Archive - Nov 2004

November 30th

"Ancanar" film web site receives major update

The creators of the forthcoming Tolkien-inspired film Ancanar have released a major update of the movie's web site, with news of the film's latest progress.

Blauwasser Fighter Practice & Yule Revel

The incipient populace of Blauwasser invites one and all to spend an incipient weekend in our lovely Incipient Shire.

Photos from Lochac Crown Tournament online

Phil Anderson of the Kingdom of Lochac has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament.

Google Announces "Google Scholar"

Search engine giant Google has announced a new service, Google Scholar, which searches scholarly literature.

November 29th

Wyvern Cliffe Collects Toys for Tots

Michelle Reagan of the Jefferson City, Missouri News Tribune reports on the Shire of Wyvern Cliffe's recent Toys for Tots Tournament held November 20, 2004 in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Estrella War XXI

The sunshine and warmth of Atenveldt beckons. Royalty, fighters, families, artisans all, are invited to our annual Estrella War held in Phoenix Arizona, February 16-21 2005. We are proud to feature some of the best classes, fighting, shopping and fun in the Knowne Worlde and an atmosphere that is truly becoming of The Dream.

Canterbury Faire 2005

Canterbury Faire is here again and will be bigger and better than ever. more fighting, arts, sciences, archery, rapier and revelry than ever before!

Missourian: Calontir Man "Columbia's Own Bladesmith"

Blademaker and SCA member Jack Hathman is featured in an article by Erika Kelsey for the Columbia Missourian.

New Subject for Northshield

Lord Torsten of the Kingdom of Northshield has announced the birth of his daughter, Leah Louise Jensen, on November 1, 2004.

November 28th

Beaconsgate Boar Hunt

Haaretz: Acre Burial Site Proves to be Roman

A burial site near Acre, once believed to have been a Jewish cemetery, has turned out to be Roman.

Calontir Soup Kitchen Packs for Estrella War

Baroness Bel, the Calontir Soup Kitchen Coordinator, has announced that the Soup Kitchen will travel to the Estrella War.

First Court of Their Majesties Phelan and Mariana

Dame Katharine of Cate Hall, the Aten Signet, presents her recounting of the first Royal Court of Their Majesties Phelan and Mariana of Atenveldt.

November 27th

Exhibit on letter-writing in the Renaissance opens at the Folger

"Letterwriting in Renaissance England," on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through April 2, 2005 traces the evolution of Renaissance letter-writing.

Evening Star: Roman Brewery Timbers Displayed in Ipswich

Timbers from a 2nd century Roman brewery have been returned to England and are now on display in an Ipswich museum.

Novosti: 4,000-Year-Old "Stonehenge" Discovered in Russia

A 4,000-year-old megalithic structure has been discovered in central Russia.

November 26th

800-Year-Old Carlisle Mystery Solved

Archaeologists have long wondered what medieval Carlisle, England looked like, and now, with the discovery of a 12th century bronze factory, they are closer to knowing.

Intensive fishing was an ancient practice

New analyses of remains at archaeological sites suggest that over-fishing in and near England became prevalent around AD 1000.

Duccio painting acquired by the Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has purchased the Stroganoff Madonna, the last known painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna still in private hands.

Exhibit seeks to identify the Master of the Embroidered Foliage

"Medieval Mystery," which explores the origins of a group of similar late 15th century Netherlandish paintings of the Virgin and Child, will be on display at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, through January 2.

November 25th

Legendary Atlantis Found?

American researcher Robert Sarmast claims to have discovered the legendary island of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus.

London's Raphael Exhibit Garners Praise

Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times reviews the much-praised Raphael exhibit now showing at the National Gallery in London.

Anglo-Spanish Ties in Tudor Period - New Shipwreck Provides Clues

An Elizabethan trading ship, recently found in the Thames estuary may have been headed on a secret trading mission to Spain.

Kazinform: 13th-14th Century Village Discovered in Kazakhstan

Researchers are excited by the discovery of a 13th-14th century town on the dry bottom of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan.

November 24th

Instructors Needed for Gulf Wars XIV

It is time to send out the call for teachers and instructors for Classes at Gulf Wars XIV.

Pictures from Ealdormere Kingdom A&S Online at TwoRavens

Lord Alexander Gladstone's excellent pictures of Ealdormere's Kingdom A&S event showcase many of the acheivements of that day.

About: "Alexander's" Props and Costumes Fanatically Authentic

Out of SCA time period, but still interesting, is an article on the costumes of sets of Oliver Stone's Alexander.

New Photos from Pennsic XXXIII Online

Alexander Gladstone has posted additional photos from Pennsic XXXIII on the Two Ravens website.

November 23rd

"Treasures of York" Spotlights Gems of Collection

The York Archaeological Trust highlights 150 artifacts from its collection of over 500,000 objects in the Treatures of York.

Fencers Compete for Princess' Sleeve in Northshield

Brother Aleksandros, scribe to THL Aleksandr Vasilevych Lev, sends this report on the recent Northshield Rapier Academy in the Barony of Castel Rouge.