10 January 2019, 20:17

As researchers analysed tartar on the teeth of a mediaeval woman found in a German monastery, they made a startling discovery. The title of their article (published yesterday) is: “Medieval women’s early involvement in manuscript production suggested by lapis lazuli identification in dental calculus.”

There are great reads in Popular Science, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. The original article can be found on ScienceAdvances (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau7126).

05 January 2019, 20:05

The stave church of Urnes, Norway. It is a UNESCO heritage site since 1979, and scholars continue to study the various elements of the church, including its Romanesque carvings. Read this wonderful post about one scholar’s recent visit to the church on the Leiden Medievalists Blog.

(Source: Wikipedia / Johan Christian Dahl)

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