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A well-preserved, late-Roman well near Heslington, England demonstrates use of the latest technology of the time, including curved stone facings and a dish-shaped base. Archaeologists from the University of York believe the well had "significance in contemporary local agricultural cycles and fertility practices."
Indian-KumKum-art (8K) 8/22/13 "15th Century East Indian Cosmetic KumKum" by Baroness Anastasia Alexandrovana Andreeva (OL). (the forehead mark seen on women)
fd-Spain-msg (201K) 9/27/13 Food of medieval Spain. Cookbooks.
p-menus-msg (75K) 9/29/13 Examples of medieval feast menus.
D-Up-T-Tunics-art (5K) 9/15/13 "Dressing-Up T-Tunics" by Lady Ealasaid Mac al'Bhaird (known as al AERYN).
Buttonholes-art (12K) 9/11/13 "Buttonholes" by Mistress Dunstana Talana the Violet, OL.
"Regal is a good word for her," said Kim Dudek about falcon Camira, the mascot of the Swords and Sabres Pirate Renaissance Fair in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Alexandra Paul of the Winnipeg Free Press has the story. (photo)
Don Conchobhar mac Michil, of the Kingdom of Artemisia, reports that he has uploaded a series of rapier videos shot at the 10th Rose and Butterfly Tournament, at the Uprising event. The videos are available on You Tube.
Medieval cathedrals are awe-inspiring. Equally inspiring are the stonemasons and carvers who originally built the structures and who keep them maintained to this very day. The BBC has a short video on the stonemasons of Lincoln Cathedral, where construction began in the 11th century.
The team who created the 3D face of Richard III, have now been comissioned to produce a virtual face of Mary, Queen of Scots as she would have looked in her 20s. The image is part of the new exhibition at the Scottish National Museum in Edinburgh. (photo)
A team of Polish archaeologists led by Prof. Włodzimierz Godlewski has discovered fragments of a medieval fortification system and the painted walls of a church, dating to the 9th century along the Nile River in the Sudan. Part of the Dongola Citadel, the medieval church survives alongside a tower and fortifications, dating to the 5th and 6th centuries, and remnants from the 15th century.
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Laurels Prize Tourney 2013, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
This page will be updated with conversation that includes public and important information regarding the upcoming Coronation of Kenric II and Avelina II.
Several items of interest already posted, new details will be posted as they are though of.
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Prince Timothy of AEthelmearc has raised six children in the SCA. “It’s a good place to raise your kids and teach them a little something as time goes on,” he told Joan Mead-Matsui of the Abington Journal during the reporter's visit to Myrkfael Regional Melee Practice in the Barony of Endless Hills (Scott Township, Pennsylvania). (photos)
Estrill Swet reports that at Their recent event, Mooneschadowe's Triumphe, Their Majesties Lochlan and Gwen, of the Kingdom of Ansteorra, offered Peerages to two of Their subjects.
A piece of Henry Tudor's flag, flown at the Battle of Bosworth, 1485, has been sold to a private collector. The piece of flag was taken from the tomb of Henry's standard bearer, Sir Robert Harcourt, where the tattered remains had been hung. (photos)
100 Minutes War update:
CHANGE OF VENUE !!!!!!!
Due to a events beyond the organizers’ control…the 100 Minutes War has been moved to:
The Ukrainian Homestead
They apologize for any inconvenience this move has caused and extend many thanks to the Shire of Eisental for lending the event their site.
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Moscow has a attraction: the Zhivaya Istoriya (Live History) theme park in the Rumyantsevo district, a theme park dedicated to historical re-enactment. he first organization to use the park was the Russian Military History Society who presented the Streletskaya Sloboda (Marksman Settlement) festival in August 2013.
The Coronation of Kenric II and Avelina II, (or Their Highnesses Host a Party for Their Majesties…).
Their Royal Highnesses have chosen a lovely lake-side spot to celebrate their coronation. They would have you come and make this a weekend to remember. Last court of Gregor and Kiena is scheduled for 11am. We hope to serve feast about 6pm.
2pm in the porch section of the main hall: Accessibility Hour with Alayne – Come by and chat regarding any accessibility questions or ideas you might have with the new Accessibility Porter. Warning: she may try to get you to Do Stuff.
A meeting of the Keepers of Athena’s Thimble will be held in the porch section of the main hall between the coronation ceremony and First court. We estimate this to be at approximately one in the afternoon.
A delicious day board will be prepared by the revered Arianwen of Urquhart. Anyone who has been lucky enough to sample her food will attest to the pleasure that it evokes. Recipes are in keeping with the AngloSaxon tastes of our new King UPDATE: Arianwen will be unable to join us due to a death in the family. Johan Wanderer and the rest of the kitchen staff will attempt do justice to the plans and recipes she has worked so hard on.
There will be a feast prepared by Fergus Redmeade and Elspeth Kyfe of Neddingham; mistress of House Lucerna. “Above the salt” will feature very fine and elegant fare and will be seated inside the hall which is warmed by two large fireplaces. “Below the salt” will feature slightly simpler fare and will be seated in a large tent overlooking the lake.
UPDATE: “Above the salt” seats are SOLD OUT! There is a waiting list. If you ask for “above the salt” you will be given “below the salt” reservation(s) and on the waiting list for “above the salt”.
Anyone who would like to entertain at the event is encouraged to contact Fionan MacLeoid (Fmacleoid@oakstarministries.com)
There will be some bear pit heavy list fighting for those for whom court is not enough excitement.
The local fencing marshal has started rumors of fun fencing activities possibly at unconventional times.
Merchants are welcome at coronation. Spaces will be outdoor spaces available on a first grab, first served basis. The best spaces will be on the main field into which we are not allowed to put tent stakes, so please plan your shelter accordingly. Please see Ascelinne de Chambord when you arrive and she will help you find a spot.
On Saturday there will be a person in the booth when you enter. Please let them know if you are staying overnight. If you are staying over night DO NOT take a ticket. If you are NOT staying overnight, please take one ticket per person so they will have an accurate count of day trippers only.
There is no deadline for reservations, but it is not advisable to send checks less than one week before the event.
NOTE: ‘Below the salt’ will be seated under a tent near the hall. This will be in the evening on a brisk fall evening. Please dress accordingly and bring enclosed flame lamps for lighting.
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