Archive - Nov 10, 2010

Shortage of raw glass forces recycling in Roman Britain

Glass was a common commodity in Roman Britain until the 3rd and 4th centuries C.E. when a shortage of raw glass forced recycling. A new study of Roman clear glass appears in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

Berwyn AEthelbryght of Ackley to become Pelican in Northshield

Maddalena reports that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Northshield have chosen to elevate Baron Berwyn AEthelbryght of Ackley to the Order of the Pelican at Their upcoming Stellar University of Northshield event.

Where are the Viking helmets?

In "The Mystery of the Missing Viking Helmets," a 2000 article for Neurosurgery, physician and Viking historian Knut Wester explores the subject of Viking helmets through artifacts and in Norse literature, including the difficulty of finding any existing examples.

Advanced technologies planned to digitize the Dead Sea Scrolls

Thanks to several major gifts, the Israel Antiquities Authority plans to digitize the entire Dead Sea Scrolls collection and "make the images freely available and accessible to anyone anywhere in the world on the internet."

Three vigiled at AEthelmearc Crown Tournament

THLord Brandubh Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that, at Their Autumn 2010 Crown Tournament, Their Majesties Duncan and Ilish recognized the skill and service of three of Their citizens by placing them on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Peerage.

Lochac hails new Royal Heirs

Sir Gabriel de Beaumont and Duena Constanzia Morales y de Zamora the new Crown Prince and Princess of Lochac.