The Christian vision articulated by mediaeval canon lawyers was that every individual is an equal soul despite differences in their social roles.
Mosaics are often called ‘eternal pictures.’ Hard-wearing and durable, mosaics survive from ancient cultures giving valuable insights into times past.
When exploring art galleries and museums it always amazes me that so many rare and fragile items have survived from the Middle Ages. The fact that so much survives is possibly due to old customs of burying the dead together with their personal possessions. The objects found, ranging from simple household goods to luxury glass […]