Battle Castle features an extensive online world that continues to grow every day. This trans-medieval journey includes exclusive content, behind-the-scenes material, and plenty of opportunities to #gomedieval. Every Monday, we share awesome medieval moments we've found on the web - people who, like us, have been inspired to bring the Middle Ages into their daily lives. Here are this week's highlights:
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Medieval Romanian Town Hosts First Horror Film Fest
Any fan of horror will know that Romania holds a special place of honour in modern legend as the home of the nefarious Dracula. What better place then to hold a horror film fest? During August 16-19, “Lună Plină” (Full Moon) Film Festival (http://www.romania-insider.com/medieval-biertan-hosts-first-romanian-hor...) will be held in the town of Biertan. This town was founded in 1283 and was one of the first Saxon settlements in Transylvania. Screenings will be in four locations, including the central square overlooked by the medieval church.
Medieval Manuscripts Arrive in New York
Over 60 manuscripts in Latin, Hebrew and Arabic have arrived at the Jewish Museum in New York, on loan from the Bodeleian Library in Oxford, England. One highlight of the exhibit is the Kennicott Bible, which was created in Spain in 1476 and is considered to be one of the most elaborately illuminated surviving medieval manuscripts. Other manuscripts in the collection date back as far as the 3rd century. The exhibit runs Sept 14 through Feb 3.
Medieval Mill Uncovered Along River Coquet
Archaeologists in Britain have discovered the remains of a textile mill dating back to the 13th Century. Originally operated by monks from the Newminster Abbey in Morpeth, this mill is now but a pile of stones and wood embedded into the riverbed. Archaeologists are particularly excited by this find because it shows evidence of specific type of wheel called a low breast-shod, previously thought to not have existed in Britain until 300 years later.
Avengers Rendered as Medieval Heroes
Fans of the summer’s smash comic movie, Marvel’s Avengers will be happy to see these reinterpretations of the team in Medieval style. Enjoy!
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