‘Beardless Jesus’ found in Spain

Archaeologists in Spain say they have found one of the world’s earliest known images of Jesus. It is engraved on a glass plate dating back to the 4th Century AD, reports from Spain say. The plate is believed to have been used to hold Eucharistic bread as it was consecrated in early Christian rituals. It measures…

Images of Castles from Medieval Manuscripts

Sarah Peverley has put together this set of 43 images of medieval castles and walled towns besieged, under attack, being constructed, and in the landscape. You can visit Sarah’s website – SarahPeverley.com – or follow her on Twitter @Sarah_Peverley You can also learn more about medieval castles: Castles as Past Culture: Adaptation and Identity in the Post-Life of…

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

This year marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War I. BuzzFeed has featured some very powerful images from World War I that provide for some retrospect on the Great War. The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

Medieval Images of the Human Body

Medieval Images of the Human Body By the later Middle Ages there was great interest in anatomy and how the body worked. Medieval people made illustrations to explain medical and anatomical issues of human body. Here is a list of medieval images of the whole or parts of the body, which offer a fascinating, unique…

A million first steps – British Library releases 1 million images

A million first steps – British Library released 1 million images The British Library has released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and re-purpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitized by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to…