Archive - Jun 5, 2010

Medici collection sculpture to be sold

An antiquity once owned by Lorenzo de Medici will go on sale at Sotheby's June 11. 'Il Magnifico' laid claim to Three Satrys Fighting a Serpent shortly after its excavation in 1489.

Library of Congress explores the origins of medieval coastal maps

The Library of Congress recently played host to "Re-Examining the Portolan Chart: History, Navigation and Science.", an academic conference dedicated to the history and origins of medieval coastal maps.

"Treasure" badge likely belonged to Richard III's retainer

A silver-gilt boar badge representing Richard III and found last year at Bosworth Field has been declared treasure. The badge probably belonged to a member of the king's inner circle and may indicate the spot where he fell.

Katherine Kerr to enter Order of the Laurel in Lochac

Their Majesties Bran and Lilya of the Kingdom of Lochac have placed Mistress Katherine Kerr on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

“Nothing beats a friend like a foam sword”

“We’re out to kill our friends, not hurt them,” said Phillip Gossman at a recent gathering of Dagorhir fighters in Warrensburg, Missouri. Matthew Steingraber of the Sedalia Democrat visited the event and has the story. (photos)

Caid Spring 2010 event photos online

Fausta reports that she has created two albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Caid. The photos chronicle Voyagers' May Day and Heatherwyne Anniversary.