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Une hache viking sortie des eaux

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A viking axe out of water
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... guerre, une “hache danoise”, dont le souvenir est associé aux guerriers vikings qui razzièrent l'Europe entre la fin du VIIIe et le milieu du XIe siècle.
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... war, "Danish axe", whose memory is associated with the Viking warriors who razzièrent Europe between the end of the 8th and the 11th century.
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  Cette hache aurait passé près de 1000 ans dans la Seine. © DR.Ce fer de hache, présenté au Musée de Saint-Germain avait été trouvé en 1882 près des Andelys, et offert par Madame Caméré, veuve d’un ingénieur chargé de travaux d’aménagement dans la Seine. Son assez bon état de conservation peut d’ailleurs s’expliquer par son séjour prolongé dans le fleuve. À n’en pas douter, c’est une arme de guerre, une “hache danoise”, dont le souvenir est associé aux guerriers vikings qui razzièrent l’Europe entre la fin du VIIIe et le milieu du XIe siècle. «Sa lame a l’aspect d’un triangle isocèle se resserrant vers la douille, laquelle adopte une forme hexagonale en raison des deux “lobes” qui se développent perpendiculairement au manche afin d’en a...
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  This axe would have spent almost 1000 years into the Seine. © DR. This axe, presented at the Musée de Saint-Germain railway was found in 1882 near les Andelys, and offered by Madam Caméré, widow of an engineer responsible for development work in the Seine. Its pretty good state of conservation can also be explained by his prolonged stay on the river. No doubt it is a weapon of war, a "Danish axe", whose memory is associated with the Viking warriors who razzièrent Europe between the end of the 8th and the 11th century. «Its blade has the appearance of an isosceles triangle is tightening to the socket, which adopts a hexagonal because the two "lobes" which grow perpendicular to the handle in order to in a...»
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Six trailblazing medieval women

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The 12th-century Margaret of Beverley, born in Jerusalem to her English pilgrim parents, returned to the Holy Land just as the great Muslim leader ...
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First female playwright: Hrotsvit of Gandersheim (c935–c1000) The 10th-century Saxon canoness Hrotsvit of Gandersheim called herself ‘the strong voice of Gandersheim’. She had many firsts to her credit: first medieval playwright; first female playwright; first female German poet and first female German historian. Dedicating her works to various members of Emperor Otto’s family, Hrotsvit was highly educated in both the quadrivium (music, arithmetic, geometry and astronomy) and the trivium (grammar, rhetoric and dialectic), as well as key writings by Christian theologians. Hrotsvit was also well-versed in Roman pagan authors, whose immoral comedies featured love affairs and women of suspect reputation, embodying the worst of misogynist bel...
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600-Year-Old Ming Cup Sells For $5.3 Million

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HONG KONG — A stem cup that dates back to the early Fifteenth Century sold for $5.3 million by Lyon & Turnbull at its debut auction on May 31.
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HONG KONG — A stem cup that dates back to the early Fifteenth Century sold for $5.3 million by Lyon & Turnbull at its debut auction on May 31. The stem cup was the star lot of a specially curated sale of Chinese works of art that Lyon & Turnbull co-produced with sister company Freeman’s of Philadelphia, Penn. Lee Young, head of Asian art at Lyon & Turnbull, said, “The Ming Xuande —1426-35 — mark and period blue and white stem cup is a rare masterpiece and is virtually unseen outside museum collections. This is a great result, bringing the sale to Hong Kong has proved to be the right decision for both Lyon & Turnbull and our partner Freeman’s and we are thrilled that the university now has funds to properly carry out the wishes of Ernest ...
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Historic treasure trove building needs £3.5 million revamp

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The Lincolnshire Archive in Friars Lane is home to the county's historic documents, some of which date back to the 11th century. But it has now ...
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Comments (0) A treasure trove of Lincolnshire's history which is home more than 850,000 documents will become unfit for purpose unless its building is given a £3.5 million revamp, or moved.The Lincolnshire Archive in Friars Lane is home to the county's historic documents, some of which date back to the 11th century.But it has now reached capacity and Lincolnshire County Council has said if it is left, it will become unsuitable for storing the documents.MUST READ: Watch incredible video of poppy display being built at Lincoln Castle Nicole Hilton, community commissioning manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said if nothing is done Lincolnshire risks losing all the progress made to protect its heritage with various projects including th...
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Schulaula: Christliches Kreuz in den Mittelpunkt gerückt

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School Auditorium: Christian cross in the Center moved
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Eine gotische Kreuzigungsgruppe aus dem 15. Jahrhundert erstrahlt in neuem Glanz. Sie stammt vom früheren Pestfriedhof und ist jetzt Teil eines ...
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A Gothic crucifixion from the 15th century shines in new splendour. You came from the former plague cemetery and is now part of one...
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Gotische Kreuzigungsgruppe erstrahlt in neuem Glanz. Vesselin Filipov übergibt Gesamtkunstwerk Von Fritz Settele Eine gotische Kreuzigungsgruppe aus dem 15. Jahrhundert erstrahlt in neuem Glanz. Sie stammt vom früheren Pestfriedhof und ist jetzt Teil eines Gesamtkunstwerks in der Aula des Bestandsgebäudes von Mittel- und Realschule in Babenhausen. Dieses spannt einen zeitlichen Bogen von einem halben Jahrtausend und verbindet damit den Bildungsbegriff des Spätmittelalters mit demjenigen der Neuzeit. Der frühere Heimatpfleger Ludwig Zedelmaier hatte mit einer Informationstafel, die jetzt eine neue Heimat fand, bereits darauf hingewiesen: „Der Kreuzestod Jesu gilt für alle Zeit, und so soll dieses Kunstwerk in dieser Schule Altes und Neues...
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Gothic crucifixion group shines in new splendour. A Gothic crucifixion from the 15th century passes gesamtkunstwerk Fritz Salym Vesselin Filipov shines in new splendour. She comes from the earlier plague cemetery and is now part of a gesamtkunstwerk in the Auditorium of the existing building of middle and secondary school in Babenhausen. This spans a time of half a millennium of and thus combines the educational concept of the late middle ages with that of modern times. The past home keeper Ludwig Zedelmaier had with an information panel which found a new home now, already pointed out: "the crucifixion of Jesus is for all time, and so should this artwork in this school of old and new...
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FOUND: Medieval Dinosaurs!

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... altitude of nearly 2200m in the Great Caucasus, I couldn't help but notice something a little odd about one of the carvings on the 15th century belfry.
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Carving on belfry window of Holy Trinity Church in the High Caucasus of Northern Georgia looks a little…odd. All images: G. Tarlach. Feels like dinosaurs follow me wherever I go (note: not complaining). I’m on vacation here in the amazing Republic of Georgia and thus a little bit out of the loop on new sciencey stuff but HEY, would ya look at this? After hiking up to the famous Church of Tsminda Sameba, sitting pretty at an altitude of nearly 2200m in the Great Caucasus, I couldn’t help but notice something a little odd about one of the carvings on the 15th century belfry. A closer look at the beasties. The two critters scampering across the stonework bear an uncanny resemblance, in my opinion, to prosauropods, semi-quadrupedal herbivore...
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Radevormwald: Positives Fazit - Stadtfest gibt viel Schwung für 2017

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Radevormwald: Positive conclusion - town festival gives much impetus for 2017
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Außerdem hätten die Beschicker des Mittelalter-Marktes selber Werbung für ihre Stände gemacht und seien mit Flöten durch die Stadt gezogen.
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Also, the feeder of the medieval market itself would have made advertising for their booths and were drawn with flutes through the city.
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Radevormwald. Es wird gerne und viel gemeckert in Radevormwald. Aber beim Stadtfest war das ganz anders. Zu diesem positiven Fazit kommt der Arbeitskreis, der das große Fest organisiert hatte. Acht Vertreter von Stadtsportverband, Stadtkulturverband, Werbegemeinschaft und Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft trafen sich zur großen Manöverkritik. Von Joachim Rüttgen "Wir hatten alle das Gefühl, dass die Rader endlich mal wieder stolz auf ihre Stadt waren. Das Wir-Gefühl haben wir deutlich gespürt, eine wirklich positive Stimmung", sagt Marcus Strunk, Vorsitzender der Werbegemeinschaft und Sprecher des Arbeitskreises. Einig sind sich alle Beteiligten, dass das tolle Wetter mindestens zu 50 Prozent zum großen Erfolg des Festwochenendes beigetr...
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Radevormwald. It is bitching like and much in Radevormwald. But at the City Festival which was quite different. The Working Group had organized the feast comes to this positive conclusion. Eight representatives of City Sports Association, City Cultural Association, advertising community and economic development agency met for the large manoeuvres critically. By Joachim Rüttgen "we all had the feeling that the wheels were finally once again proudly on their city. We feel we have felt significantly, a really positive mood", says Marcus Strunk, Chairman of the advertising Association and spokesman of the working group. All involved agree that the great weather to at least 50 per cent to the great success of the Festival weekend beigetr...
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Art crime expert Dr Donna Yates makes her research available free online in bid to help beat the ...

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... prime minister Tony Abbott stepped in to return to India a famous bronze Dancing Shiva figurine dating from the 11th century – the figurine had been ...
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IN an act of rare academic generosity, a prominent expert on antique trafficking and art crime at Glasgow University is to make her research available online to spread information about the relatively unknown “grey market” in art and antiques.Dr Donna Yates, originally from Georgia, USA, holds a PhD in archaeology from the University of Cambridge and has been studying the theft, trafficking, and security of sacred art, with her most recent focus on temple and shrine sites in South Asia, particularly Nepal and India.“All the publicity is about the theft of sacred art by Daesh in Iraq and Syria,” she said. “But this is a worldwide problem and thefts of idols from temples in India are a real issue at the moment.”The 33-year-old lecturer in ...
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Govt. funds biopic on Devaraj Urs to mark his centenary year

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Mr. Nagabharana, who is giving final touches to his biopic on Allama Prabhu, the 12th century poet and social reformer, is scripting the film on Urs.
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T.S. Nagabharana asked to direct the film with an estimated budget of Rs. 3 crore In a first for the Karnataka government, the Siddaramaiah dispensation is all set to produce a film. To mark the birth centenary of the former Chief Minister D. Devaraj Urs, who is regarded as the architect of land reforms in the State, the government is producing a full-length feature film on him.Renowned film-maker T.S. Nagabharana has been asked to direct the film with an estimated budget of Rs. 3 crore, according to Social Welfare Minister H. Anjaneya.Noting that Mr. Nagabharana has been given creative freedom in all sections of the film-making, including the script, Mr. Anjaneya said the focus would be on the social and economic policies ushered in by ...
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#SaveThePriory: Two parties bid to take over historic Priory Visitor Centre

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TWO organisations have bid to take over the 'internationally important' Lady Godiva-founded Priory Visitor Centre axed by the council, we can reveal.
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TWO organisations have bid to take over the ‘internationally important’ Lady Godiva-founded Priory Visitor Centre axed by the council, we can reveal. The three-week bidding process closed on Tuesday (May 31). The two submitted separate bids are now expected to be evaluated confidentially on schedule by Coventry City Council next Tuesday (June 7). It has lead to hopes the city centre tourist and cultural venue – home to the remains of the city’s 1000-year-old first cathedral and priory – might re-open in months, if not weeks. The Coventry Observer’s #SaveThePriory campaign has since February called on the council to ensure the ‘city’s birthplace’ venue is re-opened urgently, with community group takeovers only being one potential solution...
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