The Basiliscoe Mercury 342

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    The Basiliscoe Mercury342


    TheInternet newsletter for the arms and armour community


    Museums and historical sites are beginning to open up. News stories percolate through, with updates from earlier projects. Sales beginning to re-appear, and the odd exhibition. And important book on Dutch cannon is published.


    Arms and armour in the news


    Ancient arms & forts


    Hand axes of east Africa

    https://phys.org/news/2020-07-homo-erectus-ax-east-africa.html


    Early medieval fortifications found in Poznań, Poland

    https://www.thefirstnews.com/articl...rst-capital-of-poland-say-archeologists-13717


    Beasts of assorted varieties…


    Uses for 323 dead reindeer: No1

    https://www.theguardian.com/environ...g-carcasses-of-reindeer-taught-scientists-aoe


    Horsemanship in the Bronze Age

    https://phys.org/news/2020-07-ancient-evidence-horsemanship-bronze-age.html


    Grave stories


    More on medieval arrow injuries

    https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/analysing-injuries-from-medieval-arrows.htm


    Princesses and Amazons


    Women in the crusades

    https://www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/did-women-fight-crusades/


    Through the arrow-slit . . .


    More great walls in China

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-020-0524-2




    Restormel castle

    https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/restormel-castle-0013918


    Inscription found in Teutonic Knights’ Cēsis Castle in central Latvia

    https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/c-sis-castle-inscription-0013914


    Restoration of Põltsamaa castle, Estonia

    https://news.err.ee/1110390/poltsamaa-castle-prepares-for-reconstruction


    Remains of a later, previously unknown, castle found at Oud Haerlem

    https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/07/geophysical-survey-reveals-lost-castle/134135


    Watch tower in the Emirates restored

    https://wam.ae/en/details/1395302853010


    Clearing Hue Citadel

    https://e.vnexpress.net/photo/place...-as-hue-citadel-area-depopulated-4124946.html


    Café Basiliscoe- thebar’s open!


    The Norman diet

    https://www.theguardian.com/science...s-passed-on-their-love-of-pork-study-suggests


    Sarsaparilla Beer,

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/03/dr-cronk-drink-canada-brewery


    Or Bernard Castle brew

    https://www.ladbible.com/news/uk-ke...cummings-during-visit-to-brewdog-pub-20200706


    Ice cream to round off- not forgetting thesaltpetre

    https://blog.britishmuseum.org/ice-cream-the-inside-scoop/


    Miscellany


    Possible winter camp of Genghis Khan identified

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07...find-new-clues-to-genghis-khan-world/12421784


    Navajo nation buying Remington?

    https://newstalk955.com/navajo-nation-aims-to-buy-bankrupt-remington/




    Into the 20th century


    WW2 aircraftidentified

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/23/us/missing-wwii-aircraft-found-trnd/index.html


    Nautical news


    New docudrama about Irelands Armada wrecks

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/06/armada-docudrama-sligo-normal-people-irish-spanish


    Maps of the Spanish Armada up for sale and export

    https://artdaily.com/news/126350/Incredibly-rare-maps-of-the-defeat-of-the-Spanish-Armada-at-rishttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-53183454


    More on the Mentor

    https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/06/...ecovered-ancient-treasures-from-the-wreckage/



    Museum news and exhibitions


    News


    Coping with C19

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/new...tional-trust-fight-for-survival-post-covid-19

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/new...navirus-gbp1-57bn-rescue-package-for-the-arts


    Preparing to re-open

    https://www.theguardian.com/artandd...lleries-covid-proofed-london-dundee-llandudno

    https://artdaily.com/news/126450/V-A-announces-6-August-reopening-date--and-major-exhibition-and-gallery-openings#.Xw7SHhOSmUk

    https://www.medievalists.net/2020/07/heritage-reopening-scotland/


    Museum musings


    Dutch museums decolonize

    https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/dutch-museums-begin-journey-to-decolonisation


    Conservation corner


    Grant for x-raying maritime finds

    https://museumcrush.org/how-historic-england-peers-beneath-the-layers-in-maritime-archaeology/


    Objects


    Portrait of Mehmet II returns to Istanbul

    https://www.medievalists.net/2020/07/portrait-of-mehmed-the-conqueror-returns-to-istanbul/


    What they found under Robert E Lee’s statue:

    https://us.cnn.com/2020/07/06/us/time-capsule-gen-lee-raleigh-monument-trnd/index.html


    Exhibitions


    Sweden, Europe and the 18th century

    https://artdaily.com/news/125084/The-exhibition-18th-century---Sweden-and-Europe-opens-at-Nationalmuseum-Jamtli-#.XwGJA-WSmUk



    Books


    Nico Brinck: Kannonnen van Nederland/Guns of the Netherlands.

    Contact kanonnenvannederland@gmail.com for details, costs and postage


    Marc Romanych & Martin Rupp: World War II German Super-Heavy Siege Guns

    https://ospreypublishing.com/store/...th/world-war-ii-german-super-heavy-siege-guns


    Medieval book of the month club: Formal Combats in the Fourteenth Century, by Steven Muhlberger.

    https://www.medievalists.net/2020/0...lub-formal-combats-in-the-fourteenth-century/



    Online books


    Jean Deloche: Studies on fortification in India

    https://books.openedition.org/ifp/3975


    New article added to the last ICOMAM MAGAZINE

    http://icomam.mini.icom.museum/the-magazine/


    Popular culture


    Greyhound

    https://www.greyhound.movie/



    Sales, fairs and auctions


    30 July 2020 Arms and armour sale, London

    https://www.olympiaauctions.com/sales/arms-armour/as300720/?p=1&s=40&v=list

    https://artdaily.com/news/125150/Thomas-Del-Mar-to-offer-important-arms---armour-from-prestigious-collections#.XwBKkeWSmUk



    Websites and downloads


    Enjoy a virtual tour of 16th century London

    https://blog.britishmuseum.org/historical-city-travel-guide-london-late-16th-century/


    Passing the time in ancient Egypt

    https://museumcrush.org/how-to-play-the-ancient-egyptian-game-of-senet/


    1066 etc: 100years’ war, and crusaders’legacy

    https://www.medievalists.net/2020/07/band-brothers/

    https://www.medievalists.net/2020/07/wit-humour-hundred-years-war/

    https://www.medievalists.net/2020/07/engaging-crusades/


    Finally


    This fortnight I tweeted on cannon and monuments- more to come.

    https://twitter.com/Basiliscoe


    Compiled by Ruth Rhynas Brown –16 July 2020


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