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Charles IV: legendary ruler or pragmatist and spin doctor?

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Charles IV, the 14th-century Holy Roman emperor and King of Bohemia, is without doubt one of the greatest figures of Czech history and with the ...
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Charles IV, the 14th-century Holy Roman emperor and King of Bohemia, is without doubt one of the greatest figures of Czech history and with the upcoming anniversary of his birth, a great many events are taking place to mark his legacy. But recently, there have also been an increasing number of voices questioning the picture of Charles IV as the greatest Czech of all time, suggesting that there are also some darker aspects to his rule. Karel IV, photo: Kristýna Maková In the Czech version of the BBC’s “Great Britons” poll broadcast on Czech Television more than ten years ago, nearly 70,000 Czechs cast their votes for Emperor Charles IV, electing him the Greatest Czech of all time. But does the picture of the great monarch really correspon...
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How a gorilla skull helped snare Britain's most prolific church thief

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The self-taught medievalist recognised that the carvings in reality dated from the 14th Century and promptly sold them on eBay to a collector for £250.
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Five years ago, an aspiring amateur antiques dealer called Christopher Cooper paid £50 for a pair of “Victorian” stone church sculptures at a car boot sale. The self-taught medievalist recognised that the carvings in reality dated from the 14th Century and promptly sold them on eBay to a collector for £250. Cooper had found what he would later describe as his “gap in the market”. In his search for other finds – and similarly handsome profits – he embarked on a four-year crime spree, touring England and Wales to find churches containing priceless relics and then stealing them for onward sale as legitimately-acquired antiquities. Posing as a genealogist, the jobless antiquarian would visit churches as a harmless enthusiast before later ret...
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The Ultimate Latin Dictionary: After 122 Years, Still At Work On The Letter 'N'

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Befitting the comprehensive nature of the project, the scholars will also include some words up to the 6th century AD. That means poetry and history ...
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Stefano Rocchi, a researcher on the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, the comprehensive Latin dictionary that has been in the works since 1894 in Germany. Researchers are currently working on the letters N and R. They don't expect to finish until around 2050. BAdW/Foto Janina Amendt hide caption toggle caption BAdW/Foto Janina Amendt Stefano Rocchi, a researcher on the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, the comprehensive Latin dictionary that has been in the works since 1894 in Germany. Researchers are currently working on the letters N and R. They don't expect to finish until around 2050. BAdW/Foto Janina Amendt On the second floor of an old Bavarian palace in Munich, Germany, there's a library with high ceilings, a distinctly bookish smell and one of...
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A peep into the past

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It is a tale of the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. A manuscript ...
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Home » Weekend Magazine » May 14, 2016 SHAZIA TASNEEM Manuscripts of classic signature works of Abu'l Qasim Firdawsi and Shekh Saadi glass-cased in the gallery of National Museum Karachi are few of the remarkable treasure that this museum has in its reserve. Dim glow of light has been maintained over these rare manuscripts so as to save them from being damaged under high powered exposure. Whatever the reason could be, this mild burst of light in the museum has animated a timeline with an effect as if somewhere in a corner there is a composer sitting with colours, ink and pen, handwriting any epic or creating colorful illustrations to enhance the stories narrated in the volumes of Shahnama or Bostan. Besides Shahnama and Bostan there are ...
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SIMPLY MEDIEVAL

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That's the annual event at the rural Manteca Unified site in which students get to re-enact the Middle Ages as part of their year-end of World History, ...
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Mikey Elder and Haighley Hunter had spent their previous years at Nile Garden Elementary School as casual observers of the Medieval Faire.That’s the annual event at the rural Manteca Unified site in which students get to re-enact the Middle Ages as part of their year-end of World History, in particular, Western Europe.“Let’s face it – seventh grade history is pretty boring,” said teacher Timothy Lewis, who came up with the Medieval Faire about 21 years ago. “So why not try to make if fun and interesting?”He recalled that a previous teacher had tried something similar, putting on a renaissance fair. This gave him the idea of having his students do their research on what life was like during medieval Europe, indentified as the period betwe...
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Drone Over a Middle Ages Festival Taken Down by A Spear

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What didst thou thinketh, that ye modern gadgets of wizardry and dark magic would rule the skies over all of mankind with impunity? Goats and ...
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What didst thou thinketh, that ye modern gadgets of wizardry and dark magic would rule the skies over all of mankind with impunity? Goats and monkeys! For whilst ye have proven much in the ways of the gods, thou art but men, and even the false idols of steel and bronze forged by men may be strucketh down from a warrior skilled in the ways of ye olden times. TRANSLATION: A man at a Russian Middle Ages festival took down a drone with a freaking spear. We first came across this classic battle of man vs technology at Popular Science, where they shared the video from the YouTube channel Беспилотник над Липецком…oh, sorry, let me just throw that in the old Google translator for you…from the YouTube channel UAV at Lipetsk, and it is from the po...
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Wertvolle Schriften in Turmkugel gefunden

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Found valuable writings in Tower ball
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Jahrhunderts befinden. Das Schlösschen selbst wurde im ausgehenden 15. Jahrhundert errichtet. "Die Neugestaltung versucht, dem Schlösschen ...
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Century are located. The castle itself was built in the late 15th century. "Tried the redesign, the lodge...
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Die Hauptkuppel des Turmes mit den zwei Glasröhren, in denen die Schriften von Professor Hans Nadler gefunden wurden. Foto: Stadtverwaltung Auch die Türme des Rodewischer Schlösschens sind in die jetzige Sanierung einbezogen. Dort offenbarte sich eine Überraschung. Von Heike Mannerschienen am 14.05.2016Rodewisch. Das Schlösschen auf der Rodewischer Schlossinsel wird zurzeit saniert. Vom Turm und vom Nebenturm wurden dabei die Kugeln mit Wetterfahne demontiert. Dabei stießen die Handwerker auf Schriften von Professor Hans Nadler, der in den Jahren 1937 bis 1939 die Ausgrabungen des "Festen Huses" leitete. Als "Festes Hus" bezeichnet man die Wasserburg Göltzsch, die im Spätmittelalter und in der frühen Neuzeit ein Adelssitz war. Nadler war...
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The main dome of the tower with the two glass tubes, in which the scriptures were found by Professor Hans Nadler. Photo: City Administration also the towers of Rodewischer little castle are included in the current renovation. There was revealed a surprise. By Heike who rail at the 14.05.2016Rodewisch. The castle on the Rodewischer Castle Island is currently restored. From the tower and the supporting tower the balls with weather vanes were dismantled it. While the craftsmen encountered writings of Professor Hans Nadler, who directed the excavations of the "fixed"Huses in the years 1937-1939. 'Festival of Hus' refers to the water Castle of kilometer which was a nobility in the late middle ages and the early modern period. Nadler was...
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Willkommen im Mittelalter: Saltatores Reginae Beatrix tanzen

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Welcome to the middle ages: Salta gate Reginae Beatrix dance
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Wir zeigen aber auch Tänze aus dem 15. Jahrhundert. Die ältesten in schriftlicher Form erhalten gebliebenen Choreographien stammen erst von Mitte ...
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We show but also dances from the 15th century. The oldest written choreography preserved come only from middle...
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Ob es eine romantische Veranlagung ist oder die Sehnsucht nach den „guten, alten Zeiten“, lässt sich schwer feststellen. Die Tschechen lieben jedenfalls die lebendige Geschichte. Davon zeugen zahlreiche Feste aller Art auf Burgen und Schlössern sowie die Zahl von Ensembles, die historische Fechtwettbewerbe, Ritterturniere oder alte Tänze aufführen. Veronika Štěpánková und ihr Mann Ondřej (Foto: Martina Schneibergová) Am vergangenen Samstag war der Hof des Regionalmuseums im Städtchen Jílové bei Prag in einen mittelalterlichen Markt verwandelt. Grund war die Eröffnung einer Ausstellung, in der die Bedeutung der Goldminen von Jílové in der Zeit Karls IV. gezeigt wird. Nach der Führung durch die Schau ging es in den Hof. Neben Ständen mit H...
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Whether it's a romantic disposition or longing is observed according to the 'old times' hard. The Czechs love living history in any case. Of numerous festivities of all kinds on castles and palaces, as well as the number of evidence of ensembles that perform historical fencing competitions, jousting, or old dances. Veronika Štěpankova and her husband Ondřej (photo: Martina Schneibergová) last Saturday, the courtyard of the regional Museum in the town of Jílové was transformed into a medieval market in Prague. The reason was the opening of an exhibition which shows the importance of the gold mines of Jílové during the reign of Charles IV. We went to the guided tour of the exhibition in the courtyard. In addition to stands with H...
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From royal residences to ruins: English castles on sale

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Underneath the 11th Century motte and bailey fortress are believed to be the remains of Aldfrith, the king of Northumbria (685-704). If you are lucky ...
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The chance to be king (or queen) of a castle rarely comes along, but as an ancient structure - complete with jousting field - is put on the market, aspiring royalty have the opportunity to buy Wigmore Castle in Herefordshire. As the saying almost goes, an Englishperson's home is their castle. But for the benefit of those who would rather a castle was their home, BBC News takes a look at some that have been up for sale. Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire Image caption Wigmore Castle is now largely buried up to first floor level by earth and fallen masonry Wigmore Castle may seem a bit of a disappointment to those seeking a baronial lifestyle, as it is now a ruin.But don't let that put you off. The castle, originally a wooden edifice, is believ...
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700e anniversaire de Charles IV : les joyaux de la couronne tchèque exposés « comme des ...

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700th anniversary of Charles IV: the Czech Crown jewels exposed "as the...»
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Cette couronne n'a en fait jamais été portée par le duc Přemyslide Venceslas, qui vécut dans la première moitié du Xe siècle, puisqu'elle n'a été ...
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This Crown was never actually worn by the Duke Přemyslide Venceslas who lived in the first half of the tenth century, as it has been...
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Les festivités en l’honneur du 700e anniversaire du roi de Bohême et empereur du Saint-Empire Charles IV atteignent leur point culminant. Et pour cause, celui que les Tchèques ne craignent pas d’appeler le « père de la patrie » est né à Prague le 14 mai de l’Anno Domini 1316. Des commémorations qui sont notamment marquées par l’exposition au public à partir de dimanche des joyaux de la couronne tchèque à la salle Vladislav du château de Prague, un trésor qui symbolise l’Etat tchèque et montré seulement en de rares occasions. Les joyaux de la couronne tchèque, photo: ČTK En tant que plus hautes sommités de l’Etat tchèque, le président de la République tchèque, le premier ministre, l’archevêque de Prague et primat de l’Eglise tchèque, les ...
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The festivities in honor of the 700th anniversary of the King of Bohemia and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire Charles IV reach their highest point. And for good reason, that the Czechs are not afraid to call the 'father of the Fatherland' was born in Prague on May 14 of the Anno Domini 1316. Commemorations that are particularly marked by exposure to the public from Sunday of the jewels of the Czech Crown in Prague Castle Vladislav Hall, a treasure which symbolizes the State Czech and shown only on rare occasions. The Czech Crown jewels, photo: ČTK as the highest tops of the Czech State, the president of the Czech Republic, the Prime Minister, the Prague Archbishop and Primate of the Czech Church, the...
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