Archive - May 2004

May 13th

Setting the Medieval Table

This week Dame Aoife shares links pertaining to medieval jugs and pitchers.

Where the Bodies Are Buried, Modern-Day Medici Feud

The New York Times: Scientists in Florence are planning to exhume the remains of 49 Medici bodies in May for a wide-ranging forensic study. One branch of the family was invited to take part; a second branch was not, but its ancestors are among those being exhumed.

AEthelmearc Spring 2004 Crown Tournament Video Online

Alaxandair O'Conchobhair has posted video of the semi-finals, and finals of AEthelmearc Crown Tournament.

More Details on the Recent Insula Draconis Viceroy Tourney

Genevieve la flechiere, Royal Herald, has provided many more details on the recent Viceroy Tourney in Insula Draconis.

Volunteers Needed for Lilies Newbie Tourney

Lady Margaret, Chatelaine of Shadowdale and Coordinator for the Newbies' Tournament at the Lilies War, is looking for volunteers for the Tournament. Lilies will be held June 11-20, 2004 at Smithville Lake located North of Kansas City, Missouri.

May 12th

Northshield First Crown Tourney Photo Albums

Even one would be great, but there are TWO wonderful photo albums from the soon-to-be Kingdom of Northshield's first Crown Tourney.

Society Exchequer Explains Policy on Electronic Payment for Events

Mistress Ghita (mka Susan Earley), the Society Exchequer, has published a detailed explanation of the current testing status and policy on use of credit cards, PayPal(tm), and other electronic payments for local event preregistration.

Midrealm Cooks' Guild Plans Many Activities

THL Johnnae llyn Lewis of the Middle Kingdom would like to acquaint cooks throughout the Known World with plans and activities of the Middle Kingdom Cooks' Guild.

Archers Invited to Festival in Silverton, Oregon

Salem Statesman Journal: The sponsors of the Traditional Only Archery Festival at the Black Forest Archery Range near Silverton, Oregon, invite longbow and recurve competitors to attend in historical costume.

A New Zealand Stonehenge?

Wired News: Astronomy buffs in New Zealand are planning to construct their own version of Stonehenge near Wellington.

May 11th

Landmark Castle in Kentucky Destroyed by Fire

Kentucky.com: Dragonsmark Castle, a beloved landmark to SCAdians in Kentucky, was destroyed by fire on the night of May 10. (UPDATED 2004-05-18)

Alessandro di Firenze Wins Lochac's Single Rapier Tourney

Alessandro di Firenze was the winner of the Single Rapier category of the recent Lochac May Crown Rapier Tourney.

Scotch Announces Transparent Duct Tape

The 3M Company has announced a new transparent tape considered to be as strong as duct tape.

Glassworkers to Meet at AEthelmearc War Practice

Hrefna in Heppna has announced that there will be a gathering of glassworkers at the upcoming AEthelmearc War Practice.

Jewish Marriage Customs Topic of Recent Books

Haaretz.com: Two books: "Jewish Marriage in Antiquity," and "Man and Woman He Created Them," which look at Jewish marriage customs, are reviewed on Haaretz.com.

May 10th

Waterbears Still Needed for Lilies War

Master Mellitus of Rouncivale, WaterBearing Coordinator for the Lilies War, is still in need of volunteers for the upcoming War which will be held June 11-20, 2004 at Smithville Lake, MO in the Barony of Forgotten Sea.

Draco and Serena New Heirs to Lochac

Draco of Jorvik, fighting for Serena of Black Ness, was victorious in Lochac's Fall Crown Tournament.

Viscount Michael Victorious in Insula Draconis Viceroy Tourney

Aurelia reports that Viscount Michael, fighting for Lady Moira, was the winner of the recent Tournament in Insula Draconis.

Stefan's Florilegium: Additions for May 2004

THL Stefan li Rous has posted this month's additions to the Florilegium.

May 9th

First Crown Tourney Held in Northshield

Siegfried von Kulmbach, inspired by Briedei nic Gillechattan, claimed victory in the first-ever Crown Tournament for the soon-to-be Kingdom of Northshield.

Rurik Longsword Victorious in AEthelmearc's Crown Tourney

Alessandra d'Avignon reports that Rurik Longsword has won the Kingdom of AEthelmearc's Spring 2004 Crown Tournament. For details and to view photos, read on.

Roman Tileworks Discovered in Surrey

Surrey Online: Archaeologists working on a dig near the town of Reigate in Surrey, England, have uncovered a 2nd or 3rd century Roman tileworks.

Catapult Watch Promises Endless Entertainment/Irritation

Bored students and office workers subjected to endless meetings may want to invest in a catapult watch.

May 8th

New Exhibit on Islamic Influence on Italian Art at the Getty

''The Arts of Fire: Islamic Influences on the Italian Renaissance'' will be on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, through September 5, 2004.

Medieval Fair to be Held at Mesa High School

The Arizona Republic: Dobson High School will host a medieval fair on May 8, in honor of a Dobson student who became the youngest person in the world to receive a total artificial heart; the local SCA will be doing a demo at the festival.

Atenveldt Coronation Photos online

Lord Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted photos of the Coronation of King Craven and Queen Ismenia of Atenveldt on his news and photos website.

May 7th

Roman Mouse Helmet Auctioned by Christie's

A rare 6th century B.C.E. mouse helmet, incribed with the name of its owner, was to be auctioned last week at Christie's in London with hopes of a record bid.

Calontir Crown Tournament Photos Online

Photos from the recent Calontir Crown Tournament are now available online.

Photos from Atlantia's Spring Crown Tournament Online

Berwyn has posted photos from the recent Spring 2004 Crown Tournament in Atlantia.

''Buried Treasure'' Features Toys and Mudlark Finds

National Geographic News: Many of the artifacts in the ''Buried Treasure'' exhibit touring the UK, including pewter toys and other artifacts, come from finds from the amateur archeologists and treasure-hunters of the Society of Thames Mudlarks.