March 2024

Bread in the Middle Ages

Kings, knights, monks, peasants – everyone in the Middle Ages ate bread. It was also the food that caused bitter religious disputes and could make you go insane.

#middle ages #food

February 2024

New Research Reveals That Viking Dentistry Was Surprisingly Advanced

#middle ages #health

June 2023

Medieval Table Manners: The Messiest Myth?

#middle ages #culture

May 2023

On cats

#middle ages #animals

September 2022

The Black Knight of the Round Table (And more medieval images of diversity)

The medieval world was a much more diverse place than it is often given credit for. Some of the best evidence of this is in the illustrations and imagery from the period.

#middle ages #representation

January 2022

People in the Middle Ages Slept Not Once But Twice Each Night: How This Lost Practice Was Rediscovered

#health #middle ages

November 2021

‘It was terrifying’: ancient book’s journey from Irish bog to museum treasure

A new book tells the story of the painstaking process to preserve the 1,200-year-old Faddan More Psalter

#books #middle ages #science

Archaeologists Revealed Massive Intricate Mosaic Floor Made from 5 Million Pieces of Stone in the Hisham Palace in Jericho

#art #middle ages #photos

June 2021

Explore this Fascinating Map of Medieval Europe

#europe #middle ages #maps

May 2020

On Odious Debt

#middle ages #economics

April 2020

Lost recipe for medieval blue ink found

#middle ages #science

July 2019

Earliest fragment from German vagina poem found in abbey library

#middle ages #sexuality #books

Erotic Poem From The Middle Ages

#middle ages #sexuality #books

May 2019

These 400-Year-Old Rings Unfold to Reveal Astronomical Spheres

#middle ages #science #tech

March 2018

Hussite Wars 1419-1434 - European Wars of Religion

#middle ages #war #media

December 2016

Finding North America’s lost medieval city

#middle ages #america #cities

August 2016

Once a magnificent medieval city and home to 200,000 people, the ghost city of Ani is now completely abandoned and has stood empty for centuries

#cities #middle ages

February 2016

No Wool, No Vikings

#europe #middle ages #education

July 2015

Decoding the Medieval Volvelle

Made from circles of paper or parchment, the volvelle was part timepiece, part floppy disk, and part crystal ball

#tech #middle ages

Chain, Chest, Curse: Combating Book Theft in Medieval Times

#books #middle ages

December 2014

The Medieval Tube Map

#middle ages #cities #maps

September 2014

Smart Medieval Bookmarks

#middle ages #books