Archive - 2004

March 2nd

Let There be Light!

This week Dame Aoife share links pertaining to lighting, medieval-style.

March 1st

Roman Road Unearthed in Hereford

Residents of Hereford in England had hoped for improvements to their road. Instead, an archaeological survey has found remains of a much older road - one dating back to Roman times.

More Charges Filed Against Ben Schragger

Burlington County Times: An Associated Press article reports that a total of eleven alleged victims are now included in the indictments filed against Lord Ben the Steward in Pennsylvania.

February 29th

Knighthood Still in Flower for Local Group

STL Today: The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch has published a feature article about a tournament held in the Barony of Three Rivers.

Samurai: The Warrior Class of Japan

An exhibition of Japanese prints, scroll paintings, weapons, and artefacts which document the life and times of the Samurai is on display at the Art Gallery of Windsor.

February 28th

Egyptian Artifacts Exhibit in Toronto

"Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from The British Museum" will be on display at the Royal Ontario Museum through June 6.

February 27th

Vancouver to Host Early Music Courses This Summer

Goldberg: Early Music Vancouver will hold six early music workshops in July and August of this year.

Archaeologists Hope for Viking Hoard

Amateur archaeologists with a metal detector may have found Britain's earliest Viking ship burial, or so experts hope.

14th Century Silver Pendant Found in Nottingham

This Is Nottingham: Metal-detecting hobbyist Thomas Wallace found a 14th century silver pendant inscribed with the initials A and W (likely a reference to the Alpha and Omega) in a field in Nottingham.

February 26th

Have Vikings Gotten a Bad Rap?

National Geographic: In an article for "National Geographic," reporter Stefan Lovgren looks at new research that proves Vikings were into more than raping and pillaging.

2,000-Year-Old Water Main Still Working

A 100-foot stretch of pipe, which once fed the Roman fort at Vindolanda, was unearthed recently and discovered to be still working.

February 25th

Studying the Kingdom of Jerusalem

This week Dame Aoife shares links dealing with the history and social customs of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

New Theory on Darnley's Murder Published

Sunday Herald: Dame Muriel Spark's new book puts forward the theory that Joseph Riccio, brother of David Riccio, was responsible for the murder of Lord Henry Stuart Darnley, Mary's second husband.

February 24th

Tunnel Under Stonehenge Planned

A public inquiry has been opened to study government plans to build a traffic tunnel under Stonehenge.

Erik Schmid, the "Mail" Man

St. Cloud Times News: Through first-hand research and hours of trial and error, Erik Schmid has accomplished something few people have: created accurate reproductions of historical examples of mail garments from the Medieval and Classical periods.

February 23rd

Tourney of Ymir Photos Online

Photos by Lord Steven of the recent Ymir event in Atlantia are now available online.

Scotland's First "Suburb" Found in Ayrshire

The Independent: Archaeologists are working to uncover the remains of a medieval settlement, as well as an earlier Stone Age settlement, a short ways from the existing village of Dreghorn.

While on Vacation, Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

The medieval pest commonly known as the bedbug is making a comeback, thanks in part to increased travel.

February 22nd

New Heirs for the Kingdom of Trimaris

At the Spring of Crown Tourney of Trimaris on February 20-22, Heirs to the Thrones were determined.

Three New Peers Elevated in Atlantia

At the Tourney of Ymir, which took place February 13-15, 2004 in the Kingdom of Atlantia, three new peers were elevated.

Virtual Reality Brings the Hagia Sofia to Life

The trend toward virtual reality exhibits will give many more people access to the museum experience according to a recent BBC article.

Viking Settlement Discovery Delays Cork Construction

UTV: Plans for student housing and a carpark in the center of Cork, Ireland are on hold after the discovery of a Viking ship.

February 21st

Windfarm Development Stalls Due to Archeological Finds

Oldham Advertiser: A local archaeological trust has objected to the construction of wind turbines on Denshaw Moor, a site which includes two medieval iron-smelting furnaces.

AEthelmearc Welcomes New Subject

John Marvin Jacek Rogers, son of Baron Daniel Lightfoot and Baroness Una the Bashful, was born February 19, 2004 at the Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA.

Further Information on "Viking Age Headcoverings from Dublin" Publication

More information on the Dublin headcoverings can be found in a book by Elizabeth Wincott Heckett, (2003), "Viking Age Headcoverings from Dublin".

February 20th

Knight's Oath Sold on eBay

A modern reproduction of a medieval knight's oath was recently open for auction on eBay.

Gulf Wars to Hold Brewers' Competition

The brewers of the Known World are invited to compete in the first ever Brewer's Competition At Gulf Wars. The event will be sponsored by the Dragons Breath Brewers Guild Of Trimaris.

Midrealm to Celebrate 35th Anniversary at Kingdom A&S Fair

Lady Meliora, Middle Kingdom Historian, has announced that the Middle Kingdom will celebrate its 35th anniversary in conjunction with the Kingdom A&S Fair, Saturday, May 29, 2004 in the Barony of Roaring Wastes.

February 19th

Estrella War Photo Album Available

Godfrey von Rhienfels, from Atenveldt, has posted an extensive photo album from the recent Estrella War.

Free Scholars Raise Thousands for Cancer Society

At a recent tourney, the Free Scholars of the Kingdom of Atlantia raised over US$3000 for the American Breast Cancer Foundation.