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The St Albans Psalter, one of the most impressive medieval manuscripts created in twelfth-century England, has been digitized and is now available to view for free online. Along with being able its 209 folios, visitors to the website will be able to read a full transcription, translation and commentary on the pages, along with essays detailing the importance of the manuscript.
Voyagers in the Vault of Heaven: The Phenomenon of Ships in the Sky in Medieval Ireland and BeyondBy Michael McCaughanMaterial History Review, No.48 (Fall 1998)Abstract: This paper explores the phenomenon of ships voyaging in the sky. Such fantastical sightings are considered primarily in an early medieval Irish context, but evidence from places as widely separated in time and place as thirteenth-century England and eighteenth-century Canada is also addressed.
An impressive Byzantine monastery dating to the late sixth-century has been discovered in the northern part of the Negev Desert in Israel. The site was discovered by the Israel Antiquities Authority during preparations for the construction of a highway.The structure, measuring 20 × 35 meters, is divided into halls built along an east–west axis, the most outstanding of which are the prayer hall and dining room due to the breathtaking mosaic floors revealed in them.
Archaeologists working in the Scottish town of Dunfermline have uncovered the remains of a medieval building. Dig Dunfermline was a community project that included an archaeological team and 83 volunteers who spent several weeks examining an area where a museum and art gallery will be built next spring.
Immortal Maidens: The Visual Significance of the Colour White in Girls’ Graves on Viking-Age GotlandBy Susanne ThedéenStockholm Studies in Archaeology, Vol. 53 (2010)Introduction: In some Viking-Age (AD 800-1050) burials on Gotland, an island in the Baltic Sea, a large number of white shell-beads have been recovered together with glass-beads predominantly coloured yellow, green, red, blue and turquoise as well as beads of exotic materials such as carnelian and rock crystal.