Archive - Apr 30, 2012

Illuminated treasures from the British Library on YouTube

In a six-part video series available on YouTube, Dr Janina Ramirez "unlocks the secrets of illuminated manuscripts that were custom-made for kings and explores the medieval world they reveal."

Ancient Arabic manuscripts reveal abnormal weather patterns

Modern scientists hope to study global weather patterns with the help of ancient scholars. Using writings from 9th and 10th century Iraq, a team of scientists from the Universidad de Extremadura hope to learn about climate change by comparing ancient and modern data.

Life in A.S. III

Times were simpler in the SCA in A.S. III, as can be seen in an article chronicling Summer Crown Tournament in the West Kingdom (June 23, 1968). The article has been posted by Hirsch on the West Kingdom History website.

Drachenwald Spring 2012 Crown Tourney photos online

Kiriel du Papillon and Raphe Cuthbert report that they have created albums of photos from the Spring 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. Kiriel's photos are available on Flickr, while Raphe's are available on Google.