Archive - 2004
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-10-18 18:01
Researchers, working on an 85cm-long piece of wood found near the town of Nanortalik, Greenland in 1997, now believe that it was a ski.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-10-18 10:36
On March 19, 2005, the Barony of Seagirt will host the 28th Daffodil Tournament to choose the Defender of Seagirt (rattan) and the Captain of the Grenadiers (Rapier).
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-10-18 10:01
Bring out yer dead! Join the Independent Dominion of Myrkfaelinn on November 20, 2004 to celebrate the Black Death by fighting, fencing, and feasting... Why? Because we're not dead yet!
Submitted by JustShava on Mon, 2004-10-18 08:52
The first of the picture album from the Coronation of Siegfried & Bridei, the first King and Queen of Northshield, are now posted.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2004-10-17 18:00
Lord Earnan Sanntraigh, who lives in the Barony of Nordskogen, offers a wonderfully detailed account of the day's festivities, for those of us not lucky enough to be attending in person as the SCA's newest Kingdom was proclaimed on October 16.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-17 17:52
A 9th century, gold, Anglo-Saxon penny sold for over US$400,000 recently, a world record for a British coin.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-17 15:02
A well-preserved fresco dating to 1370 has been found on the wall of the Santa Maria della Scala hospital museum in Siena, Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-17 12:10
A section of the "King's Wall" constructed in Edinburgh, Scotland by James II has been discovered during excavation for a building site.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-17 09:15
Archaeologists working on Bamburgh Castle may have discovered a medieval chapel mentioned by the Venerable Bede as possessing the arm of St. Oswald.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-17 07:19
Experts are investigating the ceremonial burial site of four horses dating to the 1st century C.E. discovered recently in North Yorkshire, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-16 23:24
Researchers have put together a menu of the food items eaten by Christopher Columbus and his crews on the three voyages to the New World.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-16 14:18
Amaris Elliott-Engel, a reporter for the Citizen learned firsthand the difference between a Renaissance Fair and the SCA when she attended the recent AEthelmearc Crown Tournament.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-10-16 10:04
A paper by osteoarchaeologist Trevor Anderson, published in the British Dental Journal, discusses medieval dental hygiene and health, and says the practices of the time were more advanced than is popularly believed.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-16 08:09
If it weren't for Somerled, Scotland's unsung hero, residents of the country might be speaking Norwegian.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-16 05:05
A new book by historian Alex Woolf claims that Scottish hero Kenneth MacAlpine was actually a Pict.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-15 20:20
Actor Pierce Brosnan is scheduled to portray Lord Lochinvar in an upcoming epic set in 12th century Scotland.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-15 19:06
Indians are celebrating the 350th anniversary of the construction of the Taj Mahal.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-15 18:20
On Sunday October 17, 2004, at 9:00 pm (EDT) TLC will present Mummy Detective: The Crypt of the Medici, a program examining the remains of 50 members of the Medici family to see how they lived — and how they died.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-15 17:51
A page stolen from the Renaissance manuscript, the Sforza Hours, has at last been returned to the masterpiece.
Submitted by Aoife on Thu, 2004-10-14 19:08
This week, Dame Aoife looks at medieval and historical libraries.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-14 18:45
On November 20, 2004, Susan de Guardiola (Alejandra de Miera), will be presenting a day-long workshop on courtly dances of late 16th century Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-14 15:55
Carrie Lock of Science News looks at the history of beer and breweries from ancient times to the present.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-14 15:49
THL Eliane Halevy of the Barony of Jararvellir in Northshield comments on the Known World Bardic Symposium and the place of bardic circles in SCA life.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-14 13:34
Excavations beneath the floor of Hexham, England's 14th century Moot Hall have revealed a previous structure.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-14 12:13
November 5, 6 and 7 will see the hosting of an equestrian event of Epic Proportions!! There will be something to interest all attendees, equestrian or not, with many prizes and gifts, and several tournaments, from equestrian to heavy to light.
Submitted by Godfrey on Thu, 2004-10-14 10:30
Viscountess Deirdre D'Argenteuil and Sir Tighearnain have provided many great photos of the Titan's Prize tournaments and Estrella Treaty negotiations to Godfrey's SCA News and Photos.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-14 10:01
Local hobbyists using metal detectors have discovered a gold ring dating from late Tudor or early Stewart England.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-14 09:34
"It's really spectacular. It's far more than we could have anticipated," said Margaret Snape of Tyne and Wear Museums about the excavation of what is thought to be the largest stone bridge in Roman Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-14 09:15
The harvest time is upon us! Come and enjoy a day of gentle pastimes and a night of find food and drink. Come join Their Excellencies Sven and Anne as They share the harvest bounty of Their Lands. Journey with us as we travel to the Slavic and Asian Northlands to savor the tastes of the Rus, the Ukraine and the Steppes.
Submitted by Aoife on Wed, 2004-10-13 22:00
This week, Dame Aoife walks on the wild side with annotated links relating to medieval bestiaries.