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Viking hoard includes Christian artifacts, Byzantine Church was rich

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Based on the items in the collection, archaeoligists have dated the artifacts to the early 10th century. Meanwhile, artifacts and a mosaic were ...
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In recent weeks, there have been revelations from museums about their discoveries related to Christianity, such as 1,100 year-old crucifix found in Denmark, a piece of pottery that gives clues to early Christians in Roman London, and inscriptions in a 500-year Bible about the Reformation. There are more. Last week, the contents of a Viking hoard was disclosed and some of them might have been taken from monasteries. According to the National Geographic, there were two treasure troves found during the controlled dig done by archaeologists. The one in the upper layer contained arm rings, a gold bird-shaped pin, and 67 silver ingots. The one lower in the ground was a rare Carolingian vessel of silver-copper alloy packed with carefully wrappe...
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The Denver Art Museum Returns an Ancient Sandstone Statue to Cambodia

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On Monday, March 28, the Denver Art Museum returned the Torso of Rama, a 10th-century sandstone statue, to Cambodia. The museum acquired the ...
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On Monday, March 28, the Denver Art Museum returned the Torso of Rama, a 10th-century sandstone statue, to Cambodia. The museum acquired the work in 1986,  but only recently learned that the 62-inch-tall sculpture had been looted during the country’s civil war. The Denver Art Museum’s director, Christoph Heinrich, attended the repatriation  ceremony in Phnom Penh.
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Denver Art Museum returns looted 10th-century statue to Cambodia

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PanARMENIAN.Net - An American museum on Monday, March 28 returned to Cambodia a 10th-century sandstone sculpture of the Hindu god Rama ...
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March 29, 2016 - 17:17 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net - An American museum on Monday, March 28 returned to Cambodia a 10th-century sandstone sculpture of the Hindu god Rama decades after it was looted from a jungle temple during the kingdom's civil war, AFP reports. The 62-inch-tall torso, which was stolen in the 1970s from the Koh Ker temple site near the famed Angkor Wat complex, was handed over by the Denver Art Museum at a ceremony in Phnom Penh. The statue -- still missing its head, arms and feet -- had been in the museum's possession since 1986, the Cambodian government said in a statement. "We are joyful with the torso of Rama returning home," Cambodian official Yim Nolson said at the ceremony, adding that the joy was tempered by the fact tha...
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The Extensive and Sometimes Mythical History of the Chola Empire

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One of the most important kings of the Chola Empire was Rajaraja I Chola, who reigned between the end of the 10th century AD and the beginning of ...
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The Chola Empire was a southern Indian state that existed from around the middle of the 9th century AD until the 13th century AD. Although the Chola Empire was founded during the 9th century AD, the Chola Dynasty is said to have been in existence for a much longer period in time. From the various poems of a Tamil work known as the Purananuru, a list of Chola kings has been constructed. According to this list, the Chola kings date as far back as around the end of the 4th millennium BC. (Although these kings have often been regarded as mythological figures.) In the Sangam literature, reference to the early Chola kings can also be found. These early Chola kings (as opposed to those regarded as mythological) are said to have ruled parts of s...
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Pomp greets Rama statue's return from US

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The 1.6-metre-tall 10th-century Torso of Rama statue was returned by the Denver Art Museum after archaeologists from the Apsara Authority were ...
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Recently returned after 30 years in a US museum, a priceless Angkorian statue looted from war-torn Cambodia in the early 1970s was feted at the Council of Ministers yesterday. The 1.6-metre-tall 10th-century Torso of Rama statue was returned by the Denver Art Museum after archaeologists from the Apsara Authority were able to prove that the artefact was looted from the Prasat Chen temple in Preah Vihear province, National Museum director Kong Vireak said yesterday. The statue’s return, which actually took place in late February, was officially marked in a handover ceremony at the Council of Ministers yesterday morning. Using forensic techniques, the archaeologists demonstrated that the statue, which is missing its head, arms and feet, was...
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US museum returns looted statue to Cambodia

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An American museum on Monday returned to Cambodia a 10th-century sandstone sculpture of the Hindu god Rama decades after it was looted from ...
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An American museum on Monday returned to Cambodia a 10th-century sandstone sculpture of the Hindu god Rama decades after it was looted from a jungle temple during the kingdom's civil war.The 62-inch torso, which was stolen in the 1970s from the Koh Ker temple site near the famed Angkor Wat complex, was handed over by the Denver Art Museum at a ceremony in Phnom Penh.The statue - still missing its head, arms and feet - had been in the museum's possession since 1986, the Cambodian government said in a statement."We are joyful with the torso of Rama returning home," Cambodian official Yim Nolson said at the ceremony, adding that the joy was tempered by the fact that the head was still missing and its whereabouts unknown."The royal governmen...
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Headless Hindu god returns home to Cambodia

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The 158cm headless sandstone statue called the Torso of Rama dates back to the 10th Century and was taken from the Koh Ker temple during ...
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An American museum has returned to Cambodia an ancient statue of a Hindu god stolen some years ago. Officials from the Denver Art Museum and the Cambodia government marked the handover in a ceremony in Phnom Penh. The 158cm headless sandstone statue called the Torso of Rama dates back to the 10th Century and was taken from the Koh Ker temple during Cambodia's civil war. The Denver Art Museum said it had acquired the statue in 1986 from a New York gallery, and said it realised it was looted only after recent discussions with Cambodia. In January, a French museum returned a 7th Century Hindu statue head to Cambodia 130 years after it was taken. -BBC
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Yale historian to speak about the history of European food culture at Lycoming College

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Approaching history from the perspective of culinary practices helps correct mistaken assumptions about the European Middle Ages, and calls into ...
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Download Image: Web Yale historian Paul Freedman, Ph.D., will discuss the medieval history of food at a presentation at 7 p.m. on April 7 in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall on the corner of 4th and Basin Streets. The presentation is free and open to the public. Freedman’s presentation, "Basic Principles of Medieval Cuisine," will build on the ideas presented in his book, “Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination.” Recent trends in food production and consumption focus on organic and local foods, which was the case for the medieval period, when almost all food was locally and organically grown. Approaching history from the perspective of culinary practices helps correct mistaken assumptions about the European Middle Ages, and ca...
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Mittelalter Spectaculum

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Medieval Spectaculum
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Zum zweiten Mal tummelten sich Ritter, Gaukler und allerlei Händler beim "Mittelalter Spectaculum" in und um die Alte Drahtziehrei und präsentierten ...
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For the second time, romped Knights, jugglers and all kinds of traders at the "medieval Spectaculum" in and around the old Drahtziehrei and presented...
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sd. Wipperfürth.?Zum zweiten Mal tummelten sich Ritter, Gaukler und allerlei Händler beim "Mittelalter Spectaculum" in und um die Alte Drahtziehrei und präsentierten ihre Waren und Darbietungen. So kamen die Mittelalter-Fans in Scharen, um mittelalterliche Musik, Jonglage, Feuerspektakel und allerlei Schauspiel zu erleben. Neben den vielen Waren wie Schmuck, Leder, Fellen und Filzprodukten konnten geschmiedete Schwerter und Messer, Schiffsmodelle, Trommeln bestaunt werden. Die Kinder hatten ihren Spaß beim Holzbogenschießen und Wurfspiel oder während des Puppenspiels mit "Patronus Patanoster". Zur Stärkung gab es Kirschbier aus der Taverne, Fleischspieße vom Grill oder Fladen. Die Kaisergarde Barbarossa präsentierte das höfische Leben au...
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SD. Wipperfürth.? For the second time, romped Knights, jugglers and all kinds of traders at the "medieval Spectaculum" in and around the old Drahtziehrei and presented their goods and performances. So came the middle ages fans in droves to medieval music, juggling, to enjoy Fireworks and all kinds of drama. In addition to the many goods such as jewellery, leather, fur and felt products, forged swords and knives, ship models, drums could be admired. The kids had fun with the wooden archery and throwing game, or during of puppetry with "Patronus Patanoster". To strengthen, there were cherry beer from the tavern, meat skewers from grill or flat bread. The Imperial Guard Barbarossa presented the courtly life au...
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Österliches Weltenwandeln für alle Sinne auf der Leuchtenburg

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Paschal world casting for all senses at the illuminated Castle
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Die mystischen Pfeifentöne des Dudelsacks und der Schalmei, einem Holzblasinstrument aus dem Mittelalter, brachten so manchen Gast zum ...
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The mystical whistling sounds of the bagpipes and the Shawm, a woodwind instrument from the middle ages, brought some guest to the...
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29.03.2016 - 08:10 Uhr Am Osterwochenende bis zum Montag, dem 28. März, wurde auf der Leuchtenburg in Seitenroda die Zeit zurückgedreht und Klänge und Figuren aus längst vergessener Zeit eroberten das Osterfest. Ein Blick in die Vergangenheit. Diese Musikanten trugen Kettenhemd, Brustschutz und Metallhelm zum musizieren. Foto: Theresa Schödensack Seitenroda. „Klirr“, „krach“, „rums“, halt es durch den Burghof der Leuchtenburg. Die Sonne, die sich gerade durch die Wolkendecke gekämpft hat spiegelt sich auf dem frisch polierten Metallhelm eines ­Ritters wider, dessen Rüstung mit jedem Schritt klirrt und kracht. Doch es gab auch andere historische Klänge am Oster­wochenende, die die Burgbesucher in die vergangene Welt des Mittelalters wande...
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29.03.2016 - 08:10 o'clock Easter weekend through Monday, March 28, was turned back on the Leuchtenburg in Seitenroda time and sounds and characters from long-forgotten time conquered the feast of Easter. A look into the past. These musicians wore Hauberk, breastplate and metal helmet to the music. Photo: Theresa Schödensack Seitenroda. "THD", "karmaker", "boom", shut by the courtyard of the illuminated Castle. The Sun, which has struggled through the cloud cover is reflected on the freshly polished metal helmet of a Knight, whose Rüstung shatters and cracks with every step. But there were also other historical sounds on the Easter weekend, which carefully the Castle visitors in the past world of the middle ages...
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