Archive - Aug 2009
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2009-08-12 13:47
Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, reports that volunteers are being sought to serve on a grant-writing committee for the SCA Inc.
Submitted by iaincaradoc on Wed, 2009-08-12 10:15
In Atenveldt, Master Yehudah of Nuremburg (mka Larry Baum) passed away on August 8 due to a heart attack. A memorial web page, with information about remembrance services upcoming in the next several days, has been created by friends and family.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-12 07:51
A Roman cavalry lance head may prove that the legends of King Arthur were inspired by Roman soldiers and sailors. The contos head, dating to the 3rd century, was discovered in Norfolk County, England.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2009-08-11 15:02
Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, reports that the SCA Inc. is seeking committee members and a chairperson for the SCA Census 2010 Committee.
Submitted by Guy_De_Dinan on Tue, 2009-08-11 12:16
A new web site provides searchable databases of the detailed service records of 250,000 medieval soldiers, including archers who served with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-08-10 12:36
A team of archaeologists, led by Professor Nikolay Ovcharov, has discovered the walls of what they believe is the the Monastery of the Bulgarian Patriarch in the 13th century in Veliko Tarnovo, the country's medieval capital.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-08-10 09:28
The ABC sitcom Better Off Ted, which focuses on regular guy who works for company with questionable ethics, combines Fight Club with a fictional living history group for an episode entitled "You Are the Boss of Me."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-08-09 09:11
Banbharun Siobhan has announced that there will be a Norse Life and Culture Seminar held april 10, 2010 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The event will feature a day of classes and lectures for those interested in Viking/Norse personas.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-08-08 16:03
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has posted photos and video from the recent Warriors and Warlords XVI in the Kingdom of Northshield.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-08-08 09:14
It was a day for investigating the arts and sciences of the Middle Ages when members of the Barony of Mons Tonitrus (Kingdom of Atenveldt) held an arts and science competition at Cochise College. Bill Hess of the Sierra Vista Herald attended the event to learn more. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-08-07 15:05
The detailed service records of 250,000 soldiers who served during the Hundred Years War is now availa le to view online. The website, sponsored by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), was the brainchild of Anne Curry of the University of Southampton and Dr Adrian Bell of the University of Reading.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-08-07 08:05
After two centuries, scientists believe that they have found the final resting place of Nicolaus Copernicus, the father of modern astronomy. They also believe he had blue eyes.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-08-06 14:14
Domai/Kitsu has created an album of photos from the recent XXX Year Celebration in the Kingdom of Ansteorra and posted them on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-08-06 08:27
Lord Wulf cu Battell of the Shire of Arenal has crated a website to "help parents and children interested or already involved in Youth Combat to find more information and help further the Youth Combat program."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-05 15:38
SÃaghdha mac Roberd reports that he has created an album of photos from the July 11, 2009 Crown Lyst in the Kingdom of Calontir.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-05 07:56
After years of restoration and digitalization, the Codex Sinaiticus, the earliest surviving Christian Bible, is now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-08-04 15:44
An amazing collection of Roman artifacts discovered 50 years ago near Brampton, England, is scheduled to go on display for the first time in late 2009. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-08-04 08:37
Explorer Henry Hudson died in 1611. That much is known, but the circumstances of his death are still a mystery. Could it have been murder?
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-08-03 16:10
For years, experts have disputed the legitimacy of the Vinland Map, the famous 15th century map which depicted parts of North America many years before its discovery by Christopher Columbus. Now Rene Larsen, rector of the School of Conservation under the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, has declared the map genuine.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-08-03 08:16
Researchers in Nara, Japan are excited by the discovery of shards from an Islamic vase dating to the 8th century at the former location of the Heijokyo palace.
Submitted by Havoise de Rohan on Sun, 2009-08-02 13:36
During Their final Court at July Coronation, Their Majesties Vik and Inga called forth The Honorable Lord Randall the Redowtable and placed him on vigil for elevation to the Order of the Laurel; which celebration will take place at September Crown Tourney.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-08-02 08:21
Marco Polo, in his travel notes, wrote of Kublai Khan's massive capital, Xanadu. Now Chinese archaeologists believe they can reconstruct a layout of the city. The basis for their claim is a three-month long excavation of Yuan Shangdu, which they think is the historic Xanadu.
Submitted by Broom on Sat, 2009-08-01 13:46
Archaeologists are continuing to study 51 bodies that were apparently buried naked, with their heads stacked to the side, on a prominent hillside between 890 and 1034 C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-08-01 08:01
It was a wet day, but that didn't deter members of the barony of Cynnabar (Ann Arbor, Michigan) from participating in the Saline Celtic Festival. Sheila Pursglove of the Saline Reporter covered the damp happenings of the day.