Medieval Curiosities #5

Oooh yes, another fantastic collection of medieval news and tidbits for you to peruse at your leisure!

Intricate tattoos found on Siberian princess’ 2,500 year-old body
We know that inking is pretty permanent, but who would have thought it would have stretched so far back in time?

A gruesome dig found 16 severed human hands in Egypt
Ancient Egyptians tended to cut off right hands to signify the stripping of their enemies’ power. Could be worse.

It seems England’s most gruesome battle was in… Towton
Yes, it appears that the bloodiest war was fought in 1461 as part of the War of the Roses in the small Yorkshire town.

Meet Shane Adams – the professional jouster..?
Interview, videos and photos! Enjoy.

The end. For now…