Apparently, if you are involved in computer programming, 'Byzantine' is a synonym for a lot of terrible things https://www.medievalists.net/2022/12/byzantine-computer/
That is if you have £3,000 to £6,000 to spare! Both of these medieval items will be sold at auction next week https://www.medievalists.net/2022/12/knights-sword-horse-figurine/
Ever since the archangel Gabriel told Mary that the Holy Spirit would conceive Jesus in her womb and the three magi followed a star to Bethlehem to pay homage to the infant, the nativity story has been associated with magic and miracles https://www.medievalists.net/2022/12/ancient-origins-christmas-magic/ #Christmas
Flutes were used in a variety of situations, including to help hunters distract animals. The instrument became really popular around the year 1500 as it became used in a military context.
You can read more about the history of this instrument in the article, "The Development of the Flute as a Solo Instrument from the Medieval to the Baroque Era," by Anna J. Reisenweaver at https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/musicalofferings/vol2/iss1/2/
34,000 new digital images of medieval items go online https://www.medievalists.net/2022/11/34000-digital-images-medieval/
New Medieval Books: From Swans to Saxons https://www.medievalists.net/2022/11/new-medieval-books-from-swans-to-saxons/
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