Archive - Dec 2002

Date

December 17th

Post-Byzantine: The Greek Renaissance, Exhibit on Display in New York

The Onassis Cultural Center on Fifth Avenue in New York is the site of a wonderful small display of 15th-18th century Greek treasures from the Byzantine & Christian Museum in Athens.

Digital Records May Start to 'Obscure the Past'

Historical records may be lost if put in a digital format, because of the rapid advancement in computer technology.

December 16th

East Kingdom Cross Stitch Designs Available Online

Counted-stitch designs for East Kingdom badges are available online.

Bronze Age Treasure Discovered in Wales

Two young men with metal detectors have discovered a Bronze Age treasure dating back 3,000 years near Rossett, in Wrexham, Wales.

Latin Gives New Twist to Holiday Classics

A&E Spotlight: "Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit," or for the Latinate-challenged, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," is becoming a popular new Christmas tradition.

Soccer Invented by Romans

Ananova.com: According to Italy's leading encyclopedia, football, known as soccer in the United States, was popularized by the Romans.

New Royalty in Nordmark

In a Coronet Tournament held December 14, 2002, Brendan the Tired and Anna Laresdotter became the new Prince and Princess of Nordmark.

Medieval Viking Optical Lenses Exhibit Modern Accuracy

In an article featured in Opto & Laser Europe, Oliver Graydon reports that 11th and 12th century Swedish optical lenses perform comparably to modern designs.

Morgan Cain to be Elevated to Order of the Pelican

Their Majesties Patrick Michael and Julia of Ansteorra will elevate Morgan Cain to the Order of the Pelican at Coronation January 11, 2003.

RusCuisine.com Offers Authentic Russian Recipes

Looking for authentic Russian recipes? Check out RusCuisine.com!

Thirteenth Century Heraldry Online

Brian Timms has compiled a database of early European heraldry that is available to browse online.

Interkingdom Equestrian Competition Scores Posted

The Honorable Lady Donwenna Beast Healer has announced the current Interkingdom Equestrian Competition scores.

Heralds' Publication to Move

Free Trumpet West, the official publications office of the SCA College of Arms, is moving and will have a new address as of January 1, 2003.

December 15th

New Features Added to Web Site

"You've got talkbacks!" A new release of the software that runs SCAtoday.net has just been installed, and among other things you can now submit comments on any of our newswire stories.

Caidan Web Site Features Photos from Yule Event

Pictavia: The Dreiburgen Yule event, held in the Kingdom of Caid, featured a life-size chess game with real people as the game pieces. Pictavia has the photos!

December 14th

Tolkien and Chivalry

Chivalry Today: Here is a multi-part article comparing and contrasting the honorable actions of characters in of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy with modern and historical chivalric ideals.

British Archaeological Find Refutes Theory on Tuberculosis Origins

A long-standing theory has held that the Romans brought tuberculosis to England, but scientists have found a 2200-year-old skeleton that invalidates that claim.

Fabricating the Weapons and Armor of The Lord of the Rings

JOM: The November 2002 issue of JOM, a materials engineering e-zine, includes this detailed article, with lots of photos, on the fabrication of the stage weaponry that made LOTR so visually stunning.

Darksword Armory Gives Additional Details on Theft

We recently reported on a theft of merchandise from Darksword Armory that has severely impacted their business. Here is an update from the owners.

December 13th

Wenches Online

The International Wenches Guild is an organization of over 2000 women (and a few men) throughout North America that grew out of the Ren Faire culture.

December 12th

SCA Gift Certificates Make Great Holiday Gifts

The main office of the SCA has announced that gift certificates are now available online.

Darksword Armory Theft Takes Toll on Artisans

The theft of $50,000 worth of swords from the Darksword Armory warehouse has made for a bleak holiday season for the artisans and their customers alike.

December 9th

Atenveldt Laurels' Prize Tourney Showcases A&S Prowess

Atenveldt's recent A&S tourney, held in conjunction with a War Collegium, was highly successful and attracted many participants.

Atenveldt Unveils Improved Web Site

A major renovation has been completed for the Atenveldt Kingdom web site, according to a member of the Atenveldt web development team.

Fellowship of the Ring Extended Version "Easter Eggs"

Lady Brianna McBain reports that the new extended version of "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" DVD contains two "Easter eggs."

A Yule Gift to Calontir

Lady Erzbet Fauconneau and Lord Tiarnan O'Cormicain announce the birth of a son.

"The Books of Kings" on Exhibit in Baltimore

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD will host "The Book of Kings: Art, War and the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible" through December 29, 2002.

Photos from Outlands A&S and Other Events

A noble lady from the Kingdom of Outlands has posted photos from several recent events within the kingdom.

December 8th

Barony of Flame's Christmas Tourney Enjoyed by All

Let your imagination envision the building as a castle and great hall, set in the English countryside during the winter during the Elizabethian period.

Pennsic 32 Web Site Updated

Only eight months until Pennsic, and the Pennsic War web site has been updated on December 6 with the latest information.