You are here

Other News

Leave blank for all. Otherwise, the first selected term will be the default instead of "Any".

New Getty cave exhibit displays the original global village

English
Snippet: 
From the 4th to the 14th century, Dunhuang was the site of religious, commercial and cultural exchange along the trade routes linking the East and ...
Body: 
A bit of China has arrived in Los Angeles, in the form of an extensive exhibit at the Getty Center that recreates an ancient landmark along the legendary Silk Road. The Cave Temples of Dunhuang, also called the Mogao Caves, is a complex of almost 500 caves in northwest China that was active between the 4th and 14th centuries. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The caves were a thriving center for Buddhism. And as an important stop along the Silk Road, they also became the repository for a huge collection of documents, shrines, art and objects from many other cultures. “A common perception is that globalism is a modern phenomenon,” Thomas Gaehtgens, director of the Getty Research Institute, said at a recent preview of the exhibit. Bu...
Link to Story: 

Discover the National Trust abbey in The Hollow Crown

English
Snippet: 
The 13th century abbey, which resides three miles from Chippenham in the picturesque village of Lacock in rural Wilshire, played several roles in the ...
Body: 
If you'd paid a visit to Lacock Abbey last November, you may well have found Benedict Cumberbatch, Keeley Hawes or Hugh Bonneville declaiming in full regalia in the cloisters. The 13th century abbey, which resides three miles from Chippenham in the picturesque village of Lacock in rural Wilshire, played several roles in the second cycle of The Hollow Crown – the BBC's all-star adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays about Henry VI and Richard III.  Tom Sturridge as Henry VI The Cloister Walks and Chapter House doubled as the corridors and rooms of the Palace of Westminster. The Rear Dorter became the storeroom in which the Duke of Somerset (Ben Miles) finds Margaret of Anjou (Sophie Okonedo) hiding, while the Cloister Garth which was s...
Link to Story: 

Watch beautiful Flint Castle sunset captured in 1000 photos in 15 seconds

English
Snippet: 
Seconds later clouds move away and nightfall descends over the 13th century castle. It's not the first time that Jack has captured the beauty of Flint ...
Body: 
This is the breathtaking view of sunset at Flint Castle. Flint-based photographer Jack Reece took 1,000 images to create the spectacular time lapse video. The Welsh flag can be seen flying as the sky turns a beautiful shade of orange as dusk falls over the town. Seconds later clouds move away and nightfall descends over the 13th century castle. It’s not the first time that Jack has captured the beauty of Flint Castle on camera. The photographer also captured stunning views of the castle from the skies with his drone. He told how the castle is his “favourite” place in the town. Sunset captured by Jack Reece over Flint Castle for time lapse video Jack said: “Flint castle is my favourite place in the town. I love its history and its importa...
Link to Story: 

Iconic Georgian poem 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin' translated into Korean

English
Snippet: 
The iconic 12th Century poem by famous Georgian author Shota Rustaveli The Knight in the Panther's Skin has been translated into Korean.
Body: 
The iconic 12th Century poem by famous Georgian author Shota Rustaveli The Knight in the Panther’s Skin has been translated into Korean. This marked the first-ever Georgian work of literature to be translated into the Korean language. Photo by MFA Georgia The translation was done by Yonsei University Professor Cho Ju-Kwan, who spent 10 years working on it. Cho Ju-Kwan was now about to release his own research paper on The Knight in the Panther’s Skin. The translation was made possible through support from Georgia’s Embassy in Korea. Earlier this year the poem was re-translated into Bulgarian and Arabic. Last year a perfect, English language translation of the poem by American writer Lyn Coffin was also published.
Link to Story: 

Leitartikel: Anspruch und Wirklichkeit

Translate Title: 
Editorial: Ambitions and reality
German
Snippet: 
... der "Vikings"-Serie an einer heldenhaften Figur des dänischen Geschichtsschreibers Saxo Grammaticus aus dem 12. Jahrhundert orientiert.
Translate Snippet: 
... the "Vikings" series based on a heroic figure of the Danish historian of Saxo Grammaticus in the 12th century.
Body: 
Es gibt viele grausame Bilder in der US-Fernsehserie "Game of Thrones". Dieses gehört, auch ohne Blut und Gemetzel, zweifelsohne zu den Schlimmsten: "Sweetrobin", Lord von Hohenehr, Wächter des Ostens, sitzt auf dem Schoß seiner Mama Lysa – und nuckelt an ihrer Brust. Dabei ist er schon sechs Jahre alt. "Game of Thrones" ist Fantasy. Doch dass der Anblick des saugenden Hätschelkindes so überaus unangenehm ist, hat mit der Realität zu tun. Sicher, kaum eine Mutter stillt ihr Schulkind. Aber immer weniger Müttern gelingt es, ihrem Nachwuchs Grenzen zu setzen und sich selbst von ihrer Umwelt abzugrenzen. Und viele lassen sich aussaugen. Mütter sind am Ende ihrer Kräfte. Das zeigt nicht zuletzt die zunehmende Zahl von Frauen, die unter den S...
Translate Body: 
There are many gruesome images in the U.S. TV series "Game of Thrones". This is one, even without blood and carnage, undoubtedly the worst: "Sweetrobin", Lord of Hohenehr, guardians of the East, sitting on the lap of his mother Lysá - and sucking on her breast. He is six years old. "Game of Thrones" is fantasy. But that the sight of absorbing fondling a child is so extremely unpleasant, has to do with the reality. Sure, hardly a mother breastfeeds her classroom. But fewer and fewer mothers able to set limits to their offspring and to differentiate themselves from their environment. And many can suck out. Mothers are at the end of their tether. This shows last but not least the increasing number of women in the S...
Link to Story: 

Gottesdienst zum Todestag von Otto dem Großen

Translate Title: 
Worship on the anniversary of the death of Otto the great
German
Snippet: 
Im 10. Jahrhundert machte Otto der Große Magdeburg zur Metropole und regierte unter anderem von hier sein Heiliges Römisches Reich.
Translate Snippet: 
In the 10th century, Otto the large Magdeburg became the capital and ruled his Holy Roman Empire among other things from here.
Body: 
Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - Mit einem ökumenischen Gottesdienst wird heute (10.00 Uhr) im Magdeburger Dom an Otto den Großen erinnert, der vor 1043 Jahren starb. Anschließend soll es bei Trompetenklängen eine Prozession zu Ottos Grab und dem seiner Königin Editha (910-946) geben. Mitglieder des Ottonentheaters Magdeburg werden in prächtigen Kostümen den Hofstaat des Herrscherpaares darstellen. Trompeter des Konservatoriums Georg Philipp Telemann sowie syrische Musiker sollen dazu spielen. Im 10. Jahrhundert machte Otto der Große Magdeburg zur Metropole und regierte unter anderem von hier sein Heiliges Römisches Reich. Heute nennt sich die Elbestadt selbst Ottostadt. Leserkommentare Kommentare Leserkommentare sind ausgeblendet. Datenschutz Die T...
Translate Body: 
Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - with an ecumenical church service will be today (10:00) in the Magdeburger DOM Otto the great remembered, who died before 1043 years. Then, there will be a procession to Otto's grave and his Queen Editha (910-946) when the trumpet sounds. Members of Ottone Theatre Magdeburg will be the Court of the ruling couple in magnificent costumes. Trumpeter of the Georg Philipp Telemann Conservatory, as well as Syrian musician should play to do so. In the 10th century, Otto the large Magdeburg became the capital and ruled his Holy Roman Empire among other things from here. Today is called the Elbe city self Otto town. Reader comments are hidden comments Reader comments. Data protection the T...
Link to Story: 

A real trilogy of horrible histories comes to Sheffield stage

English
Snippet: 
Just ahead of the Scottish referendum, a trilogy that looked at a period of Scottish history in the tumultuous 15th Century couldn't have been more ...
Body: 
A trilogy of plays about the Stewart kings arrives in Sheffield this weekend. Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad reports. The last time we saw anything like this was almost exactly a decade ago. Matthew Pidgeon as James III and Malin Crepin as Margaret, Queen of Scots. Three plays telling one huge period of history and a theatrical event the likes of which appears to arrive in the region once every ten years. The last time was Northern Broadsides and the Wars of the Roses Trilogy, when the Halifax company staged all three of Shakespeare’s plays that make up the trilogy, in a single day in 2006. Now the National Theatre of Scotland and the National Theatre of Great Britain (to give it its official title) have teamed up to bring an equally ep...
Link to Story: 

Take a trip up Newcastle castle keep in less than two minutes

English
Snippet: 
The stone keep dates from the 12th century, having replaced a Norman wooden castle of 1080, and sits on top of the Roman fort of Pons Aelius and ...
Body: 
This is the fortress that gave our city its name. Newcastle’s Castle Keep has had a tumultuous history and it is miraculous that so much of it has survived intact. With our footage, you can explore the ancient passageways and chambers where kings walked and villains were imprisoned in less than two minutes. The video guides viewers through the four floors of the landmark attraction, finishing on the roof with spectacular views across the city centre. The historic building opened its doors to the public last year after a £1.67m revamp project, along with its gatehouse the Black Gate. The stone keep dates from the 12th century, having replaced a Norman wooden castle of 1080, and sits on top of the Roman fort of Pons Aelius and an Anglo-Sax...
Link to Story: 

Quire of Voyces Sings the Past to Life

English
Snippet: 
The Eisteddfod has its origins in the 12th century, and this year will be a 70th-year celebration of its current incarnation, so it will be an especially ...
Body: 
Clint Weisman Quire of Voyces S.B. Choir brings centuries-old music to contemporary ears May 7-8. Thursday, May 5, 2016 By Carol Douglass Imagine that you’re in the cool interior of a 16th-century chapel, surrounded by the ethereal sound of voices singing Renaissance music — when choirs sang a cappella with a straight-toned clarity that befit the era. Despite the passing of five centuries, that music and style, which heralded the emergence of the polyphonic form that became the preferred singing method internationally, haven’t been lost. The Quire of Voyces, led by director and founder Nathan Kreitzer, performs both Renaissance and contemporary unaccompanied choral music, and the singers have honed their technique to a fine degree. Sung ...
Link to Story: 

Atlanta church in new Captain America film

English
Snippet: 
The architecture is Classical English Gothic and is based on the 12th century Melrose Abbey in Scotland. (© 2016 WXIA). CONNECT TWEET ...
Body: 
WMAZ 9:35 PM. EST May 04, 2016 An Atlanta church serves the backdrop for an important scene in the new movie "Captain America: Civil War," which opens Friday.  Jennifer Leslie, WXIAATLANTA - An Atlanta church serves the backdrop for an important scene in the new movie "Captain America: Civil War," which opens Friday.Producers picked Peachtree Christian Church for a funeral scene that's supposed to take place in England."It's pretty amazing," co-director Anthony Russo told 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie. "On the screen, it looks beautiful.""Captain America: Civil War" was shot primarily in and around Atlanta. The church scene doesn't start the film but it was the first scene shot when production began last year."You can’t get a more authentic ...
Link to Story: 

Pages