Historic personalities

Dante and the Second Circle of Hell: Paolo and Francesca

Back to the Future – Back to Nature (Part 1): Understanding Nature and the Image of the individual in the Middle Ages

Gold… Fruit of the Supernova: Middle Ages and Origin

Brilliant games from the Middle Ages – football, children’s games and strategic board games

Love Story Without Words: My Favourite Miniature, Part 1

Book Illumination: The Secrets of the Middle Ages in Pictures (Part 3)

Exceptional women in the history of the Middle Ages

Da Vinci’s secret writing

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Dante and the Second Circle of Hell: Paolo and Francesca

      Exactly 700 years ago today, on 14 September 1321, the poet Dante Alighieri died. As we are currently addressing the topic of “Lovers in the Middle...

Back to the Future – Back to Nature (Part 1): Understanding Nature and the Image of the individual in the Middle Ages

Macrocosm and microcosm, human, nature and the universe. How did people in the Middle Ages understand themselves and the environment? What was natural, what knowledge of...

Gold… Fruit of the Supernova: Middle Ages and Origin

Gold has been the object of power and fascination since the dawn of our history. But where does gold come from? Why is it so important...

Brilliant games from the Middle Ages – football, children’s games and strategic board games

      Football, tennis, golf, handball… where do these games actually come from? Did they already exist in the Middle Ages? And which games were reserved for the...

Love Story Without Words: My Favourite Miniature, Part 1

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. So why use them at all? This love story by an unknown author from medieval France consists only...

Book Illumination: The Secrets of the Middle Ages in Pictures (Part 3)

Now that we have explained the context of the miniatures, what to ask them, and which stylistic periods they cover, it is time to go into...

Exceptional women in the history of the Middle Ages

  Were women able to fulfill themselves in the Middle Ages? What about their rights?   The Middle Ages were an extremely difficult time for women. Apart from getting...

Da Vinci’s secret writing

Painter, scientist, inventor, architect, sculptor… a universal genius! But why did Da Vinci write in mirror writing? Did he have something to hide? Find out these...