This summer archaeologists have been excavating in Cornwall at Tintagel, the famous site for Arthurian Legend. The results are exhilarating.
The Prince from Beckum in North Rhein-Westphalia from the beginning of the 7th century tells a story of a man who lived in a mixed cultural setting
Last week, three amateur archaeologists found the largest treasure hoard of Viking gold ever discovered in Denmark. It weighs nearly a kilo.
Medieval Famines occurred from time to time. The question is whether some individuals were more prone than others to outlive a period of harsh conditions.
Mick Aston Photographic competition 2016 for archaeologists has as its theme “religion”. Perhaps inspiration may be had at the bottom of Martin Luther's latrine
Mass grave at a hill fortress in Buděc in the Czech Republic may in all likelihood be linked to a rebellion following the fratricide of Wenceslaus in AD 935
New path-breaking research not only shows that the Black Death was as calamitous as previously thought, but also opens up for micro-mapping of the events
How should we understand the movements through Europe in the 5th and 6th centuries? New research into ancient DNA and Isotopes shed light on this question
Around AD 1000 the royal seat in Lejre had lost its political power to the Jelling Dynasty, which founded a new royal centre at of Roskilde.
Is the silver figurine from Lejre representing Odin? Freya? Or perhaps a völva, a Viking sorceress? Many interpretations have been put forward
The Viking hoard from Lejre from the end of the 10th century held spectacular items of extraordinary quality, including precious silver cups and bowls
Lejre in Denmark was the mythical royal seat of the Scyldings, renowned in Beowulf and the chronicle of Widukind. A new museum is well worth a detour.
19 amphorae filled with over 600 kg of Roman Coins from Late Antiquity were recently found at Tomares near Sevilla in Spain
Severe deterioration of living conditions in Scandinavia in the years AD 536 - 50 was caused by two volcanic explosions following upon each other.
What impact did climate have on Medieval History? A new crop of studies help to explore the details of the linkage between migrations, wars and much more. Get the overview here
Comparisons of mean survival rates show that when the Black Death hit in 1348, people's general health had for some time been deteriorating