Archive - Sep 2005
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-24 08:55
Los Angeles Times staff reporter Charles Perry reviews Scotch Whisky: A Liquid History by Charles MacLean, a new book tracing the drink's history from medieval times to the present.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-23 22:57
Israeli authorities have abandoned plans to remove a 6th century Byzantine mosaic from the Gaza Strip.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-23 21:52
Three 16th and 17th century maps have recently been stolen from bound volumes in the British Library. The theft is just the latest in a rash of crimes targeting libraries and museums.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-23 15:16
The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to the XVII annual Market Day at Birka. It will be held this year on January 27-28, 2006 at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-23 13:34
Russian archaeologist Dmitry Osipov is an expert on medieval footwear. Recently, he has begun a study of shoes used for burial of the dead.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-22 16:06
Ulverston archaeologist Steve Dickinson has done wonders for the tourist industry of Urswick, Cumbria. He may have discovered the birthplace of Saint Patrick.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-22 11:47
How sweet it is! Diana A. Galang looks at the history of candy in an article for the Manilla Bulletin.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-22 08:36
Not as famous as the nearby Stonehenge, but much more accessible, is the stone circle at Avebury, the largest in Europe. CNN takes a look at the mysterious Avebury circle in this report.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-09-21 18:35
The Nashua Telegraph reports from a renaissance fair sponsored by the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club, and interviews members of the SCA at the fair.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-09-21 17:20
History met science recently when an Italian computer programmer discovered what he believes is the ruins of a Roman villa by studying a map found on "Google Earth."
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-09-21 16:25
The Technician describes SCA activities at North Carolina State University.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-09-20 17:10
"Prague, The Crown of Bohemia, 1347-1437" will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 3.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-09-20 11:26
"Monumental Sculpture from Renaissance Florence: Ghiberti, Nanni di Banco, and Verrochio at Orsanmichele" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through December 31.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-09-20 09:36
Come join with the populace of the Shire of Herons Reach in celebrating yet another year's moss harvest. Though the summer drought has slowed the amount of harvest, the quality is superb. Saturday, October 22nd, a potluck feast will be held to commemorate the Day of St. Hedwig, the patron saint of moss gatherers.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-09-20 08:14
The Barony of Brendoken, located in northeastern Ohio, collected over $900 at a recent silent auction to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Money from the auction, held in conjunction with baronial championships, will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief fund. Two photo albums from the event are now online.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-09-19 19:35
"Secular and Sacred: Scholars, Deities, and Immortals in Chinese Art" is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 8.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-19 15:15
14 skilled swordmakers will lose their jobs when British institution Wilkinson Sword closes its plant. The renowned crafter of ceremonial swords for British cavalrymen is scheduled to close at the end of September 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-19 11:08
Artisans and Scientists of Meridies! Begin a new tradition in A.S. XL by starting out your annual schedule of Regional A&S Faires with Festival of the Laurels hosted by the Shire of Sol Haven over the weekend of October 21st-23rd at Indian Springs State Park in Flovilla GA.
Submitted by Peregrine Fairchylde on Mon, 2005-09-19 11:08
The Barony of Axemoor (New Orleans, La.), which suffered the greatest damage from Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, has canceled its annual Christmas Revel for this year.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-19 09:48
Want to be like Jack Sparrow? Wear an eyepatch? Go around saying "Arrrrr" a lot? Then today is YOUR day! Happy National Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-18 17:12
In an article for New Scientist, researchers disclose that the female remains buried with the last Viking king were not those of his mother as previously believed, but in reality, his daughter-in-law.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-18 13:10
Kynnyth Pyke reports that over $3,000 was raised for the American Red Cross at the recent Masters of Defense Tourney held in the Barony of Lochmere. Part of the total was raised thanks to matching contributions from Lowes.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-18 10:02
Engineers from Beijing University were called upon to construct a special display case for one of China's most famous paintings: a 16+-foot-long silk masterpiece dating to the 12th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-17 19:17
Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Battle of Baron's Howe event which took place in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-17 15:21
The opening of a bypass around Partney, England has led to some great archaeological finds including an 11th century chapel and a 12th century hospital dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-17 11:19
A group of William Wallace enthusiasts have set out to save and preserve the site where the Scottish hero was betrayed. The site, near Glasgow, has become a dumping ground and popular haunt of drug users.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-17 08:57
Researcher Nancy Marie Brown of Penn State University writes about archaeological research being done in Iceland. The team is hoping to demonstrate concrete evidence for the Viking sagas.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-16 14:19
Lord Cormac has announced that the Samhain 2005 event, which was postponed due to the affects of Hurricane Katrina, has been rescheduled. The event will take place in the Barony of Grey Niche in Gleann Abhann on October 29, 2005.
Submitted by Peregrine Fairchylde on Fri, 2005-09-16 14:18
The Barony of Grey Niche's annual October event, Samhain, scheduled for Halloween weekend, has been cancelled, as detailed in the following message from the autocrat to the barony's e-mail list on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-16 12:31
All knights, masters, squires, and other men-at-arms and their consorts are invited to come arrayed in their best harnesses and heraldic display and enjoy the camaraderie of the field and the pageantry of the Pas de Armes on an Oerthan fall day.