Archive - Apr 2009

April 7th

[EAL] War of the Trilliums V

Come participate in Ealdormerian Land Grab ( along the lines of Ealdormerian Tea having nothing to do with Tea, Ealdormerian Land Grab has nothing to do actually grabbing land that belongs to the Crown of Ealdormere.)

April 6th

ABC News tours Prague Castle

Prague Castle in the Czech Republic is the largest castle in the world. Covering acres of ground, the castle was recently the focus of several reports for ABC's Good Morning America.

Gulf Wars A&S photos online

Mistress Hanna von Dahl reports that she has created an album of photos from the Arts & Sciences Championship at the 2009 Gulf Wars.

Shire of Earngyld becomes full status group

Elisa von Sophey, Seneschal of the Shire of Earngyld, has announced that Their Majesties of the West have signed the petition making Earnglyd a full status chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The announcement was made March 21, 2009.

April 5th

Relics of saints found in German altar

Experts at the British Museum were surprised - and thrilled - to discover the relics of 39 saints in a 12th century portable altar. The altar, first acquired by the museum in 1902, was opened for the first time recently and revealed bones wrapped in tiny bundles.

Winter woolies

What do you do when the calendar says it's spring, but a glance out of the window says it's still winter? You put on a sweater and hope for the sunshine. But what if you are a sheared sheep...?

Gulf Wars XVIII photos online

Baron David le Ymagour of the Kingdom of Meridies reports that he has created a number of photo albums from the 2009 Gulf Wars.

April 4th

Byzantine bathhouse excavation continues during rocket attacks

Archaeologists are working amidst rocket-fire to complete the excavation of a Byzantine village, complete with a large bathhouse, near Gaza in Israel. Because of the existence and size of the luxury bathhouse, experts believe that the area was inhabited by wealthy residents.

Crusader castle project could prove value of new technologies

Archaeologist Katharina Galor believes technology might just help eliminate hours of tedious recording and cataloging during a dig, and she plans to test her theory at Apollonia-Arsuf, a crusader castle in Israel.

Ealdormere event photos by Alexander Gladstone now online

Alexander Gladstone has announced that that he has created several albums of photos taken at events that occurred in late 2008 and early 2009 in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

April 3rd

Met offers treasures of the Korean Renaissance

Visitors to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will be treated to a small exhibit of ceramic jars, lacquer boxes, and scroll paintings from 15th - 17th century Korea when they encounter Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400-1600. (photos)

Wedding at the House of Juliet

What could be more romantic than getting married at the site of the legendary Romeo and Juliet balcony scene? Nearly anything, if you are put off by star-crossed lovers parted by suicide, but Verona city officials are banking on the romantic appeal of the site for international weddings.

Atenveldt Spring 2009 Crown Tourney photos online

Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atenveldt on his Flickr website.

April 2nd

Linkenholt, England goes on the block

Anyone with a hankering to own property in England - and a cool US$31-35 million to do it with - will want to purchase Linkenholt, a complete English town with cottages, blacksmiths, a manor house and a clock tower.

Hallelujah!

In celebration of the season, Les Freres de St Francis de la Sissies - who have taken a vow of silence - offer their version of the Hallelujah Chorus.

Photos from Atlantia's Kingdom Arts and Sciences Faire online

Kateryn Rous shares a small album of photos from the recent Kingdom Arts & Sciences Faire in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

April 1st

New Carolina Scots-Irish Blog Seeking Content

Novelist Jennifer Hudson Taylor has created a new Carolina Scots-Irish blog and is seeking content from guest contributors.

SCAtoday.net to acquire Pennsic Independent

(New York: 2009-04-01) Furthering the trend toward media consolidation, SCAtoday.net has agreed to acquire its financially-troubled rival, the Pennsic Independent, in a cash and stock swap valued at US$300K.

Modern British priory attempts to recreate chartreuse

Mount Grace priory in North Yorkshire has planted an herb garden in the hopes of recreating Britain's ancient version of chartreuse.

"BaaaStuds" in the hills of Wales

Leave it to the Welsh! With a little help from Samsung, a group of ingenious shepherds in Wales have created art - and entertainment - from some LEDs and a flock of sheep.