Archive

May 27th, 2004

Israeli Shire Becomes Incipient

The Incipient Shire of Beit Aryeh in Israel has been officially formed in the Kingdom of Drachenwald, according to New Groups Coordinator Barcsi Janos.

Baron Wars VII Photos Online

Maelgwn and Asbjorn have posted photos from the Midrealm's recent Baron Wars.

Lochac Still Fighting Weapons Ban in Victoria

Master Delbert von Strassburg, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Lochac, reports on the latest deveolpments pertaining to the ban on certain weapons in Victoria, Australia.

Exhibit on Lombardic Art at the Met

"Painters of Reality: The Legacy of Leonardo and Caravaggio in Lombardy" will be on display at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through August 15, 2004.

May 26th

New Museum of Arms and Armor Opens in Louisville, Kentucky

The Courier-Journal: A day-long festival was held on Saturday, May 22, to celebrate the opening of the Frazier Historical Arms Museum.

Would YOU Have Survived the Colonial House?

PBS: PBS offers a quiz to determine if you would have survived four months in a 17th century colonial village.

Middle Ages Alive in Shelby

The Shelby Promoter: Barbara Simonetti, a reporter for the Shelby "Promoter," recently covered the "revelry and feasting" at the Mid-May Festival hosted by the Incipient Shire of North Gate.

Web Sale of Viking Artifacts Creates Controversy

Macomb Daily: An American company selling Viking artifacts from its website has caught the attention of Swedish officials.

May 25th

Thorin Victorious in AnTir Crown Tourney

Duke Thorin was the victor of the Crown Tournament held May 22, 2004.

"Twice Told Tales, Rumors and Heresay" Help Celebrate Midrealm's 35th Anniversary

Step back into the past and share memories of the SCA long ago when the Midrealm celebrates its 35th anniversary at the Kingdom A & S and the Crown Tournament to be held May 29-31, 2004 in the Barony of Roaring Wastes (Detroit, MI).

Photos from AEthelmearc War Practice

Lord Darter has posted a very nice photo album from this year's AEthelmearc War Practice.

May 24th

4th Century Punch May be Oldest Alloy Steel Tool

An Iron Age punch dating to the 4th century C.E. may be the oldest European example of alloy steel yet discovered.

Chivalry, Knighthood Aren't Dead

Stars and Stripes: A reporter describes SCA activities in and around Camp Zama, in Japan.

The Staff of Life

Aiofe's Links: Dame Aoife's Links column this week deals with bread and all that goes into it.

Poeta Atlantia to Sponsor Poetic Challenge at Pennsic

Mar Yaakov HaMizrachi of Poeta Atlantia has announced the Known World Poetic Challenge, which will be held at this year's Pennsic War.

May 23rd

Newswire Celebrates Two-Thousandth Story

This article marks a milestone for SCAtoday.net, as it is the 2000th story published since the site went online in 2002.

BBC Radio Explores "The Norman Way"

A new radio series on England's BBC Four looks at life in Ango-Saxon England at the time of the Norman Conquest.

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May 22nd

Major Upgrade to SCAtoday.net Software

We are pleased to present a major enhancement of the SCAtoday.net web site!

Pennsic War XXXIII

Library of Alexandria Found

Librarians rejoice! The site of the ancient Library of Alexandria has been found!

May 21st

SCA Equestrians to Participate in HorseFest 2004

Plain Dealer: Cindy Bank, an SCA member from Painesville, Ohio, will be one of the participants in the medieval games portion of HorseFest 2004 to be held at the Lake Metroparks in Kirtland, Ohio.

May 20th

A History of Kissing [PG-13]

La Voz: We all assume that the practice of kissing among humans is perfectly natural, but is kissing simply human or does it have a history?

Second Century Roman Bridge to be Excavated

Hexham Courant: A major archaeological dig is planned, to excavate a Roman Bridge in the village of Corbridge, England near Hadrian's Wall.

Comments Sought on Draft of the New "Missile Combat Handbook"

The Deputy Society Marshal for Combat Archery, Tessa the Huntress, is looking for comments and suggestions from fighters and marshals on the new draft of the "Missile Combat Handbook."

Medieval Silver Brooch Declared Treasure

Isle of Wight County Press: An inquest has declared that a small oval silver brooch, dating from the 13th or 14th century, is treasure.

May 19th

Alaxandair Posts AEthelmearc Crown Tourney Video

Lord Alaxandair O'Conchobhair has posted video of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Rats Cleared in "Black Death" Case?

A new study claims that rats were not the culprits in spreading the Black Plague throughout 14th century Europe.

Ealdormere Crown Tourney Photos

TwoRavens.org: Photos from the recent Ealdormere Crown Tourney are now available online courtesy of TwoRavens.org.

British Library Receives Grant for Searchable Electronic Catalog

Managing Information News: A grant of