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Millions raised for Canterbury Cathedral's 'vital' repairs

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It sold pieces of stone removed during restoration of the 15th Century Great South Window, some of which sold for more than £7,000 each. The roof of ...
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Image caption One million people are thought to visit Canterbury Cathedral every year Almost 拢25m has been raised to pay for "vital" restoration work at Canterbury Cathedral.The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a 拢13.8m grant to the cathedral, which has raised a further 拢10.9m. It sold pieces of stone removed during restoration of the 15th Century Great South Window, some of which sold for more than 拢7,000 each. The roof of the nave is set to be replaced and a new visitor centre is to be built. The Grade I listed cathedral, founded in AD 597, has been a world-famous centre of pilgrimage.One million people visit the cathedral every year, the Very Reverend Dr Robert Willis, said. Image caption The stonework was removed during restoration ...
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Who owned this Canterbury psalter?

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... the manuscript had once belonged to Becket has always been ridiculed and dismissed as fantasy, without knowledge of the 14th-century inventory.
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Medieval illuminated manuscripts are the holy relics of our own time. They are often preserved, like sacred treasure of the middle ages, in special boxes in institutional strong-rooms and brought out only on special occasions for the edification of the public, displayed in the half-dark under layers of security glass. Unlike most works of art only small portions of any manuscript can be seen at once. What remains unseen merely adds to the mystery and the longing to turn the pages. As with most medieval relics, which are generally tiny fragments of something once much larger, engagement with illuminated manuscripts on public show usually requires great leaps of both imagination and faith. Despite our centuries-long engagement with some of...
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Lessons in art history: Renaissance Art in Venice: From Tradition to Individualism, by Tom Nichols

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“IT IS still really a 14th-century city. It's 600, 700 years old, crumbling away. a kind of fantasy place really. A place of dreams you can project onto.
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“IT IS still really a 14th-century city. It’s 600, 700 years old, crumbling away. a kind of fantasy place really. A place of dreams you can project onto. I just took to it.” Tom Nichols is remembering his first time in Venice. The water chopping and slopping around his feet, the light shifting and dancing across the canals and the buildings, visiting churches, so many churches. And the art of course. The Renaissance captured in paint and stone. “I remember just wandering around hundreds of churches and seeing the paintings, a lot of them in their original context. They’ve never been moved. You were seeing them as you were meant to see them. I really loved the place.” He still does. We are currently sitting in Glasgow, more than 1300 mile...
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Luxurious embroidery of the Middle Ages returns to England

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... Toledo Cope, which belongs to the Catedral Primada de Santa Maria in Spain and returns to England for the first time since the early 14th century.
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Between the 12th and 15th centuries, across Medieval Europe, English embroidery was widely revered. Opus Anglicanum—the Latin phrase for “English work”, which denotes this specific era of luxurious needlework—was commissioned and collected by Popes, foreign cardinals and peers at home and abroad.One set of garments, known as the Hólar Vestments (around 1200), belongs to the National Museum of Iceland, but is coming to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum for the exhibition Opus Anglicanum, which opens this month. The show presents 100 pieces of handmade work (including illuminated manuscript pages and livery badges), such as the Toledo Cope, which belongs to the Catedral Primada de Santa Maria in Spain and returns to England for the first...
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Mettmann: Ritter kämpfen auf dem Markt

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Mettmann: Knight fight on the market
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... fürs Mittelalter verpflichtet, die an diesen beiden Tagen Erwachsene und vor allem Kinder in das 12., 13. und 14. Jahrhundert entführen wollen.
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... required for the middle ages want to abduct adults and especially children in the 12th, 13th and 14th century on these two days.
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Mettmann. Großes Programm beim 8. Rhenag-Ritterfest auf dem Markt. An zwei Tagen haben die Rittersleut das Sagen. Ritter, Knecht und Knappen werden am Samstag, 22. Oktober, und am Sonntag, 23. Oktober, den Mettmanner Markt belagern. Doch keine Angst: Gäste sind zum 8. Rhenag-Ritterfest ausdrücklich willkommen. Knut Schulz, Geschäftsführer von History und Events, kennt sich in Mettmann bestens aus und weiß bereits, wo die Stände auf dem Markt stehen. Er hat 45 Installationen - so das neudeutsche Wort, das gar nicht zum Ritterfest passt - im Angebot und 75 Menschen mit einer Leidenschaft fürs Mittelalter verpflichtet, die an diesen beiden Tagen Erwachsene und vor allem Kinder in das 12., 13. und 14. Jahrhundert entführen wollen. Was wäre e...
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Mettmann. Great program during the 8th Rhenag Knight Festival on the market. Over two days, the group have the say. Knight, servant, and miners are besieging the Mettmann market on Saturday, October 22, and on Sunday, October 23. But don't worry: Guests are expressly welcome to the 8th Rhenag Knight Festival. Knut Schulz, Managing Director of history and events, best knows in Mettmann and already knows where the stalls are available on the market. He has 45 installations - so the new German word that not the Knight Festival suits - sale and committed 75 people with a passion for the middle ages that want to abduct adults and especially children in the 12th, 13th and 14th century on these two days. What would be e...
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Mettmann: Ritter kämpfen auf dem Markt

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Mettmann: Knight fight on the market
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Im Vergleich zu den vergangenen Jahren will Eventmanager Schulz diesmal für mehr Musik auf dem Markt sorgen: Im Stile mittelalterlicher Vaganten ...
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Compared to previous years, event manager Schulz wants to make this time for more music on the market: In the style of medieval wanderers...
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Mettmann. Großes Programm beim 8. Rhenag-Ritterfest auf dem Markt. An zwei Tagen haben die Rittersleut das Sagen. Ritter, Knecht und Knappen werden am Samstag, 22. Oktober, und am Sonntag, 23. Oktober, den Mettmanner Markt belagern. Doch keine Angst: Gäste sind zum 8. Rhenag-Ritterfest ausdrücklich willkommen. Knut Schulz, Geschäftsführer von History und Events, kennt sich in Mettmann bestens aus und weiß bereits, wo die Stände auf dem Markt stehen. Er hat 45 Installationen - so das neudeutsche Wort, das gar nicht zum Ritterfest passt - im Angebot und 75 Menschen mit einer Leidenschaft fürs Mittelalter verpflichtet, die an diesen beiden Tagen Erwachsene und vor allem Kinder in das 12., 13. und 14. Jahrhundert entführen wollen. Was wäre e...
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Mettmann. Great program during the 8th Rhenag Knight Festival on the market. Over two days, the group have the say. Knight, servant, and miners are besieging the Mettmann market on Saturday, October 22, and on Sunday, October 23. But don't worry: Guests are expressly welcome to the 8th Rhenag Knight Festival. Knut Schulz, Managing Director of history and events, best knows in Mettmann and already knows where the stalls are available on the market. He has 45 installations - so the new German word that not the Knight Festival suits - sale and committed 75 people with a passion for the middle ages that want to abduct adults and especially children in the 12th, 13th and 14th century on these two days. What would be e...
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Using Mathematics to Repair a Masterpiece

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In the 15th century the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck created the Ghent Altarpiece, a grand work of art that consists of 12 panels, eight of them ...
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Mathematics is everywhere, if you know where to look. A recently opened exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) is displaying the St. John Altarpiece, a 14th-century work by Francescuccio Ghissi. It has nine scenes in total: eight smaller pictures featuring St. John the Evangelist flanking a larger central Crucifixion. At the end of the 19th century, the altarpiece was separated into parts by a saw and eight of the nine resulting panels were sold to different collectors. One panel, the last of the smaller scenes, was lost. Mathematics has played an integral role in allowing the panels to be displayed for the first time in over 100 years. The work has been part of a project that several of my colleagues and I have been invol...
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Home Dharma Discovery of 22 Ancient Gold Plates with inscribed God Names likely to...

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The gold plates found in central Java is said to be of the 8th century and the owner and the workers of the land will get monetary compensation.
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Lucky find: Ancient gold plates are found in a stone box in Ringinlarik village in Musuk district, Boyolali, on Sept. 7.(JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi) Java, September 28, 2016: During an aquifer project in Ringilarik village, Musuk district in the Boyolali area of Central Java which involved digging in the location; 22 small gold plates inside a stone box with names of wind gods inscribed on it, was discovered, said a report by Jakarta Post on September 7. Look for latest news from India in NewsGram. After surveying the site, the archaeologists found Candi, a Buddhist or Hindu temple in the same location. This disclosure led to the location being termed as a ‘Heritage Site’. These plates were engraved  in Javanese letters and it has also been co...
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Wikinger stranden am Silbersee: "Seerenade" mit Handwerk, Musik und Gaumenfreuden

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Viking may be stranded on the Silver Lake: "Seerenade" with crafts, music and culinary delights
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Dem Anlass gemäß kleideten sie sich mittelalterlich, denn neben den Wikingern schlagen auch Handwerker aus dem Mittelalter, wie Kupferschmied ...
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The occasion according to they dressed medieval, because in addition to the Vikings beat craftsmen from the middle ages, such as copper Smith...
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À Bordeaux, six sarcophages découverts place Sainte-Croix

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In Bordeaux, six sarcophagi discovered place Sainte-Croix
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Un premier diagnostic a établi que ces trésors du passé devaient remonter au VIe ou VIIe siècle, à l'époque mérovingienne. Ils sont les premiers ...
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An initial diagnosis has established that these treasures of the past had to go back to the life or 7th century, to the Merovingian. They are the first...
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FRANCE 3 AQUITAINE Six sarcophages de l'époque mérovingienne ont été découverts, jeudi 29, en plein coeur de Bordeaux. Jeanne Travers Publié le 29/09/2016 à 17:15, mis à jour le 29/09/2016 à 17:25 © Nicolas Pressigout Six sarcophages décorés ont été retrouvés, ce jeudi 29, à proximité de l'église Sainte-Croix. En plein coeur de Bordeaux, ils ont été ramenés à la surface par le Centre d'archéologie préventive de Bordeaux Métropole, qui a mené les fouilles. Son rôle : assurer la sauvegarde du patrimoine archéologique lorsqu'il est menacé par des travaux d'aménagement.En ouvrant ces six sarcophages, les archéologues ont retrouvé des ossements, mais aussi ce qui semble être un petit vase en céramique, qui va être analysé.Un premier diagnosti...
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FRANCE 3 AQUITAINE Six the Merovingian sarcophagi have been discovered, Thursday 29, in the heart of Bordeaux. Jeanne through published on 09 29, 2016 at 17:15, updated 09 29, 2016 to 17:25 © Nicolas Paul Six decorated sarcophagi have been found, this Thursday 29, near the Church of the Holy Cross. In the heart of Bordeaux, they have been brought to the surface by the preventive archaeology of Bordeaux City Centre, who led the excavations. His role: the protection of the archaeological heritage when it is threatened by development. By opening these six sarcophagi, the archaeologists have found bones, but also what appears to be a small ceramic vase, which will be parsed. A first diagnosed...
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