Archive - Jan 23, 2008

[AET] Tournament of the White Hart

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The Shire of Port Oasis invites all lovers and fighters to the 12th Annual Tournament of the White Hart, February 22 -24, 2008, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp (6040 Booten Creek Road, Barboursville, WV, 25504).

The event will feature the traditional heavy weapons tournament emphasizing love and chivalry. Other activities of the day will include fencing, an Arts and Sciences competition, archery, children's activities, and more. The event will open at 6 p.m. on Friday and close at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Location:
Shire of Port Oasis (Barboursville, West Virginia)

[EAL] Winter War X

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The Shire of Trinovantia Nova welcomes you all to attend a most exciting annual event in a very new venue, Winter War X

St. Joseph's Catholic Secondary School
100 Bill Martyn Parkway
St. Thomas, Ontario, N5R 6A7

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Site opens: 10:00am Site closes: 11:00pm

Site Fees:
$10 Adults (NMS must be applied for non-members) Location:
Shire of Trinovantia Nova (St. Thomas, Ontario)

Museum offers virtual tour of Roman road

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Diocletian Baths in Rome lets visitors take a virtual walk down the Via Flaminia, a major travel artery which was "built in the third century B.C.E. to connect Rome to Ariminum, today's Rimini, on the Adriatic sea."

"Black Death" poses a new threat

The plague, which once devastated the population of Europe, is on the rise again, according to experts. Around 100-200 cases are reported annually, but the disease is cropping up in new locations.

"Give us back our wee men!"

Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister, has expressed a grievance over the continued absence of the Lewis Chessmen from Scotland. The chessmen, ivory pieces carved sometime during the 11th century, are housed in various museums in England.