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Rice and Beans Solve Madagascar Mystery

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The data suggests these Asian crops were introduced to Madagascar and the nearby Comoros Islands, no later than the eigth to tenth century.
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The native language of Madagascar is Malagasy – which doesn’t seem particularly interesting until you realize that Malagasy is a language unique to the Pacific and Southeast Asia region, 6,000 miles away, and that researchers have never found any evidence that the island of Madagascar had been inhabited by anyone from that region. Now, recently published findings from an international research team finally offer proof that South Asian settlers did in fact colonize the island, thus solving one of the ancient world’s enduring mysteries. Researchers have identified the remains of ancient Asian specific crops such as mung beans and rice, excavated from sites in Madagascar. Evidence, finally, that people from South Asia did inhabit Madagascar...
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Wassenberg: So macht kleinen Rittern Lernen Spaß

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WA: So makes learning fun little Knights
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Voll gepanzerte Rüstung wie im 15. Jahrhundert, 40 Kilo schwer, trug Ritter Frank Jansen. Er konnte seine Rüstung weder allein anziehen noch ohne ...
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Fully armored armor as in the 15th century, carried 40 kilograms heavy, Knight Frank Jansen. His armor as he could neither attract alone even without...
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Wassenberg. Ritterfest an der Martinus-Schule Orsbeck. Viele neue Lernzugänge auch in der OGS. Mit Blick auf die Qualitätsentwicklung im Offenen Ganztag setzt die Martinus-Schule Orsbeck viele neue Lernzugänge um. Angelehnt an Unterrichtsinhalte, bieten die OGS-Erzieherinnen Experten-Workshops an, die zur Vertiefung der Vormittags-Lerninhalte beitragen. Es werden außerschulische Lernorte besucht, anspruchsvolle Werkarbeiten entwickelt, es wird experimentiert und geforscht, themenorientiert gebacken oder gekocht. Sportliche Aktionen stehen auf dem Programm. Ganz aktuell wird das Thema "Mittelalter" der 4. Klassen vertieft. Mit viel Enthusiasmus bastelten die Experten Ritterhelme, nähten Kleidung, stellten Ketten, Schilde und Schwerter her...
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Wassenberg. Knight Festival Orsbeck Martinus school. Many new learning approaches in the OGS. Martinus school Orsbeck implements many new learning approaches with a view on the development of quality in the open all day. Based on lesson content, the OGS educators offer expert workshops, which contribute to the deepening of the morning learning. There are extracurricular learning places visited, demanding work work developed, it is experimentation and research, themed baked or cooked. Sports actions are on the program. Currently, the subject of "Middle ages" the 4th is deepened classes. With much enthusiasm made the Knight helmet experts, sewing clothes, made chains, shields and swords...
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Day of re-enacting castle siege goes down a storm

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... said: “Colchester's rich and colourful history continues to delight and inspire the generations – not least the dramatic events in the early Middle Ages ...
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CHILDREN fashioned their own weapons and learnt how to storm a castle to mark 800 years since King John’s siege in Colchester. Around 40 youngsters took part in How To Besiege A Castle workshops on Bank Holiday Monday, and more than 50 had a go at making their own shields and weapons. King John, aka Mike Mount, was there to give tours of the castle, and Black Knight Historical re-enactment team set up a medieval arena for duelling and entertainment. The king attacked Colchester Castle in 1216 after he turned his back on the Magna Carta and re-started his war with the barons. Councillor Tim Young, deputy leader and portfolio holder for culture and regeneration, said: “Colchester’s rich and colourful history continues to delight and inspir...
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Historic Atskuri fortress and church restored in Georgia's south-west

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The other significant monument of the village – the Atskuri Fortress – was one of the most significant defensive structures of the Middle Ages in ...
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Two medieval monuments in Georgia's south-west are undergoing extensive restoration in a bid to preserve their architectural and cultural legacy. The Atskuri Fortress and Holy Trinity Cathedral, located in a village 100km west of capital Tbilisi, is being restored in large-scale works led by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia. The two-year project will see significant rehabilitation of the two monuments damaged over many years of neglect and at the mercy of mother nature. The fortress and church are in a poor state after years of neglect and at the mercy of mother nature. Photo from the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia/Facebook...
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Scots castle that “broke” Samuel Johnson on sale for £450K –…

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The building is formed from a 15th-century tower house which was later extended into a clan seat for the McLean family. The current owners mainly ...
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A REMOTE Scottish castle that tested the adventuring spirit of writer Samuel Johnson to destruction could be yours for just £450,000. Breachacha Castle is an A-listed Georgian building on the southern end of the Isle of Coll, boasting sea views as spectacular as the solitude. Johnson stayed at the impressive property during an 83-day tour of the Western Isles with his biographer, James Boswell, in 1773. He first described his temporary accommodation as a “neat, new-built gentleman’s house” and used it as a base for his travels. A few weeks later he was driven from the island by its fierce weather, describing the castle as a “tradesman’s box” and living on Coll “a waste of life”. The castle is set in a stark landscapeEven the sellers admi...
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Challans : un week-end médiéval à l'abbaye de Coudrie

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Challans: a medieval weekend at the Abbey of Coudrie
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L'abbaye est un monument classé datant du XIIe siècle et remanié au XVe siècle. C'est une ancienne commanderie de templiers. À lire ce mercredi ...
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The Abbey is a monument dating back to the 12th century and altered in the 15th century. It is an ancient commandery of Knights Templar. To read this Wednesday...
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Challans - Publié le 01/06/2016 à 16:17 Serge Surin, à gauche, et Michel, à droite, vont tout faire pour que le week-end médiéval soit une réussite. | Ouest-France L’association Coudrie en Challans organise samedi son deuxième week-end médiéval. Ce week-end à l'abbaye de Coudrie, à Challans, préparez-vous à remonter dans le temps.Pendant deux jours, plus de 40 médiévistes, venus de France et de Belgique, sont attendus dans sept campements afin de faire revivre l’abbaye de Coudrie comme elle l’était dans le temps.« Tout sera décoré. Nous mettrons des piloris, nous allons faire venir des artisans et bien d’autres choses », déclare Serge Surin, président de Coudrie en Challans.L’abbaye est un monument classé datant du XIIe siècle et remanié...
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Challans - Published 2016-06-01 16:17 Serge Surin, left, and right, Michel, will do everything to make the medieval weekend a success. | West-France association Coudrie in Challans organizes Saturday its second medieval weekend. This weekend at the Abbey of Coudrie, at Challans, get ready to go back in time. For two days, more than 40 medievalists, who came in France and Belgium, are expected in seven camps to revive Coudrie Abbey as it was in time. «» Everything will be decorated. We will put some stocks, we will bring policy-makers and many other things,"says Serge Surin, Chairman of Coudrie in Challans.L' Abbey is a monument dating back to the 12th century and redesigned...
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Jousting show to feature at Bruce Festival in Carrickfergus

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... be hosting a 'meet the knights' event on the castle green on Sunday June 5, allowing spectators to find out more about jousting in the 14th Century.
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JOUSTING, falconry and archery will be among a host of medieval-themed attractions at this weekend's Bruce Festival in Carrickfergus. The free festival takes place from June 4-5 at Carrickfergus Castle and Marine Gardens to commemorate the seizing of Carrickfergus Castle by Edward Bruce in 1316. It will feature the Knights of Royal England, Europe's premier jousting team, as well as events and entertainment including dramatic re-enactments and medieval battle workshops. Blacksmith demonstrations, street theatre and traditional storytelling are also included in the line-up of events. The festival is expected to highlight the medieval connections between Scotland and Ulster and the Bruce campaign in Ireland. Organisers hope the mix of Ulst...
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Challans : un week-end médiéval à l'abbaye de Coudrie

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Challans: a medieval weekend at the Abbey of Coudrie
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L'abbaye est un monument classé datant du XIIe siècle et remanié au XVe siècle. C'est une ancienne commanderie de templiers. À lire ce mercredi ...
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The Abbey is a monument dating back to the 12th century and altered in the 15th century. It is an ancient commandery of Knights Templar. To read this Wednesday...
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Challans - Publié le 01/06/2016 à 16:17 Serge Surin, à gauche, et Michel, à droite, vont tout faire pour que le week-end médiéval soit une réussite. | Ouest-France L’association Coudrie en Challans organise samedi son deuxième week-end médiéval. Ce week-end à l'abbaye de Coudrie, à Challans, préparez-vous à remonter dans le temps.Pendant deux jours, plus de 40 médiévistes, venus de France et de Belgique, sont attendus dans sept campements afin de faire revivre l’abbaye de Coudrie comme elle l’était dans le temps.« Tout sera décoré. Nous mettrons des piloris, nous allons faire venir des artisans et bien d’autres choses », déclare Serge Surin, président de Coudrie en Challans.L’abbaye est un monument classé datant du XIIe siècle et remanié...
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Challans - Published 2016-06-01 16:17 Serge Surin, left, and right, Michel, will do everything to make the medieval weekend a success. | West-France association Coudrie in Challans organizes Saturday its second medieval weekend. This weekend at the Abbey of Coudrie, at Challans, get ready to go back in time. For two days, more than 40 medievalists, who came in France and Belgium, are expected in seven camps to revive Coudrie Abbey as it was in time. «» Everything will be decorated. We will put some stocks, we will bring policy-makers and many other things,"says Serge Surin, Chairman of Coudrie in Challans.L' Abbey is a monument dating back to the 12th century and redesigned...
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Bellême Chroniques du Porche n°6 : les techniques de défense de la porte Saint-Sauveur

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Bellême Chronicles of the porch n ° 6: defence of the Saint-Sauveur door techniques
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En avant de ce système, une barbacane en U fût vraisemblablement érigée au XIIIe ou au début du XIVe siècle. Ce type d'ouvrage extérieur de ...
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Ahead of this system, a Barbican in U was probably built in the 13th or early 14th century. This kind of exterior work of...
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La forteresse de Bellême en 3D.Peu d’études sont disponibles pour décrire les techniques de défense mises en œuvre au cours des siècles dans un ouvrage militaire tel que celui dont le Porche constituait la principale entrée. Cependant le diagnostic archéologique réalisé à Bellême par Florian Bonhomme en septembre 2013 avant l’engagement des travaux de restauration en cours, a pu apporter un éclairage salutaire. Grâce aux conclusions de cette étude, confortée par celles de Johann Touchard, Architecte du Patrimoine chargé de conduire les travaux de restauration, la manière dont le système de défense de la forteresse bellêmoise s’est élaboré nous est mieux connue. Forteresse militaire du XIIe siècle La structure médiévale de Bellême avec se...
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The fortress of Bellême in 3D. Few studies are available to describe the defence techniques implemented over the centuries in a military work such as the one the porch was the main entrance. However archaeological diagnosis conducted in Bellême by Florian Bonhomme by September 2013 before the ongoing restoration work, was able to provide beneficial insights. Thanks to the findings of this study, supported by those of Johann Touchard, heritage architect responsible for driving the restoration work, the manner in which the defence of the bellemoise fortress system is developed we is best known. Military fortress of the 12th century the medieval structure of Bellême with is...
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Bellême Chroniques du Porche n°6 : les techniques de défense de la porte Saint-Sauveur

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Bellême Chronicles of the porch n ° 6: defence of the Saint-Sauveur door techniques
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Les deux tours construites en façade de la porte entre la fin du XIIe et la fin du XIIIe siècle, étaient percées d'archères à étrier, le pied de l'ouverture ...
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The two towers built on the front of the door between the end of the 12th century and the end of the 13th century, were drilled of slits to caliper, the foot of the opening...
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La forteresse de Bellême en 3D.Peu d’études sont disponibles pour décrire les techniques de défense mises en œuvre au cours des siècles dans un ouvrage militaire tel que celui dont le Porche constituait la principale entrée. Cependant le diagnostic archéologique réalisé à Bellême par Florian Bonhomme en septembre 2013 avant l’engagement des travaux de restauration en cours, a pu apporter un éclairage salutaire. Grâce aux conclusions de cette étude, confortée par celles de Johann Touchard, Architecte du Patrimoine chargé de conduire les travaux de restauration, la manière dont le système de défense de la forteresse bellêmoise s’est élaboré nous est mieux connue. Forteresse militaire du XIIe siècle La structure médiévale de Bellême avec se...
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The fortress of Bellême in 3D. Few studies are available to describe the defence techniques implemented over the centuries in a military work such as the one the porch was the main entrance. However archaeological diagnosis conducted in Bellême by Florian Bonhomme by September 2013 before the ongoing restoration work, was able to provide beneficial insights. Thanks to the findings of this study, supported by those of Johann Touchard, heritage architect responsible for driving the restoration work, the manner in which the defence of the bellemoise fortress system is developed we is best known. Military fortress of the 12th century the medieval structure of Bellême with is...
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