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Rare “Robin Hood” Ring Found

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Sometimes, developments in the real world tap into our memories and feelings as they relate to a work of fiction. This is perhaps no more acutely felt ...
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Sometimes, developments in the real world tap into our memories and feelings as they relate to a work of fiction. This is perhaps no more acutely felt than in situations where real-life artifacts tell us something about a romanticized period in the past.In this case, the Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood lore has yielded an exceedingly valuable medieval ring that is expected to sell for almost six figures.Robin Hood RelicA 34-year-old amateur treasure hunter, Mark Thompson, had only been involved in the metal detecting hobby for about a year and a half before striking it big. His discovery of the medieval gold ring in Nottinghamshire is the stuff of hardcore treasure hunters’ dreams. He had only been searching for 20 minutes in the woods bef...
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Le Noël des animaux

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The animals Christmas
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Seigneur du Hohlandsbourg au XVe siècle, Jean de Lupfen est un personnage bien connu à Kientzheim, lui qui a fortifié le village qu'on appelait ...
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Lord of Hohlandsbourg in the 15th century, John of Lupfen is a character well known at Kientzheim, who fortified the village used to be called...
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24 décembre 1466 en fin d’après-midi. Depuis des semaines, il fait un froid glacial dans toute la région. Hier encore, on a trouvé deux colporteurs sur les hauteurs de Coenesheim, près du col de Riquewihr, morts, le nez dans la neige. L’un d’eux portait des traces de morsures.Le seigneur Jean de Lupfen, seigneur de Hohenlandsberg, grelottait, malgré la chaleur rayonnant de la cheminée. Coulant par les volets disjoints, l’air glacé empêchait la pièce de se réchauffer et la grosse veste de laine semblait ne servir à rien, dans ce château ouvert au vent.Il était perdu dans ses pensées quand il entendit hennissement affolé dans les écuries, de l’autre côté de la cour. Un voleur ? Il voulut appeler ses mercenaires suisses, mais il les savait ...
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Dubrovnik Diaries

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The first Arboretum was founded in the 15th century and it even has some trees imported from the Himalayas! In the 16th century, our Navy consisted ...
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Within three minutes of meeting us, bubbly Nikolina is in full flow. "Do you know how many firsts my tiny Dubrovnik has in its long history? For example, way back in 1377, we established the world's first quarantine here. In 1416, we were the first European state to pass a resolution abolishing slavery. And the world's oldest surviving sewage system built here in 1296 is still in perfect condition." In her American accent, Nikolina's locomotive breath utters a Latin phrase: Ordo Super Assecuratoribus. Huh? "Our Maritime law of 1568 (she grins) is the oldest one in the world. The Convent of St Claire was the world's first orphanage in 1432. The first Arboretum was founded in the 15th century and it even has some trees imported from the Hi...
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Govt doing little on Nalanda: Expert

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The Nalanda University is the first universal varsity because by the 7th century it had students from across the globe. Paris University came up in the ...
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Calcutta, Dec. 24: Neither the Bihar government nor the Centre is doing enough to preserve the glory of the ancient Nalanda University, the ruins of which were recognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site earlier this year, said an award winning archaeologist who, apart from his many finds, once took the Obamas on a tour of Humayun's Tomb. Karingamannu Kuzhiyil Muhammed, retired regional director (north) of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), said it wasn't enough for a site to get Unesco heritage status. "World Heritage is a big title. But many feel that the status changes the funding arrangements for the site. Unesco or the Centre doesn't pump in more funds when a site gets World Heritage tag. The responsibility is on the site auth...
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Sunday Story: Ruining the Hampi ruins

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... situation report asked for from HWHAMA, showing its lack of concern for conservation of the 15th century heritage site of the Vijayanagar empire.
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Illegal constructions violate the Hampi Master Plan prepared by the Hampi World Heritage Area Management Authority as part of its mandate to protect the World Heritage Site and regulate development in the Local Planning Area. The fact that the authorities are doing little to check illegal construction is leading to speculation that the tourism lobby could be hand-in-glove with politicians to subdue the Authority's rules to convert farm land for commercial purposes and build star hotels and resorts in Hampi to attract foreign tourists at the cost of the heritage site, Shivakumar G. Malagi throws light on the unhealthy developments in Hampi They are a declared  world heritage site and  a huge tourism attraction, but the Hampi ruins remain ...
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Recapturing lost history: Key moments in the journey of the graphic image in India

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The earliest printed materials, scrolls bearing woodblock-print copies of a Buddhist prayer, date back to 8th-century Japan. The earliest surviving and ...
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You are here. Look outside the windows before you look at this immersive collection of maps, engravings, prints and photographs that form this archive installation. You have entered a neighbourhood traversed by lines mapping a coalition between global power and transnational finance. The building you stand in, the Old Secretariat, has been the seat of power in Goa for many centuries. It was once the Palacio Idalcao, from where the Adilshahi dynasty of Bijapur ruled Goa. Later, it became the seat of power for the Estado da India, the official residence of the Portuguese Viceroy or Governor General. And yet, just across the street, visible from the Governor General’s office, is the Mhamai Kamat house. The Mhamai Kamats were an influential ...
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Kuwait- Islamic calligraphy in Turkey, deep-rooted history

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This decoration art dates back to the 8th century, the era of the Uighur Turks. She added. Susoy uses 18, 21 and 24 carat gold in her work. It is really a ...
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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) By Redha Sardar ANKARA, Dec 23 (KUNA) -- Arabic, or rather, Islamic calligraphy, has a long history in Turkey dating back to the days of the Ottoman Empire. In fact, calligraphy is especially revered among Islamic arts since it was the primary means for the preservation of the Quran. Therefore, the Turkish people associate the art mainly with religion, since originally Arabic is the language of the Muslims' Holy book. Great works of calligraphy, verses from the Holly Quran, and other Islamic sayings and Hadtish, have been decorating walls and ceilings of most almost all mosques nationwide. The profession has been prospering over centuries, and calligraphy shops are spread in several Turkish cities; sk...
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Auf Zeitreise mit einer Germanistin

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On time travel with a German scholar
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Besonders angetan hat es der 26-jährigen Germanistin eine Sammelhandschrift aus dem mittleren 15. Jahrhundert. Sobald ihr der Codex 1253 in die ...
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The 26 year old German scholar especially done to it has a manuscript from the mid 15th century. Once your Codex 1253 in the...
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Edith Kapeller begann während eines Sommerpraktikums alte Bücher zu liebenWien – Jahrhundertealte Texte üben auf Edith Kapeller eine große Faszination aus. Besonders angetan hat es der 26-jährigen Germanistin eine Sammelhandschrift aus dem mittleren 15. Jahrhundert. Sobald ihr der Codex 1253 in die Hände gelegt worden war, strahlte die mit schlichtem Ledereinband über Buchenholz gebundene Handschrift eine ästhetische Anziehungskraft auf sie aus. Kapeller beschloss, ihre Masterarbeit über diesen 165 Blätter starken Papiercodex zu verfassen. Kürzlich bekam sie für ihr fertiges Werk den Anerkennungspreis für Wissenschaft des Landes Niederösterreich verliehen. In der Anfangsphase ihres Studiums der Deutsche Philologie bewarb sich Kapeller fü...
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Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts review: a splendid page-turner

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The author's pleasure and excitement at seeing and studying something numinous such as a sixth-century gospel book or a superb 16th-century book ...
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  Book Title:Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts ISBN-13:978-0241003046 Author: Christopher de Hamel Publisher:Allen Lane Guideline Price:£30.0 What connects a very large copy of the Bible written c.AD 700 in northern England and forgotten for centuries with a poem on classical astronomy copied at the Carolingian court in the ninth century and a compendium of commentary on the Apocalypse written in Spain in the 10th century or a book of songs in Latin and in a dialect of German from a monastery in Bavaria to a manuscript copy of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth? Apart from the fact they were all written by hand on treated animal skin and embellished with painted scenes and ornament, they have be...
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A Misconstrued Narrative of Conquest – Manan Ahmed Asif on the 12th Century 'Chachnama'

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... and written in Prakrit in the late 12th century CE and earlier texts such as the one written by Ibn Khurradadhih in the late 9th century CE. Among the ...
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In A Book of Conquest, Manan Ahmed Asif examines the Chachnama and explains why the narrative of Islam in South Asia have been historically misunderstood. The fighting between Mahmud ibn Sebuktegin and Abu ‘Ali Simjuri in 994, miniature from the ‘Jami’ al-Tawarikh’ of Rashid al-Din, c.1307. Ghazni was one of the formidable invaders who is thought to have repeatedly plundered India. Credit: Wikimedia Commons There is an intended irony in the very title of Manan Ahmed Asif’s book. A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia that has long been synonymous with the Chachnama, has as its key event, the story of Islam’s origins in South Asia. It is a story – for all its later retellings – that remains unchanged in its ess...
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