Archive - Jun 2008

June 5th

[AET] Viking Village Demo VIII

Calling all Vikings! It's time once again to set up our Viking Village at the Annual Jamestown Scandinavian Folk Festival. We would love to have as many people as possible join us in celebrating all things Viking!

This year we continue to work toward having more hands on Viking age activities and demonstrations. There will be prizes for best period display and best Viking garb.

Festival Website: Location:
Shire of Heronter (Jamestown, New York)

[ATL] Midnight at the Oasis

The Canton of Nimenefeld in the Barony of Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia will be putting on the event called "Midnight at the Oasis.

Midnight at the Oasis
September 19-21, 2008
Canton of Nimenefeld

Optimist Club Farms
2908 Optimist Farms Road
Apex, NC 27539

Site Restrictions:
No ground fires, no firearms, no swimming in the pond.

Jodocus Menig von Badenweiler Location:
Canton of Nimenefeld (Apex, North Carolina)

[NOR] Castle Fever '08

Castle Fever '08: A day at Sterling Castle. A relxaing day of fun & games June 6-8, 2008.

Oronoco State Park
310 3rd Ave NW
Oronoco, MN 55960

Site Fee
Friday: $12
Saturday: $8
Children: $7 (Ages 5 and under free
(No pre-Reg Please )
$3 Non-member Surcharge

Warlords Tournament
please bring your own target blanks Fighters & Archers, please bring already made coat of Arms/Device (Size 8x11) Location:
Shire of Silfren Mere (Oronoco, Minnesota)

Shipwreck cannons to be returned to the Tower of London

Marine archaeologists are working to recover the cannons from an Elizabethan ship which sank near the Channel Islands in 1592. The big guns will be taken to the Tower of London for expert restoration and conservation.

Photos from Outlands Spring 2008 Coronation

Geillis has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of the Outlands on her Flickr website.

June 4th

1200-year-old Leshan Buddha spared by earthquake

The devastating earthquake in China's southwestern Sichuan Province has spared the world's tallest statue of Buddha. The 71-meter tall Buddha, which is a world heritage site, draws millions of visitors to the province each year.

Study finds Stonehenge may have been royal burial ground

Researchers from the University of Sheffield, England, say that radiocarbon dating of remains from Stonehenge suggest that the site was a burial ground for Britain's first royal dynasty, as early as 500 years before the stones were erected.

Shava's photos of Northshield Crown Tourney

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares her photos and those of Lady Elspeth O'Leary from the 9th Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield held May 10, 2008.

New film chronicles slave life of Genghis Khan

Mongol, a 2008 film directed by Sergei Bodrov, tells the story of the early life of Genghis Khan as a slave in 13th century Russia.

June 3rd

Mummies on display in Capuchin monastery

The mummified remains of over 8,000 monks and city luminaries make for a strange tourist destination, but that is what visitors will find at the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily. The remains date from the 16th century.

Muriel De Bois to be elevated to the Order of the Pelican

Baroness Morgana reports that at Their recent Beltaine event, Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann placed Viscountess Muriel De Bois on vigil for elevation into the Order of the Pelican.

Atenveldt Spring 2008 Coronation photos and video

THLord Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted photos from the recent Cornation of Phelan and Amirah in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Kristina and the Red Knight

8-year-old Kristina Roberts is no spoiled princess! What she dreamed of most was to enter a real joust. Recently her dream came true at Warwick Castle in England. (photo)

June 2nd

East Kingdom A&S photos online

Emrys Eustace (Broom) has posted a wonderful album of photos of A&S entries from the recent Mudthaw event in the East Kingdom.

Summergate members offer glimpse of the SCA

Eilidh Swann reports that members of the Canton of Summergate (San Diego, California) in the Kingdom of Caid explained the wonders of the SCA for videographer Bill Wechter from the North County Times when he visited Summergate Anniversary. The video is available online.

New Janet Arnold book to be released November 2008

Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion: Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neck and Headwear, Etc., C. 1540-1665 No. 4 has been scheduled for release in late fall of 2008.

Dancing at Pennsic 37

Judith de Nothumbria, Dance Coordinator for Pennsic 37, has posted a number of announcements regarding dancing at the War on the Pennsic Dance website.

June 1st

The Birka Project information online

One of the most impressive archaeological sites for the Viking Age is Birka at Björkö in Lake Mälaren, Sweden. A website describing the site and its artifacts is available online.

Spanish drought reveals medieval city

A severe drought affecting the city of Barcelona, Spain has lowered the water table in the massive Sau reservoir, revealing a once-submerged medieval village. The town was flooded when the reservoir, which supplies Barcelona, was built in the 1960s. (photo)

Marc de Arundel to be Knighted in the West Kingdom

Lady Arianwen ferch Morgan reports that Marc de Arundel was recently offered entrance into the Order of the Chivalry in the West Kingdom.