Archive - Jul 9, 2003

Guarding the Gates of AEthelmearc

Colin MacWilliams has called to arms the good subjects of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc for the purpose of guarding the Royal Encampment at the Pennsic War.

Australian Professor Denies Existence of the Pied Piper

Sydney Morning Herald: Was the Pied Piper real or a myth created to explain the outbreak of the plague? A Sydney University professor has a theory.

Winchester Residents Campaign to "Save Our King"

This is Hampshire: Residents of the city of Winchester are up in arms about plans to strike King Alfred from the city's logo.

New Peers Recognized in Outlands

At the Court of TRM Irel and Rosalind, several gentles were elevated to Peerage orders or offered elevation at future events.

3,000-Year-Old Jewelry Displayed at Baghdad Museum

The Treasure of Nimrud, a spectacular collection of jewelry dating back to the 8th century B.C., was put on display at the Iraqi National Museum by U.S.-led authorities.

Grand Council Seeks Nominations for New Committee Members

The Grand Council, an advisory group to the SCA Board of Directors, is currently seeking nominations for new members. The Grand Council recommends changes to SCA Governing Documents, administrative policies, and other modern-world aspects of the organization.

Email Discussion List for SCA Youth Officers

The SCA's Children's Officer Coordinator has created a new discussion list on YahooGroups for those holding youth-related offices in the SCA.

Tomb Inscription May Commemorate Burial Place of Father of John the Baptist

"This is the tomb of Zachariah, martyr, very pious priest, father of John," says the Greek inscription on a funerary monument at the foot of the Mount of Olives. The inscription likely dates to several centuries after Zachariah's death, and was probably put there by Byzantine Christians.

Roman Fort to Become Tourist Attraction

Edinburgh News: A Roman fort, the British headquarters of Emperor Septimius Severus, will draw thousands of tourists to the Edinburgh area.