Archive - 2007

February 4th

Village related to Stonehenge found

A major prehistoric village has been unearthed near Stonehenge in southern England. Stonehenge didn't stand alone, excavations show, recent excavations of Salisbury Plain in southern England have revealed at least two other large stone formations close by the world-famous prehistoric monument.

February 3rd

Viking jewelry finds highlight grave excavations

Archaeologists working on the excavations of burial sites near Frøyland in Rogaland County, Norway were excited to find many artifacts including glass beads, scissors and household utensils.

Rivka Vladimirovna Rivkina vigiled in the Outlands

The Honorable Lady Rivka Vladimirovna Rivkina has been placed on vigil by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the Outlands to contemplate entry into the Order of the Pelican.

"Henries Towne" settlement found near Virginia Beach

Archaeologists working at a site on the Lynnhaven River in Virginia have discovered what they believe to be the remains of Henries Towne, a settlement contemporary with Jamestown.

York flood may yield grisly discoveries

Officials from the York Dungeon Museum have warned residents who live near the River Ouse to be on the lookout for severed limbs and a skull which were lost during the recent flooding there. The realistic pros were part of an exhibit and were discovered missing during cleanup.

February 2nd

Waterbearing at Estrella

Aurelia Chrysanthina Dalassene, Waterbearer in Charge for the Estrella War, has announced that there will be a waterbearer's meeting February 15, 2007 at 4:00 pm at the waterbearing station.

Further announcements from Estrella War autocrats

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII, has published several more announcements regarding safety issues, archery and the Wimple Luncheon.

Patrick Anderson named SCA president

Jason Williams (Duke John ap Gwyndaf), Chairman, SCA Inc. has announced that Patrick Anderson (Gabriel Andvaka Kjotrason) has been appointed to the position of President of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc.

AEthelmearc Regional Weapons Muster

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The Dominion of Myrkfaelinn would like to invite all who wish to attend to a regional heavy weapons muster on Sunday, March 25. We've got the space for it, so we'll be practicing melee! Join us for the fun!

Time and location are the same as all of our fight practices during the academic year, Sunday, 1pm-5pm at Risley Hall's dining hall on the Cornell University campus. Directions can be Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

Eskalyan March Madness

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Join us our days grow longer for March Madness! It's time to slake off that cabin fever, toast the longer days and welcome the sun once more to our fair lands. And what could be more welcoming that a Masque Ball complete with masks and fun headwear? This year the Mad Hatter will be roaming through the hall trying to find anyone as mad as she is. She'll be giving out special tokens for the maddest of the mad so everyone will know that yes you too are off your rocker! Location:
Barony of Eskalyan (Anchorage, Alaska)

Lochac Kubb Championship

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Ansteorra Queen's Champion Photos Online

Herr Dietrich Strobelbart has posted an album of photos of the Ansteorra Queen's Champion tourney.

February 1st

Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth website

Czesc Pan Zygmunt Nadratowski has created the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a website for the study of hussars, cossacks or Tatar steppe warriors.

Stonehenge link to other ancient sites

Archaeologists Colin Richards of Manchester University and Joshua Pollard of Bristol University have a new theory on Stonehenge: it not isolated but stood as the link between a ritual burial mound and a timber circle.

The REAL history of Valentine's Day

An article posted on Newswise looks at the history - and myths - of Valentine's Day. "Though it may be swathed in pink fluffy confections, Valentine’s Day is far from sugar sweet. Before you dig into that box of chocolates, here’s the real history behind all the candy and flowers."

"The populace hath done spoken!"

Inspired by Asrune's post on a Celtic music forum, Lady Fionnghuala na Lamh-Bann, of the East Kingdom, set out to find "the most overplayed/ oversung songs that you hear CONSTANTLY around the SCA campfires", and surveyed the populace at large to find out which songs made the most people cringe in horror.

January 31st

Fourth Annual Estrella War Grand Ball

Estrella War will once again be hosting its Grand Ball! This event features some of the best live musicians and dance masters from the Known World. Last year the ball had over twenty-five musicians and six kingdoms represented.

The Deposition of Sir John Sully, Iddesleigh, 1386

14th century English knight Sir John Sully was buried in the Church of the Holy Cross in Exeter, England after dying at the advanced age of 106. His great age is documented in part by a deposition in which he discusses his long military career and some of the battles in which he participated. The website includes a transcript of the deposition.

AEthelmearc 12th Night photos online

Thorpe has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night event which took place in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Godchecker

Need some information on an obscure religion? Looking for the mythology of gods and goddesses? Try Godchecker.

January 30th

Reminder: Challenge to Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa

Unto all my friends known and unknown in the Knowne Worlde, it's January, and in May it will be a year since I challenged those in the Society to take on a new educational quest in honor of her or Mistress Halima de Lucha.

Thousands of historical treasures found in German mud

Constructions workers in Cologne, Germany have discovered a 3rd century stone tablet dedicated to the god Jupiter. The tablet is just one of over 10,000 artifacts unearthed from the construction site.

Medieval French illuminations now on display at the Getty

"French Manuscript Illumination of the Middle Ages" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through April 15, 2007.

Photos from Angel's Melee online

THLord Broichan maqq Kynat of the Canton of Gallavally has announced that photos from the recent Angel's Melee event which took place January 20, 2007 in the Barony of the Angels, are now available to view online.

January 29th

Laurels/Apprentice Tea at Estrella War

Estrella War will once again be hosting a Laurels/Apprentice Tea. The tea is scheduled for 1:30-3:30 PM Thursday at the Barony of SunDragon’s Baronial Pavilion (Atenveldt).

Northshield Heraldic & Scribal Symposium

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Come join us for a wonderful day of heraldry and scribal arts taught by Northshield's finest! Bring your personal and group's heraldic banner, books, illuminations, and any heraldic/scribal crafts (tablet woven belts, blackwork, etc...) to display and share in a “show and tell” session! There will also be a full day of children's activities.

Please contact the Class Coordinator if you are interested in teaching a class (or if you have a class you would like to see taught). Deadline is February 26th for submitting a class. Location:
Shire of Rockhaven (St. Cloud, Minnesota)

New exhibit on sculpture of the Italian Renaissance now at the MFA

"Donatello to Giambologna: Italian Renaissance Sculpture" will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, through July 8.

You bride of the Svïnafell troll!

Feeling cranky? Perhaps a constructive way to blow off steam is to read through the University of Oregon Medieval Studies Department's Medieval Insult Page.

Ealdormere 12th Night photos online

Lord Eirik Andersen reports that his new server is operational and now includes the most recent event photos from the Kingdom of Ealdormere's 12th Night.

January 28th

Royal Saxon descendents wanted

English Heritage is looking for descendants of Harold Godwinson, the last Saxon king of England, to take part in an exhibit at the visitors center at the Hastings Battlefield.