Archive - Dec 14, 2002 - Story

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Tolkien and Chivalry

Chivalry Today: Here is a multi-part article comparing and contrasting the honorable actions of characters in of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy with modern and historical chivalric ideals.

British Archaeological Find Refutes Theory on Tuberculosis Origins

A long-standing theory has held that the Romans brought tuberculosis to England, but scientists have found a 2200-year-old skeleton that invalidates that claim.

Fabricating the Weapons and Armor of The Lord of the Rings

JOM: The November 2002 issue of JOM, a materials engineering e-zine, includes this detailed article, with lots of photos, on the fabrication of the stage weaponry that made LOTR so visually stunning.

Darksword Armory Gives Additional Details on Theft

We recently reported on a theft of merchandise from Darksword Armory that has severely impacted their business. Here is an update from the owners.