Archive - Sep 18, 2009

Genetic studies show crusaders influenced religion in Lebanon

A new study shows that some Lebanese men carry genes traceable to Western Europe, a heritage, say researchers, from Crusaders who established settlements and castles in the country in the 11th through 13th centuries.

Photos from Calontir's Cattle Raids A&S Competition online

Lady Sabi Constance, Falcon Signet for the Kingdom of Calontir, has posted an album of photos from the A&S Competition at the recent Catle Raids event.

Heating system confirms Korean settlement of Russian province

A large "ondol," under floor heating system, dating to the 10th century, was discovered recently at an excavation in the Russian town of Kraskino. The discovery confirms that the Russian maritime province was settled by Koreans.