Archive - Sep 7, 2008

Hungarians still seek “Raven King's” library

Hungarians are still searching for their own "Holy Grail," the lost library of Matthias Corvinus, a 15th century king who assembled more than 50,000 hand-copied volumes of religious texts, war stories and biographies, only to have them stolen by raiding Turks.

[ATE] Raze a Village

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The horns of war sound in the distance. Southern Crusades comes upon us all too soon. Before that, like the Spartans before us, we must go and subdue our neighbors in the hopes that they will join us against the larger enemy in the near future.

So...gather one, gather all, residents of the Barony of Tir Ysgithr, as we invade the March of Wealhhnutu with one goal in mind...to raze a village!

Location:
Barony of Tir Ysgithr/March of Wealhhnutu (Rio Rico, AZ)

[ATE] Foole's Fayre

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The Barony of Atenveldt invites one and all to a day filled with merriment and frivolity! Join us for a fun filled relaxing afternoon of games, dancing, contests of skill and wit, refreshments and good company. Show off your sense of humor! Win fabulous prizes! Marvel at the Lord of Misrule! Cheer on our bravest warriors in the bouncy joust! You don’t want to miss this one!

Bring your desserts (and your purses) for a Dessert Auction to benefit the Barony. Don’t be shy, show off your favorite dessert, all desserts welcome. Location:
Barony of Atenveldt (Phoenix, AZ)

Castell Aberlleiniog to be rescued in Wales

"For over 20 years I have observed the progressive deterioration of this site as the mound suffered from erosion by livestock, and the masonry became increasingly unstable and overgrown by vegetation," said Mike Yates of Cadw, the Welsh historic monuments' agency, about Castell Aberlleiniog near Llangoed, which is being rescued from further deteoration.

Atenveldters at Pennsic XXXVII

Bertana of Cissanbyrig has posted several albums of photos from Pennsic XXXVII on her Flickr website, some dedicated to citizens of the Kingdom of Atenveldt who attended the War.

Medieval synagogue speaks of Jewish history in Vienna

The 15th century forced conversion of Vienna's Jews led to the community's expulsion from the city, but now archaeologists have discovered the remains of the walls and foundations of the Viennese Synagogue destroyed in 1421.