December 4th

Museum Exhibit Lost at Los Angeles Airport

En route to an exhibit at the Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America conference in Anchorage, the world famous Palestine Costume Archive travelling exhibit was lost. Now a worldwide plea has gone out to help locate and return the exhibit to its rightful owners.

Talonvale to Host Midrealm Cooks Symposium

The fourth annual Midddle Kingdom Cooks Symposium will be held February 7, 2004 in Jackson, MI.

Outlands Fall Coronation Photos

THL Gwydion ap Llewyllen of the Kingdom of Outlands has an extensive online photo album from the Kingdom's fall Coronation event.

Medieval Holiday Celebrations

Looking for unique ways to celebrate the holidays? Try Dame Aoife's medieval holiday links for inspiration.

December 3rd

A Place For All Things Pre-1066 is a new web site where SCA people can go to find information about things Early Period.

15th Century "Comic Strips" on Display

The Guardian: "Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe", is at the Royal Academy of Arts from November 29, 2003 until February 22, 2004.

New Exhibit on Imperial Chinese Court Costume

"Draped in Dragons: Chinese Court Costumes" is on display at the Loring Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, through May 2, 2004.

December 2nd

Alphonso X's Book of Games Available Online

An important manuscript on period games such as chess and backgammon is now partially available online as scanned images.

Sir Michael de Brad Victorious in Drachenwald's Viceroy Tourney

Sir Michael de Brad was victorious at the recent Insulae Draconis Viceroy Tournament.

Roman Gaming Die Auctioned by Christies

A Roman dodecahedral (twenty-sided) gaming die is being auctioned by the famous Christies auction house.

Mongolian Clothing for Men and Women

In order to document the Mongolian garb usually worn at SCA activities, Linda Krecker-Schkred has published her findings online.

December 2nd

Novae Militiae, The New Knighthood

Novae Militiae is a living history group based in Georgia (USA) which portrays the years 1189-1216 CE in an English military setting.

Al-Hafla in Vancouver a Resounding Success

Shareef Musiqi al-Rashid al-Thaeib reports on the success of the recent al-Hafla held in An Tir.

Manual of Women

An anonymously written cookbook from 16th Century Spain has been translated by Lady Karen Larsdatter of Atlantia and made available online.

Hyde Museum Debuts New Exhibit on Devotional Objects

"Objects of Devotion: The Art of Medieval & Renaissance Europe" will be on display at the Hoopes Gallery of the Hyde Collection Art Museum in Glens Falls, New York, through March, 2004.

November 30th

King Harold to be Disinterred

Guardian Unlimited: If archaeologists have their way, a tomb containing remains, which may or may not be those of King Harold, the last Anglo Saxon ruler of England, will soon be opened.

Dirk MacMartin Made Knight in Calontir

On the Calontir list, Thyri announced that Dirk MacMartin has been made a knight.

SCA/LHA Join Forces for 12th Night in East Kingdom

Members of Smoking Rocks in southeast Massachusetts will be teaming up with members of the Living History Association for a Twelfth Night celebration January 10, 2004.

November 29th

British Producer Seeks Experts to Design "Super Weapons"

East Kingdom List: Matthew Catling, a British television producer for Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd, is looking for a select group of people to design, build test ancient "super weapons."

Ealdormere's Golden Seamstress Competition Updated

Autocrat THL Mauvrneen MacKellar has announced that Ealdormere's first ever Golden Seamstress Competition will be held March 19-20, 2004 in Burford, Ontario. There have been changes to both site and date for the event.

November 28th

"Ghost Fleet" Leads Researchers to Pisa Lagoon Researchers working on the remains of a Roman "ghost fleet" found buried in the mud near the Italian city of Pisa, now believe that the city may have been built on a lagoon, much like early Venice.

Tang Dynasty Ruins Uncovered in Three Gorges Area

Travel in China: A large and well-preserved cultural center dating to the Tang Dynasty has been discovered in the Three Gorges area of China.

Shakespeare to be Analyzed by Computer

Discovery Channel: A new study will use computers to analyze stylistics in the works of William Shakespeare in order to determine authorship.

November 27th

14th Century Jewish Scroll Recovered

Daily News: A 14th-century kabbalistic manuscript, stolen by the Nazis during World War II, has been recovered and presented to the Jewish Community Organization of Vienna.

Saint Ivan the Terrible?

Washington Post: Some Russians are now putting pressure on the Russian Orthodox Church to canonize Ivan the Terrible.

November 26th

Study Says Medieval New World Map Is Real

AP: Scholars continue to debate the authenticity of a map said to have been made fifty years before Columbus set sail. The map, if authentic, could be one of the first to show the New World.

When Good Tapestries Go Bad It's just....wrong. A news parody site has collected some truly warped creations from the do-it-yourself Bayeux Tapestry web site.

West Sussex Tomb May Contain Remains of King Harold II

Historians believe that a tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Bosham, West Sussex, may be the final resting place of King Harold II, who was killed at the Battle of Hastings.

Burial Mound May Include Viking Longship

Researchers from the University of Oslo believe that an oval shape which has come up on radar studies of a burial mound near Toensberg may be a Viking longship.

November 25th

Article Examines SCA History, Customs, and Values

Morning Call: The local newspaper that broke the story about the Ben Schragger child abuse allegations has followed that series of articles with a feature story on the SCA itself.