Archive - May 31, 2006

Today in the Middle Ages: May 31, 1223

Genghis Khan's warriors first engaged the Rus on May 31, 1223 in the Battle of the Kalka River.

Mona Lisa is 500... Maybe

She doesn't look a day over 300. Art historians have long believed that Leonardo Da Vinci's famous work was painted in 1506, but that may just be a guess.

Calontir Crown Tourney Video Online

Jean Paul de Sens has posted videos of the recent Crown Tournament which took place in the Kingdom of Calontir.

SCA Makes "Ripley's Believe it or Not"

The SCA received a brief mention in the online version of Ripley's Believe it or Not for May 29, 2006.

Unprecedented Brooch Find near Hadrian's Wall

A remarkable brooch, probably the property of a very senior Roman legionary, has been discovered in Northumberland. The object is outstanding for its size and workmanship and also because it is marked with two personal names.