This week there's an intriguing piece of artwork, archaeological discovery, and a murder mystery from nearly eight centuries ago.
- Experts uncover 750-year-old murder mystery as body of knight is found to have been viciously stabbed in the back
Once thought to have died a natural death, the 13th-century knight suffered a horrific wound to his back that was very likely fatal. Article by Martin Robinson at the Daily Mail.
- Chinese drawing of a tiger could be 15th-century 3-D image
Though difficult to tell on a two-dimensional monitor, this extraordinary work from the Ming Dynasty is so well-executed it is entirely possible that it looks three-dimensional. Some of the detail shots look photographic. Check it out at The Asahi Shimbun.
- Jersey team discovers medieval priory
The "substantial medieval wall" the team uncovered was probably constructed in the mid-12th century. Article at BBC News.
- Tug-of-war over king Richard III's bones
While authorities wait for DNA confirmation of their suspicion that the recently-discovered skeletel remains do belong to Richard III, a debate is on over what to do with the bones. Item at artdaily.org.