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Avaldsnes with St. Olau's Church. Source: Avaldsnes/Anita Langaaker

14. July 2017 by


Avaldsnes – Norway’s Oldest Royal Seat


The famous royal seat at Avaldsnes on the West-coast of Norway is best known as the residence of Harold Fairhair, but excavations tell us about a splendid royal hall from the 13th century

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Three recreated hand-bells © National Museum of Scotland

12. April 2017 by


Early Medieval Irish Hand-Bells


Hand-bells belong to a group of liturgical objects connected with the early Irish Church. Was Ireland the primary production centre? Or did Irish hand-bells just play aparticular role as significant relics?

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Medieval Open-Air-Museum at Poggibonsi © Archeodrome Poggibonsi

5. April 2017 by


Poggibonsi In the Middle Ages


Medieval Poggibonsi in Tuscany was a fortified hilltop village. Now an open-air museum, it is dedicated to authenticity and faithful recreation.

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Life in the medieval castle of Miranduolo in Toscana in the 13th century. © Inkling Firenze

1. April 2017 by


Castle of Miranduolo


In the last 20 years archaeologists have excavated the castle of Miranduolo near Siena documenting a continuous habitation from the 8th to the 14th century.

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The Gislinge Boat. © Roskilde Viking Museum 2016

9. February 2017 by


Viking Age War Fleets


Studies of Vikings and their pirating and warfare seldom pause to reflect upon the enormous investment, the ships represented. New book sets this right.

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