Archive - May 2007

May 18th

Market umbrella pavilion

The designers at Dragonwing have created a website entitled Adventures in Tent Design: How I Turned a Market Umbrella into a Medieval Arming Tent which chronicles the steps needed to create a small arming pavilion. (photos)

Memories of Pennsic IX

Master Hogge from the Kingdom of AEthelmearc shares an excerpt from the Pennsic IX site booklet. The excerpt includes rules for having a safe and fun War. Enjoy!

Falcon cam in San Jose

Comte Fernando of the Kingdom of Calontir reports on some out-of-kingdom falcon action in the city of San Jose, California where a falcon cam is focussed on the nest of Jose Fernando and Clara.

May 17th

Work of Aristotle, Archimedes Discovered Behind 10th-12th Century Manuscript

Writings by the Greek philosopher Aristotle have been discovered on the Euchologion (or Archimedes Palimpsest) beneath the 10th-12th century prayers written upon the parchment.

Ximon Martillo de Cordoba to be elevated at West June Crown

Mistress Alison Gray and Countess Aricia Jehanne Deveraux are pleased to announce the elevation of Ximon Martillo de Cordoba, formerly of Ansteorra, to the Order of the Pelican.

Exhibit of European perceptions of foreign realms now at the NGA

"Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper, 1450-1700" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through September 16.

Equestrium Photos

Lady Zinaida Or'Shinaia has posted a nice album of photos from equestrian activities at Equestrium in the Kingdom of the West.

Muppet Vikings: In the Navy

From the last Muppet show: 30 Muppet Vikings sing the Village People classic In the Navy. It just had to happen!

May 16th

First event flyer

Among the mementos of the West Kingdom's SCA history collection is the very first event flyer for an "International Tournament" in celebration of spring in Berkeley, California.

Hawkwood Baronial Birthday photos online

Antonio Felluci has posted an album of photos from the recent Hawkwood Baronial Birthday event in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Spring Coronet in Warriors' Gate

Lord Larian of the Stronghold of Warriors' Gate in the Palantine Barony of the Far West (South Korea) reports on the group's recent Spring Coronet.

12th century Buddha paintings found

A Nepalese shepherd led researchers to a cave where he had found cave-paintings of Buddha, including a 55-panel mural depicting the life of Buddha, dating back to at least the 12th century.

Ealdormere announces Crown Tourney combattants and consorts

King Edouard and Queen Domhnail have announced the list of combattants and consorts for Ealdormere's Crown Tourney, to be held May 26. In no particular order, here is the list:

May 15th

Youth Combat at Gulf Wars XVI

Dietrich Uhl has posted photos and several short videos of the youth castle siege from this year's Gulf Wars.

Drachenwald to host 2008 KWHS in London, England

It's official! The 2008 Known World Heraldic Symposium will be in Thamesreach, in Drachenwald.

Sir Cecil Hagen and Lady Eilis mac Maurice new Northshield Heirs

Roibeard O'Connor, Northshield Minister of the List, reports on the Crown Tourney held May 12, 2007, in which Sir Cecil Hagen emerged victorious. Sir Hagen was inspired by Lady Eilis mac Maurice.

Beltane Coronation photos online

Lady Margrethe reports that Lady Gellis has posted two albums of photos from the recent Beltane Coronation in the Kingdom of the West.

May 14th

SCA-organized ren faire raises money for charity

Children were the real winners at the recent Ocean Springs (Mississippi) Renaissance Faire, which featured many kid-friendly activities. Brad Crocker of the Mississippi Press has the story.

Duke Sir Maximilian victor of Meridies Crown Tournament

On Legio Draconis, Duke Brannos reports that Duke Sir Maximilian claimed victory in the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies.

Two to be elevated at West Kingdom Crown Tournament

Viscount Richard de Camville has announced that a vigil will be held June 22, 2007 for Sir Bjorn Jorsalfar of Bearhaven, OL and Mistress Hilarie the Puppeteer, OL who will be elevated into the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Jade and Kaaren of the West Kingdom at Their Crown Tourney the following day.

Crown Prince and Princess for Lochac

Lochac welcomes their newest Crown Prince and Princess, Sir Hugh the Little, and Baroness Therasa Comins.

May 13th

Understanding of "distant past" key to modern civilization

Tom Holland, author of Rubicon and Persian Fire defends classical education in an article for Britain's The Guardian. Holland feels the study of the Greeks and Romans is necessary to understand modern democracy.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for May 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for May 2007.

Atlantia TOC photos

Antonio Felluci reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Tournament of Chivalry in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Duke Logan Ebonwoulfe the Victor of Atlantia's Spring Crown Tourney

On a cloudy May day in the beautiful rolling hills of western Atlantia, Duke Logan Ebonwoulfe prevailed over a small but valiant field of contenders to become Crown Prince of Atlantia, with Rowan Berran McDowell as his Princess.

May 12th

Vatican Library to close for renovation

The Vatican Library, home to "more than one million printed volumes and 75,000 priceless manuscripts" is scheduled to close for three years in order to renovate several buildings to make them more suitable for the preservation of the collections.

Oxford to open new centre for Classical and Byzantine studies

Thanks to a donation of more than UK£1 million from the Ioannou family, Greek Cypriots, Oxford University in England will open a new center for Classical and Byzantine research and study.

Why Knot? Fiber Exhibit at Spurlock Museum

For 20,000 years, humans have manipulated fibers to construct objects that aid in food gathering, commemorating the dead, and protecting and beautifying the body and home. In "Why Knot?," the Spurlock Museum celebrates these artifacts and the skilled craftspeople who create them.

Relics of Bulgarian Tzar re-buried

After a special ceremony on April 19, 2007 to anoint the remains, relics from Bulgaria's legendary 12th century Tzar Kaloyan were re-buried in Veliko Tarnovo 800 years following his death.

May 11th

4th century Roman remains discovered in Croatia

Roman remains and artifacts were discovered recently in Vinkovci during excavations to construct a new sports hall including a fibula, a Roman ornamental clip, dating to the 4th century C.E.