Tag Archive: 10th Century

Northampton Castle finds include 10th Century lamps

10th century lamps | Medieval Archives

Objects dating back to the 10th Century have been discovered at the location of Northampton’s new railway station. The latest finds by archaeologists at the site, once home to Northampton Castle, include a medieval silver penny and two Saxon oil lamps. Andy Chapman from Northamptonshire Archaeology said: “The findings helped to paint a picture of…

York, England: Castles and Churches and Pubs, Oh My!

Ahhh York …. with its great city walls, castles and churches. For most tourists coming to this town, the medieval history of this great northern city is the major draw. The renowned City Walls stretch for about 3km and should be walked by all travelers with a just a little or a lot of time…

The five million ‘secret’ artefacts available for all to see

A librarian works quietly in an office people can only dream of. His daily work includes examining and looking after a steadily increasing collection of thousands of books and manuscripts, housed in rooms off a narrow spiral staircase. The works in Lincoln Cathedral Library, opposite the West Front of the cathedral, date back to the…

1001 Inventions Uncovers a Thousand Years of Science and Technology

Groundbreaking Exhibition Explains Why the Dark Ages Weren’t Really Dark After blockbuster runs in London and Istanbul, 1001 Inventions, an exhibition highlighting the scientific legacy of Muslim civilization in our modern age, will make its United States premiere at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) on December 4, 2010. The exhibition reveals the forgotten…

Russian archaeologists discover amazing artifacts

2010 saw Russian archaeologists discovering an array of amazing artifacts. In particular, the remains of an ancient Christian church were discovered in the area adjacent to the construction site of Olympic facilities in the Russian resort of Sochi earlier this year. The church dates back to the 10th century, which archeologists argue indicates that the…

Site of ‘Britain’s oldest hospital’ uncovered

A site which may house Britain’s earliest known hospital has been uncovered by archaeologists. Radio carbon analysis at the former Leper Hospital at St Mary Magdalen in Winchester, Hampshire, has provided a date range of AD 960-1030 for a series of burials, many exhibiting evidence of leprosy, on the site. A number of other artefacts,…

Walking is the only way to experience York, England

York is one of the most important cities in England, with a rich history spanning more than 2,000 years. It is also home to one of the largest medieval Gothic cathedrals in all of Europe -the York Minster – with exteriors are as impressive as the spectacular works of art in its interiors. With its…

Cloistered away in New York City

A Little known branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a superb art collection and a magical getaway in Manhattan. Jenny Arsenault likes to imagine she’s legendary medieval maiden Lady of Shalott when she visits The Cloisters, and it’s easy to understand why. The 21-year-old art student from Washington Heights is just a short…

Southampton screens film about medieval founder Bevois

A film about the legendary 10th Century founder of Southampton, Sir Bevois, has being screened in the city. The 15-minute film, To Unwill a Heart, used local actors and was shot around the city’s medieval landmarks. It was developed by film staff and historians at Southampton Solent University. The film was also shown at the…