Archive - Jan 2009
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-06 18:41
Spanish archaeologists have discovered a rare 1st century ceramic lamp depicting a gynecological exam. The lamp was found near the city of Leon in northern Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-06 16:05
The Discovery Channel's "How Things Work" recently ran an episode on beer. As an added resource, the network's website includes additional information on the beverage including "Beer Myths" and "How Beer Can be Good for Your Heart."
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2009-01-06 08:23
Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has forwarded an announcement from the Board of Directors regarding requests-for-comment on a proposed change to Corpora related to membership requirements for competitors and consorts in Crown Tournaments.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-05 20:34
When the Renaissance masterpiece Madonna and Child With Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Sigismund by Neroccio de' Landi arrived at Washington's National Gallery of Art conservation lab 18 months ago, it had faded paint and damaged gilding. Now the work shines, thanks to the careful handling of restoration experts. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-05 18:53
Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, reports on The Watch, "a group of volunteers that ensure the safety attendees, staff, merchants, and the general public by monitoring activity during the event and making sure that site rules and SCA policy are being observed."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-05 18:43
Eleanor Deyeson reports that the HL Dolan Madoc was recently placed on vigil by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Calontir. His Lordship is being recognized for his accomplishments in the fields of archery and bardic arts.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-05 11:51
UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies has created a Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts to provide "a simple and straightforward means to discover medieval manuscripts available on the web."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-01-05 08:18
April and Steve have posted a large album of photos from the recent Christmas Revel in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann on their SmugMug website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-04 18:37
Rhys Terafan Greydragon has posted photos of an elaborate military pavilion, once owned by Carlos V of Spain, on his greydragon.org website. The photos were taken at the Museo del Ejercito in Madrid, Spain.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-04 14:23
A new study by Stanford University researchers suggests that the reforestation of areas in the Americas following the collapse of pre-Columbian population centers may have triggered the Little Ice Age which occurred from 1500 to 1750.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-04 10:01
Miriam reports that a small album of photos taken at the 2008 Placerville Christmas Parade are now available online. The Shire of Mountains Gate (Kingdom of the West) participated in the parade.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-03 18:20
Meisha reports that she has posted photos from the recent War Practice in the Barony of Unser Hafen (Kingdom of the Outlands) on her Flickr account.
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The shire of Thamesreach is pleased to host Spring Crown Tourney Friday 27 March to Sunday 29 March 2009 - note early date!
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Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-03 14:53
Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, reminds attendees of the upcoming War that deadlines are rpiadly approaching.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-03 09:51
Historian and curator David Starkey hopes to give those visiting the new exhibit on the life of England's King Henry VIII a fresh look at the monarch. Starkey said the exhibition would go beyond most people's perceptions of Henry and find "the man who really invents England."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-02 13:23
Warning: This helmet will not pass SCA inspection! Lady Maggie has discovered an online catalog entry from the Metropolitan Museum of Art showing a 16th century plaited straw helmet decorated with cut velvet and embroidery. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-02 10:14
Frau Anna Syveken shares photos from the recent Petrarca IV: Save Your Souls event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-01 17:04
At the recent Christmas Revel event in the Barony of Axemoor, Their Majesties of Gleann Abhann placed THL Charles de Bourbon on vigil in preparation for elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by jt4novels on Thu, 2009-01-01 13:27
"Growing up in North Carolina, I always knew we had a huge group of Scotch-Irish settlers in the Piedmont of the Carolinas, but I didn't understand their ancestry. Were they from Scotland or Ireland?" Jennifer Hudson Taylor looks for an answer on her blog.
Submitted by William Castille on Thu, 2009-01-01 09:15
Israeli archaeologist Doron Ben-Ami is excited about the discovery of a hoard of 7th century coins found concealed in a Jerusalem wall. The coins, which bear the likeness of Byzantine emperor Heraclius, were most likely hidden to keep them from invading Persians.