Archive - 2010

November 5th

Medical specimens of yore

Examining bodily fluids to determine ailments is a practice with roots going back to ancient times, as described in an article by Cristina Luiggi in The Scientist magazine.

[OUT] Studium Generale III

Studium Generale III: A Collegium of Practical and Academic Arts and Sciences Saturday, April 3 10 AM - 6 PM University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

[CAL] Queens Prize

The Shire of Lost Moor presents Queens Prize November 6, 2010

"Caucasian Stonehenge" found in Russia

Russian archaeologist Andrey Belinskiy believes he has discovered a "Caucasian Stonehenge" built by a Bronze Age civilization around 1600 BCE. The well-preserved ruins are located in the North Caucasus mountains.

Marian of Heatherdale receives Pegasus Award

Dame TSivia of the Kingdom of Ealdormere reports that Mistress Marian of Heatherdale (MKA Heather Dale) was a winner of a 2010 OVFF Pegasus Award for excellence in filking.

November 4th

Clothing of the 12th century discussion list

Are you living in the 12th century and don't know what you should be wearing? Take a look at the 12th Century Clothing List on Yahoo Groups for discussion of period garb.

Baron Tarkatai knighted in Ealdormere

Percival and Christiana report that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Ealdormere offered admittance to the order of Chivalry to Baron Tarkatai Bahadur.

Northshield Fall 2010 Crown Tourney photos online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, reports on the recent Crown Tournament, and shares photos from the day. Photos were taken by Shava, Petrus and Kateryn.

November 3rd

Medieval graves found in Siberia

Siberian archeologists are working to excavate a medieval cemetery, dating to the 11th century, near the River Angara in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Over 10,000 items such as jewelry, pottery and tools have been found.

Welsh students hope to find medieval Whitelands

Teacher Karl James Langford and his students are on a quest: to find the lost medieval village of Whitelands near Porthkerry in Wales.

Photos from Tir Mara Fall 2010 Championships online

Lady Sileas ni Dhomhnaill reports that she has posted an album of photos from the recent Rattan and A&S Championships in the Principality of Tir Mara, Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

November 2nd

Metropolitan Museum to host treasures of Khubilai Khan

New York's Metropolitan Museum will offer visitors a glimpse of the delights of 13th century China when it plays host to The Legend of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty, an exhibit of "lavish costumes, stunning paintings and priceless jewels."

Reading grave may hold medieval nun

Archaeologists working on a site next to Reading Minster in England have uncovered what they believe is the grave of a medieval nun, possibly dating to Saxon times.

Great Western War and West Kingdom Crown Tourney photos online

Esmeralda of the Lakes reports that she has posted several albums of photos from Great Western War 2010 and from Fall 2010 West Kingdom Crown Tournament.

TV show gives boost to declining castle

"Downton Abbey", a hit British TV series about the lives of a noble family on the eve of WWI, is having an effect far beyond television ratings. The show is set at the real-life Highclere Castle in Berkshire, England. The castle is deteriorating and it need of costly repairs.

November 1st

Drachenwald autumn 2010 Crown Tournament photos online

Arianwen ferch Arthur reports that she has created an album of photos from the Kingdom of Drachenwald's Fall 2010 Crown Tourney. The event took place October 9, 2010 in Galway, Ireland.

Photographer E.F. Kitchen discusses the SCA for museum exhibit

Photographer and author E.F. Kitchen, who recently released Suburban Knights: A Return to the Middle Ages, has been chosen as the third artist to exhibit at the newly formed Central California Museum of Art. She spoke to reporter Joe Johnston of the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

Get "medieval" on your Sims!

SCA fans of the Sims video game will want to take a look at the preview of The Sims: Medieval, the newest version of the beloved series to be released Spring 2011 for the PC/Mac. (video)

October 31st

"Magistri" to bring Latin to British schoolchildren

The Iris Project wants to bring the classics to British schools. To that end, the charity is sending "Oxford University undergraduates into primary schools in Blackbird Leys, Headington and Kidlington to teach the ancient language to nine and 10-year-olds."

Photos from 3 Commanders online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted two albums of photos from the 3 Commanders event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Capt. Arch Teryx Wins 2010 Fall Midrealm Crown Tournament

Captain Arch Teryx won the 2010 Fall Crown Tournament Oct. 30 in the Barony of Sternfeld. Capt. Arch was inspired by Lady Runa Kirri.

Estrella War Pre-Reg Information

The organizers of Estrella War XXVII would like everyone to know that online pre-registration is available. They have created a FAQ with information about registration.

California students compete in Red Bull Chariot Races

Togaed students packed San Diego streets recently to compete in the San Diego Red Bull Chariot Races. Teams of three "gladiators" dragged chariots "through a tricky course filled with turns, roundabouts and sprints."

October 30th

Aaron and Rustique new Heirs to Ealdormere Throne

Baldric reports that Duke Aaron Preslee Worgenson was the victor of the October 23, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. His Grace was inspired by Duchess Rustique du Sorde.

Observatory of Khawja Nasir ad-Din Tusi possibly found in Iran

Archaeologists from the Alamut Castle Research Center in Iran believe they might have discovered the 13th century observatory of polymath Khawja Nasir ad-Din Tusi, who accepted the position of scientific advisor to the Mongols in 1256.

Duke Lucan von Drachenklaue victor of East Kingdom Fall 2010 Crown Tourney

Freya reports that Duke Lucan von Drachenklaue, fighting for the honor of Duchess Jana von Drachenklaue, was the victor of the October 23, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the East.

Throfinr Brimill to be knighted in Caid

Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Caid have offered THL Throfinr Brimill admittance into the Order of the Chivalry.

October 29th

"Massive Music" in Washington D.C. area

On November 20 and November 21, 2010, Collegium Cantorum will perform Massive Music: a concert of large-scale masterworks of sacred polyphony from the English Renaissance in Bethesda, Maryland and Washington D.C.

Grey Niche creates Short Film for Samhain Baronial Investiture

The event staff of Samhain crated a short film for the upcoming Baronial Investirure to be held at Samhain Sicilian Vespers October 29, 30, and 31 in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Medieval religious art comes to Cleveland

The exhibition "Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe" is on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art through Jan. 17, 2011.