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Ausgrabung: Archäologen finden Sensationelles bei Deichbau an der Schwarzen Elster

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Excavation: Archaeologists find sensational in dike construction on the Schwarze Elster
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Das Gestein taugt auch als Baumaterial: Die Dorfkirche in Klossa ist zum Beispiel aus Raseneisenstein errichtet, allerdings erst im 14. Jahrhundert.
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The rock is good as a building material: Klossa village church is built from bog, but only in the 14th century.
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Mönchenhöfe/Klossa - Worüber Otto Normalverbraucher womöglich stolpern würde, weil er’s gar nicht sieht, kann für Archäologen eine Sensation sein. Oft graben sie (gefühlt) ewig in der Erde - was Otto N. schon mal für eine wilde Wühlerei halten könnte -, um am Ende ohne die großen weiterführenden Erkenntnisse den Rückzug anzutreten. Für die Fachleute, die sich dem Nachlass früheren menschlichen Lebens in der Erde widmen, hat das jedoch alles seine Ordnung. Sonst würde so manche tatsächliche Sensation zerstört oder gar nicht erkannt. Dieser Nachlass kann allein darin bestehen, dass sich gegenüber dem sonstigen Boden dunkle Punkte zeigen. Die können sich, verfolgt man sie in die Tiefe, als ehemalige Holzstützen oder -ständer eines Wohnhause...
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Flood-hit Vikings to refloat top attraction

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... museum that attracts 400,000 visitors annually were wrecked as water poured in through the walls and floor, but 9th century artefacts were rescued.
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A HORDE of Vikings has descended on Westminster to update politicians about work to reopen one of the best-known visitor attractions in the country after it was hit by devastating floods. Baroness Harris of Richmond staged a reception at the Palace of Westminster for archaeologists and bosses of Jorvik, in York, which was forced to shut its doors for the first time in 32 years on December 27 last year, after water from the flooded River Foss left parts of the museum in up to 3ft of water. Despite staff building a barricade to hold back the deluge, most of the Viking city recreation and artefact galleries at the museum that attracts 400,000 visitors annually were wrecked as water poured in through the walls and floor, but 9th century arte...
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Qatar Museums reveals nearly 1000-year-old artwork

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... of the Museum of Islamic Art's (MIA) most significant artworks – a monumental stucco panel from Iran dating from the 12th Century, Saljuk dynasty.
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Doha: Qatar Museums (QM) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Sunday announced the completion of the conservation of one of the Museum of Islamic Art’s (MIA) most significant artworks – a monumental stucco panel from Iran dating from the 12th Century, Saljuk dynasty.  The project was a partnership between the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch and formed part of the bank’s global Art Conservation Project. Funding from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, one of the world’s largest supporters of arts and culture, supported the conservation of the stucco panel, and marked the first time a financial institution ever partnered with QM and MIA.  The panel, which features a compilation of the ’princely cycle’, detailing fe...
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First of the Tudors by Joanna Hickson

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... recently she has turned to adult fiction, concentrating on bringing 15th century English history and some of its fascinating principal characters to life.
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Oops! 404 Is That So? The Zen master Hakuin was praised by his neighbours as one living a pure life. A beautiful Japanese girl whose parents owned a food store lived near him. Suddenly, without any warning, her parents discovered she had a child. This made her parents angry. She would not confess who the man was, but after much harassment at last named Hakuin. In great anger the parent went to the master. "Is that so?" was all he would say. After the child was born it was brought to Hakuin. By this time he had lost his reputation, which did not trouble him, but he took very good care of the child. He obtained milk from his neighbours and everything else he needed. A year later the girl-mother could stand it no longer. She told her parent...
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Jousting Sydney school teacher moves to Oman in the Middle East

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By the mid-12th Century, jousting tournaments were common in the United Kingdom and Europe. Today, jousting tournaments have again become ...
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An Australian schoolteacher quit her job and moved to the Middle East so she could cement her spot as the world's number one jouster. Sarah Hay was the vice principal of a small school west of Sydney when decided she wanted to live closer to the European jousting circuit.Already one of the best jousters on the planet, she moved almost 12,000 kilometres to live in Oman and follow her dream. Charging ahead: Sarah Hay quit her teaching job in Australia and moved to Oman so she could chase her jousting dream Fierce competitor: The former vice principal of Cecil Hills Public School is one of the best jousters in the worldMs Hay - the former vice principal of Cecil Hills Public School in western Sydney - told Daily Mail Australia how she fell ...
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Jousting Sydney school teacher moves to Oman in the Middle East

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One of the first recorded references to jousting comes from the mid-11th Century, around the time of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. By the mid-12th ...
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An Australian schoolteacher quit her job and moved to the Middle East so she could cement her spot as the world's number one jouster. Sarah Hay was the vice principal of a small school west of Sydney when decided she wanted to live closer to the European jousting circuit.Already one of the best jousters on the planet, she moved almost 12,000 kilometres to live in Oman and follow her dream. Charging ahead: Sarah Hay quit her teaching job in Australia and moved to Oman so she could chase her jousting dream Fierce competitor: The former vice principal of Cecil Hills Public School is one of the best jousters in the worldMs Hay - the former vice principal of Cecil Hills Public School in western Sydney - told Daily Mail Australia how she fell ...
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Japans antike Stätten : Heilig statt eilig

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Japan's ancient sites: sacred place in a hurry
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Hier, auf einem Plateau in 850 Metern Höhe, hat der Mönch Kobo Daishi im 9. Jahrhundert den Shingon-Buddhismus gegründet. Auf dem sechs ...
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Here, on a plateau at a height of 850 metres, the monk Kobo Daishi founded the Shingon Buddhism in the 9th century. On the six...
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Traditionelles Abendessen auf dem Koyasan. Japan ist mehr als nur Sushi. Im Mönchskloster auf dem Heiligen Berg wird ausschließlich vegetarisches Essen serviert. Andreas Fier  Der Weg zur inneren Ruhe ist mit Reismatten ausgelegt. Aber Vorsicht. Der Weg zum Meditationsraum im Shunkoin-Tempel im Nordwesten Kyotos führt auch durch typisch japanische Schiebetüren aus Papier, die für Mitteleuropäer ein wenig knapp bemessen sind. „Achten Sie auf Ihren Kopf“, rät Abt Takafumi Kawakami in feinstem Englisch. „Und vergessen Sie alles, was Sie über Zen-Meditation gehört haben.“Anhänger der Zen-Meditation müssen eigentlich körperlich belastbar sein. Im Mittelpunkt steht das Zazen – das ist nichts anderes als Stillsitzen in aufrechter Haltung, meist...
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Un prince en croisade: l'expédition d'Amédée VI

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A prince on a crusade: the expedition of Amédée VI
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Dans le cadre de la croisade, la flotte est composée de galères affrétées auprès des grandes villes maritimes du Moyen Age: Venise, Gênes ou ...
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As part of the crusade, the fleet is composed of galleys chartered with the maritime cities of the middle ages: Venice, Genoa or...
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La croisade dirigée par le comte de Savoie Amédée VI, en 1366 et 1367, s’intègre dans le cadre de ces croisades dites «tardives». Malgré l’expulsion définitive des croisés de Terre sainte en 1291, l’espoir de reprendre Jérusalem reste vivace en Europe occidentale, notamment parmi les hommes de lettres, papes, princes ou souverains. A partir du XIVe siècle, face à l’avancée des Turcs ottomans vers Constantinople, la défense de l’Empire byzantin et de la Chrétienté se substitue à la reprise de Jérusalem. Les croisades perdent alors leur caractère d’expédition de masse pour devenir des campagnes plus limitées, parfois initiées par la papauté mais surtout promues et menées par les princes laïcs. La croisade d’Amédée VI nous est connue grâce ...
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Georges Duby, le Moyen-Âge en Europe et son histoire sociale

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Georges Duby, the middle ages in Europe and its social history
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L'historien du Moyen-Âge Georges Duby a quitté les cathédrales à 77 ans le 3 décembre 1996, il y a exactement vingt ans. Il était l'un des plus grands ...
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The historian of the middle ages Georges Duby left the cathedrals at age 77 on December 3, 1996, exactly twenty years ago. He was one of the largest...
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« Peut-être plus justement aurait-il aimé dire comme le peintre Degas : "J’aimerais être illustre et inconnu". Georges Duby n’aimait pas parler de lui. La pudeur suspendait la confidence. Il lui fallait forcer sa nature pour employer le "je". Il considérait que seule l’œuvre à laquelle il avait consacré sa vie méritait considération. » (Jean-Marie Rouart, 12 novembre 1998 à Paris). L’historien du Moyen-Âge Georges Duby a quitté les cathédrales à 77 ans le 3 décembre 1996, il y a exactement vingt ans. Il était l’un des plus grands historiens français du XXe siècle, avec son maître, Fernand Braudel.Georges Duby parla ainsi de Fernand Braudel : « L’attache qui me lie à [lui] est plus serrée et ma dette envers lui plus lourde encore [que Geo...
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48 Bodies Dug Out Of The Ground At Black Plague Burial Site In England

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Radiocarbon dating has placed the site historically in the 14th century. Dr. Hugh Willmott described the excavation as a very unexpected and unique ...
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(Photo : Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Science continues to amaze achaeologists as 48 sets of human skeletons where discovered in a what seems to be plague pit.A mass burial was discovered at Black Plague Burial Site near Immingham, in North Lincolnshire by a team from Sheffield University’s Department of Archaeology, where 48 skeletons were found. 27 skeletons were children. According to Fox News, Archeologists from Sheffield University’s Department in England discovered 48 skeletons of victims of the Black Death in a mass grave. The pit was excavated over three summers and on the DNK analysis, in the skeleton’s teeth the Yersinia pestis, bacteria, and bubonic plague was found. Radiocarbon dating has placed the site historically in the 1...
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