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Bilder des Tages

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Pictures of the day
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Archäologen bergen zwei mittelalterliche Schiffe aus dem 13. bis 14. Jahrhundert, die im Sommer zufällig entdeckt worden waren. Foto: Jens Büttner.
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Archaeologists recover two medieval ships from the 13th or 14th century, which had been discovered by chance in the summer. Photo: Jens Büttner.
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Bilder des Tages - NDZ: Nachrichten & Infos der Neuen Deister-Zeitung - Neue Deister-Zeitung Ein Forschungstaucher hebt ein Holzstück einer mittelalterlichen Kogge vor dem Hafen von Wismar aus der Ostsee. Archäologen bergen zwei mittelalterliche Schiffe aus dem 13. bis 14. Jahrhundert, die im Sommer zufällig entdeckt worden waren. Foto: Jens Büttner Zum Seitenanfang
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Donauwörth: Stadt Donauwörth will 700 Jahre altes Haus abreißen

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Donauwörth: Town of Donauwörth want demolishing 700 years old House
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Bis in diese große Historie des Mittelalters, nämlich ins frühe 14. Jahrhundert, reicht die Geschichte des Donauwörther Wagenknechthauses zurück.
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In this great history of the middle ages, namely in the early 14th century, dates back the history of the House of the Wagenknecht at Donauwörth.
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Das Wagenknechthaus in Donauwörth ist eines der ältesten Häuser in Bayern. Die Stadt will es abreißen. Dabei wäre eine Sanierung und Nutzung durchaus möglich, sagen Denkmalpfleger. Von Angela Bachmair Freie Reichsstadt – das hat einen noblen Klang, der weit in die Geschichte zurückreicht. „Mein liebes werd“ soll der legendäre Stauferkaiser Friedrich II. im 13. Jahrhundert sein Donauwörth genannt haben, die Stadt, die seit 1193 den Staufer-Adler im Wappen führte, die Reichs-Münzstätte und königliche Messe war, die als Reichsstadt später von Kaiser Karl IV. mit eigener Gerichtsbarkeit privilegiert wurde.Bis in diese große Historie des Mittelalters, nämlich ins frühe 14. Jahrhundert, reicht die Geschichte des Donauwörther Wagenknechthauses ...
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Royal 7th-Century Ship Burial Holds Rare 'Tar' Substance

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An Anglo-Saxon ship buried on the banks of an English river in honor of a seventh-century king carried a rare, tar-like substance from the Middle East ...
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A 2016 study in the journal PLOS has found that a black carbon-based substance found abord the opulent, 7th-century ship burial found at Sutton Hoo in England was actually bitumen, an asphalt-like petroleum material found in the Middle East. Credit: PLOS ONE An Anglo-Saxon ship buried on the banks of an English river in honor of a seventh-century king carried a rare, tar-like substance from the Middle East on board. The ship burial and other burial mounds, located at a site called Sutton Hoo, were found nearly 80 years ago along the River Deben in modern-day England. The ship was carrying a type of bitumen, a naturally occurring petroleum-based asphalt, that is found only in the Middle East. [Shipwrecks Gallery: Secrets of the Deep] "The...
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Sutton Hoo bitumen links Syria with Anglo-Saxon England

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The small black objects scattered among the 7th Century finds were believed to be pine tar used for boat maintenance. British Museum and Aberdeen ...
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One of the greatest finds at the Sutton Hoo boat burial is this warrior's helmet, which is kept at the British Museum in London Analysis of black organic fragments found in the Sutton Hoo boat burial has revealed they are bitumen from Syria.The Suffolk site was excavated in 1939. Gold and garnet jewellery, silverware and ceremonial armour were discovered. The small black objects scattered among the 7th Century finds were believed to be pine tar used for boat maintenance.British Museum and Aberdeen University experts have revealed they are bitumen and said they demonstrated the "far-reaching" Anglo-Saxon trade network. Image copyright National Trust Image caption The burial ship was found in one ...
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Why was Ancient Middle Eastern Bitumen Discovered in an Anglo-Saxon Boat Burial at Sutton Hoo ...

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The weapons, clothing and other objects buried in the Anglo-Saxon cemeteries show that trade networks in the 6th and 7th century reached as far ...
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Sutton Hoo in East Anglia is one of the most important archaeological sites in England. The weapons, clothing and other objects buried in the Anglo-Saxon cemeteries show that trade networks in the 6th and 7th century reached as far away as Europe and Asia. Now new research conducted at the British Museum and University of Aberdeen reveals that trading even resulted in a solid form of oil known as bitumen making its way all the way to England from what is now Syria. The graves at Sutton Hoo vary in size but one of them contains the “phantom” of a boat – the outline remains of a vessel probably used to ceremonially bury a warrior and many of his worldly goods,  including his famous helmet . Alongside the body were found several small, cent...
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Asphalt in ship burial points to Dark Age trade with Syria

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Their owner had been buried in his 27-metre ship with a hoard of 7th- century finery: silver spoons from Byzantium, textiles from the Holy Land, ...
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Oliver Moody, Science CorrespondentThe discovery suggests there may have been a “daisy chain” of commodities changing hands across the entire Christian worldWWW.BRIDGEMANIMAGES.COMLong overlooked amid the glittering cascade of Anglo-Saxon bling uncovered at Sutton Hoo, a double handful of black lumps has turned out to be one of the most curious finds of all.Their owner had been buried in his 27-metre ship with a hoard of 7th- century finery: silver spoons from Byzantium, textiles from the Holy Land, a bronze bowl from Coptic Egypt. What use would such a wealthy and powerful man have for a few gobbets of dirt?The black lumps found among showy treasures at Sutton Hoo indicate dealings with Arab sailorsGetty ImagesQuite a lot, it seems. A n...
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Tar and Wide

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On the eve of the conflict they discovered, inside a grassy mound at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, the remains of a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon ship. Thirteen ...
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December 1 2016, 12:01am, The TimesLeading ArticleBitumen from the Levant on a 7th-century ship holds a lesson for todayProof that our ancestors may have been wiser than we are comes with the news on trade. While western governments make noises about pro- tecting their economies, a new discovery on an old ship shows just how far and wide human beings have been travelling to trade.In 1939 the world trading system had, to put it mildly, broken down. British archaeologists, however, had a good war. On the eve of the conflict they discovered, inside a grassy mound at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, the remains of a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon ship. Thirteen hundred years had not been kind to the ship’s structure but its treasures, including a priceless s...
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Bitumen From Middle East Discovered In 7th Century Buried Ship In UK

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RTI images of surface morphology on fragments from 1939,1010.251. Upper images (A, B and C) show concentric rings suggestive of working or ...
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Middle Eastern Bitumen, a rare, tar-like material, is present in the seventh century ship buried at Sutton Hoo, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on December 01, 2016 by Pauline Burger and colleagues from the British Museum, UK and the University of Aberdeen. The seventh century ship found within a burial mound at Sutton Hoo, UK was first excavated in 1939 and is known for the spectacular treasure it contained including jewellery, silverware, coins, and ceremonial armour. The site is thought to be an example of the European ship-burial rites of the time, and also includes a burial chamber where a corpse was likely laid. Fragments of black organic material found in this chamber were originally identified a...
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Mittelalterzeit in Ottendorf

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Middle Ages period in Ottendorf
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Eigentlich sollte das Mittelalter bereits Mitte November in Ottendorf-Okrilla einkehren. Doch das geplante Fest fiel in seiner ursprünglichen Planung ...
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Actually the middle ages should return in mid November in Ottendorf-Okrilla. However, the planned Festival fell in its original planning...
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Freitag, 02.12.2016 Das abgesagt Fest im Vereinshaus wird an diesem Wochenende nachgeholt. Nun steht es unter einem besonderen Motto. Disneys Eiskönigin wir dem Ottendorfer Mittelalterfest einen Besuch abstatten. © PR Ottendorf-Okrilla. Eigentlich sollte das Mittelalter bereits Mitte November in Ottendorf-Okrilla einkehren. Doch das geplante Fest fiel in seiner ursprünglichen Planung ausgerechnet auf den Volkstrauertag. Der Veranstalter, der Internationale Bund, entschied sich deswegen kurzfristig, das Mittelalter-Fest abzusagen. Nun soll es nachgeholt werden. Und zwar an diesem Sonntag, dem 4. Dezember. Zum zweiten Advent. Genau deswegen steht das Mittelalter-Fest auch unter dem Motto Weihnachten. Auf dem Programm stehen unter anderem L...
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ACTUEL MOYEN ÂGE (47) - Les invasions (des clichés) barbares

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CURRENT MIDDLE AGES (47) - invasions (snapshots) barbarians
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Florence au XVe siècle bruisse de scandales de ce type. Par exemple, en 1423, le notaire Conrad Alberti d'Allemagne écope de six ans de prison ...
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In the 15th century Florence rustles with scandals of this type. For example, in 1423, the notary Conrad Alberti of Germany gets six years in prison...
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Tous les jeudis, Nonfiction vous propose un Actuel Moyen Âge. Cette semaine, retour sur le rôle et le fonctionnement des préjugés nationaux...   C’est l’histoire de Lucretia, une jeune femme mariée, bourgeoise bien sous tous rapports, qui rencontre d’Eurialus, un membre de la suite de du duc d’Autriche Sigismond, de passage à Sienne. Les deux jeunes gens se voient, tombent amoureux sans oser l’avouer, et finissent par se déclarer leur flamme. Grâce aux bonnes œuvres d’un entremetteur, un vieillard allemand du nom de Sosias, les deux amants parviennent à se transmettre des lettres d’amour. Malheureusement, la délégation autrichienne doit repartir, et les deux amants sont séparés : Lucretia retourne à sa vie d’épouse auprès de son mari jal...
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