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Fire rages in Aleppo’s historic medieval market

Historic Medieval Market Torched ALEPPO

Fires have swept through the medieval marketplace of Aleppo, a district that helped make the heart of Syria’s largest city a UNESCO world heritage site. Some described the overnight blaze as the worst blow yet to a historic district that helped make the heart of Syria’s largest city and commercial hub a UNESCO world heritage…

Medieval barn to open at Lloyd’s Great Dixter home

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A 500-year-old medieval barn and three 19th century oast houses are opening to the public for the first time at a well-known house in East Sussex. The Grade II* listed great barn will open on Tuesday at Great Dixter in Northiam near Rye, the former home of horticulturist Christopher Lloyd. It is one of the…

Galway’s medieval churches at risk

Galway Medieval church Saint Nicholas | Medieval Archives

Galway’s medieval churches could be under threat from ivy and an increase in rainfall, according to the author of a new survey. Surveyor Simon Large was contracted by Clare County Council to carry out a comprehensive study of the churches in County Clare and found that a third of the 170 churches examined had disappeared…

Couple discover 33ft deep medieval well beneath their living room

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A couple have discovered they are sitting on a piece of history after uncovering a 33ft-deep medieval well under their sofa. But although Colin Steer, 61, is fascinated by the historic find, his wife Vanessa certainly isn’t and even made her husband wait more than two decades after it was first spotted to begin exploring…

Archaeology and History of medieval Sherwood Forest

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Today we have a guest post by Andy Gaunt. Andy is a professional archaeologist in Nottinghamshire and an expert on Medieval Sherwood Forest, its landscape, people and administration. His information is below the post. Thanks Andy for the great article! ~The Archivist Archaeology and History of medieval Sherwood Forest http://sherwoodforesthistory.blogspot.com Sherwood Forest is the most…

Private Winchester medieval chapel opened to public

Chapel of St John the Baptist

A historic hidden corner of Winchester has opened to the public. The Chapel of St John the Baptist on The Broadway, is one of the few surviving medieval hospital chapels still standing. It is owned by the St John’s Winchester Charity which has three almshouses for some 93 people in the city centre. The chapel…

The Secret Medieval Garden

Looking for something to do this Wednesday? Check out the Secret Medieval Garden at the Dragon Hall, Norwich. I wish I was able to make it, it sounds great! The Secret Medieval Garden: Learn about traditional herbs and remedies with the ‘Wise Women’. Enjoy a Medieval-themed repast, in the garden, to the accompaniment of Early…

Medieval hotel opens in Romania

A 5-star medieval hotel, built in Alba Iulia’s historic city storehouse of the city, officially opened on Friday ( June 22 ), following an investment of over EUR 4.2 million. The medieval hotel was built by Corint Group SA, in the 300 year-old building, near the Third Gate of Alba Iulia’s Vauban Citadel. According to…

Experience the Historic Windsor Castle With Windsor Weekend Deals

The Curfew Tower, Windsor Castle | Medieval Archives

The Windsor Castle is a must-see when visiting London. And now, travelers can experience this spectacular medieval site with special Windsor weekend deals offered by the Heathrow/Windsor Marriott Hotel. The Escape! Windsor Castle Package, which is valid through 23rd December, 2012, offers two types of packages. This Windsor hotel deal includes guest room accommodations, breakfast…

‘Viking’ shipwreck discovered off Swedish coast

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An 800-year-old shipwreck was discovered by divers off the south coast of Sweden virtually buried under the sea floor. The vessel, which some Swedish reports have claimed is a Viking ship, was found in the Baltic Sea at Sturko, The Local reported. Lars Einarsson, underwater archaeologist at Kalmar Lans museum, told the news website, “This…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 10 “The Championship Joust”

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This is it! The Wildcard joust and the Championship joust. How will they pick the Wildcard and who will it be? At the end of it all the first Full Metal Jousting Champion will stand tall. Let’s get started… Episode 10: ‘The Championship Joust’ The competitors are in the house and Shane and the coaches…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 9 “Charge On”

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The two semifinal jousts are set and after this episode we will have two jousters left to face off for the championship. Episode 9: ‘Charge On’ The competitors are treated to a nice dinner and get a chance to relax a bit before the semifinal jousts. Jake talks trash about the joust with Matt and…

Full Metal Jousting: Semifinal Sneak Peek

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This Sunday is the are the Semifinal jousts on Full Metal Jousting. The semifinals should be good. Two hard hitting jousters, the underdog and a philosiphy student. Two will move on, two will be eliminated. The semifinal match-ups are: Black Team: Josh Knowles vs Red Team: Josh Avery Black Team: Matt Hiltman vs Red Team:…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 8 “Go To War”

Not one, not two but all three remaining quarterfinal jousts! Who will win and move on to the Semi-finals? Let’s find out. Episode 8: ‘Go To War’ The episode opens with the jousters showing off their injuries. There are bruises in a variety of places but the worst is injury to Matt’s leg. It’s about…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 7 “A Killing Machine”

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One final joust before the quarterfinals begin. No major injuries this week but we see a massive hit that results in a double unhorsing! Episode 7: ‘A Killing Machine’ The episode opens at the jousting match-up platform. The jousters need no introduction, they are the only two who remain. The final joust will be Joe…