March 24th, 2004
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2004-03-24 17:00
Archaeology Magazine: The remains of about seventy prisoners, some dating back to the 16th century, have been found in excavations of the moat at Oxford Castle.
Submitted by Gwynfor on Tue, 2004-03-23 16:47
The College of St. Monica, which is part of the Shire of Krae Glas (Monash University, Clayton campus, in south-east Melbourne, Australia), hosted the Newcomers' Faire on the 20th March, AS XXXVIII. SCAtoday.net's Lochac correspondent shares his event report and photo album.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2004-03-23 15:35
American Scientist: Medieval Islamic astronomers may have corrected and improved on Greek astronomy by creating new mathematical tools to explain the motions of celestial objects.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2004-03-22 22:16
For the first time in Gulf Wars history, Trimaris and her allies have taken the Rapier Field Melee Battle!
Submitted by nicolaa on Mon, 2004-03-22 22:13
Nicolaa provides an event summary and results from Ealdormere's first Golden Seamstress competition, held March 19 in Ontario.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-03-21 15:10
The Incipient Shire of Klakavirki will host lectures on armoring and Renaissance wedding customs, as well as a tourney, at its first event August 27-29, 2004 at the Naval Air Station in Keflavik, Iceland.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-03-21 08:37
A marble plaque bearing the inscription "Most Faithful" was found in a 3rd century Roman grave near Canterbury, England recently, speaking of a husband's gesture of eternal love.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-03-20 11:10
News Telegraph: A fragment from a hand grenade has been recovered from the site of the 17th century Battle of Killiecrankie, a celebrated Jacobite victory.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-03-19 14:10
James of Middle Aston, King Minister of Arts & Sciences for Atlantia, has announced the winners of the recent Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-03-19 09:14
News.telegraph: Cemetery research has discovered that the diet of the Roman gladiator consisted mainly of barley and beans.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-03-19 04:51
IC Wales: On May 1, 1421, the last of the Welsh freedom fighters surrendered. Now the day will commemorate the unveiling of the new Welsh Sword of State being created to honor Owain Glyndwr's coronation.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2004-03-18 11:12
Baron Giovanni di Sienna defeated Duke Johann von Balduinseck to secure the Coronet for his lady, Countess Cainnleach Uiseir of Glendalough.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-03-18 10:02
Omaha World Herald: Students at Turves Green Boys' Technology College in Birmingham, England have a rare opportunity: the chance to study conversational Elvish.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-03-18 08:50
National Geographic: The Kalevala, the Finnish national epic poem, may have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" according to researchers.
Submitted by Ceinwen on Wed, 2004-03-17 18:12
The Palazzo degli Uffizi, an art museum in Florence, Italy which has stood since 1575, is about to get its first face-lift in several decades. The Uffizi is world-renowned for having one of the single greatest art collections, and is home to several priceless works of the Renaissance.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-03-17 09:49
Lady Angelique d'Herisson has announced that a blood drive will be held at this year's Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-03-17 08:21
Textile expert Maria Hayward has found evidence that Henry VIII's extensive wardrobe contained a pair of football shoes which cost him four shillings.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-03-16 23:36
Sales of a fictional comic-book story of Northshield's quest for independence will help fund the new Kingdom's first regalia.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-03-16 23:13
Expatica: New research has determined that Lutetia, the Roman precursor of modern Paris, was located not on the Ile de la Cite but ten kilometers west near the modern suburb of Nanterre.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-03-16 22:57
According to Linda Moore, SCA Inc. Chairman, the SCA has experienced a phenomenal period of growth, and in the past twelve months has "added more members in one year than...in all of the years combined from 1993 - 2003."
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-03-16 22:57
The SCA Board of Directors is seeking commentary from the populace on proposed changes to the number and type of members required to create, advance, or sustain the status of branch groups.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-03-16 20:02
Palo Verde Valley Times: The Palo Verde Valley Times reports that Mark Fulton of the Blythe Area Chamber of Commerce made the trek to the Estrella War to check out the possibility of sponsoring an SCA event in his city.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-03-16 20:00
Cassandra Tomei of Tomei has professional photos of the recent Estrella War 2004 online.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2004-03-16 06:03
Historic Scotland: Weavers Louise Martin, Louise Trotter and Laura Mar from the West Dean Tapestry Studio have begun work on a three-year project to create a modern interpretation of the third tapestry from the Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries.
Submitted by Kottr on Tue, 2004-03-16 01:19
Sword Maiden.com is a web site devoted to teaching fighters about combat in the SCA; some of these fighters happen to be women. Their web site has recently added a number of new articles.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2004-03-15 18:39
Friar Galen of Ockham, Society Chirurgeon-General, was elevated to the Order of the Pelican recently at Une Fete d'Amour in Midewinde (Principality of Northshield, Midrealm).
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-03-15 18:38
Yehoshua ben Haym haYerushalmi, Seneschal of the Incipient Shire of Beit Aryeh in Jerusalem, has posted photos of recent shire activities.
Submitted by Aoife on Sun, 2004-03-14 18:59
Dame Aoife offers links for information and discussion on crossbows in this week's column.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-03-14 16:35
A conference to discuss the fate of the Thornborough Henge, which is threatened by sand and gravel quarries, will take place in late March in Northallerton, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-03-14 16:33
Novinite: A hoard of gold Republic-era coins dating to the 2nd century BCE has been discovered in the Lozyata Region of Bulgaria.