Archive - 2008
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-19 08:51
Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced a change to Corpora separating the Web minister’s office from the Chronicler’s office.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-18 17:38
Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced the optional collection of birth date information on SCA membership forms.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-18 14:57
Godric has announced that Their Majesties of the West Kingdom have placed Lady Rosairo De La Torre on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-18 11:41
A pottery workshop for the mass production of oil lamps dating to the 2nd century C.E. has been discovered near Modena, Italy. The complex created pottery lamps which bear the brand name stamped on the bottom. (photo)
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2008-12-18 08:21
Rhapsody, a subscription-based music webcast service, has added a Ren Faire channel that features music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance in a continuous Internet audio stream.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-17 16:57
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Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-17 12:38
Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority report that a 5th century Byzantine bathhouse has been discovered in Zikhron Ya‘aqov, Israel. The "magnificent" structure is well-preserved and believed to have belonged to a private residence. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-17 09:19
Max Planck Institute scientists report that they have once again glimpsed echoes of a supernova chronicled in 1572 by Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. The event was bright enough to be visible during the day. (photos and video)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-16 16:23
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is for lovers! Lovers of art of the Italian Renaissance, that is. The museum will sponsor Art and Love in Renaissance Italy, an exhibit that "promises romance, desire, youthful beauty, ritual, expensive gift items and possible sex in the land of Romeo and Juliet." Roberta Smith of the New York Times has a review with photos.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-16 15:50
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Submitted by Edrei the Quiet on Tue, 2008-12-16 12:51
At the next Gulf Wars, the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann will host the First Annual Known World Barbecue Championship.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-16 09:03
The BibliOdyssey blog has created a page displaying "Five Centuries of Board Games."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-15 16:01
While it may not be the true Holy Grail, an international congress held November 7-9, 2008 at the Catholic University of Valencia, Spain declared that the artifact "has tremendous cultural value due to its impact on history and literature."
Submitted by Crimthann on Mon, 2008-12-15 11:53
The Annual Christmas Toy Tournament was held in the Barony of the Flame on the 6th of December, AS XLIII. Gentles in attendance have provided online photo albums and videos from the event.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-15 08:39
Ingvild reports that Lady Anne Claxton of Grimwith Shire in the Kingdom of An Tir has created a set of playing cards based on the only known complete set of playing cards from period times, a 15th century deck owned by The Cloisters in New York City.)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-12-14 17:41
A 7th century inscription in stone by an Arabic traveler may help solve a mystery about the Qur'an pondered by scholars for centuries: Why was the text seemingly written without diacritical marks?
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-12-14 13:19
On December 6, 2008, Majesty Morgen of Rye, Queen of Aethelmearc, invested Kieran MacUrsus and Katherine Wert as the fifth Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Blackstone Mountain.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-12-14 09:09
Researchers have been poring over more than 30,000 photos taken over the past 60 years for hints to the real nature of Hadrian's Wall. So far, the study has revealed "2,700 previously unrecorded historic features."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-12-13 18:34
The traditional Celtic crosses of Monasterboice, Ireland are crumbling away. Now experts are formulating a plan to save three of the "crosses, recognised as the best in Europe for their period."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-12-13 14:12
Ianuk has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom).
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-12-13 11:08
Scotland's Crown Office each year gets the honor of collecting rare artifacts discovered by archaeologists, metal detectorists and treasure hunters into a Treasure Trove. This year's finds include a Bronze Age sword and the first Roman tombstone discovered in nearly 200 years.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-12 15:49
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Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-12 13:48
Mechthild zur Drachenhoehle has posted photos from the recent Midrealm Bardic Madness X on the Northshield website. The photos include participants from the Midrealm, Northshield Calontir and Atlantia.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-12 10:15
Paganus Grimlove reports that a trailer containing SCA gear, tents and merchant gear owned by Lady Mercy of the Healing Hands was stolen recently in Ontario, California.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-11 22:20
The Viking Society for Northern Research has digitized most of its back issues of publication beginning in 1895 and made them available for free on its wensite.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-11 19:38
Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, would remind all attendees of the upcoming War that a number of deadlines are fast approaching.