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Coming to PBS: The Hollow Crown — War of the Roses

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In the mid-15th century, the royal House of Plantagenet had two rival groups that fought for control of the throne of England. On one side was the ...
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In the mid-15th century, the royal House of Plantagenet had two rival groups that fought for control of the throne of England. On one side was the House of Lancaster, associated with a red rose, and on the other was the House of York, whose symbol was a white rose. There were many battles and conflicts, especially between 1455 and 1487. It continued until Henry Tudor of Lancaster became king and married Elizabeth of York, uniting the two factions. Shakespeare’s plays about this conflict are coming to PBS this weekend as a second “Hollow Crown” series, this one called “War of the Roses.”
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'Medici: Masters of Florence' Arrives on Netflix

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Set in 15th century Florence, the shows explores the Medici dynasty–a wealthy Italian family who rose to political and later royal prominence thanks to ...
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Richard Madden in Medici, Image: Big Light ProductionsBinged on Black Mirror? Devoured Daredevil? Overdosed on OITNB? If you’ve asked Santa for a new show to dive into during the holidays, then Netflix may have just the thing you’re hoping for waiting under its proverbial tree–and you don’t even have to wait until Christmas Day! Medici: Masters of Florence is the latest show from executive producer Frank Spotnitz, whose previous credits include The Man in The High Castle and The X-Files, and Nicholas Meyer, who wrote and directed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Set in 15th century Florence, the shows explores the Medici dynasty–a wealthy Italian family who rose to political and later royal prominence thanks to the Medici bank, the large...
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Rare Odin amulet found on Lolland

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... was discovered along with a gold pendant, three broken golden pieces (probably neck rings) and a golden ring – all dating back to 6th century.
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A father and his two sons have found a 1,500-year-old golden amulet in a field at Magletving on Lolland. “It is a really exciting and unique find for us,” Marie Brinch, the curator at Museum Lolland-Falster, told TV ØST about the find by Carsten, Lauritz and Lukas Heln. The amulet (or bracteate) is a small, round, thin golden disc with a decorated front that is framed by a gold thread. It has an eyelet for a cord or chain, so it could be carried around the neck. READ MORE: Danish archaeologists searching for Viking treasures in south Jutland Archaeologists have determined the image on the amulet most likely portrays Odin, the king of the gods who was also the deity for war and death, because there is a small runic inscription with the wo...
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Spotlight on The Second Shepherd's Play

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A so-called “mystery play” hailing from the from the darkly depths of the Middle Ages, this cozy medieval romp mixes the gentle shenanigans of cheery ...
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The Second Shepherd’s Play — Photo: Brittany Diliberto If the annual onslaught of holiday Muzak and mass-produced Holiday “magic” are giving you existential angst, re-set your psyche with the Folger’s The Second Shepherds’ Play (). A so-called “mystery play” hailing from the from the darkly depths of the Middle Ages, this cozy medieval romp mixes the gentle shenanigans of cheery sheep-herders with the otherworldly (if anachronistic) announcement of the birth of Christ. Regardless of your place on the Believer spectrum, it’s fascinating to see something this ancient brought to life, especially a play that was, without doubt, meant to be as funny as it was holy. Clearly, it wasn’t all Bergman’s Seventh Seal back in the Dark Ages day. But i...
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Museen in Frankfurt Suche nach Raubkunst

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Museums in Frankfurt looking for looted art
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Die Alabaster-Madonna aus dem 14. Jahrhundert war 1937 in den Besitz des Liebieghauses gekommen. Erworben hatte sie eine Kunsthandlung in ...
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The alabaster Madonna from the 14th century had come into the possession of the Liebieghaus 1937. She purchased had an act of art in...
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09. Dezember 2016 Wo kommen diese Kunstwerke her? Provenienzforscherin Iris Schmeisser aus dem Städel nimmt nun auch das Liebieghaus in den Fokus.  Foto: Andreas Arnold 400 Skulpturen aus der Sammlung des Liebieghauses werden darauf überprüft, ob sie Raubkunst aus der NS-Zeit sind. Zum Thema plant das Museum auch eine Ausstellung. Die Alabaster-Madonna aus dem 14. Jahrhundert war 1937 in den Besitz des Liebieghauses gekommen. Erworben hatte sie eine Kunsthandlung in München. „Es gab keinen Hinweis auf Vorbesitzer“, sagt Iris Schmeisser. Erst nach und nach enthüllte sich die dramatische Geschichte des Kunstwerks: Es hatte einem jüdischen Ehepaar aus Reutlingen gehört, das fliehen musste vor den Repressionen der nationalsozialistischen Gew...
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So lebten Mallorcas Katzen im Mittelalter

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Mallorca's cats in the middle ages lived
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Jene Katzen, die im Mittelalter auf Mallorca lebten, hatten es nicht leicht. So sollen ihnen mitunter die Ohren gestutzt worden sein, um zu verhindern, ...
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Those cats that lived in the middle ages on Mallorca, not easily had it. So the ears should be, been cut sometimes them to prevent...
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"Sie waren keine Zierde, sondern verrichteten wichtige Aufgaben", sagt der Historiker Jaume Bover. Und mitunter wanderten sie in den Kochtopf. Der Direktor der Gemeindebibliothek von Andratx hat in der Zeitschrift "Randa" einen Forschungsartikel veröffentlicht, der den kulturhistorischen Beitrag der Katzen auf Mallorca zusammenfasst. Mit zum Teil überraschenden Erkenntnissen, wie die Tageszeitung Ultima Hora am Freitag berichtete. Katzen galten als unerlässlich, um das Leben der Menschen zu schützen. Sie jagten und fraßen Mäuse und Ratten. Die Nagetiere übertrugen Krankheitserreger wie die Pest und dezimierten die ohnehin knappen Lebensmittelvorräte an Korn und Getreide, gefährdeten mitunter ganze Ernten. Ohne Katzen hätten die Mäuse- un...
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Oldest mosque in east Africa built by Iranians

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(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The mosque, dating back to the year 500 Hijri in the Islamic calendar (1107 AD), was built at the order of a Shirazi ruler.
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News Code : 797060 Source : IQNA The Kizimkazi Mosque in Zanzibar, Tanzania, is the oldest mosque in East Africa. (AhlulBayt News Agency) - The mosque, dating back to the year 500 Hijri in the Islamic calendar (1107 AD), was built at the order of a Shirazi ruler. The origins of the Shirazi people, inhabiting the Swahili coasts of Eastern Africa, are linked to Shiraz and the southwestern coastal region of Iran. Between the 13th century and 15th century, the Shirazis founded Persian city-states on the eastern coast of Africa as well as on its islands. Morteza Rezvanfar, a faculty member of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Center, who is in Tanzania to study Iranian origins of the region’s cultural heritage, said the mosque has...
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Accueil » Culture » Nota Bene cuisine comme au Moyen Âge, et ça donne faim !

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«Home» Culture» Nota Bene kitchen as in the middle ages, and it gives hungry!
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Nota Bene cuisine un pâté en croûte façon Moyen Âge pour Noël et c'est splendide, bien sûr. À table, manant•es ! FacebookPinterestTwitterWhatsapp.
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Nota Bene kitchen Shepherd's pie way middle ages for Christmas and it's beautiful, of course. At table, manant•es! FacebookPinterestTwitterWhatsapp.
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Nota Bene cuisine un pâté en croûte façon Moyen Âge pour Noël et c'est splendide, bien sûr. À table, manant•es ! Quelle meilleure façon de commencer la journée qu’en regardant une recette en vidéo ? Je vous le demande. Et c’est encore mieux quand c’est une recette médiévale présentée par Nota Bene ! C’est pour la Cité Royale de Loches que Ben — de la chaîne Nota Bene — est invité à cuisiner, et bien sûr, le menu ne déçoit pas. À la carte : un pasté de char comme on les aime avec plein de bonnes choses dedans pour manger façon Godefroy de Montmirail. Mais sans Jacquouille quoi… Une super vidéo toute cosy qui donne envie de cuisiner en s’appliquant, c’est tout ce que je kiffe. Et puis évidemment, les anecdotes historiques viennent pimenter...
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Oldest mosque in east Africa built by Iranians

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(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The mosque, dating back to the year 500 Hijri in the Islamic calendar (1107 AD), was built at the order of a Shirazi ruler.
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News Code : 797060 Source : IQNA The Kizimkazi Mosque in Zanzibar, Tanzania, is the oldest mosque in East Africa. (AhlulBayt News Agency) - The mosque, dating back to the year 500 Hijri in the Islamic calendar (1107 AD), was built at the order of a Shirazi ruler. The origins of the Shirazi people, inhabiting the Swahili coasts of Eastern Africa, are linked to Shiraz and the southwestern coastal region of Iran. Between the 13th century and 15th century, the Shirazis founded Persian city-states on the eastern coast of Africa as well as on its islands. Morteza Rezvanfar, a faculty member of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Center, who is in Tanzania to study Iranian origins of the region’s cultural heritage, said the mosque has...
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Norton Priory wins small visitor attraction of the year

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... The Granada Foundation, The Pilgrim Trust and private donors to redevelop the museum and restore the 12th century undercroft and its Victorian ...
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EUROPE’s most excavated monastic site has won small visitor attraction of the year at the Marketing Cheshire Awards. Runcorn’s newly-refurbished Norton Priory museum re-opened in August and welcomed more than 10,000 visitors in its first month. The accolade recognises and celebrates the achievements of businesses and individuals working in Cheshire’s visitor economy. Norton Priory will now be put forward to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017. Museum director Frank Hargrave said: “We are absolutely delighted with the award that acknowledges a lot of hard work by the staff, our volunteers and trustees together with our partners over many years. “However, the reopening of the museum and this award is not the end of our jou...
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