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Extremely rare Black Death 'plague pit' found at Thornton Abbey

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A total of 48 skeletons, known to be victims of the Black Death, were found at the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital at Thornton Abbey, with the ...
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A GLIMPSE of the grim human toll of one of history's most devastating plagues has been unearthed in northern Lincolnshire with the discovery of an extremely rare mass burial site. A total of 48 skeletons, known to be victims of the Black Death, were found at the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital at Thornton Abbey, with the discovery hailed as "unique". Archaeologists from the University Of Sheffield uncovered the bodies, some of them children, at the burial site close to the historic landmark.More news: Double AA delight for Oaklands Hall Hotel The Black Death was one of the worst pandemics in human history. It devastated the population of Europe between 1346 and 1353, resulting in an estimated 75 to 200 million deaths. The size ...
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Auction Preview: Christie's Valuable Books and Manuscripts

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An extremely rare first edition of a milestone in German literature, the first printed collection of 13th-century German epic poetry. Estimate: £400,000 ...
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The auction brings 165 lots of important books, manuscripts, letters, maps, and documents from Victorian period for sale through bidding.What: Valuable Books and ManuscriptsWhere: Christie’s, 8 King Street, St. James's, London SW1Y 6QT, UKWhen: December 1, 11amPublic Viewing: November 30, 9am-4:30pmTop Lots of the Sale:* A gargantuan French bible, exceptional for its size, its lavish decoration, its unusual iconography and its pristine state of preservation. Estimate: £800,000 - £1,200,000 (US$991,200 - US$ 1,486,800)* An extremely rare first edition of a milestone in German literature, the first printed collection of 13th-century German epic poetry. Estimate: £400,000 - £600,000 (US$495,600 - US$743,400)* A remarkable Hebrew Bible, writ...
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£250000 awarded to Chichester Cathedral for roof repairs

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Chichester Cathedral has been awarded a quarter of a million pounds to help restore its quire roof which dates back to the 13th Century. The grant ...
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Chichester Cathedral has been awarded a quarter of a million pounds to help restore its quire roof which dates back to the 13th Century. The grant, provided by the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund, will go towards a renovation project. A total of 拢4.8 million is needed to carry out major repairs to the cathedral.
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Medieval Night features world-music group from Italy

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... will give the audience an opportunity to do what medievalists do and write themselves into the ongoing story of an authentic 15th-century book.
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Medieval Night features world-music group from ItalySubscribe today for full access on your desktop, tablet, and mobile device.Subscribe NowShare This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutMedieval Night features world-music group from ItalyEvent Friday at Binghamton University’s Downtown CenterPost to Facebook Try Another Audio CAPTCHA Image CAPTCHA Help {# #} CancelSendSent!A link has been sent to your friend's email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Staff report 7:22 p.m. EST November 29, 2016Event Friday at Binghamton University’s Downtown CenterPiccola Banda Ikona performs Friday at Binghamton University’s Downtown Center.(Photo: Provided)In celebration of its 50th anniver...
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Ramboll provides engineering consultancy to Winchester Cathedral

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The building, outside of itself being a national treasure and a Grade 1 listed building, also contains a number of relics – including the 12th century ...
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To improve accessibility for visitors to Winchester Cathedral’s Winchester Bible, situated on the upper level of a new exhibition centre in the Cathedral’s South Transept, a lift was proposed. The construction of the lift, which involves making an opening in the vault, was deemed to risk creating localised structural instabilities. Dyer & Butler hired Ramboll to provide engineering consultancy services for the project. The Winchester Cathedral, situated in Hampshire, England, was founded in 1079. In the intervening years, the cathedral has developed into one of Europe’s largest Gothic cathedrals. The building, outside of itself being a national treasure and a Grade 1 listed building, also contains a number of relics – including the 12th ...
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Les robots du Moyen Age et la gauche d'aujourd'hui

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The robots of the middle ages and the left of today
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Mais plus intéressant encore, ces automates apparaissent au milieu du XIVe siècle à une période de progrès techniques permise par, je cite, « une ...
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But more interesting, these robots appear in the middle of the 14th century a period of technical progress allowed by, I quote, ' a...»
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Children of the plague: Yorkshire experts uncover a terrible secret

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More than half of 48 skeletons found in an "extremely rare" 14th-century Black Death burial pit were those of children, archaeologists said.
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IT WAS one of the richest monastic houses in Britain, but behind its enormous and ornate gatehouse, one of the largest in the land, lay a terrible secret. Even as the magnificent, three-storey edifice was taking shape within the sprawling, manicured grounds south of the Humber, disease was overwhelming the people around it. More than half of 48 skeletons found in an "extremely rare" 14th-century Black Death burial pit were those of children, archaeologists said. Only now, 650 years later, have archeologists begun to understand the scale of the tragedy. A mass burial pit, uncovered by experts from Sheffield University, is revealed today to contain as many as 48 victims of a plague that had decimated Europe. More than half the skeletons ar...
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UK Black Death pit has 27 child skeletons

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UK archaeologists say they have found a 14th-century Black Death burial ... More than half of 48 skeletons found in an "extremely rare" 14th-century ...
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More than half of 48 skeletons found in an "extremely rare" 14th-century Black Death burial pit are those of children, UK archaeologists say. The mass burial has been uncovered at the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital at Thornton Abbey, near Immingham, in North Lincolnshire, by a team from Sheffield University. The presence of such a large burial site - which included both male and female adults as well as 27 children - suggests the community was overwhelmed by Black Death and left unable to cope with the number of people who died, they said. The Black Death was one of the worst pandemics in human history. It devastated European populations from 1346 to 1353 and resulted in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people. The...
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Plague pit with skeletons of Black Death victims found in Lincolnshire

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It hints that the local community was overwhelmed by the plague pandemic that swept through Europe in the 14th century – killing up to 200 million ...
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A plague pit filled with 48 skeletons of Black Death victims has been found at the site of a 14th century monastery hospital. The eerie find in Thornton Abbey, Lincolnshire, included the grisly remains of 21 children. It hints that the local community was overwhelmed by the plague pandemic that swept through Europe in the 14th century – killing up to 200 million people. The mass burial site (University of Sheffield) Dr Hugh Willmott from Sheffield University’s Archaeology department, who led the excavation, said it was a “unique” discovery. He added it “sheds light into the real difficulties faced by a small community ill prepared to face such a devastating threat.” Tooth samples from the bone pile were sent to specialists in Canada for ...
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Rare plague pit find made by Sheffield archaeologists

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Dr Willmott, who has been working at the abbey since 2011, said the only two previously identified 14th-century sites where Yersinia pestis has been ...
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More than half of 48 skeletons found in an ‘extremely rare’ Black Death burial pit were those of children, Sheffield archaeologists have said. The mass burial has been uncovered at the site of a 14th-century monastery hospital by a team from Sheffield University.The presence of such a large burial site - which included both male and female adults as well as 27 children - suggests the community was overwhelmed by the plague and left unable to cope with the number of people who died, they said.The Black Death was one of the worst pandemics in human history. It devastated European populations from 1346 to 1353 and resulted in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people.The team said they sent teeth samples from the skeletons, found ...
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