Archive - May 19, 2011

Lewis Chessmen to visit Cloisters

Visitors to New York City this winter will have a rare opportunity outside of the United Kingdom to view an exhibit featuring the Lewis Chessmen.

Behind the walls of Camelot

Canada's famous Stratford Festival will present Lerner and Loewe's musical Camelot the summer of 2011. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the jewelry designers for the production. (photos)

A Burgundian masterpiece

Duran Textiles is back again with an incredible silk Burgundian gown and headdress featured in their April 2011 newsletter. (photos)

Trebuchets for schoolrooms

Michael Woods of Mountain View, California, has a vision: School children learn science by constructing and using desktop trebuchets. To that end, he has created a trebuchet project open to public support. (video & photos)

Archaeologists excavate murder in Roman England

Archaeologists have excavated the body of a young woman that they believe was killed by a Roman sword. She was found hastily buried in a shallow grave, indicating she may have been murdered.