Archive - Jun 2009
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-16 12:23
Baroness Rhonwen has announced that she has created an album of photos from Defending the Gate which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia. The album has been uploaded to her SmugMug website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-16 09:36
Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of a 300-year-old, perfectly-preserved broom in the excavated latrine of the St. Ulrich Church monastery in Paderborn, Germany. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-16 07:18
THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for June 2009.
Submitted by mlecin on Mon, 2009-06-15 15:03
The list of classes for Pennsic University has been posted on the official Pennsic 38 web site.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-06-15 06:52
The long controversy is over. English Heritage's plan to build a new visitor center and divert a nearby road at Stonehenge has finally been approved. The program will cost an estimated UK£25m.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-14 17:07
Clare reports that she has created an album of photos from Hrafnfjord's Day of Blood and Birthday Party on The Gallery, the photo page for the Barony of Eskalya. The event took place in the Principality of Oertha.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-14 15:28
Experts from English Heritage have declared that excavations at Shropshire’s Wroxeter Roman City, Viroconium, have so far revealed "only the tip of the iceberg," and plan to uncover the rest of the city.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-14 11:23
Thanks to a UK£1.8m grant from regional development agency One North East, the Vindolanda Writing Tablets, the rich chronicle of Roman military in Britain, will be coming home to Vindolanda for "a rolling programme of displays" in 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-14 07:15
Every year the Shire of Hrafnafjordr in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula meets at the "Day of Blood" event to select the shire's heavy weapons champion. This year Joseph Robertia, a reporter for the Peninsula Clarion investigated to discover what the SCA was all about.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-13 17:03
Master Godfrey von Rheinfels has created an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-13 13:51
When asked the best way to view the Roman heritage of France, Patrick Périn, the director of the Musée des Antiquités Nationales replied, "Go South." That is what travel reporter Elaine Sciolino did to research her article for the New York Times. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-13 10:40
Constantly confused about what year it is in SCA terms? The SCA Calendar web page can help. The page provides a table of modern dates and their corresponding SCA dates from May 1, 1966 to April 30, 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-13 07:09
Many re-enactors have difficulty defining the time period of the Middle Ages or the term "medieval." Wikipedia can help. The free encyclopedia has a comprehensive page with many links that can help answer questions about what the Middle Ages really were all about.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-06-12 18:12
The staff of Pennsic War XXXVIII has announced that, due to insurance concerns, the archery range has been relocated from the top of Mount Eislinn to a new field above the B Blocks.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-06-12 14:01
Caelin on Andrede has created an album of photos from the recent Dragonsfire Tor Guardian event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra on his Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-06-12 10:11
Baron Diomedes Sebastianus reports that the 4th Annual Pennsic Warriors of History Tournament, sponsored by the Kingdom of the East, will take place on the Wednesday of Pennsic XXXVIII's War Week on the main battlefield. This is a new location.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-06-12 07:04
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Chronicler of the Kingdom of Northshield, shares memories and photos from the recent Crown Tournament and May Day in Jararvellir.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-11 22:07
Clare, Baroness of Southron Gaard, reports that photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac are now available to view on the Southron Gaard Gallery website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-11 19:18
Archaeologists working in the Bero region of Jharkhand, India have discovered the remains of Khukhragarh Fort, a 12th century stronghold of the Nagvanshi rulers. The discovery was the first concrete evidence for the existence of the dynasty.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-11 16:37
The 500-year-old Swiss Guard, which protects the Vatican, may revoke its centuries-old ban on service by women, according to Commander Daniel Anrig. "I can imagine them for one role or another," he told Italian television.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-11 15:35
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Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-11 14:26
Master Godfrey von Rheinfels reports that he has created an album of photos from the recent Investiture in the Barony of Twin Moons, Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-11 14:01
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-06-10 18:15
Experts from the British Museum have authenticated a silver button, fashioned in the shape of an acorn, and declared it treasure. They have dated it to the 16th century. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-06-10 16:31
Marine archaeologists believe they have found the first Viking shipwreck ever discovered in Swedish waters. A rib from the ship was found recently in Lake Vänern, the country's largest lake, by the Swedish Coastguard. The rest of the vessel was covered by sediment.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-06-10 15:14
Cateline reports that she has created an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the East. The photos have been posted on Picasa.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2009-06-10 07:41
Weavolution, a social networking site for people interested in various weaving crafts, is now online for beta test after months of work by site designers.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-09 17:22
"Shame masks," "tongue tearers," and "witch-hunters" are among the 250 items of torture dating to the 16th century to be auctioned by New York's Guernsey's auction house. The items, from a privately-owned collection, will be sold, with the proceeds going to "Amnesty International and other organizations committed to preventing torture."