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Medieval

800 Medieval illuminated manuscripts are now available online

The manuscripts, all dated between 700 and 1200, are being made available to the general public for the first time, thanks to a collaboration between England and France.

Exorcisms in medieval art: The devil’s in the details

The Bible devotes relatively few passages to the devil, never describing his looks.

Why is there a devil hiding in a cloud in this medieval fresco?

That’s a very weird looking cloud right there, Maestro Giotto.

Millennial man survives a medieval winter as a hermit

Think this winter is harsh? Try braving it the way they did in the Middle Ages.

A new interactive, illustrated digital companion to Dante’s Inferno is now available online

And it’s the stuff nerds’ dreams (and maybe sinners' nightmares) are made of.

Why are there labyrinths in some cathedrals?

It's not a New Age fad, that's for sure. They've been around since the 4th century.

Why didn’t medieval artists sign their work?

Signatures might be important, but they are not essential. Even today.

Who were the Magi, really?

Some early commentators suggest the magi were Persian, but others affirm they were Jews from Yemen.

5 Medieval Christmas traditions you haven’t heard of

In the Middle Ages carolers were viewed as troublesome pests ...

How was stained glass made in the Middle Ages?

A medieval recipe for the spectacularly colored and painted windows that decorated churches built between the 10th and 16th centuries.

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