Michael Linton's Bayeux Tapestry: 1066 - A Medieval Mosaic and Puzzles
1066: A Medieval Mosaic
This site features Michael Linton's Medieval Mosaic recreation and extension of the Bayeux Tapestry and his original word puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.
Michael's Medieval Mosaic was created and is displayed in Geraldine, New Zealand. It depicts the Battle of Hastings (1066) and is supported by a complete analysis of the events, culture and history concerning the Norman Conquest. This recreation is a stunning 42 meters; painted onto a canvas of steel chips. View the Medieval Mosaic Gallery.
The other primary focus of this site is on Michael Linton's puzzles and games. All these puzzles are original concepts and are all based on mathematical concepts. We are now proud to present the Weekly Alphametic section which provides you with a new fun and challenging logic puzzle each week.
We hope that you have fun exploring the rest of the 1066 site.
|The Mosaic returns home||23-10-2005|
The medieval mosaic returned home to Geraldine at the end of October 2005 after completing a successful 4 month exhibition at Science Alive in Christchurch. The Mosaic is open to the public 9 till 5 week days and 10 till 4 at the weekends. Michael is on hand most days to explain about the mosaic and its history.Read Full Article...
|Bayeux 25 years and two million pieces later||04-07-2005|
Michael Linton and his daughter, Rachael, are reflected in their mural of the Bayeux tapestry, which tells the story of the Norman conquest of England. The mural, which is on display at Science Alive, in Christchurch, took Michael Linton 25 years to make using nearly two million pieces of metal, each measuring 2mm by 3mm, which he then hand-painted. Rachael Linton helped research the history of the period.Read Full Article...
|The Mosaic in the Big Smoke||02-07-2005|
This was the first time the Mosaic was displayed to the public end-to-end. Taking up over 42 metres of wall space this was the first exhibition to be held in the newly constructed gallery at the Science Alive venue. To complement the display a number of Michael's puzzles were constructed for the public to play with, as well as computer displays of the CD-Rom of the mosaic and some of the puzzles. A teachers resource kit was made available and other programs relating to the medieval era were run in conjunction with the display.Read Full Article...
|Famed Tapestry at Science Alive||01-07-2005|
A medieval-style mosaic featuring Bayeux Tapestry images — including its missing pieces — is on display at Science Alive.Read Full Article...
|A Medieval Mosaic Masterpiece Recreated||01-07-2005|
What does the tiny South Canterbury town of Geraldine have in common with a famous French town? Both are home to a major tourist attraction — the Bayeux Tapestry. The original tapestry, in France, depicts in wool on a strip of linen 231 feet long by 19 inches wide, more than 70 scenes of the 1066 Norman Conquest of England. In Geraldine, behind the 'Giant Jersey' shop (of Guinness Book of Records fame), artist Michael Linton, and daughter Rachael, have recreated the tapestry as a stunning metal mosaic, using approximately 2,000,000-minute pieces of spring steel.Read Full Article...