The Rune Stones at Jelling are in for a renewed scrutiny by Donald Duck and his bright nephews, when the search goes on for a unique Viking necklace.
St. Denis in Northern Paris was the first Gothic cathedral. In 1846 its magnificent spire crumbled in a storm. Now, plans are underway to reconstruct it
This week the re-conquest of Granada in 1492 was once more celebrated in the streets while a squabble broke out among politicians, artists and historians about the (lack of) political correctness.
In December 2015, the Munich Diocese decided to close the Bridgettine Abbey in Altomünster. The future fate of the priceless collections is unknown.
This week we have witnessed a shift in global politics difficult to come to terms with. One way is by imagining a post-liberal, clannish, medieval society.
Nearly destroyed in 1936 during the Civil War, the murals from Santa María de Sigena are at the centre of a vicious fight between Catalonia and Aragon
In 2000 a group of monks returned to Norcia in Southern Umbria to live out their vocation in the birthplace of St. Benedict. This autumn it has all crumbled
Pope Francis visits Lund, the Oldest Metropolis In Scandinavia and celebrates an ecumenical service together with Lutheran Scandinavia
Ramzan Kadyrov, dressed in medieval armour, celebrated the winnings of Putin by 98% at a medieval style party in Grozny in the Russian republic of Chechnya
The re-enactment of the Coronation of Charles IV in Prague is a recurrent event. This year, it will be a faithful, scientifically based recreation
When Suleiman the Magnificent died in Szigetvár his heart and entrails were buried there. His newly discovered mausoleum is hoped to be a new tourism magnet
The newly published Old World Drought Atlas was recently used to gauge the seriousness of the Syrian Draught, the like of which has not been seen for 900 years.
Sweden recently compiled a report on human remains in Swedish Historical Museums. Seventeen percent hold and exhibit remains of Sami people.
UNESCO considers removing World Heritage Status from the Kremlin due to the erection of a massive statue of Vladimir the Great
How shall we understand the events on New Years Eve in Cologne? As the acts of sexually famished young men? As the reflection of another culture? Religion? Or were they primarily culturally inspired coordinated political acts? Comparison with the medieval charivari institution points in that direction
Next week people in Dugo Selo on the Balkan Route will celebrate the traditional Martinmass. Hopefully they – and we – will remember that St. Martin is famous for having cut his cloak in two