Archive - Sep 2004

September 3rd

Viking Gold Arm Ring Found

What is believed to be the biggest gold Viking arm ring ever found, has been discovered among the possessions of a recently deceased local man.

September 2nd

Torc Fragment Declared Treasure Trove

A fragment of gold and silver alloy found earlier this year, believed to be the missing part of the famous torc found at Snettisham in 1965, has been declared treasure trove by the coroner.

Estrella War Pre-Registration Form Online

A Pre-registration form for the 2005 Estrella War is now available online.

Goth Village Discovered in the Ukraine

Archaeologists excavating a site near Voitenki in the Ukraine have discovered evidence of a large Goth settlement dating to the 4th century.

Highland Games III

Greetings unto the Populace! The weekend of September 10-12 is approaching and the Shire of Ffynnon Gath will be hosting our third annual Highland Games.

Bards' Night V

Bards' Night is THE place to be for all those that are interested in the Bardic Arts: singing, playing an instrument, writing poetry, lyrics or music, storytelling and -writing, making instruments or researching medieval and renaissance music and art. It is the place to share your knowledge with people eager to partake it, and to learn new skills, new songs, new stories and new ideas.

Saint Ætheldreda Fair

Unto the good gentles of the realm, does the Incipient Shire of Courtlandtslot, under the patient sponsorship of the Barony of Delftwood, send greetings and an invitation to join us for fun and frolic at the Saint AEtheldreda Fair. Come enjoy martial activities, some classes for both children and adults, an A & S display, games, and feasting.

Pennsic War Photos by Eirik Andersen

Eirik Andersen has posted his Pennsic War photographs, including over 1400 pictures in 12 different albums.

Historians Search for Boadicea's Battleground

Queen Boadicea, the warrior queen who battled the Romans in 1st century Britain, is the subject of a segment of the new TV series "Battlefield Britain."

September 1st

4th Century Baptismal Font Reflects Struggle Between Christianity and Paganism

Gary Lee and Jim Wilkinson used a metal detector to discover a 4th century Roman baptismal font near Grimsby, England.

Authorities Seeking Info in Alleged Assault at PW 33

Police in Butler County, Pennsylvania, are seeking leads to identify a person who assaulted and wounded a woman at Pennsic 33. (Story posted by request of the woman who was attacked.)

Liam St. Liam Shares Photos from Pennsic XXXIII

Liam St. Liam of the Pennsic Independent staff shares photos from Pennsic XXXIII.

Lynn News: 4th Century Coins Declared Treasure

Charles Sproule, who uses a metal detector to hunt for treasure, has added to his collection with the discovery of five Iceni coins.

Border War

The Barony of Wealdsmere will sponsor Border War September 24-26, 2004 in Wallace, ID.

Equis Bellator

Unto the diverse citizens of the Kingdom of Drachenwald do the Horse men and women of Insulae Draconis otherwise known as the Equites Draconis send greetings and invitation. Attend with us a celebration of the noblity of the war horse on twelth day of September in the 2004 year of the current calendar within the Shire of West Dragonshire. So come one and all to partake of and witness this spectacular event.

Thunk! Twack! Smash! Swish! La!

You've been in the SCA for how many years and never put on armor? Picked up a throwing ax or a foil? Played Hurley? On September 12th, 2004 at the Farm Pond Recreational Area in Framingham, MA, you have your chance. Whether this is your first SCA event or thousandth, you are invited to come to THUNK! TWACK! SMASH! SWISH! LA!

Known World Dance Symposium 5

Known World Dance Symposium 5: 2nd - 5th July, 2005.

Fiber, Fabric and Fighting

The Shire of Nithgaard (State College, PA) will once again be hosting Fiber, Fabric and Fighting on November 19-21, 2004, in Lamar, PA (easily accessible from I-80).

Tir Righ Fall Coronet Tourney, Bardic & Archery Championships

The Shire of Ramsgaard presents the Tir Righ Fall Coronet Tourney, Bardic & Archery Championships, September 17-19, 2004 in Kamloops, British Columbia.

British Survey Shows Lack of Historical Knowledge

A British survey taken in conjunction with the BBC television series Battlefield Britain shows that a surprising number of Brits have gaps in their knowledge of history.

Medieval Tools

They almost all qualify as "science" in the proverbial "Does it break glass?" test of art-versus-science. Hardware store dreams abound as Dame Aoife focuses this week on medieval tools used in the trades and in everyday life.

Ironman Challenge Met at Pennsic XXXIII

For Pennsic XXXIII, Ser Nickolas and Sir Bonar of the North and South Oaken Armies of the Midrealm issued a challenge: participate in all 12 Pennsic battles.

Garnet and Gold Treasure Found by Metal Detector

31-year-old Paul Devenyi used a metal detector to find a treasure recently in Leicestershire when the hobbyist unearthed a beautiful gold and garnet pendant.