Archive - Jul 2008
Submitted by Callum McAnndarson on Thu, 2008-07-31 17:03
In the Lost Moor of Calontir, reporter Justin Daniels visited a local fighter practice and even tried it out for himself, under the supervision of the Marshal-In-Charge.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-07-31 13:08
News has rocked Rome that the famous Lupa Capitolina statue, that for centuries has been a powerful symbol of the city, may not be Etruscan in origin but medieval.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-07-31 08:18
A team of archaeologists led by Nikolay Ovcharov have unearthed a 13th century church in Veliko Tarnovo. The site is believed to have once housed the relics of St. Ivan Rilski.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-30 17:15
An extensive trailer from the latest screen version of Alexander Nevsky is available to view on YouTube. The film is in Russian.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-30 12:13
Life was tough for women in the 13th century, especially those who had lost their husbands and protectors to the Crusades. Experts believe this was the origin of the "beguines — a Roman Catholic laic order that began in the 13th century and branched across northwest Europe."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-30 08:14
Perhaps football is not as modern of a game as we believed. References to versions of the game have been found as early as the 10th century in Welsh literature and in the Black Book of Carmarthen, the first manuscript written in Welsh, in the 13th.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-07-29 17:42
Lord Alexander has posted several albums of photos from the recent Murder Melee event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-07-29 13:29
Archaeologists working on a Roman site near Caerleon, Wales have discovered an extremely rare legionary's ceremonial lance. "I don't know of any of that type in Britain," said Dr Peter Guest. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-07-29 08:23
Those who enjoy medieval music will want to check out Ancient FM, a website which will offer live streaming music on WinAmp or iTunes.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-28 16:53
A cute cartoon from Waverly Flams chronicles a royal love triangle with disastrous results.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-28 13:25
At the evening Court of Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn held at AEthelmearc AEcademy in the Shire of Coppertree (Kingdom of AEthelmearc) on June 21, 2008, Bridgette Kelly MacLean was invited into the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-28 08:17
Alan reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Highland River Melees in the Kingdom of Atlantia on his Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-27 17:22
Classical Studies professor Kelly Olson believes clothing can help modern people understand what was important to people from the past, and has n almost limitless potential for communication and encapsulated cultural anxieties and values.”
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-27 12:55
Brangwyne reports that she has posted an album of photos from the Sommer Draw event which took place June 21, 2008 in the East Kingdom.
The album includes lots of people having fun at an outdoor event with fighting, archery, thrown weapons - and a cute dog.
Submitted by Kiriel on Sun, 2008-07-27 08:12
The Lyon Museum of textiles and decorative arts is holding an exhibition of Italian renaissance textiles, open until 7 September 2008.
Submitted by Aine DeLacey on Sat, 2008-07-26 17:54
An album from February 2008, belatedly posted by an apologetic SCAtoday.net, includes photos of the Barony of Darkwood's Archery Tournement.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-07-26 14:23
300 rare Jewish books, confiscated from Iraq's Jewish community during the regime of Saddam Hussein, have been returned to Israel. The works included a 15th century commentary on the biblical Book of Job.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-07-26 08:45
“'We give that learning back to the public by educating them. Then we encourage them to join us,' said Dirk Hermance, who was dressed in the loose-fitting clothing of a northern European merchant from the early 15th century." Hermance was speaking about the demo hosted by members of the Shire of Rivenvale recently in Youngstown, Ohio. Reporter Don Shilling of the Vindicator had the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-25 23:11
Sophia the Orange reminds all fools and followers of fools that the annual Pennsic Fools Parade will take place Tuesday August 5, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-25 16:49
THLord Stefan li Rous reports that he has added content to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-25 12:37
The July 2008 issue of Smithsonian Magazine features a cover story on last year's voyage of the Viking replica ship Sea Stallion. The ship is scheduled to return to Denmark this summer.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-25 12:00
The Barony of the Steppes is proud to present our Artisan event on August 16th, in which Steppes will host not one, not two, but three yes three Arts and Sciences Competitions.
The premier is for our titled Artisan of the Steppes, and is a body of work competition. The second is for anyone that has not ever won a competition title from any Barony, Shire or Canton; single entry only with limited documentation. Lastly, the children of Ansteorra (ages 5-12) are invited to display as many pieces as they like at Artisan in
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-25 11:44
Join Shire of Dragoun's Weal as we once again host an event dedicated to the Chivalric virtues of Honor and Courtesy as well as the Art of Armored Combat.
Knight's Academy is dedicated to help teach the
Chivalric Code not just to fighters but to the entire populace. This
year we will have TWO FULL DAYS of Classes and Fighting! Open panel
discussions on the Knightly Virtues along with a Open Panel for all.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-25 11:40
Selviergard is having a Family Day at the Mat-Su River Park on Saturday, 2 Aug. We have Pavilion A reserved for the whole day. There will be lots to do for all, including but not limited to: fighting, A & S, children's activities, chit chatting.
Food as well; the Baron and Baroness are bringing hamburgers and hot dogs,
Fathir and Etain will bring a mix of sodas, diet green tea, water and juice,
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-25 10:54
The Shire of Lagerdamm proudly presents Aphar Faire - to be held in Conway, AR on 8/8-8/10.
There will be:
Mark your calen
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-07-25 08:06
“It’s a love of history and an interest of history that brings us together,” said Baroness Melisande de Canonwald about the SCA at the recent Push for Pennsic event at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Kristin Reichardt of the Wapakoneta Daily News has the story. (photo)
Submitted by margaretc on Thu, 2008-07-24 19:38
The Duke University daily online newsletter has a short movie about the student who created a 3-D virtual cathedral, with a great deal of footage of the cathedral itself and links to other related items.
Submitted by wodeford on Thu, 2008-07-24 16:43
The discovery of a rare full set of chapters of the 11th century The Tale of Genji, believed to be the world's oldest novel, has been found in a private collection in Tokyo.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-07-24 13:39
Baron Khevron reports that Viscount Karl Helweg inspired by Lady Élise von Sophey, was the victor of the July 19, 2008 Coronet in the Principality of Oertha (Kingdom of the West).
Submitted by Racaire on Thu, 2008-07-24 07:43
In a thank-you note to staff for the recent Brot Wurst und Spiele event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald, Robyn of Rye announced that an album of photos taken at the event is now available online.