Archive - Jul 27, 2010

Known World Children's Fete, Pennsic 39

Good Gentles, please join us for a day of friendship and jubilee on Wednesday, August 11th from 1 to 4 pm in the Barn for the Known World Children’s Fete.

SCA Discount at Ozark Medieval Fortress

THL Melandra of the Woods, who modernly works as the Education Coordinator for Ozark Medieval Fortress, has announced that the organization is offering a discount to traveling SCA folk on their way to or from three of the SCA's major events this year.

Change to SCA Webminister Chain of Command

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. has announced a change in the Webminister chain of command.

Cannons, not mirrors: Archimedes legend revised

Debunking a legend begun in the Middle Ages, new research suggests Archimedes used steam cannons to set fire to Roman warships. The legend claimed that during the siege of Syracuse, mirrors were used to create a deadly concentration of sunlight that set the ships aflame.

Oldest illuminated Bible found in Ethiopia

Researchers have dated the Garima Gospels to between 350 and 650 CE, making it the oldest known illuminated Christian Bible.