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Global Power Portugal Part 5: Evora

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. In the fifth episode, we make our way to the provincial region of Alentejo, to Evora. The idyllic small town, which has been UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, was once an important residence of Portugal’s kings.

Global Power Portugal Part 4: Medieval Lisbon

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. The fourth episode takes you right into medieval Lisbon. The best place to start is the castle hill.

Edwin Tobler (1922-2020)

Edwin Tobler, the great connoisseur of Swiss numismatics died on 14 March 2020. The modest and reserved collector had a decisive influence on Swiss numismatics by means of his publications. Ursula Kampmann commemorates him.

Coins of the Medieval Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg

Hubert Ruß has published the new reference work for the medieval coins of Würzburg bishops. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

“The World in Your Hand”. A Conference in the Virtual Space

Many events have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. “The world in your hand. New directions in numismatic research” is an early career scholars conference which will be held on 3 April – as a video conference. Registration is still open.

Coin Care in Simple Terms. Part 2: Washing Day

If you collect coins, you have to treat your pieces with care. Today is washing day! numiscontrol explains which treatment the different metals of your favourite pieces need, what the perfect water temperature is and much more.

Fairmined Gold: Gold Which We Can Be Proud Of

More than 20 million people in the world mine gold in ways that destroy their health, threaten their life, and devastate the environment. The Alliance for Responsible Mining has a way to improve the operation of these mines as well as integrating them into the fair trade system.

Ecco: Italy’s New Coins

Pizza, Marcus Aurelius and Raphael: these and other motifs appear on Italy’s commemorative coins 2020. Here is an overview of the coins and their release dates.

Global Power Portugal Part 3: Lisbon, the Earthquake, and Doubts About the Existence of a Benevolent God

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. The third episode tells of the tourist-laden Lisbon, whose architecture still shows traces of the 1755 earthquake that caused philosophers to question the existence of a benevolent God for the first time.

Global Power Portugal Part 2: Belem and Henry the Navigator

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann shows us Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. In the second episode, she visits Belem, the place from which so many departed to conquer the world. Legend has it that Henry the Navigator was their inspiration.

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