Archive - 2005

January 22nd

Roman archaeological find may be part of Nero's palace

When Roman Emperor Nero was deposed, his contemporaries went to great lengths to obliterate his legacy, burying his Domus Aurea (Golden House) with debris. Officials in Rome have revealed a mosaic the size of a large door that suggests that Nero's palace ruins may be remarkably well-preserved under the hill that covers them.

Herald: Rosslyn Chapel Besieged by "Da Vinci Code" Followers

The popularity of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code could lead to the literal downfall of Rosslyn Chapel.

January 21st

Science Daily: Did Shakespeare have Syphilis?

A new study of the writings of William Shakespeare leads researchers to believe the bard may have had syphilis.

Norwegian Woven Textiles Conference to Take Place in Iowa

The Norwegian Textile Guild's 3rd Conference on Norwegian Woven Textiles will take place October 21-23, 2005 in Decorah, Iowa.

Photos from Rising Waters' 12th Night Online

Alexander Gladstone has posted photos from the recent 12th Night celebration in the Barony of Rising Waters (Ealdormere).

January 20th

Feast at the Court of Philip the Good

Philip, by right and title Duke of Burgundy, Count of Holland and Hainaut, overlord of Brabant, Limberg and the lands of Flanders, sends greetings and bids all to whom these letters come to present themselves at His Court for a feast of the winter hunt, to take place on the 29th day of January, being 2005 in the Common Era at his manor in Lochmere.

Scots Trade Castles in TLC Home Improvement Show

The latest twist in TLC's reality show, Trading Spaces has couples trading Scottish castles.

War in the Oasis

The snows melt, clearing the path once more for war. The trumpets resound, Your King the Great Warrior Skeggi calls you, the warriors of An Tir, to arms for the Kingdom's first war of the year, as well as to the tavern for a well-deserved drink and warm food after a hard day upon the battle field.

Candlemas & Ithra

The Barony of Dragon's Laire invites all gentles to join them in our celebration of Candlemas. The events will include the A & S Championship, an Ithra, musical entertainment, and a fabulous feast.

Middle Kingdom Heralds and Scribes Symposium

Join us for a day of Heraldic Hijinks and Scribal Skill Building!

http://www.shatteredcrystal.org/symposium/symposium.html

Drake Morgan & Blodeuwedd y Gath to be Next Baron & Baroness of Innilgard

Her Excellency Baroness Alycie of Innilgard has announced that the next Baron and Baroness of Innilgard will be Baron Drake Morgan, OL & Lady Blodeuwedd y Gath.

Historic Drachenwald Photos Online

A collection of photos from the early days of Drachenwald is available online.

January 19th

Chariot Race Track Discovered in Colchester

The remains of a Roman chariot track have been discovered under an army barracks in Colchester, England.

Performer's and Dance Symposium III

The Atlantian Performer's Guild, the Atlantian Dance Academy, and the Barony of Ponte Alto present the third Performer's and Dance Symposium.

Islamic Renaissance Workshop to be Presented in Maryland

The Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland will present "The Impact of Islamic Culture on the Arts of the Renaissance," a day-long workshop, on February 4, 2005.

Johan Magnusson Kivisuo Herald Extraordinary in Drachenwald

Genevieve Schwarzdrachen announced that Their Majesties John and Honor of Drachenwald have created Master Johan Magnusson Kivisuo Herald Extraordinary for his longtime service to the Kingdom.

January 18th

Masque of Courtly Love VIII: Venetian Intrigue

Good Gentles One and All, are you Tired of the Dreary Winter? Do you Long for some Excitement to Relieve your Boredom? Come forth from the Cold Winter's Chill and Join us for a Day of Companionship and Merriment.

Tourney of Ymir

The Barony of Windmasters Hill is hosting its 30th annual Tourney of Ymir on the weekend of 11-13 February, 2005 at Camp Kanata in Wake Forest, NC.

Barony of Storvik Investiture

Come and join the Barony of Storvik on a Joyous occasion. As Baroness Johanna has been called to assist her aged Parents and Grandparents in their waning years. To this end a new Baron and Baroness, Lord Sean and Lady Elizabeth, will be invested with all pomp and circumstances on the 26th of March, 2005.

Newbie Academy

Good gentles, you are new to to the SCA and do not know where to start, or you have been a member of the Society for years and now want to learn something new, or you just want to be remembered to the exciting times when you were a Newbie yourself?

Knight School at Stowe Faire

Knight School is being held this year at Stowe Faire (4-6 February). Here is an excellent opportunity for you to brush up on some skills or learn something new (plus a bit of biffo thrown in for kicks).

Fighter School XII

Barony Of Windhaven Presents Fighter School XII March 12, 2005.

Fenton Art Glass to offer hands-on glassmaking seminars

Fenton Art Glass, located in West Virginia (USA), is celebrating its centennial by offering a series of half-day glass-making seminars in which participants will actually create glass artworks.

Atenveldter Makes Real History

HL Mikhail Andreyevich Putnikov called Misha has been making history. In the modern world, Misha is Mike Bushroe, an engineer working through the University of Arizona on the Huygens Probe that landed on the moon, Titan.

Three New Peers Created in Drachenwald

Mistress Jaelle reports that three new peers have been created in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

January 17th

Finland's "Kalevala" Still has Influence in the Modern World

New York Times reporter Cori Ellison looks at the influence of the "Kalevala," Finland's national epic, on modern culture.

12th Knight Auction a Success

Sir Daniel of the Kingdom of AnTir reports that the recent 12th Knight charity auction, held to benefit the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, was a great success.

Baerenau to Become Full Status Group

Sovany Barcsi Janos, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that the Incipient Shire of Baerenau has been recommended for advancement to full status.

January 16th

York Minster Glass Receives Facelift

The 15th century east window of England's renowned York Minster is being painstakingly repaired.

China.org: Final Resting Place of Genghis Khan Still Sought

Researchers believe they have found the true mausoleum of Genghis Khan, but not necessarily his actual burial site.