Tag Archive: United Kingdom

Medieval bones discovery at Nefyn maritime museum

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The team at CR Archaeology discovered the bones in a stone cist grave beneath a wall at Old St Mary’s Church, Nefyn – now a maritime museum – 18 months ago. Tests confirmed she was aged 60 when she died and was buried around 1180. The team are now working to find out more about…

Battered Remains of Medieval Knight Discovered in Hereford Cathedral

The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting. The man may have participated in a form of jousting called tourney, in which men rode atop their horses and attacked one another, in large groups, with blunted weapons….

Aberdeen’s medieval burgh records recognised by UNESCO

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An extraordinary collection of burgh records for Aberdeen held by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives has been recognised by UNESCO. The first eight volumes of Aberdeen burgh registers, which cover the period 1398 – 1509, will now be included in the UK Register of Important Documentary Heritage, part of the UNESCO Memory of the World…

Archeologists: Viking massacre came to unexpected ending

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Plundering, pillaging and plenty of sea food — what wasn’t to like about the life of a Viking? How it sometimes ended, suggests an archeological study in the current Oxford Journal of Archeology. In the study led by Mark Pollard of the United Kingdom’s University of Oxford, archeologists thought they had uncovered the victims of…

Castles of Europe Windows 7 Theme, now with pictures

I have had several questions about the names and locations of the castles in the Castles of Europe Windows 7 theme. Below are the 21 castles included in the theme as well as there names and locations. The original post: Castle of Europe Windows 7 Theme post. Download the Castles of Europe Windows 7 Theme…

Castles of Europe Windows 7 theme

Update: The updated post for the Castles of Europe Theme can be found here –> Castles of Europe Windows 7 Theme, now with pictures. It includes pictures of all 21 castles as well as their names and locations. ~The Archivist This theme contains 21 pictures of castles form across Europe. I have it installed on…