Archive - Jul 2003 - Story

July 4th

Midrealm's Baron Wars Photos Online

Photographs from this Baron Wars (2003) are reportedly now available online thanks to a post on the Legio Draconis website.

Utah Residents Rush to Cash in on Viking "Treasure"

Salt Lake Tribune: An ad campaign for a summer festival with a Viking theme has led some Utah residents to attempt to claim the "treasure."

July 3rd

New Book Rewrites Canadian History

History News Network: Canadian geographer Samuel Bawlf's "The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake 1577-1580" claims Drake was first to explore Western Canada.

New Drachenwald Ten Year Celebration Photos Online

More photos from Drachenwald's Ten Year Celebration are now online.

Burglary by Ruse and Escalade

The Age: In a scene straight out of a Harry Potter book, a thief has been charged with "burglary by ruse and escalade" by a French court for the theft of priceless medieval volumes stolen from fortress monastery library.

SCA Nation -- Members Step Back to Medieval Times

South Bend Tribune: The annual Swine and Roses event in South Bend, Indiana (USA) was visited by a reporter and photographer from the local newspaper, who did a full-page story on the event.

Stefan li Rous Announces Additions to the Florilegium

THL Stefan li Rous has announced additions to Stefan's Florilegium for July.

Restoration of Rosslyn Chapel to Reveal Secrets?

Scottish Life: A restoration of the sealed vaults of Rosslyn Chapel could reveal long-buried secrets.

July 2nd

Did an Asteroid Cause Constantine's Conversion?

Scientists are speculating that an impact crater in the Italian Sirente Mountains may have prompted Constantine's conversion to Christianity.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Opens Exhibit on Hendrick Goltzius

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens an exhibit on the work of virtuoso Netherlandish mannerist artist Hendrick Goltzius today in the Robert Lehman Wing.

Pennsic Bards' Books to Track Bardic Activities

Want to participate in bardic activities at Pennsic? Check the Bards' Books to see what's happening.

AEthelmearc Subjects Needed to Man Reception Table

Baroness Mairi ni Raghaillaigh is seeking volunteers to man the AEthelmearc Royal Encampment reception table.

July 1st

"Big Dig" Sparks Controversy

Guardian Unlimited: Channel Four's plans for a "Big Dig," where non-professionals around England were encouraged to try archaeology for themselves, has sent British experts into fits of apoplexy.

Down But Not Out

The web site for the Pennsic Independent, the populace newsletter for Pennsic War, is temporarily down due to a major technical problem. The publisher says the site will be back online very soon.

Three Dead, Three Wounded in Sword Attack

In Irvine, California (USA), a man who was under treatment for schizophrenia entered a grocery store and attacked six people with a sword, killing two of them before police fatally shot him.

King, Knight, or Candlestick Maker?

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DNA Shows Celtic Influence Stronger in Many Parts of Britain Than Anglo-Saxon

Nature: A new study of Y chromosomes in British men shows that the Celtic influence is stronger than originally thought.

Iceman's Shoes Beat Modern Hiking Boots

Shoe expert Petr Hlavacek claims footgear discovered on a Copper Age hunter is more efficient than modern hiking boots.