Holy Grail Surprise

Well, who knew? Apparently Arthurian scholars did, but I didn’t. I always thought that the Holy Grail of Arthurian legend was the cup that Christ used at the Last Supper. Not necessarily as it turns out. Between 1160 and 1190, Chretien de Troyes wrote “Perceval” about Sir Percival’s famous quest for the grail. Chretien presented… Continue Reading Holy Grail Surprise

Skeleton Reveals Violent Life and Death of Medieval Knight

Below is a news article from The Telegraph. Click here to view the original article. A 620-year-old skeleton discovered under the floor of Stirling Castle has shed new light on the violent life of a medieval knight. By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent Archaeologists believe that bones found in an ancient chapel on the site are… Continue Reading Skeleton Reveals Violent Life and Death of Medieval Knight

12th Century Waterwheel

Picked up from East London Advertiser 24 Archaeologists dig up rare medieval waterwheel 16 February 2009 By Mike Brooke ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered a rare medieval tidal mill on the River Thames. The discovery was made at Limehouse Reach in East London, where a team has been excavating peat soil on the foreshore at Greenwich Wharf,… Continue Reading 12th Century Waterwheel