Archive - Jun 2003

June 5th

SCA Fighters Take on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

A photo of SCA fighters faced off against a group of Mounties in riot gear has been making the rounds. See more.

Literary Links Lend Light to Life

This week Dame Aoife discusses literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Medieval Garderobe Offers Clues to Pilgrim Life

The excavation of a 13th century tavern in Lichfield, England, including a large public toilet, has archaeologists and scientists excited.

June 4th

Double War Photos on SKA Uma

An online photo album including shots from Drachenwald's recent Double War is available at SKA Uma.

French Archaeological Library Reopened in Afghanistan

Jang.com: After 20 years, the French Archaeological Library in Afghanistan has been reopened by Bernadette Chirac, wife of the French President.

SCA Arts & Sciences Discussion List Online

Pani Jadwiga Zajaczkowa has created a new SCA-wide A&S discussion list called Artssciences.

Mead May be Key to a Healthy Sex Life

Researchers at the Royal Chemistry Society are studying the effects of mead on virility and fertility and are seeking volunteers for their research.

June 3rd

Crusader Fortress Discovered in Tiberias, Israel

Haaretz.com: Archaeologists working in the old city of Tiberias have discovered the remains of a 12th century Crusader fortress.

SCA Shines in New Brunswick News Feature

New Brunswick Reader: Reporter Shawn Berry spent a day with East Kingdom lords and ladies at a recent event in the Shire of Lyndhaven (New Brunswick, Canada).

Price of "Additional Insured" Certificates Increases

announce@sca.org: The SCA corporate office has announced that "additional insured" certificates, required for reserving event sites in certain cases, have increased in price from $40 to $50 each.

June 2nd

Barony of Carillion Supplies East Kingdom Archery Champions

Baron Ramos da Vida and Lord Rupert the Unbalanced are the new Archery Champions for the East Kingdom.

Viscount Cormac Victorious in Nordmark Coronet

Viscount Cormac, fighting for Lady Unna, was victorious in the May 31, 2003 Nordmark Coronet in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Sir Rorry Cennedi New Heir to Ealdormere Throne

Sir Rorry Cennedi, fighting for Mistress Susannah the Unyielding, has won the May 31, 2003 Ealdormere Crown Tournament.

May 31st

Archaeologists Present Plans to Save Roman Fortress in Chester

IC Liverpool: Ambitious plans are being made to excavate a large Roman site in Chester, England which includes a 1st century Roman fortress.

Flood Damaged Czech Bible Being Restored

News Telegraph: British experts have saved a priceless Czech Bible damaged during last year's floods using vacuums and freezers.

Stefan Announces Florilegium Updates and Tile Project

The latest updates to THLord Stefan li Rous's Florilegium are now available. He would also like to remind everyone about the Tile Project.