Archive - Jun 30, 2003

Iowa College Auctions Medieval Book Collection on eBay

Middlebridge: Northwestern College, in Orange City, Iowa (USA) is auctioning off a large medieval book collection formerly owned by Emerson Brown.

Philanthropist Lends Rare Copy of Shakespeare's First Folio to Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Seattle Times: Philanthropist and businessman Paul Allen has loaned a 1623 copy of Shakespeare's First Folio to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.

Italian Scholar Claims Excalibur for Italy

Mario Moiraghi, an Italian scholar, now claims that the legend of Arthur's sword Excalibur originated in Italy rather than Celtic Britain.

12th Century Amulet Found in Moscow

Pravda: An unusual silver amulet was found at a construction site in the Moscow region.

Sixth Grader Finds Viking Ring

On a class trip to Borre National Park, a Norwegian sixth grader found a 1,000 year old Viking ring.