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All Saints' Church in Wing, Buckinghamshire, represents a remarkable survival of Anglo-Saxon church architecture. The most visible evidence of this on the exterior is the two-story polygonal apse, beneath which lies the vaulted Saxon crypt. Inside, the main body of the nave, part of the north aisle, and the lower register of the west tower are also pre-Conquest. The exact chronology of this material is a matter of debate, with estimates varying between the ninth and eleventh centuries. Substantial additions were made to the church in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, including the south aisle, the clerestory, most of the tower, and the porch. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #architecture #churcharchitecture #church #churchbuilding #medievalarchitecture #architectural #history #saxonchurch #anglosaxon #earlymedieval #medieval #medievalchurch #medievalart #medievalhistory #buckinghamshire #englishchurches #parishchurch #art #middleages #medievaltimes #medievalengland #preconquest #englishparishchurches #churchhistory #moyenage #mittelalter #medioevo #edadmedia #oldbuilding ⠀ .⠀ Photo: Dorothea Witter-Rieder
Seespektakel am Tankumsee: Zwischen den vielen Programmpunkten während des mittelalterlichen Treibens wird die Zeit auch für Handwerk genutzt. Hier seht ihr wie Marcas an seinem Helm eine Kettenbrünne anbringt, damit er beim (Schau-)Kampf auch im Gesicht vor den Waffen seines Gegners geschützt ist. // Between the many program points during the medieval activities the time is also used for craft. Here you can see how Marcas attaches an aventail to his helmet, so that his face is also protected from the weapons of his opponent during the show fight. . . . . . #craft #handicraft #helm #helmet #handwerk #kettenbrünne #aventail #wotanswoelfe #wotanswölfe #mittelalter #mittelalterleben #lagerleben #medieval #medievaltimes #mittelaltermarkt #medievalmarket #wikinger #vikings #livinghistory #heerlager #vikingreenactment #reenactment #earlymedieval
This is my happiest and broadest I-can-stay-two-whole-days-at-this-amazingly-breathtaking-castle-and-this-is-not-a-dream grin! If I might also look a bit pinched, this is because I was blinded by the morning winter sun ☀ A shame that in 950 they didn't use sunglasses in Scandinavia 😎 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #schandmaul @kaptorga #videodreh #videoshoot #ehrenberg #castle #archaeology #tyrol #tirol #austria #travel #explore #travelholic #exploremore #wanderlust #earlymedieval #reenactment #vikingreenactment #historic #scandinavian #scandinavia #viking #vikingwoman #vikings #norse #shieldmaiden #musicianlife #blondehair #lovemyjob #normallynotamorningperson #wherearemysunglasses
Excellent afternoon talking to the students at Lancaster University. Thanks to Dr Fiona Edmonds for inviting me back again, and for a stimulating discussion at lunch beforehand! So much great work and research going on in the early medieval field in the North West at the moment! #earlymedieval
The final find from Wiltshire is an Early Medieval saucer brooch. It is made of copper alloy, with a running spiral decoration in the centre and dates to AD450-600. In England, this type of brooch is usually found in the graves of females. Record ID is WILT-7ED520. (If you type the ID into our database you will be able to find full details about the find). #PAS15 #15yearsoffinds #wiltshire #earlymedieval #jewellery #ancientfashion #brooches #archaeologyiscool #artefacts #pubarch
I'm weaving a new belt for my Saxon kit! Just a backstrap plain weave as a small kit upgrade, inspired by all the lovely clothes I saw at Hastings. I got 13g of this beautiful woad and weld yarn (my favourite! 😍😍) as a Christmas present last year and I'm very happy to squeeze something so useful out of a tiny skein. This is also one of the projects I was working on in Denmark in the evenings, as well as working and studying. Backstrap weaving is so amazingly portable, I'm very glad I took it. Excited for the belt it's shaping up to be, which is good, since the warp is quite horrifically sticky and I think I would have given up by now if I didn't love it! I've cobbled together a strange double heddle system to cope with the stickiness though, and I'm slowly working my way through 😊 #weaving #backstrapweaving #backstrap #handweaving #handwoven #beltweaving #plainweave #naturaldyes #plantdye #woad #weld #saxon #anglosaxon #earlymedieval #reenactment #historicalreenactment #livinghistory #hastings
A new version of this pony for an archaeologist friend trying to write a presentation for a conference... #drawing #horse #equine #earlymedieval #blue #pens #paper #staedtlerpens #ergopros #markers #ergopromarker #markerpaper #seawhiteofbrighton #handdrawn #design
Making a few silver shield pendants and decorations today, based ooþn examples from Janòw Pomorski (Truso) in #Poland and #Birka in #Sweden . #vikings #vikingage #earlymedieval #shinies #experimentalarchaeology #vikingrenactment #reenactment
Wotans Wölfe beim Historischen Festzug des Sehusafestes in Seesen. Jedes Jahr laufen einige von uns mit ... und dieses Jahr blieb es sogar trocken. // Wotans Wölfe at the historic parade of the Sehusafest in Seesen, Germany. Some of us join it every year ... and this year it didn’t rain. . . . . . #sehusafest #sehusafest2018 #historischerfestzug #wotanswoelfe #wotanswölfe #mittelalter #mittelalterleben #lagerleben #medieval #medievaltimes #mittelaltermarkt #medievalmarket #wikinger #vikings #livinghistory #heerlager #vikingreenactment #reenactment #earlymedieval
Ein paar Impressionen von unserem Lager vom diesjährigen Sehusafest in Seesen. // Some impressions of our camp from this year’s Sehusafest in Seesen. . . . . . #sehusafest #sehusafest2018 #wotanswoelfe #wotanswölfe #mittelalter #mittelalterleben #lagerleben #medieval #medievaltimes #mittelaltermarkt #medievalmarket #wikinger #vikings #livinghistory #heerlager #vikingreenactment #reenactment #earlymedieval #schild #shield #schleifstein #grindstone
"Victory does not come to men who listen to their fears." . [Might count as unpaid advertisement - no sponsoring or collaboration] . Lo behold my new baby - the Seax of Beagnoth 😍 I wanted this seax for ages and now I finally got it 😍 the original one which this one is inspired by was found in the Thames in the 19th century but it dates back to the 8/9th century 😍 the runes and such on the original were done with different metals like copper, silver or even gold, but other than that the one I have is quite similar 🙊 even the length is almost exactly the same 🙊🙊 The runes show the Anglo-Saxon Futhark alphabet and the name Beagnoth, who was probably the maker of the sword (or the owner 🤷) . Now I just need to work on my tunic, so I can actually use the Seax for pictures as it would look quite stupid with a dress 😂😂 . #seax #earlymedieval #seaxofbeagnoth #thamesseax #runes #futhark #anglosaxon #sword #medieval
Aaaaand completed kirtle. Thank goodness the early medieval period did not have pleats, ruffles, darts, peplum, straps or zips! A great project for a wet and very windy Saturday #vikingclothing #kirtle #earlymedieval #wetweatherproject
Decorated piece of bronze. The decoration is a bit animal like. It reminds me of a snake. This might be a part of a bracelet but I'm not sure of this. It's quite small and also bent in a weird way. It's definitely very old. Could be Celtic, Roman or early medieval. Another object with a history to discover! #roman #galloroman #archaeology #artefact #darkages #merovingian #celtic #bracelet #bronze #snake ##earlymedieval
It's beastie time! Today's find is a wonderful Early Medieval silver strap end, with two intertwined beasties. It is in the Trewhiddle style and dates to AD800-900. Gorgeous! Record ID is WILT-DB8D60. #PAS15 #15yearsoffinds #wiltshire #earlymedieval #anglosaxon #fantasticbeasts #foundthem #theyareinanglosaxonart #metaldetecting #responsibledetecting #recordyourfinds #sharetheknowledge
Woolen cap made from blue diamond twill, lined with linen, decorated with silk which is reconstruction of silk from Birka grave. Link in bio. #wool #woolen #silk #birka #diamondtwill #woolencap #vikingcap #livinghistory #historical #historicalclothing #historicalreenactment #reenactment #handmade #handwoven #viking #vikings #vikingclothing #vikingreenactment #nornir #pagan #heathen #earlymedieval
This sweet and strange little forgotten #church is #stcuthberts on the Ballytober Road, near #dunlucecastle on the phenomenal #causewaycoast of #northantrim . Dedicated to the #Northumbrian Saint back when it was first built in the early 1300s, it was originally thatched, a small and gentle place with deeply forged links with the abbeys near #Armoy , and further flung at #Iona , #Northumbria and #Clonmacnoise . The subsequent renovations by Old Randall McDonells artistocratic wife Katherine Manners in the 17th century added a ceiling of white painted with the constellations of the night sky. A strange wee place where the clashing cultures of Protestant settler and indigenous Catholic Ulster folks lived in harmony, although this would not last #causewayrambler #enchantedNorthAntrim #earlymedieval #archaeologygetsthebeststories
The last rays of #wintersun made a crown of gold on the ruins of #dunseverickcastle yesterday evening. A suitable adornment for the seat of #earlymedieval Kings, as much as possibly #lateironage ones, if you believe the #dindseanchas . Conall Cernach returned here, supposedly as a demobbed #Roman centurion at the darkening of pagan Ireland. It was the family pile, right on the fork of the road of the #SligheMidluachra , one of the ancient roads which crossed Ireland. Now its a great oul medieval legend, tying Christianity into the pagan past... Except roman coin hoards, dating to the #imperiumgalliarum if I recall rightly, have been found here. The coast of #northantrim is so interwoven with myth and history, its a hard job separating them! #winterwanders #coast #antrim #bushmills
The sixth-century apsidal mosaic at San Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna, depicts the Transfiguration of Christ. The hand of God can be seen descending from heaven above, and the figures of Moses and Elijah float among the clouds. Below, Apollinare himself stands with his hands raised in a gesture of prayer. He is flanked by six sheep on either side, thought to represent the Twelve Apostles. Three more sheep flank the central image of the Cross above, which presumably represent the three apostles present at the Transfiguration – Peter, James, and John. Unusually, Christ is shown not as a heavenly figure wreathed in light but as a tiny portrait bust at the centre of a vast jewelled cross. It has been suggested that this image was intended to emphasise the divine nature of Christ in conscious rejection of anti-trinitarian Arian ideas of the time.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ravenna #instaravenna #igersravenna #visitravenna #italy #visititaly #italytourism #medieval #medievalart #mosaic #byzantine #byzantinemosaic #mosaicart #mosaics #middleages #history #art #beauty #skill #craft #earlymedieval #medievalworld #medievalhistory #medievalcity #classicalhistory #antique #ancientworld #romanempire #ancientart #earlychristian ⠀⠀ .⠀ Photo: Roger Culos
Hello December, where did you came from?! I honestly have to stop telling here what I will do, because I either end up with abandoning project or have laaaarge delays. I blame it on Little K. He seems to have no need for naps and his little fingers are very curious 🤷 Anyway I'm halfway through the Skjoldehamn anklebinds and really really have hope to finish them this week. So far all the requirements met. Yay for me and off to work. #skjoldehamn #bandweaving #tabletweaving #historicaltextiles #reenactment #rekonstrukcjahistoryczna #earlymedieval #saami
Trying the horn caps for size on my reconstructed Anglo-Saxon seax. The whole thing will be just under 30cm, which is a little shorter than I ideally wanted, but the @dave_budd_handmade_tools blade was so nice a fit to the handle it was worth it. I had to shorten the blade a little to make the handle elements fit. Next I need to polish them and then assemble all the elements. #anglosaxon #earlymedieval #vikingage #vikingrenactment #reenactment
Since 2 weeks i haven't been able to do any sewing because of an injury to my right wrist, luckily i can still cut stuff, so i made some cut outs for 2 new leather pouches #preparing #new #leather #bags #pouches #leatherbag #leatherpouch #leathercraft #crafting #handmade #handwerk #leerbewerken #leer #larp #bushcraft #reenactment #vikingreenactment #vikinglife #vikingage #viking #history #earlymedieval #creating #creative #nederland #netherlands #friesland #fryslân #leeuwarden #ljouwert
#4 from the album #rijksmuseumbirds_souvernirs are these beautiful bird shaped fibulae (ornamental clothes pins) from the Migration period. Currently on show in the Neues Museum in Berlin. They are part of the collection that was brought together in the late 19th and early 20th Century by Johannes von Diergardt (1859-1934). During his life he anonymously donated parts of his collection to the museum, the rest of his collection was sold to the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne after his death. #birds #birdsinart #fibulae #archeology #archeologie #archeologia #neuesmuseumberlin #ikbenrijksmuseum #earlymedieval #völkerwanderungszeit
Finished these off last night and testing them out today. More Drops Nepal, this time in Oslo stitch. Comfy and warm! #Viking #Nalbinding #Socks #handmade #earlymedieval
Deep in the shadows of ancient history, an island called Scandza was said to be the home of many ancient peoples. According to Jordanes, this “womb of nations” (now though to approximate Scandinavia) birthed many people groups, including the Goths. The Goths then migrated south to settled along the Black Sea. From the 3rd to 4th centuries A.D., the Sîntana de Mures-Černjachov Culture flourished, in which the Goths were believed to have played a leading role. This sedentary agricultural society was nevertheless said to have been excessively warlike, so much so that their first bishop refused to translate the Biblical book of Kings into Gothic, lest it inspire his people to further military action. Driven out from their home in the 4th century by the invading Huns, the Goths asked to settle in Thrace, safe within the boundaries of the Roman Empire. When the treaty with Rome was broken, however, the Goths then decimated the Roman army at the Battle of Adrianople. From there, the Goths under Alaric moved farther westward into the empire. In 410, they sacked Rome. Though the attack did little damage to the actual city (unlike the later ravages of the Vandals), it sent shockwaves through the Roman consciousness. Despite their depiction as the worst type of barbarians, the Gothic kingdoms in Italy and Spain in the 6th and 7th century were actually places of law, religion, art, and culture. Unfortunately, the Italian kingdom of the Ostrogoths was destroyed by Justinian and the Visigothic kingdom in Spain was conquered by invading Moors, meaning that little of Gothic material culture is preserved of them today. Next week: The Franks—Gothic friends or foes?
My new beauty, I call her Frostbite, made by Mohawk Forge, inspired by early medieval designs #mohavkforge #battleaxe #frostbite #medieval #personalweapon #axe #forgedaxe #frostbite #vikingage #reenactment #varyag #vikinglife #trippingaxe #earlymedieval #vikingaxe
Another bit of gold today. This time it's an Early Medieval pendant dating to AD600-700. It has an unusual design, with a front-facing beastie, flanked by two Style II beasties. Record ID is WMID-4241F2. #PAS15 #15yearsoffinds #westmidlands #earlymedieval #jewellery #ancientfashion #fantasticbeasts #archaeology #archaeologyiscool #artefacts #pubarch
We are about to start a little more progress on the Ballinaby shield as part of the #NWIBIshieldproject in a week, so I thought I'd do a short post on making the shield handle. The original is a U shaped hollow handle, with domed terminals and a flange. Handles like this have been found in Ireland, and on Colonsay, and one in iron from the Balladoole burial on the Isle of Man, which also has another unusual insular boss type, which we also looked at earlier this year. There are subtle differences between some of them, but the domed terminals, with a staples through are a common feature. On this particular example, I could see from the tool marks on the inside of the original was beaten from a piece of sheet, about 1-1.5mm thick, and I was fairly confident this was something I could replicate. @gearandgraith seemed to have every faith in my ability, but after the initial beating, the lumpen mess that appeared seemed to shake that faith! However, all it took was a little more refined tapping and shaping (careful now Ted), and some eventual filing and polishing to neaten and smooth the whole thing out. Eventually we got pretty close to the original, certainly within mm accuracy, so it wasn't too bad for a first attempt! Hopefully these pics will give you some idea of our process! #earlymedieval #experimentalarchaeology #ireland #irishsea #vikingage #viking #hibernonorse
Throwback to Haithabu costume, insipired by chamber grave 5. #viking #earlymedievalreenactment #earlymedieval #vikingclothing #volundr #livinghistory
Outfit complete! The underdress and apron dress were mostly hand sewn and sort-of accurate (apart from cheap trim) but the tortoise brooches are made from Sculpey. I made El Husbando's cloak but the rest is shop bought (including linen trousers from M&S) . . . . #sewing #earlymedieval #vikingcostume #viking #turbogeek #costume #sewingcostume
Viking evening is finally happening! Stew is on, @thegrimfrost cutlery is laid out... #viking #earlymedieval #historygeek #costume
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