Sitting in a valley surrounded by rugged hills, Graz is the second largest city in Austria and has historically been an important point of passage between Western and Eastern Europe. In medieval times, the hills around the city were fortified with watch towers and castles for defensive purposes. Show More Summary
In medieval times, pilgrims flocked to England in quest of St. Anne's Well, which was said to cure ailments and wash away sins. Archaeologists now say they've rediscovered that large sandstone well on a private farm near Liverpool using only a 1983 photo and a description, reports the Liverpool Echo...
One man is in custody and police say there may be more arrests to come in the death of Martha Teran in a Dallas Medieval Times parking lot
DALLAS, TX – A woman helping her teen daughter sell a phone via the “Offer Up” app was shot to death after meeting potential buyers in parking lot of a Medieval Times. According to family members, 42-year-old Martha Teran’s daughter wanted to sell her iPhone 7 and used an app called “Offer Up” to find a buyer. Show More Summary
(PG-13: Language) The Sam O’Nella Academy presents a brief look at some of the highly creative and nasty ways you could be killed back in medieval times. Though we do think an actual giant ape tossing boulders would have been more intimidating than the Warwolf.
Post by Michele Zipp. It's easy to associate velvet with all things old-fashioned and/or dowdy. After all, it was the fabric of choice in medieval times and the Renaissance. But this year, it's having a major moment that has nothing to do with the past and everything to do with the present. Show More Summary
After one of the most violent hours in television history, The Walking Dead pumps the brakes this week, shifting the story from what's left of Rick's posse to Carol and Morgan.Last time we saw them, Morgan had broken his no-kill code to save Carol from her sadistic Savior stalker. They ... More »
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of the greatest comedies ever made, but it’s also set in medieval times, with swordfights, bloody battles, hostility, and blood to spare. So it isn’t much of a stretch to envision it as a dark and intense drama, like CineFix does here.
Campaign 2016 updates: Trump, Clinton respond to New York bombing Sept. 19, 2016, 2:45 p.m. Hillary Clinton is set to appear Monday night on the "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon after campaigning in Pennsylvania and meetings at the United Nations. Donald Trump campaigns in Florida.Voters might...
A 16th-century vision of Cockaigne as a land of shameful laziness and sloth. (Photo: Pieter Bruegel/Public Domain) The dream of the common person’s utopia was more than a little bit different during medieval times. Whereas today we have...Show More Summary
It's not just a 'bad headache'.
A supernatural squabble has broken out between a British pub that dates back to medieval times and a Chinese artist. The Ye Olde Man & Scythe, a 765-year-old pub in in Bolton, England, claims it was haunted by the ghost of James Stanley, the seventh earl of Derby, who was beheaded outside the pub in 1651. Show More Summary
The PM’s Census debacle undermined one of his big selling points, writes Ben Eltham. In medieval times, the period between the death of the monarch and the coronation of a new ruler was known as the interregnum – the period between reigns. Statesmen and diplomats of old considered it a dangerous period. Plots might be [...]Show More Summary
Go back to medieval times with De La Soul.
Think you already know your beer? Did you know that during medieval times beer was used as form of currency,... The post The Fascinating Evolution of Beer appeared first on Lifehack.
“Medieval Scots used to give each other postcard-sized artworks to forge social bonds, in the same way we post pictures on social media today, according to new research.”
Riffing on Ken Mondschein's Strategies of War in Westeros, Evan Puschak explores why Westeros seems culturally and technologically stuck in the Middle Ages. Tags: Evan Puschak Game of Thrones Ken Mondschein TV video
“At Atlas Obscura, we write about places, people, and phenomena that engender wonder and delight. Usually that’s stuff like bone churches, hidden beaches, and abandoned amusement parks. But what qualifies as ‘wondrous’ depends on so many things.”
Bigfoot on Oregon Rt 58Stacey in Oregon called in to tell of his Bigfoot sighting:“About four years ago I had an experience with Bigfoot. This was about 7 to 8 feet tall and it had a physique on it that would put Arnold Schwarzenegger to shame. Show More Summary
The Swedish island of Gotland, in the Baltic Sea, between Western and Eastern Europe, was in medieval times a hub for commerce. Among the archeological evidence of that period on the island is an abundance of dirhams that were used as currency by caliphates in the Middle East and North Africa, indicating Gotland’s historical connection with the Islamic world.