Archive - Sep 17, 2007

16th century coin may prove early western discovery of Australia

A silver coin dated 1597 has been found on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia, possibly predating Captain Cook's discovery of the continent.

Palace of the Gauls shows surprising sophistication

Contrary to popular belief, the Gauls during the time of Julius Caesar may not have been the rough barbarians as depicted in the Asterix books but a civilized society whose leaders lived in palaces.

Atlantia Fall 2007 Coronation photos online

Belphoebe reports that she has posted an album of photos of the recent Fall 2007 Coronation in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Science gives new insight into Da Vinci's techniques

A new scientific technique has been used to study the painting techniques of Leonard Da Vinci. One of his works of art was "bombarded with a narrow beam of high-energy ions" revealing that the master did not mix his colors on a palette, but applied them directly to the canvas.

Thief caught thanks to SCA vigilance

Duke Sir Tjorkill of the Kingdom of An Tir reports that early in September, his shed was broken into and several valuable possesions, including boots and a sword were stolen. This story has a happy ending thanks to the diligence of some SCA members.