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Welcome to the companion Web site to the NOVA program "Medieval Siege," scheduled for broadcast on January 24, 2006. In the film, which is a part of the NOVA series Secrets of Lost Empires, a team of timber framers and other specialists design, build, and fire a pair of trebuchets, a devastating engine of war popular in the Middle Ages. Here's what you'll find online: Medieval Arms Race The trebuchet was only the most frightening of the weapons early European warriors employed in siege warfare. They also relied on battering rams, siege towers, tunnels - anything to gain access to a castle. Defenders, meanwhile, had a few tricks of their own. NOVA Builds a Trebuchet Follow a slide show that documents NOVA's successful attempt to build and shoot a giant trebuchet, the most destructive war machine that ever laid siege to a medieval castle. NOVA Online | Secrets of Lost Empires | Medieval Siege NOVA Online | Secrets of Lost Empires | Medieval Siege
Activity 1. Priests and Monks Review the types of medieval people studied in Activities 1 and 2. Then ask the students if they can think of group of people who lived during the Middle Ages who have not yet been mentioned. Not Everyone Lived in Castles During the Middle Ages Not Everyone Lived in Castles During the Middle Ages
The Renaissance Connection, from the Allentown Art Museum

The Renaissance Connection, from the Allentown Art Museum

Welcome to The Renaissance Connection, the Allentown Art Museum's interactive educational web site. With the simple click of a mouse button, travel 500 years into the past to discover many Renaissance innovations revealed through the Allentown Art Museum's Samuel H. Kress Collection of European art. Be a patron of the arts. Design your own innovation.
Wouldn't it be terrific to travel back in time to explore a castle and see knights in shining armor and beautiful princesses? Just think of all the magnificent sights and heroic tournaments you would witness! But what was it "really" like to live in Medieval Times? Perhaps you would like to see all this through the eyes of a serf, a knight, a princess, or maybe even a monk. medieval medieval
Global rating average: 0.0 out of 50.00.00.00.00.0 These websites are about the Mayas and their culture. There are lesson plans, maps, timelines, quizzes, and cartoons. Ancient Civilizations: Maya Ancient Civilizations: Maya
The Middle Ages: Feudal Life