Archive - Jan 14, 2007

Are you royal?

Advertisements in newspapers throughout England, Australia, the United States and Europe are asking the question: "Can you trace your family tree back to 1066? Might your ancestors have claimed the English throne?"

Bianca da Ravenna, Artemisia's newest Laurel

Caryn reports that Bianca da Ravenna, Baroness Gryphon's Lair, was elevated to the Order of the Laurel at Gryphon's Lair Twelfth Night by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Artemisia.

British Museum Purchases Gold and Garnet Anglo-Saxon Sword Hilt

The British Museum purchased a set of gold, garnet enchrusted Anglo-Saxon sword fittings. They were discovered by a metal detectorist in 2002 near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. The fittings are a unique find for Anglo-Saxon England.

Odysseus's Home Identified?

British researchers believe that boreholes and seismic imaging prove they have pinpointed the homeland of Homer's hero Odysseus.