Tag Archive: Rome

MAP Bonus: Top Five Borgia Myths and Book Giveaway

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Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell MadeGlobal’s History in a Nutshell Series aims to give readers a good grounding in a historical topic in a concise, easily digestible and accessible way. Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell outlines the life of one of history’s most controversial figures from his birth through to his murder in 1507 at…

Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell by Samantha Morris

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Today we are part of another book tour and this one includes a giveaway! The book is Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell by Samantha Morris. Samantha was nice enough to provide a video with the Toop 5 Borgia myths! We are also giving away a copy of the book Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell! The…

American Academy in Rome Fellowship Opportunity

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General Information Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The deadline for the nation-wide Rome Prize competition is 1 November 2015. Applications will also be accepted between 2-15…

Barbie Romanus: A New 3D Printing Kickstarter

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Last summer we featured a Kickstarter campaign creating medieval armor for Barbie. Creator Zheng3(Jim Rodda) is taking Barbie back in time again! His new Kickstarter campaign, Faire Play 2: When in Rome sends Barbie back to Ancient Rome with her own chariot. Everybody always makes a big deal about Barbie’s corvette, but who needs a…

5 Reasons You Should Watch Marco Polo

Marco Polo is a Netflix Original series released on 12 Dec 2014. It’s a 10 episode series exploring the life and times of trader and adventurer Marco Polo’s time in the court of Kublai Khan. Historical dramas based in ancient and medieval times are becoming more popular these days. Shows like Rome, Spartacus, Camelot, Pillars…

Rome’s Colosseum a Condominium in Medieval Times

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Forget gory shows and gladiatorial combat. In the late Middle Ages, Rome’s Colosseum was a huge condominium, says the latest archaeological investigation into Rome’s most iconic monument. Archaeologists from Roma Tre University and students from the American University of Rome unearthed evidence showing that ordinary Romans lived within the Colosseum from the ninth century until…

CFP: Peregrinatio pro amore Dei: Aspects of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

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Peregrinatio pro amore Dei: Aspects of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages and Renaissance June 12-14, 2014 Denver, Colorado The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association invites panel and paper proposals on the conference theme, “Peregrinatio pro amore Dei: Aspects of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.” The conference dates are June 12-14, 2014, and…

Badge dug up in field is medieval treasure

A scrap of twisted silver found a few weeks ago by a metal detector in Lancashire will take its place among masterpieces of medieval art at the British Museum, in an exhibition opening this week of the bejewelled shrines made to hold the relics of saints and martyrs. The badge made of silver found by…

Medieval frescoes discovered behind wallpaper

Behind the yellowed wallpaper in one of Rome’s no longer used municipal offices, a discovery was made. What has come to light is probably a Triumphant Christ with his faithful followers Peter and Paul portrayed in a medieval triptych recently discovered in a tower of the Senatorial Palace on the Capitol. The characters in the…