Medieval Latin dictionary completed after 100 years
The final part of a monumental dictionary of Medieval Latin, begun 100 years ago, has been published.
The final part of a monumental dictionary of Medieval Latin, begun 100 years ago, has been published. The work, titled The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, has more than 58,000 entries spanning nearly 4,000 pages. Begun in 1913, it is said to be the most comprehensive study ever produced of Latin vocabulary from Britain’s medieval period
World War II bomb discovered beneath streets of Belgrade
A bomb dropped during the Second World War has been recovered from a construction site in Belgrade city centre. The unexploded shell was discovered by construction workers at a depth of 20ft during an excavation.
Nelson Mandela memorial service
Thousands of people gathered at a stadium in Johannesburg earlier this week for a memorial service for Nelson Mandela. US President Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addressed the service, as did four of Mandela's grandchildren.
World War One Christmas truce football match to be recreated
A football club is to play a "Christmas truce" match at the spot where one of the famous World War One games is thought to have taken place. Newark Town FC has been awarded more than £8,000 to finance an under-21s match against German twin town Emmendingen at the site near Ypres.
Eliot Elisofon's photos changed US perception of Africa
An exhibition of Eliot Elisofon's photographs that introduced American audiences to the landscapes, personalities and culture of Africa in the second half of the 20th century are to go on display in Washington. The images, captured during Elisofon's time as an internationally renowned photojournalist for Life magazine, will go on show at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.