Archive - Sep 19, 2012

Changes to membership fees and indemnity requirements in Lochac

Steven Baker, Chairman, SCA Ltd in Australia, reports that changes have been made regarding SCA membership and insurance policies in Australia.

Thermal Quasi-Reflectography new tool for art historians

Experts tasked with restoring damaged and faded works of art have a new tool in their toolbox: Thermal Quasi-Reflectography (TQR), a process which uses the mid-infrared part of the spectrum to reveal images invisible to the naked eye. (photos)

"Oldest" Jewish toilet found in Cologne, Germany

“This is the window through which feces are going to get out” reads the Hebrew inscription on what experts believe may be the oldest Jewish toilet ever found. The inscription was discovered on a stone lintel of a 13th century house near the city's medieval synagogue.

Pennsic 41 Rapier Champions photos online

Camille reports that she has created an album of photos of the Rapier Champions at the Pennsic War 41. The photos are available to view on PicasaWeb.