Spoons with Runes

If you're interested in the kinds of things which appear on this blog, then you'll definitely be interested in this story from "Medieval Histories": http://www.medievalhistories.com/merovingian-silver-spoon-with-runes/ In brief, digs at Ichtratzheim, near Strasbourg, have unearthed a series of graves, and one of the earliest - from the late sixth century - has a lovely silver spoon… Continue reading Spoons with Runes

Seventh Century Colloquium: Report

First a confession: while I was genuinely looking forward to this conference, for various reasons I was unable to attend the first day, so I can only offer a partial account of what happened. Nevertheless, when I did arrive on Day Two, Roger Collins assured me over coffee that Day One had been very good… Continue reading Seventh Century Colloquium: Report