Archive - Jan 23, 2009

Chemical warfare in Roman times

It was a very bad day for 3rd century Roman soldiers who tried to defend a fortress by way of a cramped tunnel. Dead soldiers were doused with toxic substances and set on fire, causing the Romans to retreat.

Ravehenge? Not!

Stonehenge experts are less than thrilled by recent depictions of the monument as a venue for prehistoric raves. “It has undoubtedly been put to the press in an eye-catching way with the use of the word rave and all that sort of thing,” laughs Dave Batchelor, archaeologist at Stonehenge, reflecting on the report by Huddersfield University’s Dr Rupert Till.

Hrafn Olafsson victor of Ansteorra Crown Tourney

Master Phelim Gervase called Pug, Kingdom Seneschal, reports that Hrafn Olafsson, inspired by Elizabeta di Valore della Rosa, was the victor of the January 10, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.