Archive - Oct 2003 - Story

October 5th

800-Year-Old Sefer Torah to Visit L.A.

An 800-year-old Torah will begin a year-long display at the Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in Westwood.

New Exhibit on Italian Manuscript Paintings Opens at the Met

"Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be on display in the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from September 30, 2003, through February 1, 2004.

October 4th

Anglo-Saxon Riddles

The Kalamazoo Riddle Group has made available online the Riddles of the Exeter Book and their translations.

CONQUEST- The Society of Anglo-Norman Living History

Conquest is a non profit organization that recreates the Anglo-Norman period of English history from the Battle of Hastings up until the signing of the Magna Carta (1066 to 1215AD).

Metal Detectors Pose Threat to Britain's Battlefields

History News Network: British archaeologists fear that the recent popularity of amateur treasure hunters using metal detectors may endanger the country's historic battlefields.

Treasure Hunter Stumps British Museum

Rotherham Advertiser: A small, silver fragment discovered by British treasure hunter Jim Rickett has stumped experts at the British Museum.

Roman Weapons Factory Discovered in Devon

A massive weapons factory dating from Roman times has been discovered near Brayford in Devon, England.

October 3rd

East Kingdom Crown Tourney to Feature Poetic Challenge

Poets of the East Kingdom are encouraged to write a poem in praise of their favorite contestant or consort in the upcoming East Kingdom Crown Tournament.

October 2nd

The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux Returns to the Cloisters

The 14th century Hours of Jeanne d'Evreaux have returned to The Cloisters in New York City following conservation and the creation of a facsimile edition.

Atlantis Found?

History News Network: American explorer Robert Sarmast claims to have discovered the site of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus.

Announcing the An Tir Autocrat Website!

The Kingdom of An Tir annouces new Autocrat Information Web Site

Lettice Peyton Elevated to Laurel

Lettice Peyton of the East Kingdom was recently elevated to Order of the Laurel.

October 1st

Roman "Souvenir" of Hadrian's Wall Found

A 2nd century bronze pan, elaborately decorated with Celtic-style motifs and colored enamel, and engraved with the names of four forts at the western end of Hadrian's Wall, was found in the Staffordshire moorlands.

Exhibit Offers Deeper Look at Botticelli

AP: Sandro Botticelli, a Renaissance artist famous in his day for his quaint adherence to old-fashioned methods, is the focus of an exhibit at the Luxembourg Museum.

Nicolaa de Bracton Elevated to Pelican

Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Ealdormere have elevated Nicolaa de Bracton to the Order of the Pelican.