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    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

    Deer antler harpoon found

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

    Grave stories

    Victims of a Mongol attack

    London’s Black Death population is more diversethan thought

    Putting a face to a Scottish skull

    Interpreting 4 skulls from Inca times

    Body dressed in feathers

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

    Investigating a medieval Islamic palace in Spain

    Castle life today

    On the frontlines

    Myths and Agincourt

    Finds from the Battle of Worcester uncovered

    Cannons to the left, cannon to the right

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

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

    Living in the past

    My Summer in the Middle ages


    Café Basiliscoe

    Researching ancient beers

    Princesses and Amazons

    Empress Elizabeth on Corfu

    Into the 20th century

    Letters from WWI

    Nautical news

    Update on the Viking ship burial

    Recent work on excavation of flagship Gribshunden, lost 1495

    Shipwrecks of Maine

    Travel piece about the San Jose wreck off Colombia

    Latest from the search for the Endeavour

    Dingyuan Battleship lost 1894, located

    Museum news and exhibitions


    ICOMdelays museum definition agreement

    New museums

    State funding agreed for new Ship Museum extension in Oslo

    Muséede Azincourt


    Colonialism releases 3D models of Mau Mau concentration camps

    Museum musings

    Kaiser’s heir wants his collections back

    Greenland’s heritage is melting in the heat

    National Trust for Scotland in WWII

    Conservation corner

    Conserving Veronese

    Researching Viking age textiles


    Lost Rossetti depicting medieval knightacquired by BM


    Medieval oak at Haddon

    Fra Angelico in Madrid- almost finished

    Exhibitions at Ottawa

    Veronese in Washington


    Peter Marsden: 1545: Who Sank the Mary Rose?

    Online Book

    Collection of essays on museum topics related to Kyoto2019

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

    Popular culture

    New novel set on the eve of Crecy


    Diary Dates

    Museum events


    16-17 November 2019 Portsmouth

    The Nautical Archaeology Society and the Ordnance Society

    Wooden Walls and Stone Bastions

    23 November 2-19 Raglan

    Symposium: Raglan Castle

    Websites and downloads

    1066 etc: Bedford Hours, Hastings & Monty Python

    Focus on Open Doors month

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


    This fortnight I tweeted some interesting cannon

    Compiled by Ruth Rhynas Brown –12 September 2019

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