Archive - Jun 2005

June 30th

Classy Cooks: Couple prepares a feast with Middle Ages flavor

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports on an SCA feast prepared by Paul Byers, known in the SCA as Baron Pavel Yosevich, and provides his recipes for a honey saffron tart, crusted roast, and spiced pine nut candy.

Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic

Duchess Isabel Grimault of the Kingdom of Atlantia, Coordinator for the Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic, has announced the particulars for this year's Fete.

AEthelmearc Queen to Sponsor Special Woods Battle at Pennsic

Her Majesty Tessa of AEthelmearc has announced that she will sponsor a special Woods Battle at this year's Pennsic War.

June 29th

Gold and Garnet Anglo-Saxon Sword Hilt Declared Treasure Trove

Christopher Baker, metal-detecting fan, has discovered what is believed to be a sword belonging to a warrior from the Kingdom of Lindsey.

Local club gets medieval at the Broken Boot

The Black Hills Pioneer reports from an SCA event in Spearfish, South Dakota.

New exhibit on ancient Yemeni art at the Sackler

"Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade" is now on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, in Washington, DC.

West Kingdom Crown Photos Online

Lady Esmeralda of the Lakes took many photos of the Kingdom of the West Crown Tourney on June 25, and has posted them to share.

June 28th

Lilies War Will Have Equestrian Activities

Master Gottfried von Koln, Park Liaison for the Committee Calontir at Lilies War, has announced the results of a survey regarding equestrian activities at Lilies War XX.

Schola Saint George offers weapons training class

The Lewisville Leader reports on a series of classes taught by Brian Price on swordsmanship based on historic texts, taking place at the Civic Circle Recreation Center in Lewisville, Texas.

Pennsic Independent on the Move Again

Due to expansion of the Pennsic Food Court, The Pennsic Independent is once again on the move, says publisher Heirusalem Crystoma.

More Equestrian Photos Online

Brita has posted photos from the East Kingdom's Midsummer's Faire Equestrian Championships.

June 27th

Smithsonian Offering Celtic Series

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. is offering a summer series of concerts, films and lectures with a Celtic theme. The series runs June-July 2005.

Pennsic to Feature Greybeard Tourney

Viscount Syr Bear the Wallsbane has announced that this year's Pennsic War will feature a Greybeard Heavy Weapons Double Elimination Tournament.

NEPA News: SCA members look forward to the past

Members of the shires of Silver Rylle and Owl's Reste in Pennsylvania gathered for an event recently, and Linda Espenshade was on hand to chronicle day's battles and to interview SCAdians about their hobby.

Drachenwald Summer 2005 Coronation Photos Online

Lord Robin of Dalriada has posted photos from the recent Drachenwald Summer Coronation. The event took place June 18, 2005 in Shurdington, Gloucestershire, England.

June 26th

Archaeologists Set to Dig at Campsite of Edward I

Kirkliston, site of the famous Kirkliston Distillery, was also the location of the camp of Edward I on the eve of the Battle of Falkirk. A new archaeological excavation there may stall plans to build a housing development.

Unique 16th Century Russian Jewelry Found

A cache of 16th Century jewelry has been found in Kaliningrad and is said to be unlike any found previously in the area.

Cellphone Tower Damages Japanese Burial Site

The construction of a cellphone tower near Osaka, Japan has seriously damaged a previsouly undisturbed sixth century tomb.

June 25th

Teacher Works to Excavate Roman Fort in Romania

A Mississippi high school teacher is among the archaeologists working on the excavation of a Roman fort at Halmyris in the delta where the Danube River empties into the Black Sea.

History of Tablet Weaving Exhibit in Germany

Alamennenmuseum Ellwangen, near Ulm, Germany, is hosting an exhibit on the history of tablet weaving from 1000 B.C. E. to the early Middle Ages and Viking periods.

Wedding Jewel - Was Raphael Married?

A small pearl brooch in "La Fornarina" was the clue used by art historian Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz to suggest that Raphael and the woman long thought to be his mistress were actually secretly married.

June 24th

Young SCAdian Teaches Class to Middle Schoolers

Wulfric and Mihrimah of the Shire of Rockwall in Northshield report on a class taught recently by their daughter Aine for a Wisconsin middle school.

More Photos and Video from Lilies War

Elinor Salter from the Shire of Deodar in Calontir and Arthur of Ballan Moor, also presumably from Calontir, have posted photos and video from the 2005 Lilies War.

Call for Teachers and Presenters: Middle Kingdom Cook's Symposium 2005

Mistress Siobhan is looking for instructors for the upcoming Middle Kingdom Cook's Symposium which will be held December 3, 2005 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Tourneys of Heroes (An Tir/West War)

All hearts turned with battles hard song To An Tir's Heroes fields Come! Mighty warriors of the West's fierce stand Come! Mighty warriors of An Tir's battles bold Come! All warriors from beyond suns broad gaze Celebrate Valhalla's bounty with brave hearts lifted Share with helmed brothers and sisters the blades beloved gifts And glory's shining path of bloods happy rain.

Flight of the Falcon: Heroics for Newcomers

The Canton of Aire Faucon in the Barony of the Sacred Stone will be hosting an event to welcome newcomers to the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) in Western North Carolina near Rutherfordton on August 27. All interested members and friends of the SCA are encouraged to come and bring along a friend.

Aphar Faire XIII: Arts and Superstitions

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Shire of Lagerdamm would like to present Aphar Faire XIII: Arts and Superstitions (bring your crosses-- bring your garlic *grin*)

Ealdormere’s Unbelts go 5-3 at Murder Melee 22

Ealdormerean Correspondent Laird Colyne Stewart reports on Ealdormere's Unbelted team's participation in a ten man melee tournament.

June 23rd

"Lost" Donatello Masterpiece Now on Display

A 15th Century marble masterpiece in private hands for 400 years and now attributed to the Renaissance sculptor Donatello went on public view this week for the first time.

Brigands in Stierbach's Forests, No more!

Ushikawa no Ii Katsumori Roku-i reports on the woods battle at the recent event held in Atlantia's Barony of Stierbach.