Archive - 2004

Independent: Iceman's Finder Dies in Alps

Helmut Simon, the German mountaineer who discovered the remains of Oetzi, a prehistoric iceman, 13 years ago has died while hiking in southwestern Austria.

British Museum Presents Sutton Hoo Workshop

On Saturday, November 27, 2004, the British Museum will present Sutton Hoo Revisited, a day-long workshop on the Anglo-Saxon ship burial in East Anglia.

October 30th

"Stupid English Prejudice" Colors View of Scotland

British TV historian David Starkey is being accused of "stupid English prejudice" after he claimed that Scotland was not as important as England.

Estrella War Website Updated

Lady Anita de Challis, Publicity-crat for the Estrella War XXI has announced that additional information about the War is now available online.

14th Century Button Industry in Coventry

Small pieces of bone, the leftovers from button making, have been found on the site of an old Salvation Army building in Coventry.

Discovery Channel: Viking "Pompeii" to be Left Unexplored?

A virtually intact Viking village, which researchers call "Ireland's equivalent of Pompeii," discovered in Ireland recently may be left unexcavated.

Independent: 14th Century Cemetery Discovered in Zagreb

A cemetery dating to the 14th century, was discovered recently in downtown Zagreb, Croatia during road construction.

October 29th

Drachenwald Waterbearers Form Interest Group

Ailitha de Ainwyk has reported that a new interest group has been formed for Waterbearers in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

New Citizen in Oertha

Isabel has announced that Lakhota Sage Truelove, son of "Friar Tuk" and Antoinette Truelove, was born October 23, 2004 in the Principality of Oertha.

24 Hour Museum: Experts Analyze Bog Butter

Researchers have been studying the "bog butter" regularly found buried in peat bogs in Scotland and Ireland for clues to what the substance really was.

October 28th

Collegium Cantorum to Perform in Atlantia

Britton Morgan has announced that Collegium Cantorum ("a company of singers") will present two concerts in November, 2004 in the Washington D.C. Area.

AEthelmearc Woman Contestant on Jeopardy

Arkhelaia V Bolotnikova (Lori Tennant), a resident of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, is scheduled to appear on Jeopardy this week.

Gleann Abhann Fall Coronet List

Be it known unto the populace of this, our fair Principality, the Prince and Princess are in need of heirs.

Rhydderich Hael Baronial Investiture

The populace has spoken! It is time to invest a new Baron and Baroness: Lord William Freskyn Murray and Lady Katherine Kiersey.

Midrealm Champions Accept Challenge Against Breast Cancer

Sgt. Rutgur of the Middle Kingdom, along with the other baronial champions, has accepted a challenge by His Majesty Brannos to raise money for breast cancer research.

Garb Stolen in An Tir

Her Grace Duchess Angharad of the Kingdom of An Tir reports that garb and her ducal coronet have been stolen from her car in the Seattle area.

October 27th

Oerthan Tattershall Symposium

Please join Oertha as she hosts 3 instructors from the Tattershall School of Defense.

Board of Directors Comments on Outlands Crown Tourney Investigation

An investigation's results have led the BoD to comment publicly on the invalidation of the recent Outlands Crown Tourney. Duke Tomüki, victor in that tournament, has been suspended from martial activities and censured by the Board.

SCA President Reports on Recent Board Meetings

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has issued her summations from the recent in-person Board meeting and from the previous month's conference calls.

Board of Directors Requests Comments on By-Laws Change

The SCA Board of Directors is seeking public comments concerning a proposed change to the by-laws governing terms of service for Board members.

Photos from Midrealm Coronation

THL Grizel has posted photos from the recent Middle Kingdom Coronation of Their Majesties Brannos and Rebekah.

Pravda: Crimean Burial Mound Contains Occult Items

Russian archaeologists have discovered a burial mound containing the remains of a lavishly dressed woman as well as items suggesting "the woman's professional involvement in the world of witchcraft and magic."

October 26th

Slovak Spectator: Complete Medieval Village Discovered Under Kia Car Site

Workers near Žilina, Slovakia have begun excavating the ruins of a complete 10th-13th century village beneath the site of a proposed Hyundai/Kia car plant.

AEthelmearc Welcomes New Citizen

Michael Alewright has announced the birth of Sarah Yvette Tujague to their Excellencies Alonzio and Tatyana of the Barony of the Debatable Lands.

East Kingdom University

The Canton of Seashire presents the East Kingdom University, Saturday, November 27, a.s. 39 (a.d. 2004) in the Canton of Seashire (Halifax, Nova Scotia).

Dragonship Haven Baronial Birthday

Hurray for Dragonship! 25th birthday! Come celebrate with a day of fencing, feasting, dancing, and fighting.

Val Day 2005

The Canton of Three Hills presents Val Day 2005.

Beit Aryeh Shire 8th Night

The Incipient Shire of Beit Aryeh invites all to our first annual Eighth Night event, to be held Wed Dec 15 in Jerusalem's Old City near Zion Gate.

Photos from Northshield's Crown Tournament Online

Lady Shava offers photos from the October 23, 2004 Crown Tournament fought in the Kingdom of Northshield.

News & Star: Carlisle Named Top Site by Archaeologists

John Zant of Oxford Archaeology North has declared Carlisle, England "one of top Roman dig sites."