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Master Phillip the Pilgrim reports that he has created an album of photos from Val Day 2013, which took place recently in the Middle Kingdom. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
Master Andreas de Caunteton reports that at Ymir XXXVIII on February 16, 2013, Their Majesties Vladimir and Kalisa of the Kingdom of Atlantia offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Lady Maedhbh the Handy.
A small wooden replica of a Viking longboat was unearthed in Dublin.
The earliest documents relating to the city of St. Augustine, Florida (USA) are being digitized for preservation. The documents cover the time period from 1594 to 1763 CE.
Lady Sara from the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann reports that she has created an album of photos from Gulf Wars XXII. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
A new Yahoo group has been created as a means to discuss books of interest to the SCA. Those interested may join the Meridien Book Club online.
Archaeologists have unearthed a 15th century Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda. This find predates European exploration of Asia, indicating the Chinese may have traded directly with Africa.
A greenish-brown wool tunic was uncovered when a glacier in south Norway began retreating.
The Trinity College Library in Dublib, Ireland has announced that the Book of Kells is now available to view, thanks to the library's Digital Resources and Imaging Services. An iPad app of the book is also available.
The Board of Directors would like to address concerns that have been raised regarding the sanctions process and related documents.
At Their Court held at the February 16, 2013 College of Three Ravens, Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Mistress Mathilde des Pyrenees.
A tiny scrap of wool fleece, found in a grave, has helped to date an early Christian church in Maryport, Cumbria, England. The wool, which dated to the 3rd or 4th century CE, showed that a structure, accompanied by Christian burials, was probably a Christian church from the late Roman period.
“It’s the find of a lifetime. I’ve been searching for historic gems for more than 30 years and found nothing like this.," said John Eldridge from North Berwick, who used a metal detector to find a 14th century harness pendant belonging to Sir John Comyn in a field near Loch Leven Castle in Scotland. (photo)
The owner of an automobile in Ludlow, Shropshire, England has an unusual claim after 33 ft (10m) of the town's medieval wall collapsed, showering the car with debris. "Luckily no-one was injured when the wall collapsed," said Rosanna Taylor-Smith, councillor for Ludlow North.
All may not have been sweetness and light between the Romans and the local inhabitants during the time of the building of Hadrian's Wall in northern England. A new study suggests that the absence of settlements and artifacts proves that the Romans ejected the locals from the area of the wall.
St Oran's Cross, one of the world's oldest celtic crosses, will be restored and returned to Scotland's island of Iona in time to see the celebration of the 1450th anniversary of the arrival of St Columba. The 8th century cross weighs over a ton and will stand nearly 15 feet tall. (photo)
In December 2012, metal detector enthusiast Morten Skovsby got lucky near the village of Hårby, Denmark. His detector hit on a thumb-sized silver figurine depicting a Valkyrie, the only known 3D Viking representation of the battle maiden. (photos)
Genevieve de Lironcourt reports that at Their recent Court, Their Majesties Jean Paul and Gilyan of the Kingdom of Ansteorra offered elevation to the Order of the Chivalry to Kira no Takuan.
Steve Baker, Chair, SCA Ltd, reports that a replacement Membership Services website for the Kingdom of Lochac has been launched.
Sir Guy LeStrange is seeking backing to attend and participate in the Battle of Nations, "an international, full contact with steel weapons, no holds barred, western martial arts competition and festival." The 2013 event will take place in France.