Archive - Aug 2003
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-08-31 11:40
U TV: A 6"x10" bronze shrine, originally constructed to hold a bell, has been discovered at an excavation of Celtic site bear Ballycastle in Northern Ireland.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-08-31 07:15
Large sections of the Great Wall of China have been closed to tourists due to detereoration.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-08-30 14:20
Lincolnshire Echo: An amateur archaeologist discovered a Roman coin minted in North Africa in a farmer's field near Lincoln, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-08-30 10:15
Novinite: Archaeologists have discovered a 9th century church which may be the site of the conversion of Bulgaria's first Christian ruler, Boris I.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2003-08-29 18:40
The Daily Star (Lebanon): Beaufort Castle, above the village of Arnoun in Lebanon, was fortified by the Crusaders in the 12th century. Today, following years of use of the castle as a helicopter base and an observation post, it has accumulated much trash and debris.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-08-29 13:05
Zenit: A letter, recently-discovered in the Vatican archives, shows the involvement of pope Urban VIII in the trial of Galileo.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-08-29 08:40
Sunday Herald: The discovery of 50 skeletons in a shallow grave beneath the public library in St. Andrews, Scotland, leads archaeologists to believe that the town may be situated over a vast medieval cemetery.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2003-08-28 21:34
Tracey Stoever, Corporate Development Officer for the SCA, Inc. reports on new opportunities for those wishing to donate to the SCA - online shopping with hundreds of vendors through iGive.com.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2003-08-28 21:33
"Dreams of Yellow Mountain: Landscapes of Survival in Seventeenth-Century China" will be open at the Galleries for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from September 13, 2003, through January 25, 2004.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2003-08-28 21:30
Youngstown Vindicator: The Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator has published an article about the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2003-08-28 19:05
AFP: The descendants of Moctezuma II, the last Aztec emperor of Mexico, are trying to recover the pensions granted them in 1550 and suspended in 1934.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-08-28 15:10
Raven of Drachenwald shares photos from Pennsic 32.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-08-28 12:05
News Telegraph: A study of the bones from an abandoned medieval village may prove that English babies thrived due to lengthy breast-feeding.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-08-28 07:55
Telegraph.co.uk: The city of Bath, known throughout British history for its public baths, will again offer bathing to its hoards of tourists.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2003-08-27 17:55
Under Mongolia's former Communist rulers, the mere mention of the name of Ghengis Khan was outlawed. Now there is no escaping him.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-08-27 14:15
Gentles looking for period Norse names will want to check out a website by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann) which uses period sources for Viking bynames (nicknames).
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-08-27 10:45
September 26-28, the Quad-State Conference 2003, the American Midwest's largest blacksmithing convention, will take place in Troy, Ohio.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-08-27 04:04
After 20 years of searching, archaeologists have located a 12th century monastery beneath Hereford County Hospital.
Submitted by Aoife on Tue, 2003-08-26 13:00
Aoife has returned from War and shares her links on Charlemagne, including history, costume, embroidery, arms and tactics, and architecture.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2003-08-26 12:57
AFP: The low water level in the Danube River has led to the rediscovery of a 10th century Byzantine fortress at Pacuiul lui Soare in southern Romania. The fortress was swallowed by the river in the 15th century.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-08-25 19:58
Prolog: The remains of a Viking warrior have been discovered in a shallow grave in downtown Dublin.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-08-25 16:17
Adelheidis Spatauf and Wolfgang von dem Schwartzwald are the proud new parents of Michael Ephraim Gaasch, born August 22, 2003.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-08-25 16:16
A website, edited by Andrew Zurcher, uses manuscripts to teach the writing of English letters from 1500-1700.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2003-08-25 04:00
One of the over one hundred thirty candidates for Governor of California is a member of the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-08-24 14:08
John Stracke has announced the publication of the Isabella Font based on the calligraphic hand of Isabella of Castille from around 1497.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-08-24 03:54
A prehistoric iceman discovered by archaeologists in the Italian Alps and nicknamed "Otzi" may have been killed in combat.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2003-08-23 16:09
NPR: "Only A Game" is the title of a weekly sports program, produced by Boston University Public Radio station WBUR. Today's edition of the show features Pennsic War 32, with interviews and coverage of two major battles.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-08-22 19:20
Lord Liam of the East Kingdom has posted photos by Don Brokk Jarlsson of the Pennsic 32 Rapier Champions Battle.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-08-22 19:19
MSN: The latest in medieval fashion was modeled recently at an outdoor museum near Lejre, Denmark.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-08-22 13:06
THLord Stefan li Rous has updated the Stefan's Florilegium website with new entries covering such topics as Animals, Crafts, Cooking and Travel.