Archive - Aug 2008
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-31 13:24
A team of archaeologists have discovered the over 50 skeletons dating to the 13th century, of Carmelite friars and other later burials. The remains were found at the future site of retail units in Perth Scotland. The experts have also uncovered the site of the friary church.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-31 10:52
The Earl Marshal of the Society for Creative Anachronism has laid out several changes to combat archery rules following repeated incidents of helm penetrations.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-08-31 08:40
Looking for the perfect gift for the SCAdian fencer? How about a BBQ Sword, a twin-pronged cooking fork with a rapier handle.
Submitted by Racaire on Sun, 2008-08-31 07:35
Edricus has posted photos from the Styringheim Medieval Encampment at the recent Visby Medieval Week 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 18:07
Bulgarian archaeologist Prof Nikolay Ovcharov has discovered a 12th century still believed to have been used in the study of alchemy in the remains of a Byzantine mansion near the village of Tatul, Bulgaria.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 15:36
Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of the remains of the 12th century Augustinian Abbey at Scone Palace in Scotland. While the palace stands, nothing of earlier history has survived above ground at the site. (Video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 12:13
A new study suggests that medieval stained glass windows covered with tiny gold particles helped to purify the air when sunlight shone through them.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 11:23
Site: Turtle River State Park, 3084 Park Avenue Arvilla, ND 58214
Turtle River State Park is located 22 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2. Watch for signs to the Woodland Lodge.
Opens: 10:00am Closes 10:00pm
Site is Accessible and Discretely Damp (beer/wine - no open display. "Pour it and store it")
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 10:03
There will be many opportunities for grand entertainment, revelry making and of course – tests of skill and valor! Lots of activities for everyone with a schedule that will allow you to participate in as many as you’d like.
Händwerksmeister - A&S Competition, no theme required, documentation appreciated. This will be a judged competition.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 09:42
The Shire of West Dragonshire invites you to attend Drachenwald’s Kingdom University, where knowledge will be shared in the heart of William the Conqueror’s Royal Hunting Grounds, the aptly named New Forest.
Site: Ferny Crofts Scout Centre, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7YQ. www.fernycrofts.org.uk
There are 64 bunk beds in two nearby buildings (32 beds per building), with additional crash space available. Showers and toilets are located in both buildings. All bunks come with a mattress, pillow and blanket, but sleeping bags are advised. Limited camping is available. Information regarding nearby b&bs and hotels will be available soon. (Note: I have this information. Until the website is ready, please write to me offlist, and I'll email you a Word document with details.)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 09:01
The Barony of An Crosiare & The Shire of Castlemere present Michaelmas Scriptorium October 10-12, 2008.
Site opens at 4pm on Friday and Closes at 10am on Sunday
Theme: Celts vs Romans
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 08:35
Sir Ixtilixochitl of the Middle Kingdom has posted an album of photos taken by himself and his daughter at the recent Pennsic War 37.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 07:46
The Shire of Riviere Constelle cordially invites you to join in the fun and festivities at our 19th annual Rendezvous at the Bridge event.
Lincoln State Park
Cabins and Tent Camping available! ! ! (On-lead pets allowed, overnight pets at tent camping site only, absolutely NO PETS in CABINS!)
Heavy Weapons Info:
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-30 07:41
Summer will soon be gone and the cool breezes of Autumn will be upon us. Celebrate the time of the harvest at Michaelmas with the Shire of Hunter's Home on September 6th 2008 at Camp Nazareth (339 Pew Road, Mercer, PA 16137). This site is handicap accessible.
Michaelmas was the time for beginning new leases, rendering your accounts and paying your annual dues. The reeve of the land would move among the populous to keep watch over the work and to assure that production was up to expectations. Traditionally this holiday was symbolized with "glofe, gees, and gyngeuer." The glove represented the open-handedness and generosity of the lord of the village, eating goose gave good luck in the coming year, and ginger was believed to provide protection against infection.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 15:44
In his book The Invention of Scotland, the late historian Hugh Trevor-Roper takes on established Scottish traditions such as the tartan and the kilt, calling them "about as authentic as Disneyland." Adam Kirsch of the New York Sun reviews the book.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 12:30
Archaeologists in Opolye, Suzdal, Finland have uncovered an ancient burial ground dating to the 3rd-4th centuries. Thus far, they have discovered 11 tombs shedding light on early burial customs.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 09:24
The Canton of Poukka invites you all to witness the combat that will determine who will be Crowned our King and Queen at Twelfth Night Coronation 2009!
The main feast is sold out as of August 18. But do not despair, you won't go hungry: if you missed the main feast, you can make a reservation for a smaller feast with less dishes. Note that the smaller feast is served in a separate building. If seats would become available for the main feast, those will be offered to those who have made reservations for the smaller feast, in the reservation order (i.e. the faster you book the small feast, the more likely you are to get a seat at the main feast as cancellations are inevitable).
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 09:17
All ye who hunger after knowledge gather ye to Yuletide University VIII and have your fill.
The shire of Glen Rathlin's annual Arts & Sciences event is on again from the 28th until the 30th of November 2008.
Teachers for all levels are welcome to tease (and teach) the attendees
their knowledge and talents. We cordially invite all members of the
Draconis Company of Merit for Artists & Scientists, the Order of the
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 07:59
Selene Colfox reports that Count Sven Orfhendur, inspired by Countess Kolfinna Kottr, was the winner of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Caid.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 04:25
On a street in Strasbourg, France in the summer of 1518, a woman began a fervent 6-day dance that led to a month-long dancing frenzy by more than 400 people. Modern scholars are still undecided about what caused the "Dancing Plague."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-08-28 20:03
The Codex Sinaiticus, a 1,600-year-old version of Bible, has been digitized and is being made available online. The manuscript is one of the oldest versions of the Bible.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-08-28 13:41
Reginald reports that he has posted several albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Artemisia.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-08-27 18:39
The 2,000-year-old skeleton of a Roman greyhound has been donated to a Lincolnshire, England charity shop. The bones were first discovered at the Lawn in Lincoln in 1986, and are believed to date to the Roman era.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-08-27 15:44
Harvest Day and Tournament of Chivalry
When: September 5-7, 2008
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-08-27 15:20
Tis the hunting season once again in Politarchopolis. Join us on Saturday in a quest, rapier tournament, roving round, kite flying and twilight heavy tournament. At night enjoy the Wild Hunt: dancing, music, feasting and masquerade under the stars. Sunday sees the excitement of the Hunt through the forests and glades of Politarchopolis. Price includes camping, lunches, masquerade and dinner. Gas cooking provided for breakfast. Prize to be awarded for best mask. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Sheldricks Lane, NSW)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-08-27 15:14
The Shire of Korsvag will be hosting Northshield Rapier Academy on Saturday, September 6th, AS 43.
Where : Oak Grove Park, Fargo, ND (directions and a map on the linked page)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-08-27 15:09
This event is intended to be a fun get together of people interested in the Arts and Sciences to share and learn about different types of Arts and Sciences and get ideas and feed back. This is not an Arts and Sciences competition but instead a forum of sorts to learn, teach, and share with each other. There will also be a fighting demo on Friday where we hope to have both rapier and heavy fighting. This will be on the University of Minnesota campus and is intended to get the attention of students and show off the fun things we do. Location:
College of Tor Aerie
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-08-27 14:35
St. Eligius, the patron saint of artisans and metalworkers will be celebrated at Dragonship Haven's upcoming Arts and Sciences Competition and Schola. The craftspeople of the East Kingdom are invited to participate in the Saint Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of individual categories. Special prizes will be going to those whose entries are recognized for Judges' Choice, Peoples' Choice and Baron's Choice. His Excellency will also be selecting the DSH Baronial A&S Champion. Location:
Barony of Dragonship Haven (Stratford, Connecticut)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-08-27 14:20
Rannveigr and I will be holding a free authorization/rider clinic on September 6, 2008, from 11 AM until 3 PM at Van Dee Stables in Waterford , PA.
This is not an event. However, it will be the last official practice we
hold in Stormsport for the balance of 2008. Since we have paid for SCA
equestrian insurance we can do authorizations. We will provide equipment
for basic games and a few specialty authorizations. To a more limited
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-08-27 14:16
The Forests of Hornwood hold many dangerous animals on four feet...and on two. After the war, fleeing mercenaries and defeated warriors infiltrate our shire, pillaging what spoils they can find and causing great scenes of discord. Join with us, The Shire of Hornwood, on September 6th from 9am until 8pm in our efforts to clear out the rabble and fill our larders for the coming winter. The promise of great rewards awaits you at our Hideaway Homecoming! Location:
Shire of Hornwood (Brockport Pennsylvania)