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    The Basiliscoe Mercury323


    TheInternet newsletter for the arms and armour community


    Perhaps it’s the onset of darker evenings, but there is a plethora of grave stories this week. Otherwise- startling finds from the Gribshunden, a new museum at Azincourt and several stories about Vikings, swords and ships. Finally websites for European Open Days.


    Arms and armour in the news


    Ancient beasties and arms


    The hyenas of Creswell Crags

    https://museumcrush.org/the-bone-crunching-cave-hyenas-that-tell-the-story-of-creswell-crags/


    Deer antler harpoon found

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49661125


    Migration period sword found in grave near Uppsala- the picture is not it…

    https://www.thelocal.se/20190826/rare-burial-site-uncovered-in-uppsala


    Grave stories


    Victims of a Mongol attack

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/09...ss-graves-from-the-mongol-invasion-of-russia/


    London’s Black Death population is more diversethan thought

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/09...the-diversity-of-londons-medieval-population/


    Putting a face to a Scottish skull

    https://www.ross-shirejournal.co.uk...reconstruction-absolutely-captivating-182627/

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49581010


    Interpreting 4 skulls from Inca times

    https://www.livescience.com/incan-reign-of-terror.html


    Body dressed in feathers

    https://andina.pe/ingles/noticia-pe...eaddress-and-tabard-in-pampa-cruz-765073.aspx


    Hurrah- update on the one-legged general under the Russian dance floor

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-https://www.nts.org.uk/stories/the-...nts.org.uk/stories/the-archaeology-of-castles


    Investigating a medieval Islamic palace in Spain

    https://murciatoday.com/archaeologi...e-of-the-wolf-king-near-murcia_1093117-a.html


    Castle life today

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48949433


    On the frontlines


    Myths and Agincourt

    https://www.theguardian.com/comment...h-shakespeare-agincourt-museum-battle-henry-v


    Finds from the Battle of Worcester uncovered

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-49551833


    Cannons to the left, cannon to the right


    Lantaka found in store- the 17th century date a tad optimistic

    https://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/life/picker-finds-17th-century-cannon-in-storage-unit/


    Update on the recent Vietnamese bronze cannon find from a beach in Lien Chieu district

    https://en.vietnamplus.vn/bronze-cannon-dating-back-to-feudal-era-introduced-to-public/159883.vnp


    Living in the past


    My Summer in the Middle ages

    http://www.medievalihttps://www.scotsman.com/heritage/t...t-drew-people-from-around-the-world-1-4996030


    Café Basiliscoe


    Researching ancient beers

    https://eastoncaller.com/beer-archa...ncient-ales-with-some-strange-results/181146/


    Princesses and Amazons


    Empress Elizabeth on Corfu

    http://www.ekathimerini.com/243909/...limpse-into-the-private-life-of-princess-sisi


    Into the 20th century


    Letters from WWI

    https://onthewight.com/mini-series-...er-whilst-based-on-isle-of-wight-during-wwii/


    Nautical news


    Update on the Viking ship burial

    https://www.lifeinnorway.net/gjellestad-viking-ship-archaeologists-find-keel-in-good-condition/

    https://www.newsinenglish.no/2019/09/05/archaeologists-find-hull-of-viking-ship/


    Recent work on excavation of flagship Gribshunden, lost 1495 https://phys.org/news/2019-09-spectacular-discoveries-excavation-unique-flagship.html

    https://videnskab.dk/krop-sundhed/r...broest-se-de-nye-billeder-fra-udgravningen-af

    https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=105&artikel=7294684


    Shipwrecks of Maine

    https://www.pressherald.com/2019/09/08/historic-shipwrecks-of-maine/


    Travel piece about the San Jose wreck off Colombia

    http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190908-a-shipwreck-worth-billions-off-the-coast-of-cartagena


    Latest from the search for the Endeavour

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-...us-likely-to-be-captain-cook-s-endeavour.html


    Dingyuan Battleship lost 1894, located

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/02/c_138359004.htm



    Museum news and exhibitions


    News


    ICOMdelays museum definition agreement

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/icom-kyoto


    New museums


    State funding agreed for new Ship Museum extension in Oslo

    https://www.newsinenglish.no/2019/09/02/state-finally-funds-viking-ship-repairs/


    Muséede Azincourt

    https://www.facebhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49649356


    Colonialism releases 3D models of Mau Mau concentration camps

    https://www.museumsassociation.org/...eum-of-british-colonialism-3d-reconstructions


    Museum musings


    Kaiser’s heir wants his collections back

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/prince-s-art-claims-anger-german-public


    Greenland’s heritage is melting in the heat

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scie...ens-archaeological-sites-greenland-180973021/


    National Trust for Scotland in WWII

    https://www.nts.org.uk/stories/the-national-trust-for-scotland-and-world-war-ii


    Conservation corner


    Conserving Veronese

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/veronese-s-papal-feast-to-be-conserved


    Researching Viking age textiles

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/textile-archaeologists-use-ancient-tools-weave-tapestry-past


    Objects


    Lost Rossetti depicting medieval knightacquired by BM

    http://artdaily.com/news/116439/Onc...g-acquired-by-the-British-Museum#.XW4h3uTsZ9A


    Exhibitions


    Medieval oak at Haddon

    http://artdaily.com/news/116542/Medieval-sculptures-from-private-collection-unveiled-for-thttps://www.haddonhall.co.uk/special-events/


    Fra Angelico in Madrid- almost finished

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/review/as-the-prado-becomes-an-internationhttps://www.kreml.ru/en-Us/exhibitions/moscow-kremlin-exhibitions/khraniteli-vremeni/


    Exhibitions at Ottawa

    https://www.warmuseum.ca/


    Veronese in Washington

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/pre...jor-us-survey-to-reexamine-the-master-himself


    Books


    Peter Marsden: 1545: Who Sank the Mary Rose?

    https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/1545-Who-Sank-the-Mary-Rose-Hardback/p/16156



    Online Book


    Collection of essays on museum topics related to Kyoto2019

    https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/...dium=social&utm_campaign=JOI10941&utm_term=ad


    Collection of archaeological reports from Portugal- I found this website very erratic…Good luck!

    http://www.patrimoniocultural.gov.p...s-do-cnans-arqueologia-nautica-e-subaquatica/



    Popular culture


    New novel set on the eve of Crecy

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/aug/31/james-meek-interview-to-calais-in-ordinary-time


    Events


    Diary Dates


    Museum events

    https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on

    https://www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events

    https://www.nms.ac.uk/

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

    https://www.awm.gov.au/visit


    Conferences


    16-17 November 2019 Portsmouth

    The Nautical Archaeology Society and the Ordnance Society

    Wooden Walls and Stone Bastions

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


    23 November 2-19 Raglan

    Symposium: Raglan Castle

    https://www.sal.org.uk/events/2019/...ail&utm_term=0_c0cb6b55f1-3da2bfbb2d-83439177



    Websites and downloads


    1066 etc: Bedford Hours, Hastings & Monty Python

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/09/medieval-manuscripts-the-bedford-hours/

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/09...t-and-place-senlac-of-the-battle-of-hastings/

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/09/monty-python-holy-grail/



    Focus on Open Doors month


    Here’s a selection of sites with opening times over September

    https://openhouselondon.org.uk/

    http://www.medievalists.net/2019/09/medieval-sites-to-see-during-open-doors-festival-in-wales/

    http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/

    https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

    http://www.europeanheritagedays.com/Home.aspx



    Finally


    This fortnight I tweeted some interesting cannon

    https://twitter.com/Basiliscoe



    Compiled by Ruth Rhynas Brown –12 September 2019


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