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  1. Kanga

    Discovery under the dunes

    This looks very exciting and it’s near Cadiz. I’m wondering how I can fit in a visit and pretend it’s “on Camino”.
  2. mspath

    150 Petroglyphs to visit

    Throughout the Santiago area 150 Petroglyphs are being inventoried for new archeological sites described 27/04/2021 by Emma Araujo in La Voz de Galicia
  3. ivar

    Roman roads as a subway map

    Not sure if this gives someone some walking ideas..
  4. David Tallan

    Chickpea stew and the Spanish Inquisition

    We (let's face it, I) often will refer people to Gitlitz and Davidson's The Pilgrimage to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook but that wasn't the only book they wrote together. I came across this video through my Facebook feed today and it shares some Spanish history and a recipe from...
  5. sillydoll

    The first virtual museum in the world will be the Camino de Santiago

    LONG translation This new museum of the Camino that starts with Aragon will grow in the next two years to house the selected works of all the autonomous communities of the Camino. There are 360-degree views of monuments such as the interior of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, or virtual tours...
  6. mspath

    Medieval Pilgrim died on arrival

    Don Gaiferos, the Medieval pilgrim who died on arrival in Santiago is described in this reportage by Carlos Deaño. https://www.elcorreogallego.es/santiago/don-gaiferos-el-peregrino-que-murio-al-llegar-a-la-catedral-HY7203009
  7. MisterH

    Origin of the yellow arrows

    When did the yellow arrows first appear? Was there a color that was used in the past? Did the current color get adopted after "The Wizard of Oz" come out with the thing about following the yellow brick road?
  8. jungleboy

    USC Camino Course - Módulo III: La Literatura del Camino

    Hi all, This is the thread to discuss the third module - La Literatura del Camino - of the online course titled El Camino de Santiago, Patrimonio de la Humanidad para un mundo global being offered by the University of Santiago de Compostela and MiríadaX. If you're still going with the course...
  9. jungleboy

    USC Camino Course - Módulo II: El Patrimonio Histórico del Camino

    Hi all, This is the thread to discuss the second module - El Patrimonio Histórico del Camino (Historic Heritage of the Camino) - of the online course titled El Camino de Santiago, Patrimonio de la Humanidad para un mundo global being offered by the University of Santiago de Compostela and...
  10. jungleboy

    Best Islamic Architecture on the Camino

    Edit: changed title of thread and article from 'Muslim Sites' to 'Islamic Architecture' I did a search on the forum for 'Muslim' in the title of threads and found only three threads! While the camino is obviously a Christian pilgrimage, there are some incredible Islamic sites to be found on...
  11. jungleboy

    USC Camino Course - Módulo I: La Historia Del Camino

    Hi all, This is the thread to discuss the first module - La Historia del Camino - of the online course titled El Camino de Santiago, Patrimonio de la Humanidad para un mundo global being offered by the University of Santiago de Compostela and MiríadaX. The course is now live. Feel free to...
  12. mspath

    A new view on the Camino

    This recent reportage by Suso Perez on the Millenary History of the Camino, details an ancient route full of history and mystery. Enjoy!
  13. jungleboy

    Free online course about the camino (in Spanish)

    The University of Santiago de Compostela is offering a course about the camino in Spanish through the Iberian MOOC (massive open online courses) platform MiríadaX, starting on March 22, 2021. The course is called El Camino de Santiago: Patrimonio de la Humanidad para un mundo global (The Camino...
  14. Doughnut NZ

    Bronze age burial site in Spain suggests women were among rulers

    This article says that excavation of a site at La Almoloya in the southern Spanish region of Murcia suggests that the Bronze Age settlement that flourished here from 2200 BC to 1550 BC was more advanced than the rest of Western Europe at the time and may have had women among its rulers...
  15. jungleboy

    Alfonso X, the History of Spain, and Medieval Manuscripts

    A diversion on a very cold day on the Iberian peninsula at a time when none of us can be on camino anyway. Pilgrims will be familiar with medieval manuscripts that you can sometimes see in museums, monasteries etc on the camino. Indeed, one of the most famous objects related to the camino is a...
  16. mark connolly

    An article about the excavation site of Atapuerca, just off the CF

    Early humans likely hibernated to deal with freezing winters (nypost.com) Also: Sima de los Huesos, a Key to Human Evolution (thoughtco.com) Atapuerca Mountains - Wikipedia Enjoy. Mark
  17. jungleboy

    Gothic architecture for beginners

    With the permission of @C clearly, I am starting the Gothic architecture for beginners thread, the third in a series that also includes Romanesque and Visigothic/Pre-Romanesque architecture. This is a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ post, where you can just read the basics or go deeper behind the...
  18. C clearly

    Visigothic/Pre-Romanesque architecture for beginners

    Here we go on a follow-up to the wildly popular thread on Romanesque architecture for beginners. Remember - I know nothing about this, except what I write below. There are other members with similar lack of knowledge, who would like to learn something. Please try to help us rather than confuse...
  19. C clearly

    Romanesque architecture for beginners

    As a person with very limited knowledge of architecture and history, I'd like to get some pointers on how to recognize different styles of architecture in Spain. It is overwhelming to google and find the huge amount of detail available - I need something a little more friendly, to get me...
  20. RENSHAW

    Did the pilgrims 1000 years ago walk on or next to the Roman roads?

    I often think 'How true is the current Frances route?' There are some parts that I have walked many times and each time I have questioned 'Why this route' Did it really follow the same route through the Meseta as it does today? I have had disagreements with others that say most of the Camino is...
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