Archive for: April 2017

How do you look after Roman treasures?

Stone relief of the Roman goddess Sol
Posted:
13 April 2017
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English Heritage
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

We go behind the scenes with English Heritage Conservator Leesa Vere-Stevens as a new exhibition and redevelopment project get underway at Hadrian's Wall. She tells us how she’s helping to redisplay the world-famous collections at Corbridge Roman Town  – and why chiselling and forklift truck d...

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How to garden like a medieval monk

Mount Grace Priory - reconstruction drawing by Judith Dobie of the priory in the early 16th century where the monks would have lived
Posted:
7 April 2017
Posted By:
Dr Michael Klemperer
Categories:
History Uncovered

Being a monk is a commitment for life - and during the medieval period it certainly wasn't an easy calling. As all monks took vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and stability (for example, not to leave the cloister), this naturally impacted their daily lives. But a lesser known fact is how ...

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Why do we have Easter eggs?

Pace eggs - traditional Easter eggs. Sam Bilton
Posted:
6 April 2017
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

Easter is the most important date in the Christian calendar. Every year, Christians around the world remember Jesus’ crucifixion and celebrate his resurrection three days later. But how did the egg come to represent Easter? We take a look at some of the theories, explore the traditions that hav...

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