: for the ruler of the middle ages, it was the second most common place to stay. The former imperial city offers...
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Ein Vortragekreuz aus Bergkristall (r) und ein Sakramentshäuschen aus der Wenzelskapelle sind im Germanischen Nationalmuseum in Nürnberg zu sehen.© dpaNürnberg - Kaiser Karl IV. mochte Nürnberg: Für den Mittelalter-Herrscher war es der zweithäufigste Aufenthaltsort. Die ehemalige Reichsstadt bietet sich also geradezu an, hier die bayerisch-tschechische Landesausstellung zum 700. Geburtstag des Kaisers zu zeigen.Der Kaiser ist zurück: Die bayerisch-tschechische Landesausstellung zum 700. Geburtstag von Karl IV. ist in der alten Kaiserstadt Nürnberg mit einem Festakt eröffnet worden. Bayerns Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer (CSU) sprach von einer „Sternstunde der Ausstellungskunst“. Die Landesausstellung im Germanischen Nationalmuseum sei ...
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A processional cross made from rock crystal (r) and a Tabernacle from the Wenceslas Chapel © in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg to see. dpaNürnberg – Emperor Charles IV. liked Nuremberg: for the ruler of the middle ages, it was the second most common place to stay. The former imperial city lends itself so, here to show the Bavarian Czech national exhibition for the 700th anniversary of the birth of the emperor. The Emperor is back: the Bavarian Czech national exhibition for the 700th anniversary of the birth of Charles IV. was opened in the old imperial city of Nuremberg with a ceremony. Bavaria's Minister-President Horst Seehofer (CSU) spoke of a "great moment of the exhibition art". The national exhibition in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum was...
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Päpstlicher als der Papst? Tagung zu "Mönchspäpsten" eröffnet

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Papal than the Pope? Meeting on "Monk Popes" opened
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Immer wieder vom frühen Mittelalter bis in die Neuzeit hinein habe es Päpste - auch Gegenpäpste - aus den Reihen der benediktinischen ...
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Again and again by the early Middle Ages until in the modern era's have Popes - also Anti-Popes - from the ranks of the Benedictine...
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Salzburg, 19.10.2016 (KAP) Eigentlich sind sie ein Ding der Unmöglichkeit: Mönche auf dem Thron Petri. Wie soll schließlich die Leitung der Weltkirche mit einem Leben in monastischer Askese, Stille und Abgeschiedenheit vereinbar sein? Dies sei eine "semantische Spannung, vielleicht sogar ein Widerspruch", urteilt entsprechend der an der Universität Paris XIII. lehrende Historiker Andreas Sohn. Eine Spannung indes, die zugleich das Interesse der Wissenschaft weckt, wie eine internationale Fachtagung zeigt, die unter dem Titel "Benediktiner als Päpste" am Mittwoch in Salzburg eröffnet wurde - und zu der auch der emeritierte Papst Benedikt XVI. Grußworte schickte. "Mönchspäpste" seien durch die Kirchengeschichte hindurch nichts Ungewöhnlich...
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Salzburg, 19.10.2016 (CAPE) actually, they're an impossibility: monks on the throne of Peter. How can the leadership of the world church with a life of monastic asceticism, silence and seclusion be finally compatible? This is a "semantic power, perhaps even a contradiction", judge Andreas son according to the historian teachers University of Paris XIII. A stress however, that at the same time that arouses interest of science as an International Conference, - opened under the title "Benedictine as Popes" on Wednesday in Salzburg, and to which also the Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI sent greetings. "Monk Popes" be anything unusual throughout church history...
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Two 13th-century citadels in Romania to be restored with EUR 10 mln

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Two 13-century citadels located in Arad county, Western Romania, may be restored with EU funds. The Arad County Council has passed the two ...
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Two 13-century citadels located in Arad county, Western Romania, may be restored with EU funds. The Arad County Council has passed the two citadels under its administration, aiming to get EU funds to restore them. The work would cost EUR 10 million, namely EUR 5 million for each citadel, reports local Mediafax. One of the citadels, namely the Siria Citadel, dates from the thirteenth century and is located on a hill near Siria village, some 30 kilometers away from Arad. It has 1.8-meter wide tunnels at the base, which had a strategic role when the citadel was in use. The citadel belonged to the Bathory family, and was occupied by Turks. The second one, the Somoios Citadel, was built by a noble family. The first mention about it dates from...
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