Archive - Sep 10, 2009

Debunking medieval map myths

In a 2002 article for the website Strange Horizons, Michael Livingston looks at three modern myths about medieval maps, and discusses what medieval maps truly were.

Grainne the Red to sit vigil at Atenveldt's Chocolate Revel

Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Atenveldt have placed Lady Grainne the Red on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

5th century Byzantine cathedral and human remains found in Syria

An early Byzantine cathedral, complete with columns and stairs, has been discovered by the excavation team in Tal Al-Hasaka site in north eastern Syria. Also found was the "skeleton of a human who died of torture."