Month: January 2023

Medieval Medicine: Its Mysteries and Science by Toni Mount

Medieval Medicine: Conjuring up a time when butchers and executioners knew more about anatomy than university-trained physicians.

A 19th century CE painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831-1892 CE) depicting the Battle of Stamford Bridge on 25 September 1066 CE

England's Dark Ages marked a time of uncertainty, turmoil, and transformation. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Norman Conquest.

The Umayyad Caliphate - Muhammad Conquers Mecca & Destroys Its Idols

The Umayyad Caliphate was the first great Muslim dynasty that conquered and ruled a vast stretch of land from the Middle East, North Africa, and parts of Europe

The Siege of Constantinople in 626 by the Avars on a mural at the Moldoviţa Monastery, Romania

Byzantine Victory in 626 Siege: The failure of the siege saved the empire from collapse, enabled Byzantium to regain its territories & end Roman-Persian Wars.

The Byzantine Empire In Art - Monastery in Dafni on the outskirts of Athens

The Byzantine Empire was a powerful force in the art world, producing a vast collection of Christian Greek artwork spanning from the 4th to 15th centuries.

St George the Great Gillis Coignet

St George, a soldier venerated in Christianity, was known for his bravery and strength. In a legend, he was called upon to defeat a dragon.

Handwritten Qur’an in Kufic script, from Iran, dating to the later 11th century CE

The Role of Muhammad in Islamic Faith and Practice is paramount as he is considered the last prophet and the example for Muslims to follow in their daily lives.

Modern restoration of the fresco containing the Christian symbol of the Chi Rho from the Roman Villa at Lullingstone, now at the British Museum, London.

383 AD: The Start of the End for Roman Britain. The Roman Empire's withdrawal from Britain marked a new era in British history.

Byzantine's Transformation - Detail from the fresco cycle of the "Legend of the Holy Cross" in the choir of the Basilica of San Francesco in Arezzo.

Byzantine's Transformation in the Seventh Century marked a pivotal moment in its history as the empire underwent significant changes and expansion.

Pages from a Qur'an in Hijazi

Islam's emergence in the 7th century AD brought about significant changes in the political, economic and social landscape of the time.

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