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University of Tennessee Marco Institute History Lecture Asks “Who’s That Girl?”

Historian Cynthia Robinson of Cornell University will deliver the annual Riggsby Lecture on Medieval Mediterranean History and Culture at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Hodges Library auditorium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Robinson’s lecture is titled “Who’s That Girl?: Cross-Cultural Narrative, Mysticism and the Lady on the Alhambra Ceilings,” and is presented…

‘Vatican Splendors’ brims with symbolism

St. Peter carries the keys to the kingdom of heaven. St. Paul holds the saber, symbol of his beheading and belief that faith cuts like a double-edged sword. Visitors to “Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art,” which opens today at the Heinz History Center, can distinguish the two Apostles in another way. Peter…

New US Embassy Adopts Defenses From Middle Ages

A US embassy is expected to extend the welcoming hand of democracy—while maintaining a 30-meter zone of blast protection. Such was the challenge facing KieranTimberlake when the architectural firm entered a State Department competition to design a new embassy on the banks of the Thames in London. Its winning plan, to be built by 2017,…

Leça do Balio Medieval Fair

Medieval fair in Matosinhos celebrates every year the the old Santiago pilgrimage passage, were in the XII century the military order of St. John of Jerusalem decided to choose the Leça do Balio Monastery has it´s headquarters. Placed by the ancient roman road that connected Porto and Braga, the Leça do Balio Monastery is still…

Grant saves historic medieval hall

The future of the most significant inhabited building at risk in Wales is now secure. Almost £700,000 has been pledged in funding to secure Llwyn Celyn, a Grade 1 listed medieval hall house in Stanton, near Abergavenny. The National heritage memorial fund and Cadw will inject a total of £670,000 into the building in the…

Medieval earth floor discovered in church

A medieval earth floor has been uncovered at a village church which is undergoing a massive renovation. The discovery was made by builders at St James’ Church, Aslackby, last month. Churchwarden Chris Gudgin, 67, of The Old Vicarage, Aslackby, said it was exciting. He said: “The builders found it while relaying a stone floor. “It…