Tag: Middle Ages

  • How many Red Squares are there really in Russia?

    How many Red Squares are there really in Russia?

    Every Russian schoolchild knows that the name of the country’s main square “Red” means “beautiful”. However, there are many other red squares in Russia, which were named so for a completely different reason. 1. Moscow Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik Moscow’s main square is the most famous of all Red Squares. You can see the walls and towers […]

  • How investments have changed the way we spend

    How investments have changed the way we spend

    Ranking has a long history, and the exact origin of the concept is difficult to determine. However, there are some early examples of placements in various fields that can be traced back to ancient civilizations. One of the earliest examples of ranking can be found in ancient Greece, where Olympics was held. The ancient Greeks […]

  • Norway makes fascinating discoveries

    Norway makes fascinating discoveries

    Archaeologists have found a rune stone they say dates back to the time of Jesus Christ A team of Norwegian archaeologists has found what they call the oldest runestone known to date. The small, brownish rock with mysterious inscriptions is said to date back to the time of Jesus Christ and to be about 2,000 […]

  • Middle Ages in your place!  Hundreds of parking spaces in the city center are disappearing

    Middle Ages in your place! Hundreds of parking spaces in the city center are disappearing

    Only the beginningThe town hall estimates that around 15,000 cars pass through the medieval town area every day – and cutting the parking spaces will reduce that traffic by 45-60 percent. Instead of parking for cars, the space will be reserved for more parking spaces for bicycles, while the roads will be changed so that […]

  • DNA reveals large migration to Scandinavia during the Viking Age

    DNA reveals large migration to Scandinavia during the Viking Age

    We often think of the Vikings as the ultimate explorers, bringing their culture to distant lands. But we may not usually think of Viking Age Scandinavia as a hub for migration from all over Europe. In a study published in Cell, we show that this is exactly what happened. The Viking Age (late 8th century […]

  • Richard Tellstrom

    Richard Tellstrom

    Meal researcher who often participates in various media to talk about Swedish food culture. Richard Tellström has contributed his knowledge in various television programs, including as an expert in “Historiätarna” and the Christmas calendar “Tusen år till Christmas evening”. Right now he is writing a book about Swedish meal history from the Middle Ages to […]

  • Calling politicians ‘clowns’ is a disservice to clowns – yes, really

    Calling politicians ‘clowns’ is a disservice to clowns – yes, really

    A The Labor Party’s latest campaign mocked short-lived Prime Minister Liz Truss and current Chancellor Jeremy Hunt as clowns, complete with photoshopped red noses, colorful wigs and oversized bow ties. This ad echoed years of similar criticism of former prime ministers Boris Johnson and former President of the United States Donald Trump. These are decidedly […]

  • 5 things the British DISCOVERED from the Russians

    5 things the British DISCOVERED from the Russians

    What do sea mines and buttercream have in common? For Englishmen, they were both “brought” from Russia. 1. Furs George III and Queen Victoria dressed in Russian furs Public domain When English merchants established contacts with the Moskian Tsardom in the 16th century, fur soon became the most important, expensive, and handsome commodity they would […]

  • Majorities are dissatisfied with the cost of living in Western Europe

    Respondents from seven countries felt “very negative about their governments?” approaching,? a YouGov poll was found More than 60% of people in each of the seven Western European countries surveyed by YouGov say their government is doing poorly “in dealing with the cost of living.” Large majorities have been forced to cut back on household […]

  • An Introduction to Champagne: Things You Didn’t Know

    An Introduction to Champagne: Things You Didn’t Know

    The end of the year isn’t complete without bubbles, just like Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without turkey or candy. It is usual and expected. If so, why? Do you think it’s the allure of opulence that comes with a bottle Champagne? What’s better than hearing a bottle of Champagne open with anticipation […]

  • Events at the end of May / beginning of June: Distortion returns without Nørrebro party, more ticket areas and… finally a free Friday street festival!

    Events at the end of May / beginning of June: Distortion returns without Nørrebro party, more ticket areas and… finally a free Friday street festival!

    Distortion XJune 1-5, various venues in Cph; DKK 200 access to ticket areas; cphdistortion.dkThe Nørrebro street party element, which is usually held on opening Wednesday, has been completely scrapped, and Thursday in Vesterbro has been drastically reduced, even though it is the same area as previous years with 24 free events, so there is a […]

  • Potato stew?  Life beyond Chips n Fries

    Potato stew? Life beyond Chips n Fries

    By Pushpesh PantNew Delhi [India]January 4 (ANI): The potato has always been treated as a plebeian vegetable in India, but in many other countries it is the base that replaces cereals. Ever since tuber solanum tuberosum made its journey from the South American continent to the older world, chaperoned by Portuguese conquistadors, it has played […]

  • Marco Polo’s celebrity started in prison

    Marco Polo’s celebrity started in prison

    It was in prison in Genoa that Marco Polo had his memories of the trip to China at the end of the 13th century recorded. Vetenskapsradion Historia draws attention to the world-famous journey that began 750 years ago, but which was not really unique in itself. Historian Dick Harrison paints the picture of an Asia […]

  • The festive season begins with the advent stream, the Christmas market

    The festive season begins with the advent stream, the Christmas market

    The inauguration of the second Christmas season of the Covid era will be celebrated this weekend in Finland with somewhat mild concern about the record high levels of coronavirus infections. On Sunday, Finnish Lutheran and other Western Christian churches celebrate the beginning of Advent, which marks the beginning of the new church year and the […]

  • Summary of Science: Has religious satire shaped our culture more than religion itself?

    Summary of Science: Has religious satire shaped our culture more than religion itself?

    What about the holy war, the bloody battles among Christians, and the general accounts of medieval barbarism, it is common to perceive the Middle Ages as more pious than the atheist modern era. But that may not be the case. In a new paper, ‘The Gospel of Deviance’, satire researcher Dennis Meyhoff Brink from the […]

  • A short story about sports betting

    A short story about sports betting

    Sports betting is a widespread activity But how did it all start and how did we get to where we are today? Here is a short story about sports betting so you can get to know the story behind it. Sports betting, as we know it today, is a multi-billion dollar business, including a wide […]

  • Babylonian mathematics is important every second

    The mathematics of the Babylonians, however, differ a little from our own. They used 60 as the base number instead of 10. It has reportedly laid the foundation for our modern time reckoning. The people today are especially known for mastering the quadratic equations. That’s what Jesper Lützen, professor of mathematics at the University of […]

  • Viking kings and Roman merchants – Bohuslän’s history

    Viking kings and Roman merchants – Bohuslän’s history

    On Tryggö outside Smögen, the Viking king Tryggve Olavsson is buried in a mighty cairn that looks out over Skagerrack. Tobias Svanelid meets the archaeologist Tomas Andersson at the cairn to discuss the history of the current Bohuslän book, a story about a landscape that flourished during the Viking Age and the Middle Ages but […]

  • Knud became the national saint in the 19th century

    Knud became the national saint in the 19th century

    Knud had made enemies when in 1085 he collected fines among the soldiers who left his fleet in the Limfjord. They had been waiting for months for orders to sail towards England while their supplies had run out, so eventually they were taken home to look after their farms. The fines angered the people of […]

  • Detector enthusiast discovers large coin treasure from the 14th century

    Detector enthusiast discovers large coin treasure from the 14th century

    After a major excavation, it turned out that 6673 coins were buried. It is Denmark’s largest coin collection to date, found with a metal detector. – When I came out the next day, I could see and hear that there were a lot of coins. So we had to lay out a larger strategy for […]

  • My thoughts often stop at the language: Caroline Salzinger, Berlin

    My thoughts often stop at the language: Caroline Salzinger, Berlin

    Berlin, Wednesday. Do you know Helene Fischer? Not? If I give some clues then; hit artist, has sold 16 million records, she has raised more money than both Britney Spears and Celine Dion? Not then either? No, it may not be so strange, because outside the German-speaking world, Helene Fischer is virtually unknown, despite the […]

  • Climate change has historically hit hardest on less developed societies

    Climate change has historically hit hardest on less developed societies

    Climate change has historically hit much less developed communities much harder. But modern societies of today are perhaps the most resilient to climate change. Historian and climate researcher Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist at Stockholm University is currently investigating the connection between climate change and famine in Europe from the late Middle Ages to the 19th century. […]

  • Five best virtual tours in Denmark

    Five best virtual tours in Denmark

    As the world slowly opens up in the midst of trying to create a new sense of normality, the prospect of international travel for many travelers still seems somewhat out of reach. Fortunately, though, you do not have to leave the comfort of your home to explore and discover all that hidden gems to Copenhagen […]

  • How ‘Celtic’ crosses appeared in Russia

    How ‘Celtic’ crosses appeared in Russia

    In ancient Russian cities you can see crosses in a circle, more traditional of Celtic societies. We’re investigating how they got there. In Veliky Novgorod, one of Russia’s oldest cities, there are still some old stone churches. Some have a special (for the Russian eye) architectural feature: crosses on the facades, partially inscribed in a […]

  • From Iceland – History of Stories # 1: Þingvellir

    Published December 26, 2020 Meet Dr. Matthew Harold Roby, a new doctor from the University of Iceland, who will host a new video series entitled ‘Saga Stories’. In this series, Matthew will take you to beautiful places all over Iceland and tell you stories from the medieval stories of Icelanders that are made there. In […]

  • The peace declaration marks the official start of Christmas without an audience in the midst of a corona crisis

    In Finland, the Christmas holiday officially began on Thursday with a declaration of peace in the country’s former capital, Turku, in southwestern Finland. Due to the limitations of public meetings related to the coronavirus, the nearly 700-year-old tradition was held without a public at noon, and the participants in the ceremony were separated at safe […]

  • Ministers meet with Muslim denominations for negative social control

    Ministers meet with Muslim denominations for negative social control

    Representatives of Islamic denominations in Denmark will on Friday afternoon make Church Minister Joy Mogensen (S) and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration Mattias Tesfaye wiser on how they will contribute to doing away with negative social control. This is happening as a result of the recent roll-out of cases, as Berlingske has described. For […]

  • Minister of Sharia Divorce: Not isolated cases

    A case of sharia divorce in Odense is not isolated. This is what Kaare Dybvad Bek (S), acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration, says. Berlingske has uncovered how a woman in Odense has signed a document with different requirements to be able to divorce her husband. The document was prepared by Imam Abu Bashar […]

  • Estonia’s sacred forests threatened by demand for biofuels Geographic

    Estonia’s sacred forests threatened by demand for biofuels Geographic

    When Arvi Sepp was a boy in Soviet-ruled central Estonia, his parents went into the woods and carried gifts. “They would bring the first piece of meat from a cow, the first cup of beer from a barrel.” He smiles and touches his beginner’s hat over his white hair. “The first glass of vodka from […]