Archive - Jul 2009
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-16 11:18
Remains discovered in 2006 beneath the Vatican have been declared to belong to St.Paul, according to Pope Benedict. The tomb bore the epigraph Paulo Apostolo Mart (Paul the Apostle and Martyr).
Submitted by Malkom1366 on Wed, 2009-07-15 16:36
Television station KGW was on hand to videograph members of the Barony of Stromgard as they played musical instruments, repaired armor, and fought tournament combat.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-15 12:20
Master Godfrey von Rheinfels reports that he has created an album of photos from the recent Fabric Wars event in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Broom on Wed, 2009-07-15 08:53
A researcher believes a site in Connecticut is an early Christian church, built by Byzantine monks who fled from North Africa during the 5th Century, in the wake of the Vandal invasions.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-07-14 14:12
Looking for a way to disguise your modern devices (cellphones, blackberries, etc.)? Consider making a girdle book, a period leather cover used to attach books to a belt. Crispin Sexi (Jaysen Ollerenshaw), offers instructions online on how to make one.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-07-14 11:53
"The tennis shoes and the duct tape go away and you are in battle," said Cisco Cividanes at a recent demo at the Payne County Expo Center (Stillwater, Oklahoma). "When the shields clash and the arrows fly over your head, you are there." Cividanes spoke with Darka Slipke of the News Press (photo)
Submitted by scagodmother on Tue, 2009-07-14 08:40
A web page on Facebook now offers SCA folk help and advice, under the name "SCA Godmother".
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-13 16:53
A rare 9th century Anglo-Frisian Solidus coin found in a field in near Salisbury, England, has brought UK£9,000 at auction. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-13 13:26
A Russian information satellite may have located the remains of the palace in the the ancient Bulgarian capital of Volga-Kama Bolghar. The city existed from the 7th through 13th centuries, until the empire was overthrown by the advance guard of Genghis Khan's army.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-07-13 09:05
A hot day at the regatta on the Snake River in Burley, Idaho brought out the usual cheering, beer drinking crowds. This year it even brought out guys in armor as members of the local SCA group presented a demo. Damon Hunzeker of the Times-News has the story. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-12 17:50
Danielle has created an album of photos from Axemoor Investiture which took place last spring in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are posted on her SmugMug website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-12 13:40
Karl Hamner discusses the SCA in a video produced by Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News. The short film includes a description of armored combat in the Society. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-07-12 08:15
Years of metal detecting have paid off for Mary Hannaby and her son, Michael of Hemel Hempstead, England. The two recently discovered a piece of gold, believed to be part of a reliquary or pendant buried four inches below the surface of a field in Hertfordshire.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-11 16:30
Reynier de Vriere, Estrella Internal Media Deputy reports that deputies are still needed for several Estrella War positions.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-11 12:17
"I was a history major in college," said Tom Nadratowski, who also is known as Zygmunt Nadratowski. "I would go to museums as a kid, and I always wanted to be able to touch the exhibits. I wanted my kids to be able to touch history ... so I made a suit of chainmail." Nadratowski, of the Shire of Talonvale (Jackson, Michigan) , spoke to reporter Erik Holladay of the Jackson Citizen Patriot. (photo & video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-11 08:14
Master Modius von Mergentheim reported in April that, at Defenders of the Rose event, Their Majesties of Ansteorra placed THL Vara Sigurdsdottir on vigil to contemplate elevation to the order of the Pelican,
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-10 14:39
How did the modern currency system develop? Ann Althouse of the University of Wisconsin Law School and Douglas Rushkoff, author of Life Inc., discuss the medieval origins of money in a short video from The New York Times.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-10 10:58
Archaeologists have found the remains of houses dating to the 14th century in the Espoo district of Mankby, Finland. The discovery has excited the archaeological community, since late medieval villages are a rare discovery in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-07-10 07:44
The citizens of Northport, Alabama were promised a day of "blacksmithing, baking and armored men sword-fighting" recently as members of the Okeborne Keep Shire of the Society for Creative Anachronism came to town. Brian Reynolds of the Tuscaloosa News has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-09 16:54
Those interested in tablet or card weaving will want to visit Guntram's Tabletweaving Page, a website which provides pattern design tips and tools and links to articles on tablet weaving.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-09 13:37
Tourists in western Germany who have an interest in history may want to seek out the site of the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, or Varusschlacht, as it is called in German, a 1st century epic fight between an alliance of Germanic tribes and Roman legions. The site is located near Osnabrueck.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-07-09 09:31
The discovery of a tiny sword stud beneath a shop in Monmouth, Wales has archaeologists excited - and worried. The stud has led to the discovery of evidence of a 10th century Anglo Saxon settlement in the area, a discovery now threatened by commercial development.
Submitted by Vrank on Thu, 2009-07-09 07:39
Attend this Weekend with Games and War and fight with your own fabulist skills ! Fight for one side : Horseredish tasty or not !
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-08 18:05
THLord Stefan li Rous offers new articles and updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-08 16:43
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-08 16:20
Last year, the reckless pirates took the prize, but this year the angered merchants prepare to strike back.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-08 15:29
A staple reference book for SCA heraldry is now available for free download. A Handbook to English Heraldry by Fox-Davies can now be accessed on GoogleBooks.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-08 15:18
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-08 14:45
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-07-08 12:02
Robin McCauley has created an album of photos from Bardic Roundhouse which took place June 26-28, 2009 in the Shire of Eastwatch (Middle Kingdom).