Archive - Apr 7, 2012

Medici Venus once wore lipstick

Chemical analysis of the Medici Venus, a 1st century Roman sculpture housed since 1677 at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, has determined that the sensuous lady once had painted lips, gilded hair and jeweled earrings.

Gulf Wars 2012 photos online

Lady Sara de la Val and Joseph Piselli report that they have posted albums of photos from the recent Gulf Wars XXI. Lady Sara's photos are available on Flickr, while Joseph's can be viewed on PhotoBucket.

Roman kiln found in North Yorkshire

Plans for the new kitchen and classrom space are on hold at Norton primary school in North Yorkshire, England due to the discovery of a Roman kiln, complete with pottery fragments.

Society Seasonal Archery Challenge

Baron Bjorn Hrafnsson, Artemisia Kingdom Archer General, reports that the SCA will sponsor a series of archery shoots open to all archers of the Known World.