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Viking bling had origins in horse harness made in Ireland, researcher suggests

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A female Norwegian Viking who died during the 9th century was buried wearing a status symbol: this repurposed piece of bronze jewellery which was ...
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A female Norwegian Viking who died during the 9th century was buried wearing a status symbol: this repurposed piece of bronze jewellery which was most likely originally created as a fitting on horse harness. Photo: Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyHow did a bronze fitting from horse harness made in a workshop in Ireland more than 1200 years ago end up buried in a Norwegian Fjord? The answer lies in the series of Viking raids on the British Isles that began in AD 793. Researchers have described the likely scenario that took the piece of harness across the ocean. They surmise that a female Norwegian Viking who died some time during the 9th century was buried wearing what was considered a status symbol: a beautiful piece of bro...
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Treasure hunter finds medieval ring in Sherwood Forest

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The ring is currently undergoing tests at the British Museum, and is thought to date back to the 14th century. It is engraved with an infant Christ on one ...
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An amateur metal detector struck gold when he found a medieval ring in Sherwood Forest.Mark Thompson, 34, who spray-paints fork lift trucks for a living, took up metal detecting around 18 months ago. He'd been in the Nottinghamshire woodland for around 20 minutes when he came across the ring.See also: Man finds Roman artefact 'worth £300k' in SomersetSee also: Huge silver bar found on shipwreck in MadagascarThe ring is currently undergoing tests at the British Museum, and is thought to date back to the 14th century. It is engraved with an infant Christ on one side and a female saint not he other. It's estimated it could be worth anywhere in the region from £20,000 to £70,000.Dot Boughton, a regional finds liaison officer, said the case h...
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«Une bague de Robin des Bois» retrouvée dans la Forêt de Sherwood

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"A ring of Robin Bois" found in the Sherwood Forest
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Les experts contactés par le chasseur de trésors estiment que la bague aurait été fabriquée au XIIIe siècle. A l'heure actuelle, la découverte attend ...
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Experts contacted by the treasure hunter believe that the ring was made in the 13th century. At present, the discovery awaits...
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Insolite18:12 20.12.2016(mis à jour 18:40 20.12.2016) URL courteLa bague ornée d'une pierre précieuse semblable à un saphir a été découverte par Mark Thompson, 34 ans, qui chasse aux trésors depuis un an et demi. Selon certaines estimations, le prix de l'artéfact pourrait atteindre 87 000 dollars (83 700 euros). ​« Dès que j'ai déniché cette bague, j'ai pensé que c'était la trouvaille de ma vie. Je suis toujours dans un état de choc quand j'y pense », avoue M. Thompson. Les experts contactés par le chasseur de trésors estiment que la bague aurait été fabriquée au XIIIe siècle. A l'heure actuelle, la découverte attend d'être expertisée par le British Museum qui pourrait acquérir la bague si elle est reconnue authentique. Suivez Sputnik su...
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Medieval ring found in Sherwood Forest could be worth up to £70000

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It is believed the ring, which is engraved with an infant Christ on one side and a female saint on the other, dates from the 14th century. Boughton's ...
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A medieval ring found by an amateur treasure hunter in the heart of Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest could be worth up to £70,000. Mark Thompson, who makes his living spray-painting fork lift trucks, had been in the famous Nottinghamshire woodland for just 20 minutes when his metal detector sounded. The 34-year-old, who had only taken up the hobby 18 months before, was expecting to find something innocuous - perhaps some dropped money or rubbish left behind by holidaymakers. Mark Thompson, just after finding the ring (Photo: MarkThompson/BNPS) Read More But as he shoveled away at the soil he saw a glint of gold, and after removing the surrounding dirt he uncovered an ornate piece of jewellery which appeared to be adorned with a precious sapp...
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'The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures From the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts' Review: Beauty by ...

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... from oral to written transmission in a particularly effective sequence that begins with a page from a late seventh- to early eighth-century manuscript.
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Washington Devoid of illustrations, written in a language only one half of 1% of Americans speak at home, and associated with a religion some terrorists invoke when committing mass murder—the Quran is an ambitious, courageous and somewhat fraught choice for the subject of a major museum show. Hats off to the Smithsonian’s Freer-Sackler for tackling it. “The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures From the Museum of Turkish and Islamic...
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'Word and Image' and 'Martin Luther' Reviews: Genuflecting to the Reformation

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There are also examples of 14th-century statuary, smashed in the 1500s as radical Reformers turned iconoclasts and attacked church imagery.
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Minneapolis and New York Sometime around Oct. 31, 1517, the Western world changed. Before, the fate of the soul was determined by a hierarchal Church; after, it was determined by personal faith. Before, saints and spectacle were the subjects of religious art; after, intimacy and individualism reigned. Such were the transformations associated with Martin Luther (1483-1546) nailing his 95 Theses to a church door in Wittenberg (now in Germany). And it is in anticipation of that event’s 500th anniversary and the Protestant...
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'The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures From the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts' Review: Beauty by ...

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A sheet of parchment bears only lines of angular, architectural letters penned in the ninth-century; by contrast, 15th- and 16th-century examples ...
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Washington Devoid of illustrations, written in a language only one half of 1% of Americans speak at home, and associated with a religion some terrorists invoke when committing mass murder—the Quran is an ambitious, courageous and somewhat fraught choice for the subject of a major museum show. Hats off to the Smithsonian’s Freer-Sackler for tackling it. “The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures From the Museum of Turkish and Islamic...
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"Der Liebe verfallen, dem Wahnsinn zur Beute"

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"Love will expire, the madness of the prey"
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Wer sich mit der Lyrik persischer Dichter zwischen dem 13. und 15. Jahrhundert beschäftigt, stößt unweigerlich auf die Frage, welche Rolle die ...
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Who is engaged in the poetry of Persian poet between the 13th and 15th century, finds what role inevitably to the question...
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Die Auseinandersetzung mit muslimischer Dichtung vom 13. bis 15. Jahrhundert in persischer Sprache setzt nicht nur eine Beschäftigung mit der Alltagswirklichkeit voraus, sondern auch das intensive Studium poetischer Formen. Dick Davis, britischer Poet und Übersetzer, verdeutlicht in seinem Essay "On not translating Hafez" die Schwierigkeit, die sich hinter diesem Vorhaben verbirgt. Nämlich, dass "die Sprache religiöser und mystischer Hingabe" in der diese Lyrik verfasst wurde, nicht selten weit von ihrer wörtlichen Bedeutung entfernt ist. Deshalb, fügt er hinzu, fällt es einem Leser, der nicht aus diesem Traditionskreis kommt, zuweilen schwer, die ursprüngliche Intention der Worte zu verstehen. Erwähnt sei auch, dass bei der Bearbeitung ...
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ACTUEL MOYEN ÂGE – Noël 1223 : la première crèche

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CURRENT MIDDLE AGES - Christmas 1223: the first crib
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Tous les jeudis, Nonfiction vous propose un Actuel Moyen Âge. Aujourd'hui, la crèche, au cœur des débats sur la laïcité, mais aussi d'une longue ...
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Every Thursday, Nonfiction offers a current Middle Ages. Today, the manger, in the heart of the debate on secularism, but also a long...
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Tous les jeudis, Nonfiction vous propose un Actuel Moyen Âge. Aujourd'hui, la crèche, au cœur des débats sur la laïcité, mais aussi d'une longue histoire de mises en scène et de réinterprétations de la naissance du Christ. Le débat rebondit à chaque hiver : a-t-on le droit d'installer des crèches dans les mairies, ou est-ce contraire à la laïcité ? La question dit à quel point nous sommes mal à l'aise face à un héritage religieux qui continue, qu'on le veuille ou non, à façonner en profondeur nos mentalités ou nos institutions.   L'invention progressive de la crèche   Mais d'où vient la crèche ? Il s'agit en réalité d'une invention médiévale, et, pour être plus précis, d'une invention attribuée à François d'Assise (futur saint). Selon la...
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Stunning medieval ring found in Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest could bag an amateur treasure ...

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Robin Hood was first referred to in the late 14th century and tales throughout the 15th century including such tales as Robin Hood and the Monk, and ...
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Sherwood Forest is best known for the legend of Robin Hood - the outlaw who robbed the rich to give to the poor. Now an amateur treasure hunter may have found his own fortune in the Nottinghamshire woodland.A medieval ring discovered in the dirt and thought to date back to the 14th century, could be worth up to £70,000 ($87,000).Scroll down for video  A medieval ring discovered in the dirt of Sherwood Forest by an amateur treasure hunter and thought to date back to the 14th century, could be worth up to £70,000 ($87,000)The artefact was discovered by Mark Thompson, who makes his living spray-painting fork lift trucks, had been in the famous Nottinghamshire woodland for just 20 minutes when his metal detector sounded.The 34-year-old, who ...
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