Archive - Nov 2009
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-03 17:14
Scientist Maurizio Seracini believes there is s lost Da Vinci painting hidden inside a wall in Florence’s city hall, and he wants to use high tech techniques to find it. The Battle of Anghiari, the largest painting Leonardo ever undertook, was never completed, but was studied "as an unprecedented study of anatomy and motion."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-03 14:39
Great Western War took place recently in the Kingdom of Caid. A photographer from the Los Angeles Times was on hand to capture the fashions of the day. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-03 10:44
Anthony J. Bryant has created a website showcasing his research on Japanese armor entitled An Online Japanese Armor manual. A sometime resident of Japan and a member of the Nihon Katchû Bugu Kenkyû Hozon Kai (Japanese Arms and Armour Research and Preservation Society), Bryant offers a history of Japanese armor and very detailed tutorials on creation and use of the armor.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-03 07:53
An Italian scientist claims to have reproduced the image on the Shroud of Turin using only materials and techniques known in the Middle Ages. Luigi Garlaschelli, who will present his findings at a conference, said, "The result obtained clearly indicates that this could be done with the use of inexpensive materials and with a quite simple procedure."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-02 18:37
A rusty helmet labeled "Viking Helmet found in the River Derwent at Stamford Bridge by D R Lancaster, May 21, 1950" has been discovered in a Midlands, England antique shop. The helmet has been dated by experts to the 11th century.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-02 15:01
Gregorio Paniagua and the Atrium Musicae de Madrid has recorded The Oxyrhynchus Hymn, "the earliest known manuscript of a Christian hymn - dating from the 3rd century AD - to contain both lyrics and musical notation." The re-creation has been posted on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-11-02 11:23
Anne reports that several citizens of the Kingdom of the West have been offered elevation by Their Majesties at Their recent Crown Tournament.
Submitted by saitotakauji on Mon, 2009-11-02 08:30
On Saturday October 24th, 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand the Palatine Barony of the Far West held its Coronet Tournament and Investiture. This year, to reflect the event’s location and it being the first event of the Canton of the Golden Plains, the theme was ‘Rumble in the Jungle’.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-01 19:21
The year-long project to restore the Royal Charter of the city of Perth, Scotland has been completed. The status of Royal Burgh was given to Perth in 1210 by King William the Lion of Scotland. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-01 16:50
Antonio Felluci reports that he has posted photos from the War of the Wings IV which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-01 12:36
"In the centre of Segovia, between the old town and the new town, there is a Roman relic that makes Hadrian's Wall look like a heap of rubble. Segovia's famous aqueduct is nearly 30 metres high and more than 800 metres long, and although I'd seen countless photos of it, that's still no substitute for the real thing. Standing before it for the first time takes your breath away," writes Guardian travel writer William Cook about Segovia, Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-01 09:07
Medieval Scotland may not have been as welcoming to Norse travelers as one would think. According to a 13th century Viking travel guide, the country was "full of dangerous natives who speak an incomprehensible language and the is weather awful." The 13th century chronicle warned Icelandic merchants away from the area.