Archive - Dec 2003
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-12-31 23:44
Townhall.com: We celebrate Christmas on December 25 due to the efforts of a Scythian monk known to history as Denis the Little, who tinkered with the calendar by papal request.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-12-31 23:43
Times of Malta: A Roman wall discovered during renovations on Gozo Cathedral in Malta may have to be re-buried because the work was not authorized.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-12-30 12:15
Karen Given's report on the Pennsic War was rerun recently on National Public Radio's "Only a Game."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-12-30 09:10
The Kingdom of AEthelmearc has welcomed a new subject: Dane Christopher Murray.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-12-30 07:40
The Scandinavian celebration of Jul harkens back to Norse mythology. An article from "The Scotsman" looks at Christmas celebrations in Sweden and Norway and their roots in Viking tradition.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2003-12-29 22:58
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Christian Boone offers his opinion on geeks as trendsetters, and includes SCAdians in the group.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-12-29 22:56
CBS: "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," the first book of C.S. Lewis' Narnia series, will soon begin production on location in New Zealand.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-12-29 21:59
Readers in the East Kingdom will get the opportunity to participate in One Kingdom, One Book.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2003-12-29 14:38
Last Saturday, the Barony of Caerthe in the Kingdom of Outlands bid a final farewell to Brendon Swatko, a twelve-year-old who died after being struck by a car outside an SCA event.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-12-28 13:30
Lady Catelin Munro of Ailsa, Autocrat of Estrella XX Queen's Tea, has requested help from cooks and performers who plan to attend the Estrella War.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-12-28 10:15
China View: Chinese archaeologists may have discovered the secret of China's invention of gunpowder.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-12-27 11:20
A team of German archaeologists has been excavating the basement of Rome's great Colosseum, including the intricate mechanical wonders which produced the effects for the gladiatorial games.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-12-27 08:05
90 copper coins, washed up from London's Thames River, have stumped archaeologists.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-12-27 05:25
News Telegraph: Researchers are planning to exhume and test the bodies of 50 members of the Medici Family with hopes of some "sensational surprises."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-12-26 10:35
A church court has denied researchers the right to examine the remains of what might have been King Harold.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-12-26 07:45
Limerick Post: Durrow Abbey and the St. Columcille Monastery in County Offaly, Ireland, have been purchased by the government for an initial sum of 270 thousand Euro.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-12-25 12:35
Herald Tribune: 13th century painter Duccio di Buoninsegna is the star of an exhibit celebrating the city of Sienna's golden age, "Duccio: At the Origins of Sienese Painting."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-12-25 09:45
Nature: A mystious, 16th-century coded manuscript is still stumping scholars. Or is it a hoax?
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2003-12-24 18:21
eBay: Third Age Armory claims to have uncovered the legendary Sword of Spam, and they are auctioning this rare item on eBay.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-12-24 15:40
Curious about the geography of Oertha? A new online map lists baronies and shires.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-12-24 14:25
Roaring Wastes: The Shire of Ravenslake (northeastern Illinois) will host the Middle Kingdom College of Youth February 7, 2004.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2003-12-23 23:16
Morning Call: Ben Schragger, known in the SCA as Ben the Steward, was released from prison, subject to "house arrest" restrictions, after posting a reduced bail bond.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-12-23 20:44
Scientific American: Germany's 7,000-year-old stone circle proves that Europe's neolithic people were more tuned in to the heavens than previously thought.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2003-12-23 15:13
Morning Call: Ben Schragger, the former East Kingdom Dean of Pages accused of sexual misconduct with minors, was formally charged on December 17.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-12-23 14:59
The History Channel is looking for one good Viking-to-be for a television series to be filmed in Anacortes, Washington.
Submitted by Aoife on Tue, 2003-12-23 13:52
Dame Aoife gets in the holiday spirit this week with links for medieval baked goods.
Submitted by Sir_Bran on Tue, 2003-12-23 13:49
History Channel: The History Channel announces a photo/essay contest to promote a new series called "The Barbarians are Coming," premiering January 2004.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-12-22 22:17
Aubrey and Anne, Their Stellar Highnesses of Northshield, have announced the dates and sites for Northshield's first Coronation and second Crown Tourney.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-12-22 19:25
A campaign to save the 1,000-year-old St. Lawrence's Church from demolition for a new airport runaway has been successful.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2003-12-22 16:08
No it's not Great Ceaser's Ghost! There's some speculation over exactly who's image was caught on film at Hampton Court Palace outside of London, but insider's say it is not a Christmas joke.