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Two pieces of opulent 16th century armor stolen from the Louvre almost four decades ago have been recovered. Bequeathed to France by Baroness Adèle Von Rothschild in 1922, the helmet and backplate were stolen from the Paris museum the night of May 31st, 1983. The circumstances of the theft have never been explained, and there was no trace of the pair until earlier this year.

A military antiques [...]

Fri, Mar 05, 2021
Source: The History Blog
Beowulf the Bro Katie Holyoak Fri, 03/05/2021 - 09:20 [...]
Fri, Mar 05, 2021
Source: History Today
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Fri, Mar 05, 2021
Source: History Today

Archaeological surveys at the medieval castle of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos have discovered a massive Byzantine-era doorway. The doorway is 3.2 meters (10’6″) high, 2.05 meters (6’9″) wide and two meters (6’7″) deep. It was was made of nine slabs of locally sourced gray-white marble mortared together. There was a wooden door attached originally, although all that remains attesting to it are cavities in the [...]

Thu, Mar 04, 2021
Source: The History Blog
Through a Glass Darkly Katie Holyoak Thu, 03/04/2021 - 14:23 [...]
Thu, Mar 04, 2021
Source: History Today

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