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Christmas Music by the St Andrews Renaissance Singers

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The 32-strong choir of the St Andrews Renaissance Singers will perform a selection of seasonal music from the Middle Ages to the present day when ...
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The 32-strong choir of the St Andrews Renaissance Singers will perform a selection of seasonal music from the Middle Ages to the present day when they arrive at the Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) on Saturday December 10. The well-established town/gown auditioned choir will bring a festive slant to its renowned repertoire of English and European Renaissance music. The choir, which last year celebrated its 60th anniversary, was formerly known as the Renaissance Group and was founded by Spanish Professor Douglas Gifford. The Renaissance Group has toured regularly in Europe, recently in 2007 and 2009 to Provence and Normandy. The choir has now become part of the university Music Centre and is directed by professional musician ...
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MD Harmon: Hasn't Santa lost all traces of being a religious figure? Maybe not

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Thus, he says, the story of Santa Claus resembles the parables of Jesus, the Miracle Plays of the Middle Ages, or the Christian fantasies of C.S. Lewis ...
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“Jolly old St. Nicholas Lean your ear this way, Don’t you tell a single soul What I’m going to say!” – Christmas carol, 1881 It started last week with an online survey I saw that asked something like, “Should Santa Claus be banned from public property because he’s too religious?” I was taken a bit aback, because it seemed entirely mistaken to me to think of the idea of Santa Claus, at least in its contemporary iteration, as a religious figure in the slightest way. Santa hasn’t appeared at any church worship service I’ve ever attended; he might occasionally sneak in a side door to show up at the children’s Christmas party, but that’s about it, and even that’s a stretch. We certainly get enough of him everywhere else. That’s because he is ...
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So sah Bad Segeberg im Mittelalter aus

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Looked bad Segeberg in the middle ages
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Wer möchte nicht einmal eine Zeitreise machen und erleben, wie man im Mittelalter oder in der Renaissance gelebt hat? Die Technik der "Virtual ...
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Who would not even make a journey through time and experience how one has lived in the middle ages or the Renaissance? The technology of "virtual...
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Latest Archeological Discoveries Reveals Shanghai's Role in Maritime Silk Road

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The chain of evidence shows that "Qinglong Town was a commercial harbor since the 8th century," Chen Jie, head of the archeological team at ...
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Ceramics and other artifacts unearthed at the base of an ancient tower and Qinglong Town in suburban Shanghai are displayed. [China Daily/Gao Erqiang]   China's recent archeological discoveries reveal that Shanghai was an important harbor on the maritime Silk Road 1,000 years ago. Archeologists from Shanghai Museum recently unearthed the base of an ancient tower at the site of Qinglong Town in suburban Shanghai's Qingpu district. The tower built in 1023-1032 is a rare example of ancient Chinese Buddhism architecture. Standing in the northern tip of the ancient Qinglong town, it was also used as a lighthouse, guiding busy commerce ships into the Wusong River harbor. Archeologists found more than 6,000 ceramic pieces in Qinglong town, whic...
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Enluminures et pastels, deux univers

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Illuminations and pastels, two worlds
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Joëlle Constans fait revivre les miniatures et enluminures du Moyen-Age, par son travail délicat plein de fraicheur. D'abord documentaliste au Musée ...
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Joëlle Constans revives the miniatures and illuminations of the middle ages, by his fresh delicate work. First researcher at the Museum...
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Publié le 09/12/2016 à 03:48, Mis à jour le 09/12/2016 à 08:35 Côté pastel à gauche avec Nicole de Cagny, côté enluminure à droite avec Joëlle Constans La galerie du Castelviel accueille jusqu'au 30 décembre deux artistes, Nicole de Cagny et Joëlle Constans. Deux univers contrastés mais une même ambiance, faite de lumière et de douceur. Nicole de Cagny est originaire du Tarn et revient aux sources après avoir vécu dans le Nord. Dans ses huiles et ses pastels on perçoit le murmure des foules, le vent et la lumière dans les paysages du Tarn et les buissons fleuris. Joëlle Constans fait revivre les miniatures et enluminures du Moyen-Age, par son travail délicat plein de fraicheur. D'abord documentaliste au Musée de Cluny, puis à Versailles,...
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Interview: Frank Spotnitz - Creator of the New Netflix Series 'Medici: Masters of Florence'

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The Medici not only helped fund the Renaissance in the 15th Century, but their massive economic power as bankers to the pope changed the way ...
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Frank Spotnitz may be best knows as one of the creative minds behind the iconic series The X-Files, but he’s been very busy these days as well with his involvement in the fabulous award-winning Amazon Prime series Man in the High Castle (season two premieres December 16), and his latest project, the new Netflix Series Medici: Masters of Florence, which premieres December 9. Shot on location in Italy and set during the Italian Renaissance, Medici features the great Dustin Hoffman as influential Giovanni de Medici and Game of Thrones‘ star Richard Madden as his son Cosimo. Mr. Spotnitz took a few moments from his busy schedule to talk to Blogcritics about his new series. Hi Frank. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions. ...
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Forget William Wallace and Braveheartery, the Bruce was Scotland's true liberator

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That was simply a fact of royal life in medieval times and late into the Middle Ages. Not since the Romans carved busts of just about everybody had ...
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IN what might be called the “Braveheartery” version of Scottish history, William Wallace was the real hero of the long battle for Scotland’s independence at the end of the 13th and beginning of the 14th century. That’s mostly tosh. For a start, Wallace only came to prominence in 1297, led the Scots for little more than a year as Guardian, lost heavily at Falkirk, went into exile and was then captured and most heinously killed by Edward Longshanks in 1305, an execution that seriously backfired on the English King. The Scottish Wars of Independence began in 1296 and did not really end until the Treaty of Berwick in 1357 returned David II to Scotland from English captivity, therefore it might be correct to acclaim Wallace as “a” liberator, ...
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Northwestern scientists go high-tech to uncover the secret hidden on top of a 16th century book

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The book, “Works and Days,” was originally written by Greek poet Hesiod in the 8th century B.C. Northwestern has a copy of the book, printed in 1537 ...
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By Catherine Chen Researchers at Northwestern University are relighting lost history by identifying “ghost” texts on a degraded manuscript used as the cover of a book printed in Italy in the early 16th century. The book, “Works and Days,” was originally written by Greek poet Hesiod in the 8th century B.C. Northwestern has a copy of the book, printed in 1537 in Venice. The book is bound in parchment with text on the parchment’s inner surface. The outer surface of the manuscript was degraded after centuries of use, and the images of the text inside became visible to the naked eyes. Although they could see the text, researchers couldn’t identify specific words with human eyes, said Marc Walton, senior scientist at the Center for Scientific ...
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Endspurt bis Heiligabend

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Sprint until Christmas Eve
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... zwei Weihekreuze, stammen wohl aus der Bauzeit der ersten Vehlefanzer Kirche und mithin aus dem späten 12. oder frühen 13. Jahrhundert.
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... two consecration crosses, originating probably from the time of construction of the first Vehlefanzer Church and therefore from the late 12th or early 13th century.
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Momentan muss für die Vorstellung eines stimmungsvollen Gottesdienstes an Heiligabend allerdings eine gehörige Portion Fantasie mitgebracht werden. Denn das Innere des imposanten Baus, dessen Grundmauern aus dem späten 12. Jahrhundert stammen, gleicht eher einer betriebsamen Baustelle. Bereits seit 2010 läuft die grundlegende Sanierung des Gotteshauses. In einem ersten Abschnitt bis 2012 wurde der Dachstuhl erneuert und das Dach neu gedeckt. 2013 und 2014 konnte die Restaurierung der Außenfassade und der Kirchenfenster abgeschlossen werden. Seit 2015 ist man mit der Sanierung im Inneren der reichhaltig ausgestatteten Kirche beschäftigt. So strahlt die Decke des Kirchenschiffs wieder in der Farbfassung von 1913, dem Jahr der letzten kompl...
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Northwestern scientists go high-tech to uncover the secret hidden on top of a 16th century book

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... about 15 years ago, multispectral imaging was used to successfully reveal some erased texts in a 10th century manuscript found in a 13th century ...
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By Catherine Chen Researchers at Northwestern University are relighting lost history by identifying “ghost” texts on a degraded manuscript used as the cover of a book printed in Italy in the early 16th century. The book, “Works and Days,” was originally written by Greek poet Hesiod in the 8th century B.C. Northwestern has a copy of the book, printed in 1537 in Venice. The book is bound in parchment with text on the parchment’s inner surface. The outer surface of the manuscript was degraded after centuries of use, and the images of the text inside became visible to the naked eyes. Although they could see the text, researchers couldn’t identify specific words with human eyes, said Marc Walton, senior scientist at the Center for Scientific ...
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