Romulus and Remus
In Roman mythology, Romulus and his twin brother Remus were the founders of the city of Rome. They were the children...
Etruscan Maenad Roof Tile
A decorative end roof tile in the form of a maenad from the Etruscan Portonaccio Temple at Veii, central Italy. 510 BCE. (National...
Byzantine art (4th - 15th century CE) is generally characterised by a move away from the naturalism of the Classical tradition...
The Black Death was a plague pandemic which devastated Europe from 1347 to 1352 CE, killing an estimated 25-30 million people...
Medieval Knights: 12 of the Best
The knights of medieval Europe were meant to be the finest fighting men of their age, even more important, they were expected...
Runes are letters in the runic alphabets of Germanic-speaking peoples, written and read most prominently from at least...
Zeno was Byzantine emperor from 474 until 491 CE. An ethnic Isaurian, Zeno was repeatedly criticized as an outsider during...
An Illustrated Glossary of Castle Architecture
The keep, located within a courtyard and surrounded by a curtain wall, was the heart of a medieval castle. The hall keep...
Information & Communication Technologies in Cultural Heritage & Tourism
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are revolutionizing the ways in which the public interacts, understands...
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