Archive - Nov 2011

November 3rd

[AET] AEthelmearc Kingdom Twelfth Night

The Shire of Sylvan Glen is honored and excited to extend an invitation, on behalf of our Sylvan Monarchs, Isenwulf & Rosalinda, to all who see these words to come join them in the annual celebration of AEthelmearc's Kingdom Twelfth Night. Festivities will begin on Friday, January 6 at 4 pm, and end on Saturday, January 7, at 9pm, 2012.

[MID] Twelfth Night

Join us for Pentamere 12th Night (hosted this year by the Canton of Ealdnordwuda, in the Barony of Northwoods, Region of Pentamere)

[ATL] Jesters Tournament

Come out and play with us. Test your skills, place some wages and win some prizes. There will be Games of Chance all day for fighters and non-fighters alike.

[NOR] Stellar University of Northshield

The Shire of Rudivale invites you to: The Stellar University of Northshield Saturday, November 12, 2011

[ATE] Twin Moons Archery Practice

So, due to many many events and some RL stuff, I'll be doing the first of my Saturday Twin Moons Archery practices  this Saturday from 1-4pm at Papago Park.

I will have a couple of loaner bows, and limited arrows. Really need to make more.

Hope to see you all out this Saturday at 1pm. Should be a great day to shoot,

YIS

[WES] Jingles

We've got bells that JINGLE JANGLE JINGLE!!! YES, Good Gentles, you read right!! JINGLES IS BAAAACK!!!

The venerable bagel

Long a New York favorite and portable feast choice of SCA college students everywhere (hint: they can be easily smuggled out of dining halls), finding solid documentation for the bagel as a medieval foodstuff has been a challenge.

Richard and Alloria new Lord and Lady of the Swan

Viscount Sir Richard de Camville was the victor of the October 29, 2011 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Cynagua, Kingdom of the West. Prince Richard was inspired by Alloria.

More Atlantian Coronation photos

Ursus of Anglesey has posted some photos of the Coronation of their majesties Cuan and Padraigin in Atlantia.

November 2nd

Own an "extraordinary medieval castle" in Italy

Southby's International Realty invites interested parties to purchase an "Extraordinary Medieval Castle" in Torino, Italy.

Photos of the Coronation of Gregor and Kiena

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has posted an album of photos from the Coronation of Gregor and Kiena which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

13th century graveyard in Italy reveals strange burials

A woman with nails driven into her skull and another surrounded by 17 dice have led archaeologists to speculate that a cemetery in Tuscany may have been a witch's graveyard.

Early Christian cemetery found in Ireland

A pre-Viking burial site dating to the 600s has been found near Dublin, Ireland. The site was discovered during construction for a power company project.

Yavneh-Yam believed to be stronghold of Islamic power

The harbor at Yavneh-Yam in Israel has been an important port since the Roman era, but now researchers think it was also "one of the final strongholds of Early Islamic power in the region."

Archaeology meets folklore in documentary

Filmmakers Davide Marco Zori and Jesse Byock from the UCLA Archaeology Department explore "whether oral and written histories can help us understand the relics of the past" in The Saga of a Viking Age Longhouse in Iceland.

November 1st

The Pictish beast stone of Moray Firth

Isobel Henderson found something cruious - and exciting - in a stone wall on a Highland farm building near Moray Firth, Scotland: a Pictish beast stone dating to the 5th-7th centuries. The stone is carved with a beast, crescent, comb and mirror. (photo)

What prompted the Icelandic Sagas?

Dr. Emily Lethbridge of Cambridge University is seeking to understand the significance of the Icelandic Sagas, why they were created during the 13th and 14th centuries, and why they still resonate with the people of Iceland today.

7th century burial site found in Fingal County, Ireland

Workers laying pipe for EirGrid were startled to discover human remains while excavating for underground power lines north of Dublin, Ireland. Tests revealed that the skeletons in the burial ground dated from between 617 to 675 CE.

Loop braiding tutorial online

Ingrid Crickmore of the Braid Society in Great Britain has posted a tutorial on Loop Braiding on the Braids and Bands Yahoo Groups.

Countess Damiana McDade elevated to Pelican in Atenveldt

Jarl Tristan Dragonheart reports that Their Majesties Arthur and Gabriela of the Kingdom of Atenveldt have recognized Countess Damiana McDade for her years of service by elevating her to the order of the Pelican.

English kings and queens remembered in song

Remembering the names of English Royals can be daunting, but the folks at Horrible Histories have made it a song - literally. View the video on YouTube.

October 31st

Video of 1978 West Kingdom Crown online

Hirsch von Henford reports that the West Kingdom History site can now display videos. The first video posted online is from Hal Ravn, June Crown, 1978.