Basiliscoe Mercury 317

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    The Basiliscoe Mercury 317

    TheInternet newsletter for the arms and armour community

    This week, a missing Lewis chessman turns up in a drawer, Dracula’s cannon balls hits the news and a roundup of D-Day features (in which my father took a modest part).

    Arms and armour in the news

    Beasts of assorted varieties…

    Prehistoric horse depictions found in France

    Grave of prehistoric birdman found in Russia

    Wolf head found in Siberia - not sure what happened to the rest of it

    Battles, towers and forts

    Feature on the Antonine Wall

    And where to visit Romans in Britain this summer

    Lost Lewis chessman found in drawer?

    Tomb of 10th century warrior found in Poland


    13th century tower in citadel of Ghazni, Afghanistan, collapses

    Stolen Medieval St Michael returned to owner

    Ottoman gunpowder magazine restored in Bulgaria (rebuilt?)

    Crime in early modern Ely

    Battles and forts

    Investigating the site of the Battle of Glenshiel

    Investigating Fort La Tour

    Cannons to the left, cannon to the right

    Behold the cannon balls of Dracula…

    The Sultan’s gift to Louis Napoleon

    Searching for Mumbai’s cannons

    Update on the Civil War cannons from the Pee Dee River

    British WWI gun in Medina, NY, restored

    Café Basiliscoe

    And we’re talking really vintage wine…

    Honey for warriors

    Diet for Vandal survivors

    Princesses and Amazons

    Lost Paston daughter found in Norfolk

    D-Day Special

    Archive photographs of preparations

    D-Day photographs

    Underwater sites associated with D-Day rehearsals get protection

    The swimming Sherman tank

    Investigating the archaeology of D-Day - a fascinating read

    Tourism in Normandy

    Nautical news

    Investigating Danish wrecks in the Caribbean

    Museum news and exhibitions


    New director at the Royal Museums Greenwich

    New museums

    Royal Armoury Stockholm re-opening

    New museum for Louis XIV

    Collector hopes to establish Sikh museum in London

    Museum developments

    Arab Foundation put 1000s of photographs online

    Museum musings

    Walls as symbol - focus on Hadrian’s Wall

    Dealing with “difficult” objects

    Conservation corner

    Conservation at the Kremlin


    Disputed Caravaggio comes up for sale

    Iroquois war club for sale

    Update on the Winchester-in-the-tree story

    Evaluating WWI Vickers gun


    Bartolomé Bermejo in London - really looking forward to this!

    Leonardo’s note books in London

    Scottish identity in Edinburgh


    Mark Purcell: The Country House Library: Review of a book on country house libraries - we can all aspire…

    Online book

    Historic England’s Research Journal

    Popular culture

    A video tour of Hollywood’s prop guns


    Diary dates

    6 July 2019 Lecture at the Arms and Armour Society


    September 2019 Kyoto ICOMAM 2019 Conference, Kyoto (Japan)

    Last Calls for papers

    16-17 November 2019 Portsmouth

    The Nautical Archaeology Society and the Ordnance Society

    Wooden Walls and Stone Bastions

    Sales, fairs and auctions

    10 July 2019 Thomas del Mar sale catalogue now online

    And a preview:

    Websites and downloads

    Langham Dome

    News from Les Invalides

    1066 etc Hungarian castles, fighting bishops & Henry VII


    This fortnight I have been tweeting pictures from Norfolk

    Compiled by Ruth Rhynas Brown – 16 June 2019

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