The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial and Its Anglo-Saxon TreasuresFebruary 15, 2021
A new Netflix movie called The Dig (released January 29, 2021) is a fictionalized story about the 1939 discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial. It is based on John Preston’s novel of the same name. After watching...
Painting of the Week: Saint George and the DragonJanuary 3, 2021
There is a skirmish between the hero and the villain. Fabrics whip about, horse hoofs trample, and a dying scream erupts as Saint George slaughters the Dragon. The Christian saint kills the horrible creature as an act of...
Painting of the Week: Gentile da Fabriano, Adoration of the MagiDecember 20, 2020
More than 2 billion people in more than 160 countries will celebrate Christmas this coming Friday. To mark this global Christian holiday, we explore a beautiful altarpiece which features scenes of great pomp and circumstance. Let us venture...
Written in the Stars: Zodiac in Medieval ArtDecember 14, 2020
Medieval Europeans believed that the movements of the sun, moon, stars, and planets directly affected their lives on earth. They practiced what we might today call astrology. Consequently, astronomical phenomena appear frequently in manuscripts and other objects. You...
Top 10 Weird Christian RelicsOctober 30, 2020
Heads, shoulders, knees, and toes… Saintly toes? The variety of saintly relics really offers it all. I hope all of this is not too morbid for you. We do have a lot of articles about nice things, like...
In Search of the Round Table: Arthurian Wall PaintingsSeptember 8, 2020
The Great Hall of Winchester Castle is all that remains of the Medieval castle constructed by William the Conqueror in the years following the Battle of Hastings. In the thirteenth century, Henry III built there one of the...
Painting of the Week: Saint AnneAugust 16, 2020
To the south of Egypt is the mysterious land of Nubia. It has a complex history due to the different states and religions that have occupied the area. The Kingdom of Nobadia was one of them. It existed...
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