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Bedfordshire police collect medieval bommy-knocker during weapons amnesty

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... with the handguns and blades which were handed in however, was the gruesome-looking metal flail like those used by warriors in the Middle Ages.
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Officers in Bedfordshire took part in national campaign to seize weaponsBut among the knives and guns handed in, was a metal medieval flailPolice say the weapon, as well as others handed in, will now be crushedBy Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 06:17 EST, 21 November 2016 | Updated: 12:31 EST, 21 November 2016 Police were shocked when someone handed in a medieval-style 'bommy-knocker' during a guns and knives amnesty.Officers in Bedford allowed members of the public to hand in weapons without fear of prosecution as part of a campaign to take items of the streets.Along with the handguns and blades which were handed in however, was the gruesome-looking metal flail like those thought to have been used by warr...
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Weihnachts- und Mittelaltermarkt Esslingen

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Christmas and Esslingen medieval market
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Märchenerzähler, Zinngießer oder Glasbläser bieten ihre Künste feil - passend zum Ambiente der mittelalterlichen Häuser rundherum. Wer will, kann ...
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Storyteller, pewter casters or glass blowers offer their arts feil - matching to the ambience of the medieval houses all around. Who wants to, can...
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Er ist einer der größten in der Region Stuttgart: Am Dienstag Abend wird der Weihnachts- und Mittelaltermarkt in Esslingen eröffnet. Er bietet nicht nur Weihnachtliches. Rund und Rathausplatz und Hafenmarkt in Esslingen wird die Uhr ab Dienstag um 600 Jahre zurückgedreht. Spielleute, Gaukler und Feuerspucker unterhalten die Besucher. Märchenerzähler, Zinngießer oder Glasbläser bieten ihre Künste feil - passend zum Ambiente der mittelalterlichen Häuser rundherum. Wer will, kann im Zuber baden, sich im Bogenschießen üben oder mittelalterliche Tänze üben.Weihnachts- und AdventsmarktDer klassische Weihnachtsmarkt bietet direkt daneben - auf dem Marktplatz - Spielzeug, Engel oder Weihnachtssterne an. An den vier Adventswochenenden wird außerd...
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Mittelalter erleben auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt in Siegburg

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Middle Ages experience at the Christmas market Siegburg
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Sie werden entführt in das Leben des Mittelalter! Um Jahrhunderte zurückversetzt fühlt sich, wer in der Vorweihnachtszeit über den Siegburger ...
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You are kidnapped in the life of the middle ages! Who in the run-up to Christmas with the Siegburger feels transported back centuries...
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Bei diesem mittelalterlichen Spektakulum sind auch die Kramer nicht weit: Essen und Trinken sind schließlich heute wie im Mittelalter unverzichtbar. Der Falaffelbräter, Fischhändler, Spätzlekoch, Fladenbäcker und viele weitere verwöhnen Sie mit deftigen Speisen. Die wichtigsten Getränke neben Wasser waren im Mittelalter Bier, Wein und Met, von denen auch gerne mal ein Becher zu viel getrunken wurde. Und ganz egal welcher Durst einen plagt, die Tavernen sind auch in Siegburg nicht weit... Redliche Handwerksmeister zeigen ihre Künste und Produkte - so hallt des Schmieds Hammerschlag weithin über den Platz, der Seiler fertigt Netze zum Liegen und zum Fischen und der Steinhauer macht der Heiden Götzen. Töpfer, Korbflechter und viele weitere ...
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Gone, but a little less forgotten

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... of the basics are known about the Norse inhabitants of Greenland: they arrived towards the end of the 10th century; they had two main settlements, ...
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With the exception of what happened to them in the end, most of the basics are known about the Norse inhabitants of Greenland: they arrived towards the end of the 10th century; they had two main settlements, they maintained at least some of the farming culture they brought with them from Norway; and, by 1450, the population, which once may have numbered 4,000, was gone. The cause of the Norse decline has been the most compelling mystery of their settlement in Greenland, and has recently come up for revision. For those whose interests lie out to sea, rather than on land, there is another important question: how did they get around while they were there. That was the question the crew of Skjoldungen, a reconstruction of a Viking ship built...
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1000-year-old Chola temple found half-buried in paddy field

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A 1000-year-old Chola temple has reportedly been discovered in a half-buried state at Thiruvallam in Vellore district. The ruined structure is situated ...
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CHENNAI: A half-buried stone structure surrounded by thick vegetation may not attract tourists to this remote village of Tiruvallam in Vellore district. But when a senior archaeologist recently walked to the site, the half-buried structure attained significance. With the help of inscriptions on the slabs of the ruined structure, he discovered that king Vikrama Chola (1118-1135), a Chola king who ruled the region during the 12th century , had donated generously to the temple. Situated among the paddy fields in Kambarajapuram, a remote village barely a kilometer from Tiruvallam town, the temple is in ruins. Despite lying close to the historic Shiva temple in Tiruvallam, this one is today a neglected site.The temple is known as `Karuppu Koi...
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Holidays at the Met Includes Current Exhibition 'Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven'

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The Archangel Israfil, late 14th–early 15th century. Made in Egypt or Syria. Opaque watercolor and ink on paper. Courtesy of the Trustees of the British ...
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate the winter holidays at all three of its locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Breuer—with a variety of holiday-themed events and performances, as well as its annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche presentation, a display of a spectacular late-19th-century silver Menorah, and handcrafted medieval holiday decorations. At its location on Fifth Avenue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will once again bring to life the traditions and spirit of the holiday season with decorations, programming, and more. The Met will continue a long-standing holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree and 18th-century Neapolitan crèche, a favorite of both New Yor...
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1000-year-old Chola temple found half-buried in paddy field

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... discovered that king Vikrama Chola (1118-1135), a Chola king who ruled the region during the 12th century , had donated generously to the temple.
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CHENNAI: A half-buried stone structure surrounded by thick vegetation may not attract tourists to this remote village of Tiruvallam in Vellore district. But when a senior archaeologist recently walked to the site, the half-buried structure attained significance. With the help of inscriptions on the slabs of the ruined structure, he discovered that king Vikrama Chola (1118-1135), a Chola king who ruled the region during the 12th century , had donated generously to the temple. Situated among the paddy fields in Kambarajapuram, a remote village barely a kilometer from Tiruvallam town, the temple is in ruins. Despite lying close to the historic Shiva temple in Tiruvallam, this one is today a neglected site.The temple is known as `Karuppu Koi...
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This Beautiful Manuscript Was Used to Teach People About Flaming Bull Shit

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Bestiaries were popular in the Middle Ages, but while they sometimes passed on some "facts" about unfamiliar animals they described (or as close as ...
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Image: University of AberdeenLavishly, extensively illuminated, the Aberdeen Bestiary at Scotland's University of Aberdeen was long known to be worthy of special attention, but a recent project to host high-definition images of of the roughly 800-year-old manuscript's pages revealed surprising insights into its use and creation. Previous research assumed it was intended as a wealthy patron's prize, but details found throughout its pages suggest it was instead used to teach medieval folk about creatures like the bonnacon, a bull-like monster that could set three acres aflame simply by taking a shit.The photographs reveal, for instance, that one of the pages shows evidence of multiple dirty thumbprints in the center of the top margin, whic...
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Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of Medieval English Embroidery

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The magnificent Copes (cloaks) of the Middle Ages were vividly decorated with Biblical Tales and Martyrdoms of the Saints. Figures were mostly ...
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The Victoria and Albert Museum. Until 5th February. 2017. England had a reputation for producing fine, luxurious embroidery during the 12th to the 15th centuries. There was a great demand for this work by Crowned Heads and Church Leaders in Europe. The makers of the embroidery were a tightly knit community of men and many women based in the City of London, who grew rich from this trade. This was an age when a great number of people were illiterate, and the richly embroidered clothes and vestments worn by Royalty, Church Leaders and Civil Dignitaries  told the story of Christ’s life and the lives of the Saints. Threads of gold and silks in the embroidery  bore witness to the power of the wearer, whether that power was eternal or fleeting....
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Seltener Fund in der Tiefe

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Rare find in depth
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Volkmar Scholz vom sächsischen Oberbergamt steht hier an einem mittelalterlichen Füllort. Kleines Foto: Ein besonders seltener Fund ist dieses ...
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Volkmar Scholz is a medieval Füllort of the Saxon upper mining here. Small photo: this is a very rare find...
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Montag, 21.11.2016 In Dippoldiswalde entdecken Archäologen ein Stück Eisen. Warum es besonders kostbar ist. Volkmar Scholz vom sächsischen Oberbergamt steht hier an einem mittelalterlichen Füllort. Kleines Foto: Ein besonders seltener Fund ist dieses Metallstück aus dem mittelalterlichen Bergbau unter der Glashütter Straße. Fotos: Egbert Kamprath/Landesamt f. Archäologie Die Baustelle der Bergsicherung auf der Glashütter Straße in Dippoldiswalde ist so gut wie abgeschlossen. Im November sind dort die unterirdischen Hohlräume mit einem Betonriegel gesichert worden, wie Bernhard Cramer, der Leiter des Oberbergamts in Freiberg, informierte. Auch die archäologischen Untersuchungen des mittelalterlichen Bergbaus dort sind abgeschlossen. Jedoc...
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