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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

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48539803


    Grave of prehistoric birdman found in Russia

    https://siberiantimes.com/science/c...nds-in-the-heart-of-russia-puzzle-scientists/


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

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/13/frozen-wolfs-head-found-in-siberia-is-40000-years-old


    Battles, towers and forts


    Feature on the Antonine Wall

    http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190526-did-the-romans-really-reach-scotland


    And where to visit Romans in Britain this summer

    https://museumcrush.org/britains-best-places-to-see-roman-heritage-sites/


    Lost Lewis chessman found in drawer?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-48494885

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...for-5-pounds-in-1964-could-sell-for-1m-pounds


    Tomb of 10th century warrior found in Poland

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/06...ack-to-the-10th-century-discovered-in-poland/


    Miscellany


    13th century tower in citadel of Ghazni, Afghanistan, collapses http://www.medievalists.net/2019/06/medieval-tower-in-afghanistan-collapses/


    Stolen Medieval St Michael returned to owner

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...are-medieval-sculpture-france-british-museum/


    Ottoman gunpowder magazine restored in Bulgaria (rebuilt?)

    http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/20...vida-fortress-in-bulgarias-danube-city-vidin/


    Crime in early modern Ely

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/11/witchcraft-cheese-theft-archive-200-years-crime-ely


    Battles and forts


    Investigating the site of the Battle of Glenshiel

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotl...d_news&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=scotland

    https://www.nts.org.uk/stories/300-...shell-discovered-from-the-battle-of-glenshiel


    Investigating Fort La Tour

    https://globalnews.ca/news/5366721/gunners-monument-moved/


    Cannons to the left, cannon to the right


    Behold the cannon balls of Dracula…

    https://gizmodo.com/cannonballs-likely-used-by-vlad-the-impaler-found-in-bu-1835324880


    The Sultan’s gift to Louis Napoleon

    http://collections.musee-armee.fr/le-lys-et-le-croissant-le-don-abd-ul-aziz-au-musee-de-larmee/


    Searching for Mumbai’s cannons

    https://www.mid-day.com/articles/boom-the-hidden-cannons-of-sobo/21055183


    Update on the Civil War cannons from the Pee Dee River

    https://www.postandcourier.com/news...cle_fc69ac90-8163-11e9-9165-2f4fcb978fe1.html

    https://www.wmbfnews.com/2019/06/12/historic-cannons-civil-war-ship-returned-pee-dee/


    British WWI gun in Medina, NY, restored

    https://www.thedailynewsonline.com/...evokes-world-war-i-history-in-medina-20190612


    Café Basiliscoe


    And we’re talking really vintage wine…

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/06/what-the-dna-of-grapes-tells-us-about-ancient-and-medieval-wine/


    Honey for warriors

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/06/honey-and-medicine-the-sweeter-side-of-medieval-warfare/


    Diet for Vandal survivors

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/06/study-examines-the-food-fallout-from-the-vandal-sack-of-rome/


    Princesses and Amazons


    Lost Paston daughter found in Norfolk

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-48530068#


    D-Day Special


    Archive photographs of preparations

    https://museumcrush.org/archive-photos-reveal-the-d-day-locations-of-great-britain/


    D-Day photographs

    https://museumcrush.org/photographs-from-d-day-and-the-normandy-campaign-in-vivid-colour/


    Underwater sites associated with D-Day rehearsals get protection

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/03/d-day-rehearsal-wrecks-protection-75th-anniversary


    The swimming Sherman tank

    https://museumcrush.org/watch-this-peculiar-d-day-tank-could-float-on-water/


    Investigating the archaeology of D-Day - a fascinating read

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/world/europe/d-day-normandy-commemoration.html


    Tourism in Normandy

    http://artdaily.com/news/114067/D-Day-tourism-boom-brings-crowds--and-controversy--to-Normandy#.XPzKPDFwZ9A


    Nautical news


    Investigating Danish wrecks in the Caribbean

    http://www.maritimeherald.com/2019/limon-community-studies-ancient-galleons-under-the-caribbean-sea/



    Museum news and exhibitions


    News


    New director at the Royal Museums Greenwich

    https://www.museumsassociation.org/...3062019-change-in-leadership-london-nationals


    New museums


    Royal Armoury Stockholm re-opening

    http://livrustkammaren.se/en/visit/permanent-exihibition


    New museum for Louis XIV

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/new...onates-his-collection-to-new-louis-xiv-museum


    Collector hopes to establish Sikh museum in London

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/davinder-toor-has-added-a-gbp350-000-sikh-turban


    Museum developments


    Arab Foundation put 1000s of photographs online

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/arab-photography-archive-releases-22-000-historic-images-online


    Museum musings


    Walls as symbol - focus on Hadrian’s Wall

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe...ll-pointed-to-the-future-20190603-p51tv2.html


    Dealing with “difficult” objects

    https://www.nts.org.uk/stories/throwing-new-light-on-difficult-histories


    Conservation corner


    Conservation at the Kremlin

    https://www.kreml.ru/en-Us/exhibitions/moscow-kremlin-exhibitions/khraniteli-vremeni/


    Objects


    Disputed Caravaggio comes up for sale

    http://artdaily.com/news/114393/Art-expert-stakes-reputation-on--lost---170-million-Caravaggio#.XQSqGTFwZ9A


    Iroquois war club for sale

    http://artdaily.com/news/114132/Rare-Iroquois-war-club--tribal-art-lead-Heritage-Auctions--Ethnographic-Art-auction#.XPzIbTFwZ9A


    Update on the Winchester-in-the-tree story

    https://www.mpnnow.com/sports/20190531/forgotten-winchester-rifle-part-of-exhibit-in-nevada


    Evaluating WWI Vickers gun

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-48549105


    Exhibitions


    Bartolomé Bermejo in London - really looking forward to this!

    https://www.theguardian.com/artandd...tolome-bermejo-review-national-gallery-london


    Leonardo’s note books in London

    http://artdaily.com/news/114316/Leonardo-da-Vinci-s-notebooks-displayed-together-in-the-UK-for-the-first-time#.XQCxBzFwZ9A


    Scottish identity in Edinburgh

    https://museumcrush.org/tartan-tales-exploring-scottish-identity-at-national-museum-of-scotland/


    Books


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

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/rev...rd-english-country-house-library-mark-purcell


    Online book


    Historic England’s Research Journal

    https://historicengland.org.uk/imag...AAgJQnxHVmS2ih1yn5ZUdNAH1wn40DGO5dBfRqy8XjGeM



    Popular culture


    A video tour of Hollywood’s prop guns

    https://www.guns.com/news/2019/05/31/tour-some-of-hollywoods-most-famous-real-prop-guns-video


    Events


    Diary dates


    6 July 2019 Lecture at the Arms and Armour Society

    https://www.thearmsandarmoursociety.org.uk/events/


    Conferences


    September 2019 Kyoto ICOMAM 2019 Conference, Kyoto (Japan)
    http://icom-kyoto-2019.org/data/ima...8E-Qdx4KsoD_htE1_BHGVouQhJSu4YRKPyN4D4N8ckh3o


    Last Calls for papers


    16-17 November 2019 Portsmouth

    The Nautical Archaeology Society and the Ordnance Society

    Wooden Walls and Stone Bastions

    https://ordnancesociety.org.uk/events-2/


    Sales, fairs and auctions


    10 July 2019 Thomas del Mar sale catalogue now online

    http://www.thomasdelmar.com/

    https://www.olympiaauctions.com/sales/arms-armour/as100719/?p=1&s=40&v=list


    And a preview:

    http://artdaily.com/news/114337/Thomas-Del-Mar-to-sell-important-private-collection-of-arms---armour#.XQIG8DFwZ9A



    Websites and downloads


    Langham Dome

    https://langhamdome.org/


    News from Les Invalides

    https://www.musee-armee.fr/fileadmin/user_upload/Documents/Echo-du-Dome/museearmee_echodudome_45.pdf


    1066 etc Hungarian castles, fighting bishops & Henry VII

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/05...e-aftermath-of-the-mongol-invasion-1241-1242/

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/06/miter-and-sword-fighting-norman-bishops-and-clergy/

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/06/a-memoir-of-the-court-of-henry-vii/


    Finally


    This fortnight I have been tweeting pictures from Norfolk

    https://twitter.com/Basiliscoe


    Compiled by Ruth Rhynas Brown – 16 June 2019


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