Archive - Oct 2009
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-31 19:42
Two Scottish pirates, executed in Aberdeen in 1597, were the subject of the recent Scottish Archaeology Month. The stories of Robert Laird and John Jackson were to be told as part of the re-enactment Tales from the Tolbooth.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-31 17:30
Experts believe they may have identified the earliest depiction of a watch in a painting. The timepiece is featured in the 450-year-old portrait of Cosimo I de Medici, Duke of Florence.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-31 10:10
Lady Brenna MacDonald and Caelin on Andrede have posted albums of photos from the recent Three Queens event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-30 18:46
A joint team of Syrian and Japanese archaeologists have discovered the graves of children dating to the 6th century in the ancient city of Palmyra. A wealthy city along the caravan route, Palmyra was known as the Bride of the Desert.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-30 17:10
A newly-discovered section of China's Great Wall shows that the structure was actually at least 11 kilometers longer than previously believed. The new section was found in the northeastern Jilin province.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-30 06:38
Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the basement of ”Drakulya House,” owned by Vlad III Tepes, more commonly known as Dracula, in the Hungarian city of Pécs, but authorities plan to fill in the excavation for preservation purposes.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 20:19
Metal detectorists at a rally in South Oxfordshire have discovered a 6th century Saxon grave yielding a skull and a garnet brooch belonging to some of "high status."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 17:37
Reasons given for the study of Latin over the year have ranged from "better understanding of English" to "looks good on a resume," but a new reason, according to Globe and Mail arts columnist Warren Clements, might be "to keep up with all the amusing Latin books that have been pouring forth for the past 60 years."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 15:26
Hear Ye, Hear Ye, yet again winter draws nigh and the shire of Glen Rathlin is once more hosting Yuletide University. This year we hope to run a set of 4 classes focusing on a day in the life of people from 4 different times in history as well as a schedule of other classes. Anybody willing to teach please contact the autocrat.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 15:17
We invite one and all to the Coronation of Owen ap Aeddan ap Trahearn and Genevria de Betto de Adriano, that will take place on November 7, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 15:06
Come and participate in a weekend filled with song, music, and dance! Come and help us honor St Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians and church music! Come and experience the poetic and romantic medieval times. Come and celebrate St Cecilia!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 14:23
Eirik Andersen reports that he has created an album of photos from the recent 2009 Barons Howe event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 12:38
On November 14, 2009 Gavilan College is presenting a Medieval Faire in conjunction with Darkwood´s Canton of Hawks Haven. It will basically be an all day demonstration of medieval life similar to the Rennaisance Faire.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 12:30
As the crisp Fall air descends upon the lands of Artemisia, it is time to take on scholarly pursuits at Kingdom Collegium hosted by the Barony of Arn Hold.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 12:06
Greetings and welcome are bid to all Bards, Troubadors, Trouveres, Minstrels, Minnesingers, Jongleurs, Singers, Storytellers, Poets, Scops, Skalds, Fillids, Olaves, Griots, Wordsmiths, and Friends of these arts. Also Musicians, Dancers, Jugglers, Magicians, and Players as well.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 11:11
To the populace of Lochac, we would like to intive all to join us in the country side on the 12th of December AS XLID to participate in the Celebration of Yule.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 11:02
When you think about Twelfth Night, perhaps the Shakespearean play comes to mind, which may then make you think about Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) and then you might start to think about other things that are late period. We would like to encourage everyone to come show off their finest in late period garb for their persona at this year's Twelfth Night event.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 10:51
While the freezing winter winds are bringing more snow and ice to our northern lands, having good time with your friends is more important than ever. One of the most traditional events in Aarnimets, the Midwinter Feast is going to be bit different this year. The warm spirited occasion to celebrate friendship and love in the spirit of St. Valentine. Friends old and new are most welcome to our party.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 10:44
War of the Lilies is an annual event held in the center of the Kingdom of Calontir in June. It has been said that Lilies is so much like a vacation, you may forget it is a war, and it is our hope to continue that tradition.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 10:19
What makes a modern American want to be a medieval jouster? NPR correspondent Jacki Lyden traveled to the Maryland Renaissance Festival to find out for a story that ran October 3, 2009 on NPR's Weekend Edition.(audio and photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 06:51
Duke Frederick of Holland of the West Kingdom shares his portable firepit design, which has been "approved for use at any site which permits the use of hibachis by the West Kingdom Fire Marshall." The online tutorial includes instructions with diagrams.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-28 20:02
The recent discovery of over 1500 Anglo-Saxon artifacts near Staffordshire, England is having an amazing impact - and not just on the archaeological community. Thousands of everyday citizens are lining up to get a look at the 7th to 8th century treasure, and displaying a new curiosity about their Anglo-Saxon heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-28 17:06
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, shares her photos, video and memories from the October 3, 2009 Middle Kingdom 40th Anniversary celebration and Coronation of Their Majesties Dag and AnneMarie.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-28 14:29
Artist and SCA member Andrea Masse-Tognetti (Meredith the Maskmaker) joined Martha Stewart on October 7, 2009 to demonstrate how to make a leather unicorn mask.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-28 11:04
HBO has acquired the rights to produce a fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire & Ice books. The first films, A Game of Thrones is scheduled to film in late October 2009 in Northern Ireland.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-28 08:15
Skirmish Magazine, a British publication dedicated to providing information to the living history community, accepts submissions for articles "on historical re-enactment and living history from around the world, covering all historical periods."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-27 16:53
On October 7, 2009, General Sir Richard Dannatt was installed as the 159th Constable of the Tower of London. Sir Richard's Installation ceremony is available to view on the Historical Royal Palaces website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-27 14:20
Henry VIII was known for his love of spectacular jousts. Now visitors to the Hampton Court website can share in his favorite pastime by playing Joust for Henry VIII.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-27 10:49
Ursus of Anglesey reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Pennsic XXXVIII Known World Chivalry Tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-27 07:00
Hebrew? Persian? Pirate Speak? Now Latin is the latest translation to be added to Facebook's Translations application.