Thursday, August 22, 2013

Medieval Murder Ring

Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed a medieval bronze ring that might have been used for political murders some 700 years ago, local authorities have announced.

Found at the site of a former medieval fortress in Cape Kaliakra, not far from the Black Sea coastal town of Kavarna in northeast Bulgaria, the finely crafted ring was probably worn by a male on the little finger of the right hand.
Intriguingly, it features a round, hollow cartridge decorated with granulation and an artificial hole.


Leanda de Lisle said...

Thinking of medieval murder and women you might enjoy an article I did on Margaret Beaufort, accused in the BBC drama the White Queen, of murdering the Princes in the Tower. It was published in the Daily Express but is now on my website under Margaret Beaufort: The Red Queen here
Hope you enjoy it, I enjoy yr blog

Melisende said...

Thanks Leanda! And loved the Margaret article. She is such a feisty character - a woman who was determined to shape her own future - whilst constrained by the mores of the day.