Archive - Feb 2006

February 16th

Gold Ring Provides Link Between British and New World

A gold ring, discovered by in 1998 by archaeologist David S. Phelps, may provide evidence of the contact between British explorers and Native Americans in the late 16th century.

Midrealm Event to Feature Youth Craftsmen's Faire

On May 27, 2006, at the Middle Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition in the Barony of Flaming Gryphon, a Youth Craftsmen's Faire will be held. The Faire is designed to showcase the talents of the youth of the Kingdom.

February 15th

Renaissance Allegories on Display at the Frick

A pair of allegorical paintings by Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese will be the centerpiece of Veronese's Allegories: Virtue, Love and Exploration in Renaissance Venice, a small exhibit at the Frick Gallery in New York City beginning April 11, 2006.

New Atlantian Pelican joins the flock

Their Royal Majesties of Atlantia, Janos & Rachel, elevated Lady Ysolt la Bretonne to the Order of the Pelican at the 31st Tourney of YMIR held in the Barony of Windmasters' Hill.

Call for Silent Heralds and Signers for Pennsic 35

Lady Sara de Lindley, Aethelmearc Chief Silent Herald, is calling for signers to volunteer for the Silent Heralds program for Pennsic XXXV.

Brigid's Feast 2006 Photos Online

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February 14th

Aberdeen Kirk May Hide 12th Century Foundations

Researchers from around the world are teaming up to explore what lies beneath Aberdeen, Scotland's famous Mither Kirk. In a six-month excavation undertaken to shore up the church's foundations, they hope to learn more about its medieval history.

Atlanta Pipe Band to Hold Concert

Bagpipe enthusiasts in the Atlanta, Georgia area will want to mark their calendars in anticipation of a concert by the Atlanta Pipe Band "a leading show and competition band in the south," according to their website.

Stairway, Sphinx Found at Hadrian's Villa

A monumental staircase and marble statue of a sphinx have been discovered in the Gymnasium area of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, north of Rome. The statue is believed to have originated in Egypt.

Canterbury Faire Photos Online

Bartholomew has announced that photos from Lochac's 2005 Canterbury Faire are now available online.

February 13th

Transporting Masterpieces a Delicate Job

Laurence B. Kanter, organizer for the Fra Angelico exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, was faced with the extremely delicate job of transporting and unpacking the priceless, and sometimes crumbling, works of art for "the exhibition of a lifetime."

Angel's Keep Goes Full Status

At a recent court in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, it was reported that the Canton of Angel's Keep has advanced to a full status chapter of the SCA.

Searching for the Tollbooth - 15th Century Prison in Edinburgh

Using ground penetrating radar, archaeologists are searching Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile to try and locate the remains of the Tollbooth - a 15th century prison.

Sword of Prowess won by THL Gann

The Vices and Vitrues took the field at the fifth annual Snowed Inn pas d'armes, held January 28, to decide who would become the fifth to wield the Sword of Prowess. Ealdormere correspondent Laird Colyne Stewart recounts the day's festivities.

February 12th

Gulf Wars to Feature Children's Activities

Viscountess Kenna of the Gulf Wars XV Children's Staff has announced that this year's War will feature "a wide assortment of fun and educational classes and activities" for young visitors.

Roman Mosaics Depict Jewish Life

An exhibit of Roman floor mosaics at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York gives insight into Jewish life around the Mediterranean in the late Roman period. Depicting scenes and symbols from Judaism, some mosaics also included Latin inscriptions.

Canterbury Faire to Leave Kent County, Washington

Due to decreased attendance, organizers of the Canterbury Arts Festival in Kent, Washington, better known as Canterbury Faire, have decided to drop the Faire from their schedule.

Gulf Wars Schedule Online

The schedule for the upcoming Gulf Wars in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann is now available in PDF format online.

February 11th

New Oerthan

Baroness Aislynn Dennard of the Principality of Oertha in the West Kingdom has announced that Madison Chase Phipps was born February 7, 2006.

Stefan's Florilegium Files for February 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted addition to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2006.

Known World Olympics at Estrella

Dirk V and Chamayn II, Basileos and Basilissa of Caid, have announced that this year's Estrella War will feature a Known World Olympics.

Duke of Buccleuch to Fund Preservation of Newark Castle

The crumbling tower of the 15th century Newark Castle was the scene of one of the bloodiest incidents between the English and the Scots. Now the UK's biggest private landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch, has agreed to take on the task of preserving the monument.

February 10th

Foolish Mortals! Medieval Jesters and Mummers

Dame Aoife was feeling foolish this week, and offers this week's Links as a resource for the medieval artistry of jesters and fools.

Royal University of the Midrealm: Spring 2006 Edition

Please join us as we present the Spring Edition of the R.U.M. There is space for plenty of classes (including fighting), availability of kitchen space for appropriate classes, and plenty of teachers and knowledge to share. Come for a day of fun and learning... Midrealm Style!

Newcomers' Feast / Tourney, Games & Fair Day

Newcomers' Feast - an introduction to the Current Middle Ages. Feasting, dancing, good company, music, atmosphere, come and enjoy a feast hosted by the College of Blessed Herman. This year we will be honoured by the presence of the King and Queen.

Three Events Added to Estrella Schedule

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced three additional special events at the War: a Progressive Weapons Rapier Tourney, sponsored by the Kingdom of Caid, a siege engine competition, sponsored by Atenveldt, and Defenders of the White Scarf Tourney, sponsored by the Southern Academy of Rapier.

Shire of Starhaven Presents: Cattle Raids

The Shire of Starhaven once again presents Cattleraids, at Camp Winona, "Featuring the cattle raids, a five man melee team tourney. This year it will be a weekend event with camping facilities. More info to follow.

Shire of Starhaven Anniversary Event

Starhaven's annual aniversary event, where Champions fight for the honour of their Ladies, Artisan crafts are deemed worthy, and Fencers dance in a dizzying array of quickness and intelligence, will be held on April 15th, 2006. Come join us and see all of the grand heraldry, and vote for your favorite Artisan.

British Museum Buys Most Expensive Coin - Anglo-Saxon Mancus

The British Museum just paid UK£357,832, the largest sum ever for a gold Anglo-Saxon coin.

February 9th

Kingdom of Ansteorra A&S Compeition

Here is a link to the Shire of Crossrode Keep online event announcement:
http://www.geocities.com/crossrodekeep/AandS_competition.html