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Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny Abbey)

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In the 13th century the Abbey started to run into economic problems. It lost its independency and came under the influence of the French kings.
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Located in the Saône-et-Loire Departement in France, the Abbey of Cluny was one of the most powerful religious centers in the Middle Ages and has been deemed the founder of Western monasticism. Built in the 10th century, the basilica was the world's largest church before the creation of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome—and one of the wealthiest. The Abbey was founded in 910 when William I, Duke of Aquitaine, donated a large piece of land to found a Benedictine Monastery. It included cultivated and uncultivated land, vineyards, woods, fields, meadows, waters, mills and serfs. Then in an unusual move, William I resigned all power over the Abbey, leaving control of the place to the Abbots, which meant that Cluny was practically independent.  Th...
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Ancient Roman Coins Discovered At Japanese Castle

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The inhabitants of the castle are noted to have trade relations with China and other neighboring nations during the 14th and 15th century. The lead ...
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KING 10:20 AM. PDT November 01, 2016 More than two and a half years ago archaeologists on a dig site in Okinawa, Japan unearthed ten pieces of metal. Believing them to be nothing more than round metal pieces belonging to armor, the items were labeled and stored as such amongst various other findings. When Toshio Tsukamoto, an archaeologist with experience at excavation sites in Italy and Egypt, arrived at the castle, he knew right away the “little round things” did not belong to armor.What had actually been discovered have now been positively identified as Ancient Roman coins, some dating all the way back to the 3rd and 4th Century. With ten in total, four have been noted to be from the Roman Empire, while a fifth coin was struck with th...
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Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny Abbey)

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Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny Abbey). One of the most powerful religious centers in the Middle Ages, dubbed the founder of Western monasticism.
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Located in the Saône-et-Loire Departement in France, the Abbey of Cluny was one of the most powerful religious centers in the Middle Ages and has been deemed the founder of Western monasticism. Built in the 10th century, the basilica was the world's largest church before the creation of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome—and one of the wealthiest. The Abbey was founded in 910 when William I, Duke of Aquitaine, donated a large piece of land to found a Benedictine Monastery. It included cultivated and uncultivated land, vineyards, woods, fields, meadows, waters, mills and serfs. Then in an unusual move, William I resigned all power over the Abbey, leaving control of the place to the Abbots, which meant that Cluny was practically independent.  Th...
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Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny Abbey)

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The Abbey was not able anymore to elect their Abbot and in the 15th century the King of France appointment people who did him personal favors to ...
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Located in the Saône-et-Loire Departement in France, the Abbey of Cluny was one of the most powerful religious centers in the Middle Ages and has been deemed the founder of Western monasticism. Built in the 10th century, the basilica was the world's largest church before the creation of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome—and one of the wealthiest. The Abbey was founded in 910 when William I, Duke of Aquitaine, donated a large piece of land to found a Benedictine Monastery. It included cultivated and uncultivated land, vineyards, woods, fields, meadows, waters, mills and serfs. Then in an unusual move, William I resigned all power over the Abbey, leaving control of the place to the Abbots, which meant that Cluny was practically independent.  Th...
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Quoi de neuf au Moyen Age ? La ville !

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What's new in the middle ages? The city!
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Le Moyen-Age est vu tour à tour comme une longue parenthèse d'obscurantisme comme un espace d'exotisme... Son image varie selon les époques, ...
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The middle ages is seen alternately as a long interlude of obscurantism as a space of exoticism... His image varies according to the times...
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Le Moyen-Age est vu tour à tour comme une longue parenthèse d’obscurantisme comme un espace d’exotisme... Son image varie selon les époques, l'exemple de la ville est significatif. Reconstitution de joute médiévale à Eltham Palace en 2013 © Getty / Oli Scarff Le Moyen-Age est vu tour à tour comme une longue parenthèse d’obscurantisme ou bien, c’est le cas dans la fantasy contemporaine, comme un espace d’exotisme.… Son image, ses usages varient selon les époques et leurs besoins. L’exemple de la ville est significatif. Si on lit les vieux manuels, on retient l’impression qu’elle s’est quasi effacée après la fin de l’époque romaine. Quant aux ouvrages de philosophie politique, ils passent directement de la cité de Platon à celle de Machiav...
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The middle ages is seen alternately as a long interlude of obscurantism as a space of exoticism... His image varies according to the times, the example of the city is significant. Reconstruction of medieval jousting at Eltham Palace in 2013 © Getty / Oli Scarff the middle - ages is seen alternately as a long interlude of obscurantism or else, it is the case in contemporary fantasy, as a space of exoticism... His image, its uses vary according to seasons and their needs. The example of the city is significant. If you read old books, carry the impression that she has almost faded after the end of the Roman era. Works of political philosophy, they go directly from the city of Plato than Machiav...
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Resurrected: the oldest crucifix at St. Peter's

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His toes curl in pain, his veins bulge from exertion, his bony chest heaves in the last throes of death. The newly restored 14th-century wooden crucified ...
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From CNS:  His toes curl in pain, his veins bulge from exertion, his bony chest heaves in the last throes of death. The newly restored 14th-century wooden crucified Christ “has been resurrected” from obscurity — once caked over with dark paint and left forgotten behind an elevator shaft, said Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica. “We have discovered a hidden treasure under the dust of many centuries,” he told reporters at a Vatican news conference Oct. 28. The oldest crucifix in the basilica’s possession, it was made by an unknown sculptor of “exceptional artistic talent” and technical skill sometime in the early 1300s, and hung in the original fourth-century basilica of St. Peter, built by the Emperor Constantine...
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Inside the quest to restore Leonardo da Vinci's secret vineyard

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When da Vinci left Florence for Milan in the late 15th century, he arrived with a cover letter that described him as a weapons maker and laid out in ...
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Closed to the public for five centuries, Casa degli Atellani-- in the heart of the Milan, Italy-- has recently reopened to curious tourists. The estate houses plenty of treasures for fans of Italian history, art and culture. But it’s also home to an intriguing secret dating back to the Renaissance-era—a newly restored vineyard owned by Leonardo da Vinci. When da Vinci left Florence for Milan in the late 15th century, he arrived with a cover letter that described him as a weapons maker and laid out in exquisite detail the various arms he could produce. At the bottom of his résumé, he added a couple of lines: In times of peace, he wrote, he could paint and serve as an architect paint the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper didn’t even bother to ...
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Historians raise doubt over accuracy of Cheng Ho's 'landing spot' in Malacca

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The recent confusion surrounding the shifting of a rock marked as the so-called landing spot of 15th century Chinese admiral Cheng Ho (or Zheng He) ...
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MALACCA: Monuments and historical markings should be accompanied by proper studies and research to ensure accuracy, to prevent Malacca’s history from being exploited for commercial gains. The recent confusion surrounding the shifting of a rock marked as the so-called landing spot of 15th century Chinese admiral Cheng Ho (or Zheng He) has prompted local heritage enthusiast Colin Goh to call for the matter to be looked into more seriously by authorities. Goh, 70, said the accuracy of details relayed to tourists at historical sites is critical, given the recent influx of Chinese tourists and investors. "As a local who was born and raised here, I would like Malacca to be portrayed as fairly and factually as possible," said Goh. "There is tru...
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Festive magic at 13th century hideaway

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Dating back to the Middle Ages, the hall still has many original features intact, including a large medieval fireplace and traditional low hanging beams.
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Askham Hall & Gardens Askham Hall & Gardens will come alive with the sights and sounds of a traditional Christmas market this December, with 45 stalls taking residence in the grounds of this 13th hideaway. Askham’s recently refurbished medieval ‘banquet hall’ will be one of the locations for the traditional festive fun on Sunday 4 December. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the hall still has many original features intact, including a large medieval fireplace and traditional low hanging beams. Visitors can enjoy an array of local festive produce, crafts and giftware ranging from handmade cushions and ceramics to fragrances, candles and wreaths… There will be some ‘old favourites and also some new and quirky stallholders’ including ‘Made by...
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Hugh Broughton gets the OK for Clifford's Tower overhaul

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... surviving structure from the medieval royal castle of York, which was an important seat of government of the North of England in the Middle Ages.
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Last week York councillors voted 11 to three in favour of the proposals, despite a petition against the scheme which attracted more than 2,000 signatures (Stop English Heritage Making Clifford’s Tower Look Like Disneyland!) Hugh Broughton Architects is working with conservation specialists Martin Ashley Architects on the job, which it landed following a competition in January 2015. The project, backed by English Heritage, aims to improve visitor facilities inside the ruined keep, which dates from the 13th century. A timber structure will be installed to partially cover the ruin and provide a viewing platform at roof level, while suspended metal walkways will give access to the first floor level. The new additions will rest on pad foundat...
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