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  1. David Tallan

    The Poem of the Cid

    This is a follow up post to my post on The Song of Roland. The other book I've been reading over the past few months is the Poem of the Cid, the W.S Merwin translation published by Meridian. It is an English verse translation of the Cantar de mio Cid with the medieval Spanish text on facing...
  2. A

    Camino exhibition in Madrid, and coming to Santiago

    http://www.bne.es/es/Actividades/Exposiciones/Exposiciones/Exposiciones2021/xacobeo-las-huellas-del-camino.html Interesting maps/artifacts/etc. Takes about an hour to visit.
  3. David Tallan

    The Song of Roland

    Things have been really busy for me over the past half year or so, which has had a significant impact on my ability to keep up with the book club reading. But I have managed to read a couple of other Camino-related books, a few pages a day, over the period. These are somewhat older than the...
  4. VNwalking

    The old roots of the Camino Francés

    The way we walk on the Camino Francés now is in most places a modern construction, the old road having been covered long since by the Autovia or N-something-or-other (like the N-120 before Sahagun). But there are still plenty of traces of the old route. I found this fabulous link, describing...
  5. VNwalking

    The apocalypse illustrated - from Santo Domingo de Silos

    This article wraps a bunch of interests into one fascinating package: the history of Spain during the Islamic conquista, the role of large monasteries in the north in maintaining and dispersing Christian texts, and the art of illustrated manuscripts. It describes (and beautifully illustrates)...
  6. B

    The Story of Portomarín

    I was sent this link by Galicia Máxica about the building of the dam that created the Belesar Reservoir. .The video (in black and white) lasts only just over 5 minutes. Unfortunately, for me at least, the commentary is in Spanish, but you can get the gist of it. Seeing the old village...
  7. dick bird

    Old routes in Spain

    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210923-the-revival-of-spains-epic-pastoral-migration Many caminos use pre-existing routes, many of which were used by pastoralists, for example, the via de la Plata was used as a transhumance route and the via de la Lana existed for that main purpose...
  8. H

    history podcasts/audio books?

    hi! I am planning on walking the Camino Portugues -- Coastal in November. I always enjoy reading about the history of places that I am going to travel, but I am a bit short on reading time right now. Can anyone suggest good podcasts on the history of Portugal and/or Northern Spain? I can...
  9. EL LECHERO

    Camino landmarks, historical sites etc

    Before starting my camino next year I'd like to learn about historical sites, etc that are along the way so that I won't miss them. I'm walking the Primitivo and would like any advice on how to go about this.
  10. 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”.
  11. 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
  12. ivar

    Roman roads as a subway map

    Not sure if this gives someone some walking ideas..
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  16. 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?
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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