Archive - May 28, 2011

Smithsonian exhibit sparks controversy

A display of 9th century Chinese pottery, discovered in 1998 in the wreck of an Arabic ship near Indonesia, has sparked controvery in the archaeological community. Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds, was scheduled to be exhibited at Washington's Smithsonian Institution.

Pictures from the ARISE at the Farm demo in Delftwood

Dragos Palikanos reports that he has created an album of photos from a demo presented recently at ARISE at the Farm, in the fair Barony of Delftwood, Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on Picasaweb.

The magnificent Aya Sofya

Undoubtedly, one of the greatest places of worship in history is the Aya Sofya, also known as Hagia Sophia or “Church of the Holy Wisdom.” Located in ─░stanbul, the church is visited by over two million tourists a year. Terry Richardson of Today's Zaman offers a history. (photo)