Archive - Apr 2004

April 5th

Medieval Spear Seminar to Take Place in Outlands

The Rocky Mountain Historical Combat Guild is sponsoring a seminar by combat expert Brian Price on medieval spear and poleaxe techniques. The seminar will take place April 24-25, 2004 in Denver, CO.

SCA Web Site Gets Facelift

The SCA Webfolk have reorganized the SCA's corporate web site, to make it easier to find needed information.

April 4th

Seals and Signets

Dame Aoife share links on the subject of medieval seals and signets.

Islamic Art Comes to National Gallery in Washington D.C.

An new exhibit will be visiting the National Gallery in Washington D.C. "Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum" will on display from July 18, 2004 to February 6, 2005.

Rowany Festival Updates

Hrothgar aet Gytingbroce, Steward for Lochac's Rowany Festival, has posted numerous updates pertaining to the upcoming festival.

April 3rd

Heritage Lottery Used to Help Restore Irish Castle

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Legend of William Tell Still Inspires Swiss and Tourists

Christian Science Monitor: The shadow of William Tell still looms large in Switzerland, both in the imaginations of its people and the tourists who visit the country.

Channel 4's "Time Team" Excavate Roman Villa

EADT: Channel 4's popular archaeological series "Time Team" excavated a 2nd century Roman villa at Castle Hill in Ipswich in April, 2003. The program will air on British television this week.

April 2nd

Gulf Wars Photos Online

Hrothgar has posted photos from Gulf Wars XIII online.

The Price of Vengeance: Roman Style

Today, the Pentagon paying $700 for a toilet seat might be upsetting. However, Rome far outspent the Pentagon in its plan to destroy Carthage at the end of the 3rd Punic War.

Gulf Wars: The View from the Kitchen

Lady Alvira reminds us that an army runs on its stomach in this inspiring report from Calontir's kitchen at the recent Gulf Wars XIII.

Gulf Wars XIII: Siridean's Breach: A Waterbearer's View

Lady Alianora from the Kingdom of Calontir gives a waterbearer's-eye-view of a glorious battle at Gulf Wars XIII.

Colonial House Comes to PBS

The latest in the series of PBS programs about life in historical settings will find 28 "colonists" living and sharing experiences of life in 1628.

April 1st

Local Event Site of Alien Autopsy -- Did BoD Cover Up Story?

Allegations are flying, and tempers are flaring, as the Board of Directors still has issued no statement on the incident. SCAtoday.net's Senior Anomaly Correspondent, Dexter Sinister, reveals this puzzling story.

A&S Report of the Fool, April 1

Legio Draconis, the Midrealm's unoffocial blog/newswire for the Arts Martial, has the scoop on a "report" by the Society Minister of A&S, Mistress Rowena.

The Viking Legacy Comes to Philadelphia

The Leif Ericson Society and the American Swedish Historical Museum will co-sponsor "The Viking Legacy: A Symposium About Viking History, Culture and Contributions to World Civilization" to be held in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 24th, 2004.

Soothsayers' Guild to Change Leadership

The Soothsayers' Guild of the East Kingdom will have new leadership when Baroness Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwynedd steps down after many years of service.

More Photos from Calontir's Chieftains Online

More professional photographs from Calontir's Chieftains event are now available on photographer Don Adams's website.

Pond Construction Unearths Roman Treasure

A man digging a fishpond in his back garden in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, England, was amazed to find a treasure hoard of 20,000 4th century Roman coins.