Archive - May 16, 2008

Beach books, medieval style

Are you a fan of medieval historical fiction? Don't know what to read next? Take a look at Nan Hawthorne's Medieval Novels website for ideas.

Alabama Welsh Society calls for the return of Madoc's historic marker

The Alabama Welsh Society wants a plaque reinstated marking the supposed arrival of Prince Madoc ap Owain in the U.S. three centuries before Columbus. The legend has it their two ships dropped anchor at what is now Mobile Bay, Alabama, in 1169 or 1170.

2nd Annual Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Midsummer Productions is returning to the Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton, PA to present the 2nd Annual Midsummer Renaissance Faire. To be hosted the weekend of June 7 & 8, the Faire promises to be bigger and better than last year! With merchants, dancing, music, demonstrations, performances, and even a little magic...what more could you ask for? The festivities begin at 10 am and will continue until 6 pm, both Saturday and Sunday...rain or shine. For directions, tickets, and additional information check out our website: Location:
The Ukrainian Homestead - Lehighton, PA

Japan's Gosashi tomb opened to scholars

A 5th century royal Japanese tomb has been made accessible to scholars for research and study for the first time. Koji Takahashi, a Toyama University archaeologist, was one of the experts allowed into the Gosashi tomb, which "is revered as the resting place of Empress Jingu, the semi-legendary wife of the country's 14th emperor."

Midrealm event photos online

Master Philip the Pilgrim shares two albums of photos from recent events in the Middle Kingdom on his Flickr website.