Archive - Nov 2011

November 19th

Viking settlement discovered beneath market square in Dublin

Arcaheologists have discovered the remains of a Viking settlement beneath Temple Bar, the cultural area of Dublin. Originally on an island, the settlement is believed to have been destroyed by floods in the 10th or 11th century. (photos)

November 18th

Video features Canton of Montagne du Roi

A two-minute video, produced by Elizeth Labega, chronicles armoured and rapier combat as well as a lady being fitted for garb by a merchant.

Gunnar and Bryndis new Prince and Princess of Trimaris

Bran Buchanan reports that Gunnar and Bryndis are the new Prince and Princess of the Kingdom of Trimaris.

Uther von Ziemer winner of Gleann Abhann Fall 2011 Crown Tournament

Gwynneth wraig Rhys, of the Barony of Three Rivers in Calontir, reports that Sir Uther von Ziemer was the victor of the November 12, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

November 17th

AEthelmearc's Agincourt photos online

Augusto G. reports that he has created an album of photos from Agincourt 2011 which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on PhotoBucket.

[EAS] K&Q Arts and Science/Noisemakers VII

Noisemakers is a celebration of all things 'noisy'. You are invited to a full day of classes on topics related to heraldry, music, vocal performance, dance, and scribal arts. This year we are pleased to host Their Majesties Arts and Sciences Championship. 

[DRA] Flaming Arrow V

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, the shire of Glen Rathlin is once more hosts Flaming Arrow.  Again we are running it as a full weekend event with lunch and feast with as normal, lots and lots of archery all day long.

[CAL] Kris Kinder Market 2011

Kris Kinder Market
Hosted by The Barony of Forgotten Sea
Saturday December 10, 2011

Roman medical kit offers insight into Greek influence

Over two thousand years ago, a Roman ship sank off the coast of Italy, near the island of Elba. Among the items on the ship was an ancient medical kit containing a mortar and pestle set, medicine spatulas, and pills and tablets that are surprisingly similar to our modern ones.

[LOC] May Crown

Bordescros presents May Crown 11/3/2012 at Camp Kurrajong Scout Camp, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 AU

The BEST OF Tournaments Illuminated

Nominations are now being accepted for The Best of Tournaments Illuminated, A special 68-page publication planned to be available for purchase in the fall of 2012.

November 16th

60 pairs of Roman shoes found at Scottish supermarket site

One of the largest caches of Roman shoes and sandals ever found in Scotland was discovered recently in Camelon, Scotland when workers at a supermarket construction site unearthed the footwear.

In defense of Greek historical forts

”The identity of modern Greece,” said Minister Pavlos Geroulanos in a recent speech, ”is seen by the way in which it manages its enormous cultural heritage, the way in which it protects it and with which it spreads knowledge of it to every corner of the globe.”

Photos from Great Western War

Fausta reports that she has posted several albums of photos from Great Western War 2011. The photos are available on the Facebook public site.

Sixth Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium to occur in Kindgom of Outlands

Co-autocrats THL Jethro Stille and Mistress Catrin von Berlin have announced that the 2012 Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium will be April 20~23 in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Vindolanda: What I did on my summer vacation

Writer Chris Rowe, winner of a recent Just Back article-writing contest for the travel page of the Telegraph, chronicles a summer-school visit to Vindolanda, the famous Roman fort near Hadrian's Wall in the north of England.

November 15th

Bodleian Library digitizes Mishneh Torah

One of the most important manuscripts in the Bodleian Library's Hebrew collection is the 12th century Mishneh Torah, a guide to Jewish law handwritten and signed by Hebrew scholar Maimonides. The manuscript has now been digitized and is available online.

Renaissance Magazine's newest column: The Renaissance Herbalist

Beginning with issue 81, Renaissance Magazine will offer a new column: The Renaissance Herbalist. The column is authored by SCA member Melandra of the Woods.

Photos from Northshield Fall 2011 Crown Tournament

Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, reports that she has created an album of photos from the Fall 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield. The photos are available on the Northshield Gallery.

Spirits banned at Nevern Castle

Archaeologists excavating at Nevern Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales have uncovered several slates dating to the 12th century scratched with images of stars and other symbols designed to ward off evil spirits. The slates were found in the castle's entranceway.

November 14th

Israeli bus station site of Byzantine houses

More than 70 workers are busy excavating an area beneath the Central Bus Station in Be'er Sheva, Israel. Thus far, the experts have identified the remains of several houses dating to the Byzantine area.

Drachenwald campfire cookbook online

Giano reports that Plain Fare, Drachenwald's Camp Cookery Book, is now available to download on the Kingdom's A&S website. The book is in Adobe Acrobat™ (PDF) format.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for November 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2011.

Searching for the Holy Grail at the Penn Museum

Any lecture which begins with a clip from Monty Python and the Holy Grail can't be bad. In a YouTube video, Dr. Richard Hodges, the Williams Director of the Penn Museum discusses "the legend of King Arthur, Camelot and the quest for the Holy Grail."

Duke Siridean winner of Spring 2011 Crown Tournament in Lochac

Caitalin reports that Duke Siridean was the victor in the November 4, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. His Highness was inspired by Princess Margie.

Sing to the Hand!

Students of music in the Middle Ages would have learned their notes in a different manner than their modern counterparts. They would have learned the Guidonian Hand, a mthod in which "a map of notes  was arranged on the hand."

November 13th

Remains of fifteen Anglo-Saxons given Christian burial

Last year, fifteen skeletons dating to Angelo Saxon times were discovered during a construction project at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bicester, England. Recently the remains were re-interred in a church memorial garden. (video)

Viking treasures to be displayed in Yorkshire, England

In 2007, metal detectorists David and Andrew Whelan hit the jackpot when they discovered a huge hoard of Viking treasure in a field north of Harrogate, England. Now the Vale of York Viking Hoard will return to Harrogate for an exhibition at the Mercer Art Gallery.

Harvest Raids photos

Augusto G. reports that he has created an album of photos from Harvest Raids, which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on PhotoBucket.

New aviculture article site unveiled by Known World Aviculturists Guild founder

Lady Biya Fujin unveiled a new aviculture resource section on her web site.  The new "articles" section of Lady Biya Fujin's web site now features articles on a wide range of topics, mostly focused on medieval aviculture, presented for the first time as standard webtext.