In all the hooplah over Richard III, a few news items may have slipped your notice.
- Curses, musical scores and a fisherman swallowed by a whale: Archaeologists' fascinating quest to decipher medieval graffiti scrawled on cathedral walls
At Norwich Cathedral, archaeologists have begun a project to decipher the messages that have been scratched into the walls over the centuries. Feature with some nice photos by Hugo Gye at the Daily Mail.
- Bosnia declines to loan 14th century manuscript to Met
Financial difficulties are to blame for the priceless Sarajevo Haggadah remaining in Bosnia. Item at Auction Central News includes a very nice photo.
- 13th Century Vietnamese maritime artefacts up for sale
Quang Ngai, a province in Vietnam, plans to pay out millions to a salvage firm to retrieve artifacts from a Yuan Dynasty shipwreck, which they hope to sell. Is Vietnam selling off its underwater heritage? Article at ABC Radio Australia.