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Zeitreise ins frühe Mittelalter

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Time travel in the early middle ages
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Doch ganz so ruhig und friedlich waren die starken Nordmänner im frühen Mittelalter zwischen dem 7. und 11. Jahrhundert nun auch wieder nicht.
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But the strong men of the North in the early middle ages between the 7th and 11th centuries were quite so quiet and peaceful now also again.
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1 von 4 Foto: Martina Kasprzak 1 von 4 „Die Besucher hier aus der Prignitz sind unglaublich wissbegierig, nehmen sich die Zeit und lassen sich alles erklären“, sagt der Zierzower Wolfgang Mekelburg. Er ist einer der rund 150 Lagerleute, die am Wochenende den Park in Schilde bevölkern und sich beim 2. Wikingermarkt präsentieren. Das mittelalterliche Handwerk steht dabei im Vordergrund. „Da kann man sehen, was man echt alles selber machen kann“, sagt der Lüneburger Lucas Weilandt, der mit seinen Freunden in dem kleinen Park den Sonnabend verbringt und auch ansonsten auf vielen Wikingermärkten unterwegs ist, mit Zelt und in Gewandung. „Wir sind immer auf dem Plattenburg-Spektakel und interessieren uns für das Mittelalter, die Geschichte ist...
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1 out of 4 Photo: Martina Kasprzak 1 out of 4 "visitors here from the Prignitz are incredibly curious, take the time and explain everything", says the Zierzower Wolfgang Mekelburg. He is one of around 150 warehouse people who populate the Park in shields on the weekend and present at the 2nd Viking market. The medieval craft stands in the foreground. "There you can see what you really yourself can do", says Lucas Walker, who with his friends in the small park spends the Saturday and also otherwise in many Viking markets headed, with tent and raiment of the Lüneburg. "We are always on the plate Castle spectacle and are interested in the middle ages, the story is...
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700 Jahre Karl IV.: Prag feiert mittelalterlichen Herrscher

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700 years Charles IV.: Prague celebrates medieval rulers
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„Sie repräsentiert für mich und für die Luxemburger den Zusammenhalt Europas im 14. Jahrhundert.“ Henri I. war einer der drei europäischen ...
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"It represents the cohesion in Europe for me and for the Luxemburgish riders in the 14th century." Henri was one of the three European...
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Eine Messe im Veitsdom sowie die Eröffnung der tschechisch-bayerische Landesausstellung – das waren am Samstag die Höhepunkte der Feierlichkeiten zum 700. Geburtstag des böhmischen Königs und römischen Kaisers Karls IV. Dominik Duka (Foto: ČT24) Am 14. Mai 1316 war in Prag der spätere Herrscher Karl IV. zur Welt gekommen. 700 Jahre später ist daran mit zahlreichen Veranstaltungen erinnert worden. Einen Höhepunkt bildete die feierliche Messe im Veitsdom, die vom Prager Erzbischof Dominik Duka zelebriert wurde: „Karl IV. hat sein böhmisches Königreich und sein Volk geliebt und auf jede Weise gefördert. Es ist daher kein Wunder, dass er bei seiner Bestattung ‚Vater des Vaterlandes‘ genannt wurde.“ Karel IV. (Foto: ČT24) Präsident Miloš Zema...
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A mass in the Saint Vitus Cathedral and the opening of the Czech Bavarian national exhibition - the highlights of the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the birth of the Bohemian King and Roman were Saturday Emperor Charles IV. Dominik Duka (photo: ČT24) on the 14 may 1316 the reign of Charles IV. came in Prague to the world. 700 years later is was reminded with numerous events. A highlight was the solemn mass in the St. Vitus Cathedral, which was celebrated by the Prague Archbishop Dominik Duka: "Charles IV has loved his Bohemian Kingdom and his people and encouraged in every way. It is no surprise that he was called at his funeral of 'Father of the Fatherland'." Karel IV. (photo: ČT24) President Miloš Zema...
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Hue exhibits Vietnam's memories of the world

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... range of information on the formation, development and ideology of Truc Lam Zen Buddhism, founded by King Tran Nhan Tong in the 11th century.
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The central province of Thua Thien – Hue opened an exhibition inside the Hue imperial citadel on May 16 to display a collection of UNESCO world documentary heritages found in Vietnam. A version of the Nguyen Dynasty's woodblock on display at the exhibition. Recognised by the UNESCO Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific, woodblocks and royal documents of the Nguyen Dynasty, doctoral steles at the Temple of Literature, and woodblocks found in Vinh Nghiem pagoda in the northern province of Bac Giang are being exhibited. The exhibition also introduces other potential submissions for UNESCO’s accreditation as world documentary heritage, including poems carved on Hue citadel’s architectures and Hue Buddhist woodblocks. UNESCO ...
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Sounds, lights, and dancers on the clock tower for Penryn 800 celebrations

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... provide celebration and cultural activities on the theme of the Ordinalia, the mystery plays written in Cornish as Glasney College in the middle ages.
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Penryn will host an artistic spectacle on October 8 as part of Penryn 800, the year-long celebration of the town's 800th anniversary. The event called Kemeneth - Cornish for Community - will include an opera on a sailing ship, trading market, and even abseiling dancers on the town's iconic clock tower. Organisers have said they are planning a procession of more than 20 giant puppets, bands, and dancers up through the town past the Cornish stage and stalls in the Memorial Gardens and on to the heritage stage and market in the town centre. They have promised music, heritage stalls and performances including a high wire performance and an abseil dance down the clock tower itself, as a way of celebrating Penryn's granite industry. The proces...
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A drone is no match for the high-tech weaponry of the middle ages

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But no, the real answer is “Russian historical re-enactors armed with a spear”, as this video from Russia's Rusborg gathering earlier this month reveals ...
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What’s the greatest weakness of a drone? Partial marks if you said an eagle, a radio frequency jammer, or another drone. But no, the real answer is “Russian historical re-enactors armed with a spear”, as this video from Russia’s Rusborg gathering earlier this month reveals. Unlike the high-tech method of drones armed with nets designed to down other drones, hitting a small quadcopter with a spear isn’t the safest way to take down an annoying interloper. Not only do you risk spearing someone if you miss, but the drone itself probably won’t come out of it in the best shape: the drone’s operators, UAV photographers from Lipetsk, say it’s now heading off to Moscow for repairs. In addition to that, there’ are not many circumstances when wande...
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Learning to speak English – fifteenth-century style

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... feature sections from The Castle of Perseverance, a morality play of the early 15th century which experts believe, due to some of the language used, ...
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16:29 16 May 2016 David Bale William Sawtrey line drawing at the stake Archant Hold yew hard! A new work explores how our ancestors once spoke. DAVID BALE reports Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Learn 15th-century Norfolk speak...English circa 1400:Now I sit in my seemly sale,I trot and tremle in my true throne;As a hawk, I hop in my hende hale;King, knight and kaiser to me maken moan.Oh God ne of good man give I never tale.As a liking lord I leyke here alone.The first line would have sounded like: Noo ee sit in mee sairmly sarler – and it means “Now I sit in my handsome hall”. “Seemly” at that time meant “of good appearance”; and “sale” meant a hall or chamber. Modern English translation...
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What makes this 'dragon' jar so rare — and so special?

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With its four powerful five-clawed feet and its head turning backwards, the dragon on this 15th-century jar is depicted with terrific dynamism. It appears ...
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With its four powerful five-clawed feet and its head turning backwards, the dragon on this 15th-century jar is depicted with terrific dynamism. It appears to be an early variation of the forward-facing dragon found on blue and white ceramics developed from the Yuan period (1271-1368). The inspiration for such an unusually portrayed dragon probably originated from Southern Song (1127-1279) paintings.  The jar contains details that have not been seen before on porcelain of previous dynasties — short spiky bristles in front of tufts of long flowing hair at the elbows of the dragon, for example. These details do, however, appear on the dragons in paintings by Chen Rong (circa 1200-1266), which were widely admired and had provided inspiration...
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Church artefact thief is handed jail term

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He took 15th century painted panels from Holy Trinity Church, in Torbryan, Devon, and went back twice to get both the lid and base of a stone coffin ...
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A SERIAL thief who concocted a nationwide plan to steal ancient church relics when he was in Brighton is behind bars. Amateur antiques dealer Christopher Cooper has been sent to prison for three years and eight months after stealing more than 30 artefacts from churches in more than ten counties over three years. He made £150,000 out of the scam, which he concocted after buying two statues from Brighton car boot sale at the racecourse off Freshfield Road in 2011. He paid £50 but quickly realised the items, billed as Victorian, could date as far back as the 14th century. He sold them on eBay for £250 while living in the city and then decided to cut out the middle man - stealing the items for himself and selling them to unsuspecting collect...
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Fêtes du Bouffon : un camp médiéval, comme au temps des preux chevaliers

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Festivities of the court jester: a medieval camp, as in the days of valiant Knights
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Tout est fait pour revivre au plus près l'atmosphère du XIVe-XVe siècle, autorisant ainsi les très nombreux curieux à se replonger dans l'atmosphère ...
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Everything is done to revive the closer the atmosphere of the 14th-15th century, allowing the many curious to plunge into the atmosphere...
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Par G.B.La meute de La compagnie des loups de Coucy a installé ses appartements aux Champs-Élysées ce week-end, pour un véritable retour aux sources. Ils étaient 35, mais ont fait du bruit comme 100. Les membres de l’association Les loups de Coucy n’ont eu aucun souci à rivaliser avec une partie des fanfares participant au Tattoo, qui ont déambulé vers le palais des sports samedi en milieu d’après-midi. Nombreux ont été les curieux, interpellés par les coups de canons (dont les décibels peuvent atteindre 150), les combats d’épées, ou encore la préparation du banquet, à la sauce médiévale. Le campement de chevaliers en bataille de la compagnie des loups de Coucy n’est pas passé inaperçu. Cette passion de l’histoire médiévale, qui se trans...
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By G.B.La Pack of the company of wolves of Coucy has installed its Champs-Elysees apartments this weekend, for a real return to the sources. They were 35, but have made a noise like 100. The members of the association the Wolves of Coucy had no desire to compete with a part of attending the Tattoo, bands who have strolled to the palais des sports in mid-afternoon Saturday. Many were the curious, challenged by the blows of cannons (whose decibels can reach 150), fighting with swords, or even preparation of the banquet, with medieval sauce. The encampment of Knights in battle of the company of wolves of Coucy did not go unnoticed. This passion for medieval history, which is trans...
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Serial thief who concocted nationwide plan to steal ancient church relics in Brighton behind bars

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A SERIAL thief who concocted a nationwide plan to steal ancient church relics when he was in Brighton is behind bars. Amateur antiques dealer ...
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A SERIAL thief who concocted a nationwide plan to steal ancient church relics when he was in Brighton is behind bars. Amateur antiques dealer Christopher Cooper has been sent to prison for three years and eight months after stealing more than 30 artefacts from churches in more than ten counties over three years. He made £150,000 out of the scam, which he concocted after buying two statues from Brighton car boot sale at the racecourse off Freshfield Road in 2011. He paid £50 but quickly realised the items, billed as Victorian, could date as far back as the 14th century. He sold them on eBay for £250 while living in the city and then decided to cut out the middle man - stealing the items for himself and selling them to unsuspecting collect...
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