Archive - May 2003 - Story

May 30th

Construction Threatening Nara Excavations Delayed

About: Plans to build a highway bypass over the site of Nara Japan's Mountain Plum Palace have been delayed for two years to allow further excavation.

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Dame Aoife offers annoted links on the topic of Saxon England.

Calontir Combat in the Park Attracts Press Coverage

Lawrence Journal-World: The sound of sword on armor in the Shire of Carlsby in Lawrence, KS (Calontir) attracted coverage from the local newspaper recently. Reporter Mike Belt has the story.

May 29th

Be a Hero, Help Save a Life at Pennsic War

Lady Angelique d'Herisson has announced that this year's Pennsic War will include a blood drive.

Purchase or Renew SCA Membership Online

The new membership.sca.org web site offers online purchase or renewal of memberships, with payment by credit card and an immediate printable proof-of-membership letter.

Halka Bunar Site of Ancient Wine Mysteries

Novinite.com: Archaeologists working at the site of a 4th century B.C.E. temple at Halka Bunar in Bulgaria have discovered that wine was an important part of the ceremony.

Robin Netherton to Lecture in Seattle, WA

Ms. Robin Netherton, an internationally known lecturer specializing the costume of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, will present a one-day lecture series on Western European women's clothing in the 14th and 15th centuries in the Seattle, Washington area on August 9th.

May 28th

SCA Maids & Valets: Event Employment Exchange

Announcing an SCA email list on yahoogroups.com to facilitate the matching of employers and employees at events, based on the historic barter system.

Spring Coronation Issue Escapes Onto Internet

The Quarter: We thought they had been exiled to some place cold and lonely. Actually, they were. But somehow those hooligans at The Quarter managed to get online again, using Trimaris' Spring Coronation as an excuse to wreak their humorous havoc.

Anglo-Saxon Plant Names on ASPNS Website

Planning an authentic English garden? ASPNS, a research project at the Institute for the Historical Study of Language in Glasgow, Scotland has undertaken a survey of Anglo-Saxon plant names which it has made available online.

May 27th

Lilies War Battle and RUSH Schedules Available Online

The Battle and RUSH Schedules for Lilies War, which takes place June 14-21, 2003 in Calontir, are now available online.

Joe Angus Wilson Victorious in Calontir Crown Tourney

Calontir List: Lord Mighel has provided an online photo album for Calontir's May 24 Crown Tournament, which was won by Earl Joe Angus Wilson.

May 26th

Photos from Middle Kingdom Crown Tournament

SCAtoday.net's webmaster, Iustinos Tekton called Justin, presents a photo album of the ending rounds of Crown Tourney, and the Investiture of TRH Alasdair and Guenievre.

Middle Kingdom Welcomes New Royal Heirs

The Middle Kingdom's Crown Tournament was held May 25, 2003, in the Barony of Fenix (Fort Mitchell, Kentucky). Sir Alasdair MacFhearghius won the Tournament for the honor of his Consort, Guenievre du Dragon Vert.

May 25th

Drachenwalders at Pennsic

Herr Alexius von Reuenthal has created a website with information on Drachenwald residents who plan to attend the Pennsic War.

Christian Henry Tobler to Offer Swordsmanship Seminar in Colorado

Christian Tobler will offer a seminar on German Medieval Swordsmanship July 19-20, 2003 in Arvada, CO.

May 24th

An Tir to Discuss Formation of Rivers Region Crown Principality

Dame Arwen Lioncourt has announced the formation of a group to discuss the possible formation of a Crown Principality in the current Rivers Region.

Six New Bodies Discovered Near Stonehenge

Archaeologists have unearthed the bodies of four adults and two children, believed to have lived over 4000 years ago, near Stonehenge.

TRM Ealdormere Have New Subject

Kirsti and Garret, two SCAdians from Ealdormere, have proudly announced the birth of their son, Richard.

May 23rd

Visit Medieval Ireland

Aoife offers annotated links on Medieval Ireland for this week's Links List.

Food Prep Help Needed for Drachenwald Ten Year

A few good groups are needed to help with meal preparation for Drachenwald's Ten Year Celebration.

Medieval Trivia Discussion List Created

Lord Alastair Aeyalweard has recently created a discussion group for Medieval trivia.

AEthelmearc's Artists' Forum a Success

Master Huen reported that May 17's Artists' Forum at AEthelmearc War Practice was a success.

May 22nd

Modern Latin Dictionary Released

Latin lovers in Vatican City have issued a new dictionary which features contemporary words.

Moses to Save Venice from the Sea

City planners hope that underwater barriers will hold back the Adriatic Sea from pounding the historic city of Venice, Italy.

AEthelmearc Crown Tourney Video Quarter Finals Online

Lord Alaxandair O'Conchobhair has made available expanded video to include the quarter finals of the AEthelmearc Spring Crown Tourney in addition to the finals that were already online.

May 21st

Digital Technology Used to Analyze Gutenberg Bible

Haaretz: Digital photography has been used to try to determine the exact technique used to print the Gutenberg Bible from the Scheide Collection.

Laser Analysis May Revise Date of Lindisfarne Gospels

A non-destrustive laser has been used to date the pigments of the Lindisfarne Gospels, helping researchers to move the date back to 720 CE.

Roman High Street Provides Historic Walk

Daily Telegraph: A 200-yard stretch of Roman village life has been unearthed by archaeologists in Northamptonshire.

May 20th

Excavations of Site of "Boxgrove Man" to Continue

"Boxgrove Man," a forerunner of Neanderthal and the oldest hominid found in Britain, will receive further study, according to British archaeologists.