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Experts examine Jesus' tomb

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A 12th-century building sitting on fourth-century remains, the Church of the Holy Sepluchre is the only place where six Christian denominations ...
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JERUSALEM — In the innermost chamber of the site said to be the tomb of Jesus, a restoration team peeled away a marble layer for the first time in centuries in an effort to reach what it believes is the original rock surface where Jesus' body was laid.Many historians long have believed that the original cave, identified a few centuries after Jesus' death as his tomb, was obliterated ages ago.But an archaeologist accompanying the restoration team said ground-penetrating radar tests determined that cave walls still stand — at a height of 6 feet and connected to bedrock — behind the marbled panels of the chamber at the center of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem."What was found is astonishing," said Fredrik Hiebert, a National G...
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Arabic Translators Did Far More than Just Preserve Greek Philosophy

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This was thanks to a well-funded translation movement that unfolded during the Abbasid caliphate, beginning in the second half of the eighth century.
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In 10th-century Baghdad, readers of Arabic had about the same degree of access to Aristotle that readers of English do today. Ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle were highly respected in the medieval Islamic world. Credit: Wikimedia Commons In European antiquity, philosophers largely wrote in Greek. Even after the Roman conquest of the Mediterranean and the demise of paganism, philosophy was strongly associated with Hellenic culture. The leading thinkers of the Roman world, such as Cicero and Seneca, were steeped in Greek literature; Cicero even went to Athens to pay homage to the home of his philosophical heroes. Tellingly, the emperor Marcus Aurelius went so far as to write his Meditations in Greek. Cicero, and later...
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Ausgrabungen - Hauptfriedhof der Bajuwaren

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Excavations - main cemetery of the Bavarii
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Darüber hinaus wurden Gräber aus dem frühen Mittelalter (5. bis 7. Jahrhundert) entdeckt. Die Anfänge der bayerischen Geschichte, über die wenig ...
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In addition, graves were discovered from the early middle ages (5th to 7th century). The beginnings of Bavarian history, about the little...
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Ein von Archäologen freigelegtes Gräberfeld in Regensburg soll helfen, das Rätsel der Stammesherkunft zu lösen. Auf dem Areal, auf dem Tausende Römer bestattet wurden, ruhen auch die ersten Bayern. Vielleicht muss die bayerische Geschichte neu geschrieben werden Von Hans Kratzer, Regensburg Bei Bauarbeiten auf dem Areal Dörnberg in Regensburg sind Archäologen auf das größte bekannte Gräberfeld in Süddeutschland gestoßen. Seit 2015 wurden dort mehr als 1500 Gräber freigelegt, die vor allem aus der Römerzeit stammen. Es handelt sich um eines der bedeutendsten römischen Gräberfelder nördlich der Alpen. Darüber hinaus wurden Gräber aus dem frühen Mittelalter (5. bis 7. Jahrhundert) entdeckt. Die Anfänge der bayerischen Geschichte, über die w...
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A chance to take a look at some of Norwich's most historic books

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This is the most lavishly illustrated of all 'incunabula,' books which date from the 15th century...it tells the history of the world from its creation; it also ...
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16:18 24 November 2016 Emma Knights Arts correspondent Norwich's Renaissance Books on display at Millennium Library at The Forum. Tom Roebuck, a lecturer in renaissance literature at the UEA looking at the display. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2016 People are being given the chance to take a look at some of Norwich’s most historic books. Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Norwich's Renaissance Books on display at Millennium Library at The Forum. Picture: ANTONY KELLYUnlocking the Archive - which aims to make the city’s centuries-old literary treasures accessible to the whole community - is presenting an exhibition of 10 texts at the Norfolk Heritage Centre and Norfolk and Norwich Mi...
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Mittelalterliches Schauspiel durchs nächtliche Villingen geht weiter

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Medieval spectacle by the nocturnal Villingen continues
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Das nächtliche Schauspiel um die Villinger Geschichte im 15. Jahrhundert geht ins 13. Jahr, die rund 40-köpfige Truppe ist bereit. Hier von links: ...
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The nightly spectacle is the Vaguchay story in the 15th century in the 13th year, the approximately 40-strong force is ready. Here from left:...
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?W?chters Runde? wird auch n?chstes Jahr weiter aufgef?hrt und geht damit ins 13. Jahr. Sch?n, dass Ihnen S?DKURIER Online gef?llt. Unser Dankesch?n f?r Ihre Treue Ihr 5 €-Gutschein f?r den S?DKURIER Onlineshop* DANKE2016 *Bitte geben Sie den Gutscheincode DANKE2016 im daf?r vorgesehenen Feld im Warenkorb an. Nachtr?glich kann der Gutschein leider nicht mehr verrechnet werden. Eine Barauszahlung ist nicht vorgesehen. Ins Leben gerufen wurde die n?chtliche Exkursion in die Geschichte der Stadt Villingen im 15. Jahrhundert von Gunther Schwarz im Jahr 2004. Der ehemalige Lehrer, Musiker, S?nger und Fastnachter verbreitete an der Lokalfasnet im St?dtle seine Idee und fand alsbald auch Gleichgesinnte – ebenfalls Musiker, Spieler und S?nger. U...
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1.500 Gräber im Dörnberg-Areal gefunden – sie verraten einiges über die Vergangenheit

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1,500 tombs in the Dornberg area found - they tell a great deal about the past
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Jahrhundert) aber auch aus dem nachfolgenden Frühmittelalter (spätes 5. bis 7. Jahrhundert). Die neu entdeckten Grabausstattungen sind die einzige ...
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Century) but also from the subsequent early middle ages (late 5th to 7th century). The newly discovered grave goods are the only...
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?Ich bin froh, dass es uns so lange gelungen ist, das geheim zu halten?, freute sich Oberb?rgermeister Joachim Wolbergs. Am vergangenen Mittwoch, 23. November, wurden die arch?ologischen Funde aus dem D?rnberg-Areal feierlich an die Museen der Stadt Regensburg ?bergeben. ? Auf dem Areal des Bauvorhabens ?Das D?rnberg? in der N?he der Kumpfm?hler Br?cke, wurden seit 2015 ?ber 1.500 Gr?ber freigelegt. Die Gr?ber stammen gr??tenteils aus der R?merzeit (2. bis 5. Jahrhundert) aber auch aus dem nachfolgenden Fr?hmittelalter (sp?tes 5. bis 7. Jahrhundert). Die neu entdeckten Grabausstattungen sind die einzige erhaltene Quelle und k?nnen viel ?ber die Epoche, die als ?dark ages? in der bayerischen Geschichte galt, erz?hlen. So erm?glichen es di...
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Julien Loiseau. Historien médiéviste «Le conflit en Méditerranée n'empêche pas les échanges»

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Julien Loiseau. Historian medievalist "the conflict in the Mediterranean does not prevent trade.
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La relation s'inverse un peu plus tard à partir du moment où l'Europe occidentale et surtout les cités italiennes au XIIe siècle, comme Gênes et Venise, ...
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The relationship is reversed a little later from the point where Europe and especially the Italian city-States in the 12th century, such as Genoa and Venice,...
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- L’islam a décentré la Méditerranée. La mer intérieure est devenue, comme vous le présentez dans votre conférence, une frontière… L’islam a déplacé le centre du monde vers l’Irak. A partir du moment où le monde se trouve centré durablement à Baghdad, la Méditerranée, aussi importante soit-elle par ses héritages, devient périphérique et frontière. Et puis il y a aussi un fait militaire très important : les conquêtes islamiques, arabes puis arabo-berbères n’ont pas entièrement atteint le pourtour méditerranéen, environ les deux tiers du pourtour passent sous domination islamique et un tiers lui échappe. Il y a donc une frontière au sens militaire parce qu’il y a en face des puissances chrétiennes avec lesquelles une situation de guerre pl...
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William the Conqueror: hero or villain?

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Following the collapse of central government in 10th-century Francia, many such men had taken advantage of civil disorder to carve out principalities ...
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Put at its crudest, William the Conqueror was, both literally and figuratively, ‘William the Bastard’. His modern heroic reputation results from the deliberate distortions of evidence by his contemporaries. Conquerors who control the historical record are generally feted as heroes. Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, to some extent Napoleon – all commissioned memorials to prolong their fame. Those who lose such control are dismissed as megalomaniacs: Attila, Hitler, Stalin. William the Conqueror is generally placed in the first of these categories. Were it not for his iron grip over the writing of history, he might easily have been consigned to the second.   What we know of William comes to us from his admirers rather than his critics. Fr...
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William the Conqueror: hero or villain?

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A mid-15th-century illumination depicts the Conqueror as a noble warrior-king. Yet this perception comes largely from partisan contemporary writings.
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Put at its crudest, William the Conqueror was, both literally and figuratively, ‘William the Bastard’. His modern heroic reputation results from the deliberate distortions of evidence by his contemporaries. Conquerors who control the historical record are generally feted as heroes. Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, to some extent Napoleon – all commissioned memorials to prolong their fame. Those who lose such control are dismissed as megalomaniacs: Attila, Hitler, Stalin. William the Conqueror is generally placed in the first of these categories. Were it not for his iron grip over the writing of history, he might easily have been consigned to the second.   What we know of William comes to us from his admirers rather than his critics. Fr...
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New images reveal the restoration of Christ's burial shrine in Jerusalem

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It was then rebuilt once again in the mid-11th century, when an agreement was reached between the Fatimids and the Byzantine Empire in 1027–8.
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The limestone slab where Jesus' body was said to have been laid out after his crucifixion was revealed last month for the first time since at least 1555 AD. After removing the slab that encased the tomb, scientists were stunned to find the burial shelf intact and a second marble slab with a cross carved into its surface.The tomb was opened and resealed within 60 hours during work being done at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem.Now, new images have emerged revealing the restoration work on the stones that cover the outside of the tomb as well as an 18th century shrine known as the 'Edicule'.Scroll down for video A view of the tomb and its shrine, surrounded by construction works.  The burial slab was enclosed i...
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